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Winter Essentials for Under $100

by Jill Manoff

So, it’s not officially winter, but the forecast tells another story—so we got a jumpstart on our shopping for the season. First on our list? A coat and warm accessories. We scored them all for under $100—and, surprisingly, nothing froze over in the process. Here’s what we bought.

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A Fresh Coat
Neutral, but not boring; warm, but not bulky; classic, but right on trend (thanks to chic contrast sleeves!). Our latest take on the must-have trench is everything we could want in a coat—or any winter style, for that matter. We plan to wear it with everything, everywhere. (So, in terms of cost-per-wear? ‘Completely worth it!)

A Cozy Scarf
Throw it on, and go! Whether your outfit could use some insulation or simply something extra, you can’t go wrong with a nubby knit scarf. Our top picks showcase a number of neutral hues and work in all our favorite knots, from the Pretzel to the Loop.

Classic Earmuffs
We always fall back on traditional earmuffs, and—why not? They get the job done and are cute-as-can-be. The newest styles feature tried-and-true prints, like plaid, leopard spots and animal stripes. Just choose your fave to fend off the chill and to “make” your go-to looks, from black-on-black to winter white.

Convertible Gloves
Finally, an accessory that truly achieves that ever-elusive fashion-function balance. Meet our new convertible gloves. Sleek, chic and warm as all get-out, they have an optional hood that makes cell use a cinch. (You know, so you can Instagram your next snowman or hashtag “brrr.”)



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