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Last week, fashionistas from all over the country bundled up to brave New York Fashion Week, proving that just because there’s a foot of snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t still look fabulous. Winter fashion is a ton of fun because layering knows no limit. From thigh high boots and thick socks to scarves and furry hats, staying warm never looked so good. Stay toasty and stylish head-to-toe in these winter essentials.

If you want to avoid a head cold, slip on the “BDG Cable Knit Beret” in one of five colors from Urban Outfitters ($24.00). This slouchy knit is casual, yet chic—perfect to keep snow off your hair during your walk to class. Next, protect your neck with an infinity scarf. For something that goes with everything, there’s the “Black Knit Infinity Basic Scarf,” online at windsorstore.com ($12.90). For a flirty and floral look, try the “Watercolor Floral Infinity Scarf” by Charlotte Russe ($9.99). For those who want to go slightly more bold, the “Collection XIIX Infinity Scarf” at Nordstrom ($28.00) in one of four fun colors is cross-woven with neon threads for a cute, wintry pop of color.

Oxblood, a deep burgundy color, has been a huge trend this fall and winter. The “Heavy Weight Ponte Leggings” at Topshop ($36.00) are a great way to subtly incorporate this trend into your wardrobe. The thick material not only looks great, but will prevent shivers outside as well. Another trend this winter has been leather. The “Leggings With Faux Leather Side Patches” from Zara ($49.90) are both flattering and edgy and the faux leather won’t weigh on your conscience.

A fact that is shocking but true: Uggs are not snowboots! To properly shield your feet from the elements, slide into a pair of “Women’s Joan of Arctic Boot” in one of seven colors by Sorel ($111.90).  These boots are comfortable, functional and cute. Feeling tough? Doc Martens are a great every-weather boot. Check out all styles and colors at dmusastore.com. If the last time you actually played in the snow was in elementary school, try a pair of riding boots like the “BDG Tall Leather Back-Zip Boot” by Urban Outfitters ($99.00).

Nothing brightens a cold winter day quite like a cuddly sweater. The “Ombre Sweater” from Forever 21 is a great knitwear piece that won’t break the bank ($18.90). If your style is preppy, check out the “Tippi Sweater” by J.Crew (prices range from $39.99 – $79.50). This classic cut will look good with everything, from pants with flats to skirts with wedges. For a fun print, look no further than the “Katie Aztec Jumper,” online at boohoo.com ($30.00).

Let’s not forget our fingers! To prevent frostbite during a snowball fight. If you believe in ‘glove at first sight’, look no further than the “Cashmere Unisex Glove” by Marc Jacobs ($36.00). The two different shades of blue make these gloves perfect for female and male alike. For a twist on the classic black glove, try the “Flock Dot Leather Glove,” online at us.accessorize.com ($43.00). For those of you who want to text without having your fingers freeze off, the “Portolano Minierva iPod Gloves” from Saks Fifth Avenue ($22.00) are a practical and stylish buy.

Top your whole look off with a chic coat like the “Hidden Boucle Wool-Blend Belted Coat” by Calvin Klein, sold at Macy’s ($99.00). The heavy wool blend will keep away the cold, while the tie at the waist will accentuate your feminine silhouette. Combining rugged and feminine perfectly is the “Brown Check Wool Coat,” online at us.dorothyperkins.com ($57.00). The flowy front juxtaposed against the dark plaid fabric is part ’90’s grunge and part flirty romance. Finally, the “Mixed Fabric Duffle Coat,” online at us.asos.com ($74.55) is a super cute if not slightly-oversized coat. With its high neckline and faux fur lined hood, you will be protected against gusting winds all while looking great.

Remember, this winter, stay warm and stay chic!