We are back with our AM Women’s Favorite Finds series, and this time, we’re sharing 29 winter must-haves for 2021. Our list consists not only of trendy modest pieces you can add to your wardrobe, but a variety of other items that you can use and add to your home to make this winter a little cozier and easier to get through. From items like a sweater vest, puffer jacket, and a long knit dress to a scented candle, fuzzy throw blanket, and some essential moisturizer recommendations, we’ve got you covered, cozy, and hydrated this season! Check out our winter favorites below to see what items made the list.
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It’s officially sweater weather, and this Recycled High Neck Puff Sleeve Sweater would make a great addition to your sweater collection. With its stylish sleeves, this chic sweater will surely upgrade any outfit. We absolutely love the fact that it was made from recycled acrylic, as the production of this fibre uses less energy and water and produces less waste.
Brown is the new black this year, so make sure to add plenty of this trendy color to your winter wardrobe! Basic neutral turtlenecks are essentials items to have in your closet to layer with things like cardigans, coats, vests, and more. This turtleneck in the chocolatey shade Bordeaux also comes in Warm Camel, Soft Gray Heather, and Black as well.
Banana Republic, $27.99
Vests are stylish pieces for the fall and winter that you can layer over a collared top, long-sleeve shirt, button-down blouse, or turtleneck. So we just had to add H&M’s soft, loose-fitting, rib-knit sweater vest to our list of favorite finds this season. This fashionable vest also comes in Beige Melange, Black, and Pink Melange.
You know what winter means– layers on layers on layers! Bodysuits are a must-have to wear under cardigans, shackets, blazers, vests, and others kinds of coats. This ultra-light and soft Long Sleeve Layer Top from FARES will solve all of your layering needs this season. It comes in the shades sand, rosewood, and black.
Shackets are super trendy transitional pieces to take you from spring to fall or fall to winter. It is a great alternative to wear in place of a cardigan as well. Dress it up over high-waisted jeans or leather pants with a pair of booties, or dress it down over some high-waisted sweat pants with sneakers. Either way, you’ll look cute and chic while being warm and comfy at the same time.
Invest in a good pair of faux leather leggings for the ultimate sleek, street-style look. Spanx’s best-selling Faux Leather Leggings feature a contoured Power Waistband, a seam-free center (so no camel toe, yay!), and a high-waisted design. Pair with an oversized sweater or tunic for a comfortable fashion forward look.
It’s hard to come by a dress that is Muslimah-friendly, but this ankle-length Knitted Long Dress from H&M sure is! Despite the slit, which can be resolved either by sewing it closed or wearing leggings underneath, the loose-fit of this dress makes it a stylish modest piece for any Muslimah to wear.
Haute Hijab dropped some new colors in their cult-favorite Premium Jersey Hijab line, and this golden caramel shade caught our eye as a great go-to option for the winter, especially for warm skin tones. Made from super-soft, breathable, medium-weight fabric with 4-way stretch, this hijab is versatile and easy to style for any occasion, whether it’s for date night, or for working out at the gym. Make sure to stock up on your favorite shades for the season while they are still available!
Haute Hijab, $20
A fleece pullover is great for when you want to stay warm without wearing something super heavy and bulky. This chic lightweight Asymmetrical Snap-Up Fleece is great to wear to the gym, when traveling, or for running errands and going shopping (we all know how much that makes us break a sweat!).
Abercrombie & Fitch, $75
Stay warm this winter in a long hooded puffer jacket! Nordstrom Rack is currently offering this Packable Down Jacket by Michael Kors for 58% off. This lightweight quilted jacket features front-zip pockets and an attached drawcord hood for a cozy and warm en-vogue look.
Nordstrom Rack, $99.97
Every girl needs at least one pair of neutral, versatile ankle booties that she can dress up or down for any occasion, whether it’s for Friendsgiving, date night, or a casual girl’s day out. With its 3 inch block heel, memory foam insole, and classic silhouette, this Whitney Heeled Bootie is the perfect accessory for any winter outfit.
Chelsea boots are really in right now, and we loved this low-heel Monet Platform Chelsea Boot by Dirty Laundry. With its fabric lining and padded footbed for added comfort, it’s perfect for every day but can also be worn with dressier outfits to add some edge to your look.
Take on any weather, rain or snow, in style with this sophisticated yet practical Saltwater Quilted Duck Boot by Sperry. It features a water-resistant rubber shell with rust-proof eyelets, barrel-tied rawhide lacing, and a zipper that offers easy on/off versatility and a secure fit at the same time. Its non-marking rubber outsole also provides enhanced traction with its molded Wave-Siping. Need we say more?
If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative for a winter boot that is warm and waterproof, this Akron Faux Fur Trimmed Waterproof Boot by JAMBU could be a great option for you. It offers cozy comfort with its faux fur trim, memory foam insole, and vegan construction.
Nordstrom Rack, $34.97
Cozy, snuggly PJS are a must for those cold winter nights spent binge-watching your favorite shows, especially when they are as soft as this Jersey Knit Pajama Set by UGG. Its timeless style combined with its lightweight material that’ll prevent you from overheating while sleeping makes it the perfect PJ to snooze in.
This Cozy Plush Wrap Throw is a whole mood! Wrap yourself up in this and you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a cloud. On sale for $14.99 as part of Macy’s Black Friday Special, you’ll get to enjoy lux relaxation and all the soft, warm comfort you need this season at a great price.
Keep your feet nice and toasty all winter long with Warmies Heatable Slippers! Made of luxurious soft fur, these game-changing slippers are fully microvwavable to provide up to an hour of soothing warmth and comfort. They are also gently scented with lavender. Treat yourself with this Oprah Favorite Gift, and they’ll surely become a winter favorite of yours, too!
Get extra comfortable sleep this season in a high-quality comforter! Available in a variety of wintery shades for only $21.99 (as part of Macy’s Black Friday Special), you can refresh your bedroom decor for the season with Martha Stewart Essentials’ Reversible Down Alternative Comforter. It offers lightweight warmth and softness, and contains hypoallergenic polyester fiberfill. It is also available in both Queen and Twin sizes as well.
There’s nothing cozier than lighting a yummy smelling candle in the winter. This Lemon Loaf Candle by Saara & Begum is hand poured with all natural soy wax, phthalate-free oils, and cotton wicks, and features notes of vanilla, sugar, buttercream frosting, and lemon zest–yuummm!
Saara and Begum, $25
If you are an avid coffee drinker looking for a way to keep your coffee hot even in the coldest of temps, this mug may be just what you need. The Ember Mug allows you to set the drinking temperature you desire, and will maintain the chosen temperature for 1.5 hours so your coffee stays just right for a longer period of time. Grab an Ember Mug so that you can actually enjoy your hot coffee this winter!
Make sure to add a more hydrating moisturizer to your winter skincare routine to keep your face looking and feeling healthy. First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream for intense hydration is a fast-absorbing, rich moisturizer and skin protectant that provides both instant and long-term hydration for skin that is dry, distressed, or suffers from eczema.
Keep your skin moisturized with this highly recommended cream that helps restore the protective skin barrier. It contains hyaluronic acid, essential ceramides, is fragrance-free, and holds the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. You can also purchase the travel size here, to carry around with you no matter where you go.
Staying hydrated is just as important in the drying coolness of winter as it is in the thirst-quenching heat of summer, especially for your skin. This BPA, BPS, PVC, Lead, and Cadmium-free Motivational Glass Water Bottle will help keep you motivated and on track with your drinking progress each and every day. It also has a fruit infuser, so you can add the fruit of your choice for added flavor and benefit.
Are there any items you would add to this list? Share your favorite winter finds with us in the comments below!