Having been out and about shopping for the holidays, not to mention scouring the city for gift ideas for all of you, dear SB friends, I’ve seen lots of fabulous threads in my favorite boutiques. Here are my top wardrobe must-haves! If you don’t already have these pieces in your closet, put them on your holiday wish list now!

Furry vest:

Faux fur vests can be found in stores all over town.

Leather Leggings:

Faux or real – leather leggings are a winter staple!

Something snakeskin:

Go big with pants or a dress or dial it down with accessories.

Something metallic:

Metallic adds instant style to any outfit!  I especially love the sequin jacket found at Doree.


Booties can be found in an array of styles and look great with pants, skirts or dresses.

Cross body bags and clutches:


Cross body bags from Laura Kathryn (top row) and Amazon.

With the addition of some basic items you probably already own you can mix and match these items to come up with countless outfits!  Here are a few ideas to inspire you to update your winter wardrobe…

Basics you have in your closet:

Basic black and white tops and blue and black jeans are staples in everyone’s closet.

Now, here are some fun looks I’ve put together using some of these must-have pieces!

Black turtleneck at J Crew, fur vest on sale for only $79 at Bluefly, J Brand jeans at SOCA, Tom’s desert booties at Mountain High Outfitters and Kara Ross python cuff  on sale for $157 online at Saks.


Python blouse by Equipment $258 at Saks, vegan leather leggings ($68) at Urban Outfitters, Suede clutch ($225) online at Elaine Turner and DV Dakoda black suede booties $120 online at Nordstrom.


White silk joie top $245 online at Neiman Marcus, J Brand black denim $198 at SOCA, fur vest at M Lavender, Sam Edelman booties $160 at SOCA and black cross body satchel $299 at Laura Kathryn.


Joie silk top $245 at Neiman Marcus, Paige Paloma leggings $299 online at Piperlime, Sofft military bootie $129 online at Nordstrom and Rebecca Minkoff python bag $395 at Saks.


Black silk joie top$128 at Saks, Blank denim foil pants $98 online at ShopBop, DV Dakoda booties $120 online at Nordstrom and Suede clutch $250 online at Elaine Turner.

Found these beauties by Rosegold for $295 at Abby Luxe, the shoe store inside Theodora, which would look fab paired with any of these Banana Republic dresses ($98 – $130).


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