The 5 winter wardrobe essentials from the FW15 runways

Bring on the Polar Vortex

The 5 winter wardrobe essentials from the FW15 runways
Dressed to chill: With global warming hitting us hard, this is how designers are telling us to keep stylishly warm

With two blizzards to already hit New York Fashion Week, designers have vouched not to risk having their fashion attendees face another polar vortex sartorially unprepared. While ideally it seems Eskimo dressing may be the most practical way to beat the plunging temperatures, we know it isn't exactly the chicest way of doing it. Thankfully the fall runways offered an array of fitting winter apparel that will keep you warm, toasty and undeniably fashion-forward. Here's what they have to offer. 

1. Puffer Jackets
Finally, the oversized quilted jacket has been fashion-approved. Once avoided like the plaque for fear of looking like the Michelin man, this padded cover-up was seen everywhere from Fendi to Chanel and Moschino.

2. Chunky Knits
When sweater weather arrives, all you'll want to do is cuddle up in these chunky knits in luscious textures and cozy silhouettes.

 3. Fuzzy Sleeves
Finding new ways to style your winter accessories is a hard feat — especially when you need them to keep you additionally warm. Look no further than Céline, Gucci and Marni. Fur-trimmed cuffs and sleeves to add just the right amount of warmth, texture and sophistication to any coat.

 4. Fur Stoles
What's the one new styling trick that stole our hearts this season? It's none other than the fur stole nonchalantly thrown over the shoulder and across the body. And if you're worried about it falling off, do like Michael Kors and 3.1 Phillip Lim and secure yours with a belt cinched at the waist.

 5. Skin-tight boots
With second skin thigh-high boots, there is one less thing you'll need to put on to brave the cold. These slinky leather "stockings boots" will be your new leather pants.   

Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

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