Winter has come in Chicago and New York (those lucky Los Angeles natives will never know the struggle) and there are a few basic purchases you need for staying warm when living in a winter wonderland. Our cold weather style must-haves for both fashion and home will have you cozy, comfortable and ready to take on the snow in no time.

Fleece Lined Tights
Any girl needs a pair of tights for the colder months to layer under an oversized sweater or dress. This pair is lined with premium plush fleece and features a high, covered waistband which makes them comfortable and functional. They also include ankle-boot covers for protection against the extra tough weather and pair easily with boots.

Leather Smart Gloves
Gloves may be a no-brainer for the winter weather but they are one item you should splurge on. With all the texting and emailing happening you want to keep your hands covered while outside but still be able to use your device. This pair from UGG are constructed and outfitted with genuine shearling that keep hands super warm, but are also tech-friendly for use on-the-go.

Humidifier
Though not as glamorous of a purchase, a humidifier is a necessary beauty addition to any home in the winter. Dry air can wreak havoc on your skin and a humidifier will rehydrate the room so you can avoid chapped lips or dry, cracking knuckles. This humidifier by Ultrasonic also includes a nightlight option for kids.

Wool Blanket
When snuggling up on the couch in the winter a warm blanket is essential. Invest in a wool one that you can use year after year instead of going for a cheaper option. This version by Pendleton is made with 100% wool and comes in twin, full and queen sizes, so it can wrap you and a loved one. 

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