Colder days are coming

I'm figuring out which trends I want to try this upcoming winter. I'm loving the whole "over the knee" boots style because not only is it super stylish, I also won't even risk getting wet socks this year. Obviously, I must go with the leather choice because in Michigan, if you go suede in the snow, you'll get white stains from the salt. So I'll be ordering the middle pair of boots as soon as possible. They're flats (perfect for walking downtown), leather (wipe clean), simple, black and perfect. They're exactly what I need and affordable!

As for hats? As much as I loved my berets last winter, I'm going for the beanies this year with the slouchy look to the back. I copied my husband on this look, actually. I bought a black one in Chicago from the Army Surplus store for $11.00. But here are a few examples of the slouchy beanie. Super hipster in Michigan ;)

I definitely need a few more cardigans for colder days! They're perfect to mix and match and play with belts and everything else. The left one is such a fun pattern and I just see so many possibilities there, but the solid color ones are always perfect for mixing. I love the zipper effect on the middle one, perfect simple element.

And last, but not least, I need a big, chunky, knit scarf. I'm thinking h&m on these, because I've seen so many Chictopians with amazing scarfs from h&m, but obviously you cannot find any of their product online, so I chose a few from different stores for inspiration and ideas.