The weather outside may be frightful, but fashion does not take a back seat to traitorous snow and howling wind. Of course, we all miss the days of summer when we could throw on a floral dress and call it fashion, but fear not because winter has its fair share of trends.

Here are five signature pieces that are guaranteed to have you staying haute in the cold this winter.

1. The Coat


A great coat is an essential piece in a winter wardrobe because it’s what most people see first. Or in some cases, it’s all they ever see. Classic coats like trenches and peacoats are always a great go-to because they are flattering on so many body shapes. Breathe new life into a timeless style by opting for a unique color.

2. The Infinity Scarf


Not only are they amazingly warm, but they are stylish too. Available in a variety of fabrics (including faux fur tres chic!) and prints (or solids) an infinity scarf is a great way to look fab and secure mom that you’ll be nice and toasty.

3. Thigh High Boots


Of course, this shoe is notorious for its sex appeal but opting for a flat takes the sex-o-meter down a notch creating a more wearable look.

4. Thigh High Socks


Worn with its equally high boot counterpart or a chic ankle boot, thigh high socks add a little something special to a pair of leggings or a mini skirt.

5. Leather fingerless gloves


Plain, studded, or even with a bow leather fingerless gloves are edgy, classic, and keep your digits free for replying to that text you’ve been pining for.

If he hasn’t texted yet, wait until he sees you in your new winter attire.