5 Must-Have Items to Update Your Wardrobe for Winter 2011

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Happy winter, everyone! Now that the cold weather calls for a change in fashion, it’s time to update your wardrobe. Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to spend tons of money on a closet full of new clothes. All it takes are a few key pieces to update your wardrobe for an entire season. That's why we've narrowed it down to our top 5 trendy and cold-weather friendly picks for winter 2011 - check 'em out below:

1. Faux Fur

Luxurious faux fur pieces have been spotted everywhere this season and are the perfect way to add some glamour to any ensemble. Wear a faux fur vest or coat to channel your inner Rachel Zoe or start small by rocking some cozy faux fur accessories. Not ready to wear a full-on faux fur piece? Try a coat with fur trim for a hint of glam.

Faux Fur clothes and accessories winter 2011

Product Info: Vest- Nordstrom, Stole- Dorothy Perkins, Coat- ModCloth, Earmuffs- Wet Seal, Fur Trim Coat- Miss Selfridge, Trapper Hat- ASOS

2. A Cowl-Neck Sweater

If you're looking for an alternative to a basic turtleneck, look no further than this season's "it" sweater style - the cowl neck. These sweaters have a softly draped neckline, which is super flattering and draws attention to your face. Plus, they're available in tons of colors and styles. Dress one down with some jeans and a pair of boots or dress it up with a skirt and some fab heels.

Cowl neck sweater winter 2011

Product Info: Teal Sweater- ModCloth, Patterned Sweater- Forever 21, Camel Sweater- Target, Gray Sweater- Patagonia, Purple Sweater- John Lewis, Striped Sweater- Nordstrom

3. Fair Isle Prints

If you've been shopping at your local mall recently, you've probably spotted someone donning the popular Fair Isle print. These knit pieces definitely emit a sense of coziness and are perfect for colder weather. Sound like your kind of print? You can go the more traditional route by wearing a Fair Isle sweater or try something more unconventional, like the leggings pictured below.

Fair Isle print clothes and accessories winter 2011

Product Info: Socks- Target, Cardigan- Uniqlo, Leggings- Macy's, Hat- Debenhams, Sweater- Old Navy, Scarf- Madewell

4. A Pair of Cords

Corduroy pants are a stylish and warmer alternative to your average pair of jeans, plus, they're super-comfortable to boot. These pants come in every shade and style imaginable, so whether you like neutrals or brights, skinnies or flares, there's bound to be a pair of cords that matches your personal aesthetic  Check out a few of our favorites below.

Cords winter 2011

Product Info: Brown- Old Navy, Purple- Forever 21, Gray- Delia's, Orange- Anthropologie, Blue- ModCloth

5. Something Lacy

With the holiday season in full swing, lace is the perfect way to add some elegance to your holiday ensembles. A lace dress is always a classic, but be on the lookout for fun items like lacy pumps and tights. And after the holidays are over, try dressing down lace items by paring them with casual items like jeans or tees.

Lace winter 2011

Product Info: Sleeveless Dress- Delia's, Skirt- Miss Selfridge, Tights- Free People, Pumps- Nordstrom, Long Sleeve Dress- ModCloth, Top- J. Crew

What do you think?

How are you planning to update your wardrobe this winter? What do you think of these items? Which is your favorite? Do you already own any of them? Remember to let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

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