Although this winter has had an unusually mild start, snow and frigid temperatures are finally in the forecast. While the Midwest winter might scare some people away, I look forward to it all year-round because it means the addition of cozy sweaters, comfy boots and a plethora of cute winter accessories to my wardrobe—and an excuse to shop for them!

Like me, this Fashionista is more than ready for the cold months ahead of us. To keep herself warm and stylish on this cold winter day, she is donning all the essential pieces for a successful winter. Her simple outfit of black pants and a T-shirt is enhanced by the layering of a classic parka style jacket, over-sized scarf from Forever 21 and Sorel boots. The look is topped off with her favorite knit beanie and a pair of aviators, appropriate for any season.

Bundled up in her winter best, this Fashionista is ready to head out to whatever the day has in store. Whether it be running errands, out to lunch or to class, she will be looking good and well prepared for the elements. Winter accessories are a great way to spice up your winter wardrobe without having to buy new clothes. There are so many ways to switch up an outfit using layering. A different scarf or hat can change this look completely.

One Simple Change: With just the removal of her coat and sunglasses, this Fashionista is ready for class. Layering various pieces in her outfit provides her with the opportunity for an easy transition that keeps her warm on her walk and stylish while taking notes.