6 It-Girl Essentials For Staying Warm In Winter

When blustery weather is in full force, it’s a little harder than usual to pull together a sophisticated look. While outerwear and boots are key players, sleek, functional layering pieces are essential for ensuring your winter wardrobe is at once elevated and element-proof. The premiere choice of It girls everywhere? Uniqlo’s HEATTECH collection of stylish basics that range from lightweight to ultra-warm. Long-sleeved shirts, leggings, accessories and more are armed with 11 functions of weather-beating technology and look as fashionable as the rest of your closet. Whether you’re prepping for a ski trip or lining up your everyday winter rotation, here, the six picks every It girl relies on.

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It-Girl Essentials From Uniqlo

For heavy-duty insulation, an Extra Warm HEATTECH turtleneck is a must. With up to 1.5 times more warmth than regular HEATTECH, this thick yet easy-to-layer style features a raised lining fit for extreme chill, whether you pair with leggings and a denim jacket or beneath a sheath dress and tights. Pro tip: Stock up on neutrals for optimal versatility.

Whose feet don't freeze in chilly temps? The solution? Moisture-wicking HEATTECH socks that will keep you warm and comfy all day long. We love a color-blocked pair peeking out from ankle and mid-calf boots.

For leggings lovers, an Extra Warm HEATTECH pair stands up to sub-zero temps whether you style them with cozy knits and a coat or layer them beneath pants for ultra insulation. Thanks to the argan-oil-infused fabric, they're softer and smoother than any other pair in your closet.

Extremities are always at risk in nippy weather, especially fingers glued to your phone when you're on the go. Stay stylish and toasty with knitted gloves that combine innovative HEATTECH technology with smart design (this style features the bio-warming insulating properties of HEATTECH fibers blended with wool to create an elegant texture). Bonus: The thumb and forefinger are touchscreen-enabled so you can text, e-mail and snap wintry pics without taking them off.

This fitted top ensures warmth sans bulk. Built to withstand a variety of cold-weather scenarios, the stretchier-than-ever design is incredibly soft (argan-oil-infused fabric for the win!), meaning supreme comfort whether worn solo to emphasize the deep scoop-neck or layered beneath knits, coats and jackets.

Tights are a hero item when donning dresses and skirts in winter, but they can feel paper thin when it's brisk. This HEATTECH pair is packed with advanced features to keep legs and tootsies super warm. Plus, the covered yarn compression knit is gently fitted to create shapely stems.