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Just because you have to bundle up more during the colder months doesn't mean you can't look good.

Our NYC-based fashion expert, Mercedes, has the inside scoop on which wardrobe staples are worth investing in while the cold weather sticks around. You'll be pulling these out of your closet season after season.

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From classic outerwear choices to casual pieces, each was selected with care and attention to help you make the most of your clothing purchases.

The following collection of timeless (and some trendier) pieces will serve you well through the rest of this winter as well as winters to come.

For everyone:

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Men's and women's The Cashmere Crew: $100 -- $130 at Everlane

You’ll find more than a few picks from this trending minimalist brand in Mercedes’s list. If you’re searching for high-quality, practical garments, look no further. This slim-fit crew-neck is a cozy, cool-weather staple. For women, Mercedes recommends the camel hue -- reminiscent of rich caramel and easy to match with other neutrals.

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Men's and women's Sherpa Denim Trucker Jacket: $89.99 -- $98 at Macy's

Stay stylish while also keeping warm with a jean jacket that features a cozy, bonus sherpa layer. Available for both men and women, the classic layering item is lined with faux fur along the body and collar.

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Men's and women's The ReWool Overcoat: $298 at Everlane

Need something a little more refined to wear to work? This luxurious coat for men and women is made of ReWool -- Everlane’s proprietary recycled wool fabric -- and features a classic, professional-looking silhouette.

For women:

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Denim Western Shirt: $54 at Gap (was $59.95)

You don't have to live in the wild wild west to embrace the chambray trend. Don any denim, like this shirt from Gap, for a casual brunch date or to dress down a frilly frock. You might even go full Canadian tux and wear it over a pair of blue jeans.

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The Cashmere Square Turtleneck: $165 at Everlane

The black turtleneck is a signature look. Pair it with jeans, a skirt, or use it to layer on super cold days. Everlane's comfy cashmere version features a square shape and a not-too-long neck to prevent awkward rolling.

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Ribbed Wrap Cardigan Sweater: $55 at Gap (was $89.95)

Everyone needs at least one cardigan in their closet. It's the ultimate versatile clothing piece that can be dressed up or down, or grabbed in a pinch to ward off the shivers on a cold afternoon. Gap's cardigan sweater has wrap-front that ties at the waist and a flattering v-shaped neckline.

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The ReNew Hoodie: $58 at Everlane

A plain old hoodie is a must-have garment for lounging and running errands. Your days off don’t have to involve you looking (and feeling) like a slob. The cropped style works well with high-rise jeans, and we love the soft, touchable lining.

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High Rise Wide-Leg Crop Chinos: $35 at Gap (was $42.99)

Take a break from slim-legged styles with these ultra-flared, work-ready chinos. The retro high-rise fit is comfortable and incredibly flattering. Each pair is unique, thanks to a special washing technique used by the company that also happens to be eco-friendly.

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If you only buy one pair of jeans, choose these. The slim-fit, straight-leg silhouette is universally flattering, and the slightly darker vintage wash is perfect for day or evening wear. The denim also has a bit of stretch to it, so it hugs all your curves.

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Mid Rise Boyfriend Jeans with Raw Hem: $62.99 at Gap (was $69.95)

Complete your edgy aesthetic with these raw-hemmed jeans. The boyfriend fit is unrestrictive yet still flattering, and the light indigo wash delivers a vintage flair.

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The Straight Leg Crop: $68 at Everlane

In black, the straight leg crop creates an elegant silhouette and brings to mind Parisian fashion. Wear it with stripes as pictured for a French-inspired look. The pants also feature a high-rise waist and are available in two lengths -- regular and short.

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The Oversized Blazer: $180 at Everlane

Channel the purposefully (and fashionably) frumpy professor look with a chic oversized blazer like this one from Everlane. The boyfriend fit is modern and comfortable, yet far from sloppy. It’s also made from Everlane’s signature ReWool fabric.

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The Drape Trench Coat: $148 at Everlane

Prep for the rainy spring season and order yourself this drapey, long-line trench coat that features a water-resistant finish. Instead of waterproof materials like vinyl, the coat is made of comfy cotton and features a longer length for fuller coverage.

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Michael Kors Packable Hooded Down Puffer Coat: $119.99 at Macy's (was $190)

Mercedes recommends this puffer coat for women in either red or black. Despite its featherlight design, the jacket features a warm down-filled lining and a conveniently attached hood, making it practical.

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Michael Kors Asymmetrical Belted Coat: $109.99 at Macy's (was $275)

The asymmetrical design adds a twist to the otherwise classic belted style, and the notched collar is high enough to provide wind protection on blustery days. Mercedes prefers this particular coat in black.

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Patagonia R2 Women's Fleece Vest: $129 at Backcountry

If winters are a bit milder where you are, consider a vest for winter layering. Keep your core warm and your extremities unencumbered for outdoor activities and excursions. The fleecy material is soft, stretchy, and breathable. We also love the extra-roomy pockets.

For men:

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Stop buying cheap basics that quickly lose their shape and luster. Stock your closet with durable, quality staples like this cotton polo from Ralph Lauren. It's a reliable wardrobe pick that looks great on its own or paired with a blazer.

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Dress to impress in this chunky knit sweater, which has a cable-knit style that will probably never go out of style. The high-end cashmere pullover is made from Italian wool and features a crew-neck design.

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The French Terry Hoodie: $68 at Everlane

This 100% cotton hoodie for men is oh-so-soft but features a durably tight knit, so you can wash it again and again without worrying about the fibers unraveling.

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Super soft materials aren't just for pajamas. Comfortable enough to sleep in, this pullover has been pre-washed so that it's ready to wear in all of its glorious softness. It makes an attractive and cozy layer during cold months.

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Michael Kors Men's Down Puffer Jacket: $89.99 at Macy's (was $225)

You could get away with wearing a flimsy coat at the end of 2019, but now that winter is in full swing, it’s time to bundle up with appropriate outerwear like this down-filled puffer. The lightweight jacket features wind-resistant material, which helps on days when the weather is particularly unforgiving.

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Michael Kors Men's Hooded Bib Snorkel Parka: $149.99 at Macy's (was $375)

Need a new warm winter coat option? This men’s parka has a gorgeous faux-fur trimmed hood, is fully-lined, and is equipped with a water-resistant layer. It’s heavyweight, making it better for colder climates.

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Stave off the chills by layering with this fleece vest for men. A backpack-compatible design prevents shoulder seam irritation, and zippered pockets keep all your knick-knacks and essentials secured.

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