New Year, New Essentials

For those of us who call NYC home, we consider the cold season somewhat of an endurance test. With temperatures expecting to stay bitter and chilly for the next few months, it's especially important for us North Eastern city dwellers to have those investment pieces that not only last us through the season, but will keep on giving for years to come.  

The Everlane Heel Boot is the perfect pair of black leather chelsea boots to get you through the long winter. These custom-designed 2-inch heel booties add a polished look to any outfit. With a pointed-toe style, the boot hits right in the middle of dressy and casual and can go from day to night. 

About the brand: Everlane is a brand committed to radical transparency in their production, and take extra care to build personal relationships with their factories and ensure that their workers are paid a fair wage. 

These high-waisted jeans are about to become your go-to pair this winter. The wash is the perfect in-between of light and dark with a cool-girl frayed hem. The high waist is flattering and adds an element of sophistication to any outfit and can easily transition from work to play.

About the brand: Founded by married couple Matt and Carrie Eddmenson in Nashville, Tennessee, Imogene and Willie pride themselves on their hand finished denim, carefully designed for the perfect fit. 

So we all love a good everyday accessory that we wear with absolutely everything. But what we're loving about the Giving Keys is that the brand allows you to personalize their timeless pieces with a phrase or word that you hold dear to your heart. Take "The Name Your Year Necklace" for instance, a dainty necklace with a small personalized key that reads inspiring words like "dream" and "create" - a sweet and simple token that bears treasured messages. 

About the brand: The Giving Keys is dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low income individuals in LA by empowering them though jewelry making. The Giving Keys encourages us to "pay it forward" by wearing your necklace, and passing it along to someone who you feel needs the message more than you.

The camel coat is a winter must-have. This camel wool coat hits just above the ankle, adding a sophisticated flair to any ordinary outfit! The beautiful camel color in wool is the perfect blend of cozy and chic - and gives you something to throw on that's *not* black (let's be real, a sea of black can be a tad bit depressing). The oversized fit also allows for all types of layering - hello chunky knits and knitted turtleneck. This is the perfect neutral every day coat that'll keep you warm all winter.

About the brand: Created in 2009 by Yael Aflalo, Reformation is a pioneer in sustainable fashion. Designing and manufacturing the majority of their pieces in downtown LA at a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional brands.