Stock up on these essential cold weather pieces

By: Jessica Padykula Kelly Millar, founder and president of
KM Image Consulting shares her picks for the best winter fashion items to add to your closet this season. Here’s to staying warm  –  and looking chic despite the chill.

Fashion tip: Chunky knit scarf "Your one essential must-have
accessory this season is a chunky knit scarf," Millar advises. "It seems every fashion designer this winter season has created a version of this stylish and cozy accessory." Choose a vibrant hue and when it comes to size, the larger and chunkier the better. If your scarf is extra long, wrap it several times over your outerwear to create a relaxed, sophisticated look, she says. "Be playful and choose a fabulous texture or colour and be sure you don’t leave home without it."

Fashion tip: Midi and maxi skirts Get ready to embrace longer hemlines this season. The midi and maxi are here and poised to become
fashion trends for winter. "Flattering for all body types, longer length skirts can be just as sexy and feminine depending on how you wear them," Millar says. If you’re petite, stick to the midi style and show off your calves to add some length to your silhouette. If you are average height to tall opt instead for the longer maxi styles, which are feminine and flattering for a longer frame, she explains. Highlight your waistline with a cinch belt and pair your skirt with a fitted top, tights and long boots to create an overall slim, chic look perfect for the colder months ahead.