We learned our lesson with flimsy knits and not-so-padded parkas in college — there's no fudging it when it comes to Winter essentials. Snowstorms and frost requires some seriously warm stuff to see you through, and since we can now see our breath in the cold outside air, it's about that time. On our must-shop list for the season, we're craving curl-up-by-the-fire essentials like a great new snood, knit beanie, and fingerless gloves. Swap your skinnies for a pair of leather leggings and your tired snow boots for a pair with shearling lining, and you've got the perfect mix of cold-weather gear to get you through the months in style. Click on for our complete guide to the new Winter essentials.