Dipping temperatures are the perfect excuse to pile on some cozy clothes. But winter wardrobe basics can be some of the most expensive clothing items of any season. A coat and shoes, especially, need to be made well enough keep you comfortable in extreme temperatures and withstand rough weather. These 10 wardrobe staples will help your family stay warm -- and stylish -- this winter.
No parent wants to spend top dollar on a coat that will be outgrown by next year, but quality is still important. Again, Uniqlo wins for budget-friendly warmth and sturdiness. At $59.90, a girls' winter coat is about a third the price of a similar North Face quilted parka. Like the pricey version, it's thickly insulated and has a durable water repellent coating.
Sorel and L.L. Bean were some of the hot tickets for winter boots last season, and it seems they are going to be just as popular this year. Cabela's boots provide the same look for less. These insulated boots are waterproof and their 400-gram Thinsulate insulation guarantees they'll keep feet cozy. At $89.99 they aren't a steal, but they offer quality for less than other popular brands.
Suede coats are having a moment again this fall and winter, but the price tag for this trendy look is usually out of Cheapism's budget. Making the material less appealing is its tendency to show wear. An imitation suede, '70s-inspired coat from H&M is suave and stylish, and at only $69.99, it doesn't have to last more than a season.