For all of us, it’s that time to try and stay "fashion-forward" as a new season approaches. In order to stay trendy this winter, here are 10 key items to purchase that should be a part of every fashionista’s wardrobe.

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    Velvet

    Velvet is making a comeback this winter, and it will help you achieve that feminine and luxurious look you've always wanted. Whether it’s an all-velvet dress for the holidays or velvet added in subtle amounts to a favorite blouse or blazer, velvet is a must-have this season.

    The Clothes Bar
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    Scarves

    When the temperature drops, a chunky, oversized scarf is the perfect winter accessory. Be on the lookout for rich colors and animal prints! Scarves can also work to help you achieve the layering trend you will be seeing a lot of this season.

    Free People
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    Oversized Outerwear

    This winter season, we are going to be seeing a lot of oversized clothing items and accessories. More specifically, oversized coats will be taking over outerwear. However, don’t have an oversized coat totally drown you. Be sure to pair it with something slim-fitting, such as skinny pants or a pencil skirt.

    J. Crew
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    Blazers

    Do you want to follow a fashion trend to portray a professional and attention-demanding sensation? Blazers are very popular right now. They can be worn cropped, boyfriend style, with a pattern or in a solid color -- whatever matches your look!

    BB Dakota
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    Leather

    The must-have fabric of the season is leather. Leather was everywhere throughout fall, and it doesn't appear to be leaving just yet. Leather pants seem to be the most common way to wear this fabric. More specifically, slim-fitting leather pants have been popular, but recently, baggy leather pants have been spotted. Choose whichever makes you feel comfortable!

    Polyvore
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    Cobalt Blue

    If you struggle with finding color to wear during the winter, cobalt blue is what to look for. It’s perfect for your pop of color in this season’s wardrobe.

    J. Crew
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    Peplums

    It’s almost hard to believe that a spring trend has lasted all the way to winter, but peplums have! Probably because it’s a fashion trend that looks great no matter the body type. Find a peplum shirt, dress or even a jacket for this winter.

    Nordstrom
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    Chunky-Heeled Pumps

    Chunky-heeled pumps might be the most helpful trend so far. Rather than struggling to last a day in thin-heeled stilettos, gain stability and a trendy look by purchasing a pair of thick-heeled pumps!

    Target
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    Oversized Bags

    In addition to the other oversized trends we will be seeing this winter, we will also be seeing oversized bags. They're another helpful trend that’s not only stylish, but practical.

    Vince Camuto
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    Color Blocking

    Color blocking is another trend that not only has yet to fade, but is also a good way to add subtle amounts of color to your wardrobe this winter.

    Ralph Lauren