Last week, WVFC inaugurated our Fashion Friday series, which spotlights a dozen fashionable women who will share with us how they manage to stay warm and still look stylish in this nippy season. These tips come from Liz Lange, whose latest collection is Completely Me by Liz Lange, with HSN. Lange also runs the fun shopping site Shopafrolic, which she co-founded with sister Jane.—Ed.

Here are Liz’s picks for the “Essential Five”:

Shearling boots. They look chic and keep me cozy and warm all winter long.  I love a pair with a lug sole (with either a wedge, like these, or a more traditional heel).  The height makes me feel taller and thinner, and the rubber traction keeps me skid-free as I am trudging through the snow.  I pair them with skirts or denim/cords and walk around saying, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry…”
 “Fur” vest. I layer mine over one of my favorite winter coats to make it even warmer and transform it into a different-looking coat.  Then when I am inside I can take off my coat and just wear my vest as a chic part of my outfit.
 Great-looking “fisherman style” sweaters. This one isn’t exactly fisherman, but it has that look.  I pair it with my skinny cords and boots, or sometimes I dress it up with a little skirt.  I own this in ivory and red.  LOVE!
 Corduroys. I love the look of slim cords with boots, ballet flats or stilettos all winter long.  This walnut color is my absolute favorite.  It is so chic paired with other shades of camel or ivory.
 Bold costume jewelry. I wear brightly colored costume jewelry all winter long. It brightens my outfits and lifts my mood.  I live for this khaki/red combo. I wear two of these, one on each wrist OVER my solid colored sweaters.