[Image: Betty Barclay]
Last week we talked about the wardrobe essentials that aren't really essential at all, and reading your responses to that post got us curious: thanks to your comments, we now know which items you CAN live without - but what about the ones you CAN'T live without.
In other words: what ARE your wardrobe essentials?
Now, in asking this question, we have to first of all acknowledge that there is no "one size fits all" answer to it. As we mentioned in our previous post on this subject, the simple fact is that we're not all the same (Are you listening to this, fashion designers?), so one woman's "essential" item can easily be another woman's crime of fashion.
That said, we're still interested to see what your must-have items are, and, in particular, to work out whether they're anything like the items most often cited on lists of this type. And who knows: maybe we'll even be able to come up with a list of our own...
To keep things simple, we're going to stick to one season at a time, and today we're asking what your winter wardrobe essentials are. Coats? Jeans? Cords? White shirts and little black dresses? Harem pants? Which items can you just not live without as the weather turns colder?