Last week, the entire country was below freezing and Buffalo experienced record-setting, paralyzing snow. Suffice to say, winter is here. Those who were smart enough to stock up on coats, boots, and scarves were prepared. But let’s face it: Most of us require a really frigid day to consider buying snow boots and a big down parka. Before the next cold snap hits and you’re stuck plowing through slush puddles in soaked shoes, take a look at our winter checklist. From ultrawarm jackets meant to brave any bad weather to waterproof boots that will get you through the worst blizzard, here are 15 items you should add to your closet in preparation for the next polar vortex.