Here’s the cold (literally) hard truth about dressing up during the wintertime. It’s chilly, it’s uncomfortable, and you’d much rather be indoors wearing a giant hoodie and several thermal layers of warmth to stave off the unbearable winter wind just outside your doors. While that sounds a bit dreary, dressing up for winter doesn’t have to feel like such a drag. In fact, there are so many different and fun winter outfit ideas you can take advantage of this season that are comfortable, warm, and truly fabulous enough to get you excited about dressing up for winter. Here are eight stylish outfit ideas for winter that involve everything from faux fur to cozy knitwear you can get from any cute clothing boutique.
1. Break Out the Bodysuit
Styling a bodysuit may seem intimidating, but it’s actually quite easy, and you’ll look super stylish this winter season. To style a bodysuit, start out simple by wearing a long-sleeved black bodysuit with a pleated, neutral-toned mini or midi skirt. Finish off the look with knee-length boots and accessorize with a black clutch.
2. Matching Knit Sets
Another effortless way to look stylish when the temperatures are not your friend is with a matching knit set. The knit set can be an oversized sweater and midi pencil skirt, or it can be a cute knit top with knit joggers. You’ll look coordinated without having to put in too much effort, and you’ll be nice and cozy thanks to the warm texture of the knit. You can layer up with a knit sweater or cardigan as well. Complete your look with a slouchy knit beanie.
3. Shacket Season
According to Vogue, there are few chilly weather wardrobe essentials that are as versatile as the shacket. If you don’t have a shacket, now is the time to get one. It’s a shirt that’s also a jacket, and what better way to be stylishly comfortable than with a shacket this season? There are plenty of ways to style the shacket. Wear a bright-colored open shacket with a neon top, blue jeans, and bright boots. For a monochromatic look, try a blue shacket with a blue top, blue jeans, and blue shoes.
4. Statement Maxi Skirt
Even when it’s cold outside, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to give up your love of skirts. The trick to wearing skirts during the winter is to make sure that the rest of your outfit is warm. It could mean wearing a long maxi skirt or wearing your mini or midi skirt with tights underneath for extra warmth. Try wearing a statement maxi skirt in a pretty pattern like winter florals or classic winter plaid, and complete the look with a long black trench coat and white turtleneck sweater.
5. Cozy Sweater Vest
When we think of winter, we’re thinking about comfy and cozy cute outerwear jackets and coats that will keep us warm and stylish. One easy way to add warmth and style to your outfit is by putting on a cozy sweater vest. Here are some easy sweater vest styles to try out this winter. Pair a cropped sweater vest with a black mini dress or maxi dress, an easy way to refresh any dress you have in your closet. You can also layer a pastel purple sweater vest over a white blouse and dark-washed jeans.
6. Don’t Sweat the Sweater Dress
Instead of just wearing a sweater with jeans or a sweater with leggings, try wearing a sweater dress this holiday season. It’s the perfect dressy yet casual look that works well whether you’re headed into the office or just looking for something fun to wear to a friend’s holiday party. If you really are feeling more of a traditional sweater kind of vibe, you can take oversized women’s trendy sweaters and wear them with leggings or thicker stockings if you want to do more of a mini sweater dress look.
7. Look Like “That Girl” in a Camel Coat
When you think of being “That Girl,” you’re probably thinking of those pretty girls on TikTok who wake up at 5 a.m. and start their day by going to the gym, eating smoothies, and meditating. If you’ve been doing the most to become That Girl as part of your New Year’s Resolution, you can look the part, too, by wearing a quintessential camel coat. A camel coat, particularly a long camel overcoat or trench coat, is a wardrobe essential that can dress up any outfit this winter.
8. Add a Splash of Color
Dressing for winter doesn’t have to be so dreary. Pick out some cute women’s clothing in fun colors. Fun winter colors aren’t limited to deep jewel tones or neutral grays when it’s chilly outside, and you don’t even have to stick to predictable red and green or white and blue combinations for the holiday season. Add a splash of color to help make your outfit become a statement ensemble that is sure to turn heads. Think of bright neons or pretty pastels that are usually reserved for the spring and summer months. You can use these bright colors to help turn a more understated look into a bold and bright one instead to add some whimsical holiday cheer.