8 Cute Outfit Ideas for Cold Days

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When the temperatures start to drop and you’re ready for a cold-weather wardrobe refresh, it can be a little bit intimidating to try to find pieces that keep you comfortable without making you look like a marshmallow all season long. Thankfully, there are tons of ways for you to put together fall and winter looks that are both appropriate for the weather and flattering on your figure!

From cute sweaters that are both comfy and chic to layering in style, here are some cute outfit ideas for cold days.

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1. Make layered looks your new go-tos, but be mindful of fabric weights and silhouettes.

Fall and winter are all about creating layered looks so that you can stay warm while still looking super cute! However, try to pay attention to the fit of the different pieces you’re layering. Under layers should be lighter in weight; otherwise, you might unintentionally look bulkier when bundling up using chunky knits and sweaters.

2. Add some touchable softness to your ensemble with a fluffy faux fur jacket that ties your whole outfit together.

Faux fur has been such a huge trend lately, and it offers a perfect way to bring some texture to your ensemble. Faux fur is not only less expensive, but it also gives you endless options when it comes to colors and patterns. Allow a bright, printed faux fur jacket or vest to be the focal point of your outfit by keeping the rest of your look monochromatic.

3. Colorful cold-weather accessories really pop against neutral fashion staples.

Chilly days, especially when you plan to spend them outdoors, are really all about the accessories! Make sure that your ears and hands stay warm by picking bright, printed scarves, gloves, hats and earmuffs to wear with a camel-colored coat and other neutral fashion basics.

4. Show off your cute boots by keeping the rest of your look simple and tailored.

Outdoor date day or brunch with the girls calls for an outfit planned around your favorite pair of cute boots. Style your entire look around a pair of colorful, over the knee boots or a furry-feeling pair of snow boots that steal the show.

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5. Cozy up in a cute sweater that keeps you warm but still looks chic.

Oversized looks are really stylish right now, but be sure to keep the rest of your outfit on the slimmer size so that the proportions stay chic and flattering. While it’s certainly a great idea to pick out some sweaters in a size or two up, keep your boutique jeans narrow and your shoes simple; otherwise, you risk a look that feels frumpy.

6. Define your waist by belting a slouchy, oversized coat.

Prepare yourself for even the coldest winter day by having a couple of chic coats in your closet to choose from! A fun way to create an extra flattering silhouette even when you’re bundled up is to belt an oversized coat at the narrowest part of your waist. Finish the look with opaque tights and a cute pair of over the knee boots.

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7. Rely on opaque tights to create leggy looks without freezing your buns off.

While bare-legged outfits are probably out of the question for the fall and winter, you can totally repurpose some of your summer looks by layering them over a thick pair of solid black tights and a turtleneck.

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8. Play with texture to create visually interesting looks that are super sophisticated.

It’s so fun to get creative by mixing staple pieces in different textures, and contrasting fabrics can help you take traditionally warmer weather pieces and make them work for winter. A snake print top in a silky fabric is an unexpected surprise underneath a chunky cable knit sweater, while a faux fur vest adds dimension to a slip dress for a fancy holiday party.

Looking Cool While Keeping Warm

Just because the seasons are changing doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for the sake of staying comfortable throughout the winter. With a few flattering staple pieces and just a little bit of creative thinking, you’ll be able to look cool (while keeping warm!) on even the coldest days.

We’d love to see how YOU style your cold-weather looks! Share your tips with us in the comments.