Great Winter Outfit Ideas That Can Keep You Warm and Chic

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Your guide to cute winter outfits that can help you stay warm and stylish as the temperature drops.

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Looking for ideas on how to dress this winter? Here are some tips on making cute outfits for winter.

Here are some ways to create intentional winter outfits that look stylish while keeping you warm.

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How to Dress for Winter

1—Go for an Oversized Look

When shopping for things like coats and blazers, consider going up a size so that you have more room to layer your favorite sweaters and tops underneath.

Oversized coats, blazers, jackets, and cardigans make it easy to create layers that help to keep you warm. Sweaters, pants, and long underwear or other base layer clothing give you ways to accomplish the goals of looking good while staying warm.

Blanket scarves are a great way to stay warm while looking stylish.

A beautiful statement coat can keep you warm and make the most of an outfit when you want to keep things simple, like a sweater, jeans, and boots.

2—Invest in Neutrals

Neutral clothes provide a great canvas to build your look on. Investing in a few key pieces, like sweaters and pants, a skirt or dress, and a great coat for winter, can you you throw clothing that you need to look great all season long.

Neutral colors include black, white, beige, gray, and softer tones like blush pink. Look for colors that are easy to mix and match with other items in your wardrobe.

3—Embrace Layers

Layers give you flexibility in how to wear your clothes.

If you have a favorite item to wear, but the fabric weight isn’t heavy enough for winter, then layering it over a heavier piece—such as wearing a blouse over a turtleneck—may give you a way to extend the season when it comes to wearing your favorite clothes.

Layers also add interest to outfits, whether you are playing with colors and textures to create a monochromatic outfit, or looking to add color to a neutral outfit.

4—Rock a Sweater Dress

Winter is a time to lean in to sweaters and pants, but it can also be a great time to wear dresses. Fall and winter are often the only time of year to wear the classic sweater dress, which looks great in both midi and maxi lengths.

Sweater dresses are a great way to switch things up while staying warm this winter. Layering up with pieces like a Henley top or cami and thick tights can help you stay warm.

Oversized sweaters and tunic-length sweaters offer another stylish look, especially when worn over faux suede or faux leather leggings.

Knee-high boots are perfect for wearing with shorter and longer length sweater dresses and for layering over your favorite pair of leggings.

4—Gather Up Your Favorite Sweaters

Turtlenecks can be layered under sweaters, blouses, cardigans, and jackets for warmth. You can also use turtlenecks to add a pop of color to an outfit.

5—Wear a Midi Skirt

Plaid midi skirts look great paired with boots that highlight a color featured in the skirt. Classic tan, brown, and black boots give you the most range for matching the boots with different items in your closet.

6—Add a Touch of Leather

Faux leather is in right now, and you’ll find it used for everything from faux leather leggings to jackets and handbags.

Add a faux leather accent to give an outfit an edge and help to keep you warm, too.

7—Don’t Neglect Your Base Layer

Base layer clothing can help you stay warm as temperatures start to drop. These clothes include everything from matching long underwear sets, to separates like Henley tops and long-sleeved t-shirts.

Thick tights are great for wearing under skirts and pants during winter to help keep your legs warm. Black tights are classic and go with everything.

8—Let Your Accessories Do the Talking

Bold accessories are a great way to add a pop of color or interest to an outfit. Favorite ways to do this include choosing bold colors, fabrics, or patterns, like animal prints.

Hats, handbags, and jewelry are ways to make statements about your outfit or your style without having to say a word. Plus, they let you change up the look of your outfits, especially if you tend to wear a few basic pieces on rotation each season.

Invest in a few key pieces, like a great everyday handbag, and a favorite hat, scarf, and gloves, to keep you warm and looking good this winter.

This post gave some tips on cute outfits for winter.

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