Another day, another sweater, am I right? If you already feel like you’ve exhausted your winter knits and basic cold-weather outfits (read—skinny jeans + sweater + boots on repeat), this one’s for you. That’s right: Today we’re here to revitalize and amp up your winter wardrobe to make it feel fresh, fun, and new. Luckily, you don’t need to break the bank to add some extra oomph to your winter look. With chic accessories, special detailing, pops of color, and a few cool additions, you can take your outfit out of boredom into new heights of chic—creating a look that’s more exciting with hardly any effort at all. Scroll below as we share nine easy (and affordable!) ways to jazz up your outfits this winter.
Adam Katz Sinding
Nothing jazzes up a winter sweater quite like a pair of crystal-embellished danglers. No need to save them for evening affairs; embellished earrings are an excellent way to enliven even the simplest of outfits.
The sweater-over-sweater technique continues to be a fashion-girl favorite. Not only does it add interest to your winter outfit, but it will also keep you that little bit warmer while exuding a nonchalant cool-girl aesthetic. To nail the look, make sure that the two sweaters are the same (we suggest two affordable H&M sweaters), and layer one loosely and effortlessly over your shoulders.
Sure, a neck scarf adds a chic touch to your winter outfit, but a silk scarf tied around your head—Queen Elizabeth style—is a unique, sleek, compelling way to amp up your look. Opt for scarf with chic prints to play up the look.
You may already have your go-to winter coat, but how about a dramatic cape or cloak to shake things up a little! A cape adds major sophistication and power to your outfit. It's a huge trend this season and is a fun option—particularly for a night out.
You may feel like the Michelin Man in all your bulky layers, but you can still have fun with your winter outfit by focusing on statement details such as a striking ribbon tie-neck blouse in a vibrant hue that will look cool poking through your sweater.
Tired of living in black and gray? The ultimate way to put a pep in your sartorial step this winter is with the addition of a vibrant pop of color. We suggest a fuchsia coat or tailored trousers (the hue is very on trend and pairs beautifully with all winter neutrals).
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to amp up your winter outfit is with statement hair accessories. Fun hair clips or a bold headband will make even the simplest outfits feel fresh and captivating.
Time to get creative with your winter accessories. You may own a plethora of thick wool scarves, but for something a little different, opt for a quilted scarf instead. It will not only keep you toasty, but it adds volume, dimension, and texture to your cold-weather outfits.
Playing with various textures and tones of the same shade from head-to-toe can really take your winter outfit to new levels of chic. We particularly love winter whites and beiges for a sophisticated look.