In case you hadn’t noticed, winter is still happening, and while we can’t do anything about that, but we have at least rounded up the best cold-weather trends to soften the blow. From winter boots to cozy sweaters, there’s an abundance of wardrobe staples to invest in this season, which is a good thing, because winter never seems to end.
It’s official: We’ve now reached the point where our once-coveted new buys no longer justify the unbearable temperatures. Fortunately, we’ve at least somewhat conquered this seasonal dilemma by narrowing it down to nine foolproof winter outfits that check all of the bitter-weather boxes and won’t have you in danger of outfit-repeating. Scroll through to discover which effortless outfit will become your midseason uniform.
Puffer + Belt Bag + High-Waisted Leggings
The beauty of this outfit is that it’s likely some of these staples already exist in your closet. Update your go-to puffer by styling it with a belt bag to make the look feel fresh and new. Style hack: Opt for the highest-waisted leggings possible—the more coverage, the more warmth.
2. Teddy Coat + Turtleneck + Leather Trousers
Reached the point where you can't imagine wearing jeans another day? Pair your favorite pieces (turtleneck, teddy coat, etc.) with statement trousers for an effortless but perfectly put-together outfit.
Leather Coat + Animal Print + Denim
This look is easy to repeat for two reasons. First, animal print will always be on trend; second, this look is comprised of several everyday essentials you can wear over and over again without getting bored.
Quilted Coat + Nightgown
This nightgown-inspired look requires zero effort. Make a quick transition out of bed with this on-trend dress-and–quilted coat combo. Honestly, this outfit is so easy it would be harder not to wear it on a regular basis.
Leather Jacket + Hoodie + Cargo Pants
Here's the breakdown on how to achieve this effortlessly cool look without thinking twice. Hoodie + oversize leather jacket + cargo pants = no brainer. And don't worry if you're nervous about being labeled an outfit repeater; simply swap the hoodie each time and you'll fly under the radar.
Suit + Sweater + Top-Handle Bag
Fashion's favorite style trick this season is both on-trend and logical. Styling a chunky sweater over any look will instantly elevate your ensemble—and you have an extra sweater when the temps drop. Use this style tip with a suit, over a wool coat, or draped over layers of sweaters; it's really quite simple.
Head-to-toe winter whites are my go-to solution in breaking my seasonal style slump here in New York. Though there's the inherent risk of stepping out for a walk and immediately encountering the dirty street slush (cue classic taxi-splash movie scene) to content with, the look is a real mood booster.
I saved the easiest for last. Buy a new wool coat (yes, this is retail therapy at its finest). Outfit must: Pair your new coat with a matching oversize wool scarf to create a voluminous silhouette. It's like hiding in a cozy wool cocoon.