How to Look Festive When It’s Freezing Outside

Wondering how to look stylish and party-ready when you have to be all bundled up? It’s easier than you think. Colour, texture, and layers are the key components to lending a festive touch to your look when you have to be out in the elements. In fact, we think these versatile tips will easily carry over into the still-cold months of the new year!

Scroll through to see five ways to stay festive AND warm!

Feather details:


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Feathers are just plain fun and surprisingly sophisticated, especially in black and white. Not to mention, they’re having a moment and look incredibly chic when paired with simple pieces—easy dressing for the win!

Club Monaco Dace Feather Skirt ($249) in White

Layer this cloud-like mini over pants or thick black tights.

Tibi Feather Tuxedo Crop Top ($375) in Black

Wear this fun crop top under a cool tuxedo blazer or moto jacket to stay extra warm under your coat.

Colourful coat:


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A colourful coat is the most eye-catching way to make a statement this season. Whether you go for a bold hue or something softer, you’re sure to stand out amongst the sea of black, brown, and grey cover-ups.

Vince Modern Coat ($695) in Red

This menswear-inspired overcoat will look incredibly cool over a feminine party frock.

Zara Zipped Boucle Coat ($199) in Sea Green

We guarantee you’ll be the only girl at the party in a mermaid green coat.



Leopard-print ankle boots:


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Leopard print is surprisingly neutral, making a pair of boots adorned with the pattern all the more versatile. If it’s too frigid for your favourite festive statement heels, make this option your winter go-to!

Tabitha Simmons Spotter Calf Hair & Suede Ankle Boots ($895) in Leopard

These leopard Chelsea boots are everything you could wish for in a boot—and more.

Furry scarf:


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This stylish winter accessory packs a major punch. Not only is faux fur incredibly cosy, it somehow makes you look a little ethereal, which is always a good thing.

Whistles Faux Fur Scarf ($142) in Pink

This pretty pink scarf will make your skin glow, guaranteed.

Charlotte Simone Blue Fur Popsicle Stole ($465)

Punch up an all-black outfit with this scarf.

Showstopper earrings:


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Cool earrings flatter your face, and they’re also a conversation starter! No matter how cold it is outside, a pair of bold earrings will instantly add interest to your bundled-up-look. Tip: The coolest styles to wear this winter draw their drama from edgy, oversized minimalism as opposed to sparkle.

Eddie Borgo Small Silk Tassel Earrings ($195) in Blue

Nothing says festive like a pretty pair of tassels swishing around your face.

Delfina Delettrez Fishing for Compliments Earring ($765) in Green/9k Gold

The solo earring trend is still going strong! Give it a try with this seasonally appropriate option.

What do you do to look festive when it’s freezing outside? Tell us in the comments!