There's a lot about winter—especially this winter (which hasn't even officially started yet)—that's just ugh. But one of the best ways to get out of a mid-winter rut is to put on a great outfit. And good news: There are a lot of them out there. I tend to prefer cold-weather outfit trends over those during warmer seasons because with layers, there are so many opportunities to get creative. And that's exactly what the fashion crowd is doing.
I scrolled through countless Instagram posts and found eight winter outfit trends that I'm definitely going to copy and that are making me want to go (online) shopping. So in case you want some cool new outfit ideas for masked walks outside and such, and/or want to add some trending pieces to your winter wardrobe, keep scrolling to take notes and shop. Best of luck staying safe and warm out there.
The Outfit Trend: Shorts, Patterned Tights, Loafers
What I'm Shopping for: Patterned Tights
The Outfit Trend: Faux-Leather Coat, Sweater, Jeans, Boots
What I'm Shopping for: Faux-Leather Coat
The Outfit Trend: Coat, T-Shirt, Low-Rise Jeans, Lug-Sole Shoes
What I'm Shopping for: Low-Rise Jeans
If you're stumped by how to style low-rise jeans, take note of this outfit. It makes the "controversial" trend actually quite wearable.
The Outfit Trend: Fun Puffer, Sweaterdress, Boots
What I'm Shopping for: Fun Puffer
Life's too short for boring puffers, am I right? I love the idea of pairing one with a casual dress and stompy boots. It feels fresh and is a nice change from jeans and a hoodie.
The Outfit Trend: Matching Knit Set, Sneakers
What I'm Shopping for: Matching Knit Set
I love a good sweatsuit, but I'm of the thinking that knit matching sets made of sweater material are a bit more polished (and sometimes even cozier). Pair them with sneakers, slippers, or boots.
The Outfit Trend: Quilted Coat, Jeans, Wellies
What I'm Shopping for: Quilted Coat
A good quilted coat has been my most coveted item of the season, thanks to Totême (the maker of the coat worn here). It's a great stand-in for a wool coat, especially in inclement weather.