11 Refreshingly Cool Outfits to Wear in January When You're Bored of Your Closet

It's the beginning of January. It's gray. It's cold. And you can't wear your new satin ballet flats because it's wintering. There's no doubt January can be a particularly challenging month to dress for. The sparkle and excitement of the holiday season have ended and we find ourselves arduously trying to assemble a work outfit (or any outfit, really) that doesn't involve fleece-lined sweatpants.

If you find yourself in somewhat of a sartorial winter slump this month (or you're simply bored with everything in your wardrobe), then you've come to the right place, because today I'm sharing a handful of refreshingly cool winter outfits that are the equivalent of a dopamine rush. These ensembles are exciting, chic, and will instantly get you out of any winter style rut. Keep scrolling for plenty of ideas to make this your most stylish January yet.


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Winter brings us the opportunity to have fun with layering and is the key to keeping things exciting throughout the cold winter months. Pull together an eclectic look by sticking to a complimentary color scheme—in this case brown, khaki, and red—and have fun with varying lengths and textures. 

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Simple yet striking. A black jeans and camel coat outfit look all the chicer when styled with a trend-forward double belt and a cozy wrap. This adds interest, dimension, and an extra layer of warmth to your winter look.

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A shearling coat adds a cozy-chic touch to your cold-weather look and will see you through January in style. Go for an ivory and black look and pair your coat with trendy accessories such as a cool hood and chunky moon boots.

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Comfy yet polished, an oversize sweater paired with relaxed trousers and a floor-length coat makes for one seriously chic winter outfit. Finishing the relaxed silhouette with cool sneakers.

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Here's an outfit to combat the January blues. Start with bright orange-red pants and team with a padded bomber jacket layered over a leather biker jacket (yes!). Finish the look with a chic silk scarf. Eclectically cool.

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Nothing makes an outfit like a statement faux-fur coat. Throw it on over a graphic tee and Canadian tuxedo for a look that will incite all the compliments. Don't forget to show off your tights under your jeans and style with chic pumps.

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A statement sweater and colorful trousers are a simple and easy way to look put together and polished for meetings and beyond.

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Swap your black midi skirt for a colorful stripe one instead (because why not?!). Pair with knee-high boots and a fuzzy oversize sweater styled over a button-down. A colorful handbag is a perfect finish to this feel-good winter look.

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An off-white wool skirt suit is a perfect option for work, especially when paired with thick black tights, knee-high boots, and chic black accessories.

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Pantone's color of 2023 is magenta, and winter is the perfect time to add the joyous color to your wardrobe. Integrate the hue into your outfit and style a magenta blazer over a turtleneck and throw a long wool gray coat (an excellent contrasting neutral) over it. Finish the look with a long magenta scarf. The perfect optimistic outfit on a cold winter day.

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