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Cozy, Stylish Cold Weather Outfits

‘Brrr.’ You’ve probably been saying that a lot lately, with this nasty cold spell we’ve been having. It’s left many of us wondering what to wear when we want to bundle up and keep warm but still look chic. Here are three cold-weather outfit formulas that are easy to pull together and look fabulous when it’s bloody cold outside!

What to wear when it's cold outside

1. Modern, Colorful Winter Outfit

The trick to looking good while you’re trying to stay warm is to wear pieces that are both practical and stylish. Take this parka, for example. On the practical side of the equation, it is filled with warm down to keep you cozy, is long enough to cover your bottom and thighs, and has a good quality hood that will keep your head warm on windy, snowy days. But, unlike some down parkas that can make you look big and bulky, this one is constructed so it nips in nicely at the waist and gives you some shape.

Footwear is also crucial; again, you want something cute that keeps your feet warm and dry. These waterproof suede booties are perfect. Not only do they look good, but the wedge heel keeps you secure when walking around town on snow and ice.

And don’t forget to add a pop of bright color to an everyday winter outfit to liven things up and remind you that spring and summer are just around the corner. The pretty pink cashmere blend sweater will cheer you up when you feel the winter blues.

Dressy outfit for when it's cold outside

2. Glam Gal Winter Outfit

If you’re a gal with a more glam-style personality, there are ways to look chic in a winter sweater and parka!  By choosing cold-weather pieces with upscale details, you can stay true to your glam aesthetic and warm too. This tie-front cashmere tunic is a perfect example of a cold-weather look that’s snuggly and fashion-forward.

As for parkas, glam parkas have upscale details like satin, metallic, fur, or an exciting color or belt. This maxi parka has a rich gold satin finish and lots of stitching, making it sophisticated and luxurious. The belted waist helps tame the puffiness of a coat like this, giving it a beautiful silhouette.

Boots are where you can have fun when it comes to dressing glam in cold weather. These fur-trimmed boots have that Russian doll vibe that’s been so popular this fall. They’re super elegant for women who love snowy weather, just not tromping through it ( LOL!) In other words, they’re warm and look good, but you wouldn’t want to walk through slush in these.  Finish off your look with an upscale chain strap bag; cold weather wear never looked so glamorous.

Casual look what to wear when it's cold outside

3. Sporty, Casual Winter Outfit

You want comfortable clothes when hacking around on the weekend doing nothing special. A low-key sweater like this blue-flecked turtleneck is the answer. It’s loose and a little more rugged looking but not heavy and chunky. Once again, these pieces do a great job of balancing cold-weather practicality with style. The shorter, hooded jacket has a sporty feel at home with jeans and hiking-style booties. This pair’s sturdy sole and heel keep you secure on all terrains.

Even still, we’re not sacrificing style.  Interesting details like the drawstring waist on the parka and the marled cuff on the boot draw the eye. And the green jacket paired with cognac boots and the bag is a refreshing change from black that ups the style quotient. A cashmere scarf is a warm and attractive layering piece!

Time to bundle up and get ready to go! How about you? What are your tricks for staying chic and warm?

Look at my post on Cute Winter Snow Boots to Keep You Warm All Winter

 

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  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I *just* ordered FIVE long puffer coats to try on in this horrid cold that seems never-ending. I’d love a segment on puffer coats for body types. I’m a pear and am looking for chevrons that point down and a nipped-in waist, but minimizing the bubble butt and covering it in puff is proving a great puzzle. How to balance out the butt?

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