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What to Wear in Winter – Cute Outfits for Cold Weather


Last week I wrote about How to Dress Well in Cold Weather, and a few of you asked to see some examples of cute winter outfits.

While you should always be true to your own personal style, here are a few of my ideas for fabulous wintertime looks that won’t break the bank.

* Outfit #1 – Elegant & Simple

This is an outfit that anyone could pull off. By pairing a neutral gray jacket with skinny jeans and some simple black boots, it’s sophisticated and easy to wear for almost any occasion. The addition of a patent leather bag and purple ombre scarf add a little bit of interest without overwhelming the look.

Winter Outfit

Product Information: Bag – $34.80 at Forever 21, Cropped Trench Coat – $39.99 at Charlotte Russe, Jeans – $29.99 at Charlotte Russe, Scarf – $9.80 at Forever 21, Boots – $32.80 at Forever 21

* Outfit #2 – Uptown Girl

This look would be perfect for the fashionista who appreciates interesting cuts and luxe materials, and who isn’t afraid to play with a little color. The standout piece in this look is the lavender trench coat with corset details, but the teal scarf really makes it pop. The shiny bag and boots add a little extra interest for an outfit that commands attention.

Cute Winter Outfit

Product Information: Purple Trench – $100 at TopShop, Jeans – $29.99 at Charlotte Russe, Scarf – $8.80 at Forever 21, Purse – Nine West – $100 at, Boots – Type Z – $66.90 at

* Outfit #3 – Accessory Addicted

This is the perfect look for a girl who loves to accessorize but doesn’t want to fuss about her clothes. By keeping the clothing neutral, any accessories added on top really stand out (like the blue boots and green bag.) That’s why it’s great to invest in a neutral gray or black coat if you want to stretch your budget. Just change the look up by adding a bright scarf, cool boots, or an interesting bag and you’ll have a new outfit every day for very little money.

Winter Outfit 3

Product Information: Mittens – $10 at American Eagle, Purse – Jessica Simpson – $98 at Piperlime, Coat – $39.95 at American Eagle, Jeans – $29.99 at Charlotte Russe, Boots – $29.99 at Charlotte Russe

* Outfit #4 – Neutral with a Splash of Color

This look is probably closest to what I’d wear on a typical winter day (minus the hat – they don’t work on me.) It’s super simple to put together and centers around a lot of basics – a gray belted wool coat, adorable fringe boots, gray gloves, and a white hat. To add a little bit of interest, I added a pink scarf that draws attention to the face. You could change this up with a different scarf as often as you wanted for a whole new look. So simple and easy for everyday.

Cute Outfit For Winter

Product Information: Boots – Minnetonka – $55.95 at, Scarf – $9.80 at Forever 21, Coat – $39.80 at Forever 21, Jeans – $24 at H&M, Hat – $12.99 at Charlotte Russe, Gloves – $10 at American Eagle

More Winter Outfits

For more cold weather outfit ideas and winter fashion, see the articles How to Dress Well in Cold Weather, Cute Winter Boots for Any Budget, and The Top 10 Women’s Jackets for Fall 2008.

What’s your favorite winter outfit? Do you love dressing for cold weather or are you counting down the days ’til summer starts?

Posted on on February 11, 2009 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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52 Responses to “What to Wear in Winter – Cute Outfits for Cold Weather”

  1. 1
    February 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    awesome post!!!! how about a dress with boots and a coat, because i like to wear that combination a lot. Or a skirt (knee) with boots?

  2. 2
    February 11th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    My favorite winter outfit is a sweater dress with opaque leggings, and suede boots, and a black belted pea coat.

    I would like to buy a white hat something like the one you mentioned, but Spring is coming and a fedora seems pretty sweet.

    I absolutely dread dressing for cold weather. It’s horrible because during this type of weather I’m too lazy to get up and get dressed, so I leave the house looking a mess. =/

    Summer is way more fun to dress for.

  3. 3
    February 11th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    You should create a blog post about Valentine’s Day outfit ideas!

  4. 4
    February 11th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I usually wear something pretty similar to #1. I have a tan pea coat and various boots I pair with it. I hate when I rains though, cause I can’t wear suede boots on those days! I rock the rain boots then of course.

    I also have a really heavy Norwegian sweater that I’ll wear sometimes.

  5. 5
    February 11th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    i asked and i received. thank you so much for this article!! i needed it. college fashion keeps getting better :)

  6. 6
    February 12th, 2009 at 2:52 am

    great outfits! In winter, I pretty much live in a skirt & top, cardigan, jacket, tights and ballet flats or my flat black leather boots… when it gets cold I’ll add a beret and scarf! although, it doesn’t really get very cold in Sydney – not usually under 10 degrees celsius (50F) during the day! It just rains a lot, so the boots and the hood on my jacket come in handy!
    I always say I like winter clothes best, but by the end of winter I get sick of having to dress for rain all the time, and co-ordinating so many different pieces of clothing! Getting dressed in summer is so much easier…

  7. 7
    February 12th, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Wow, I’m totally Outfit #4 girl on those cold ways when I want to look chic without freezing while I’m deciding what to wear, haha. Today, I pretty much wore that outfit except with a purple scarf. And I’m definitely an accessory girl. I can’t stand the cold, eek.

  8. 8
    February 12th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    i love dressing for winter but i’m sick of it lol
    come on spring!!

  9. 9
    February 12th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Looking good in the winter is never easy, but these styles are awsome. The only place I find stuff like this is at a local shop in Chico, ca where I go to school! It’s Olive Couture, you should check it out!

  10. 10
    February 12th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    altho i love all ur styles, its always hard to find something that i already have in my wardrobe or feel taht is “me”

    BUT having said that, i can realyy see myself wearing uptown girl and the accesories one!

    goood job.. i loved this article! =]

  11. 11
    February 12th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    i love these outfits especialy the idea with the blue boots and the green bag thats so my style, and like K said you should definitely post up a page about what to wear for Valentines Day.

  12. 12
    February 13th, 2009 at 7:31 am

    great outfits i really like how they all have some color in them. i get bored wearing dress pants to work and then jeans on the weekends in the winter. Sometimes i add in a skirt and the only shoe I can think to wear them with is my tall suede boots. any other ideas?

  13. 13
    February 13th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    When I had to walk to school, my winter ensemble looked a lot like #4: Grey zip-up wool coat, purple beret, black-and-white striped knit scarf, jeans, and black knee-high suede boots. I really want that beret with the pom-pom though! So cute!

  14. 14
    February 13th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    i really love your website… thank u for taking the time to advice us about how to look great in all occasions…

  15. 15
    February 19th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Hi. I’m a Malaysian and I’m going for a Euro trip this April. Is it going to be cold that time? Since I am an Asian and I am not made for cold weather, what should I wear?

  16. 16
    April 23rd, 2009 at 3:00 am

    how about what to wear in – 15 degree weather in early january boston? or when its snowing heavily? please :)

  17. 17
    May 23rd, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Of all four , outfit #3 will be a no no for me . Not during winter or any other time.

  18. 18
    October 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    SO cute. it makes me wanna go shopping sooooo bad right now!! my absolute favorite is outfit #4, especially the jacket and boots! definetley a keeper (:

  19. 19
    November 7th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    please can you make one about skinny jeans to wear with because i dont know what tops to wear and it’s very disterbing watching my dress sense :L really. thank’s anyways x

  20. 20
    November 10th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    get bed outfits you know

  21. 21
    December 14th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    wow i love the coat for outfit #3 from american eagle! i just checked the website but i can’t seem to find it! do you know the name of the exact coat so i can call in to their store and ask if they still have it in stock? i’m totally in love with it! thanks!

  22. 22
    December 23rd, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    omg i lovee your post, this is such a great idea!

  23. 23
    February 24th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    hey im karlita n well i loved all tha outfits :) i have alot of cute clothes just that i dont know what to pair it with

  24. 24
    March 18th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Wow these outfits are so adorable. Wow. I would really like them but sadly my family cant afford any of them. I really do wish that one day I would be able to buy one of these outfits and pull them off as well.

  25. 25
    April 28th, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Wow these are all so cute!! I usually wear knit tops and stuff like that, but during winter, well, each season there’s a new style, right? So here’s an outfit that I like:

    A dress/sweater thing. It stops at the knees and colors like dark blue or gray would be nice. I would but black leggings underneath it (depends on the color, but black goes with almost anything) and maybe some Emu boots, which I personally think r the same as Uggs. so whatever. and then I would dress it up with maybe some cool necklaces and large earrings!!! And I love this article a lot cos I hate wintertime (altho my b-day is in winter, March 6, ugh) and I never know what 2 wear. this sure helped tho.

  26. 26
    July 8th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    it’s really difficult to pair clothes correctly and especially accesorize by the book. But, that’s why i love fashion ! When it comes to fashion, you can really be original and escape the pattern !

  27. 27
    August 4th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    i really love these outfits
    is this only online or is there a store?!?!

  28. 28
    October 7th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Love The PutToqethers ! Keep Em’ Cominq – Also Check Out & =D

  29. 29
    October 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I love that uptown girl look. Winter scarves that are in bright shades are definitely my winter must-have.

  30. 30
    January 2nd, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    These outfits are so ADORABLE!!!! I give them 2 thumbs up!!!!!


  31. 31
    March 19th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I love this post, i was watching a fashion show a couple minutes ago and in the spring, if you wear capris or long shorts with high heels, it looks super cute.

  32. 32
    July 14th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Wow! I love all these out fits, especially 3 and 4, and they make me wish it was winter so i could wear these cute clothes. great posttt

  33. 33
    October 19th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    These are all practically the same outfits. Cute! But some change would be great. Maybe a skirt. Or something that isn’t skinny jeans.

  34. 34
    November 13th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I do love the purple winter scarf. The gradient look is so stylish.I love zapoos, Forever21 a lot!! Thought I should share this: I bought scarves from an online site that donates to cancer research and some worthy causes. They have great service and I like that. is my favorite winter scarves site to shop at for winter scarves for women and men. Asmall business that makes a difference.

  35. 35
    November 18th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I disagree, I believe looking good in the winter is very easy! You get to have fun layering and piecing stuff together. Plus with the neutral colors that come with fall and winter it’s so much easier to match things up! Everything goes together. Maybe I’m being harsh but none of these caught my fancy. Where is the excitement?! These are so average and typical. I want an outfit that will make heads turn! One that I can make reflect myself which is anything but ordinary. Vintage is in! where is any of that?! I don’t mind walking the streets with some throwbacks! I agree dresses and skirts please! Cute tights or knee socks to match?! Where is the cute, fun, and the flirty! I know it’s cold outside and we all miss summer but no need to dull things out. Embrace what winter has to offer! Don’t be the average girl walking the streets, stand out! I want vintage! Leather jackets, felt bucket hats, Faux fur coats, poncho jacket, knitted sweats, oxfords, peter pan collars, POLKA DOTS! I want cute, fun, and girly! I think I might do a thread like this, Sorry to be a critic! just my thoughts! Not bad outfits just not very exciting to me. :/

  36. 36
    November 26th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    You wouldn’t last long in my city with these kind of clothes…
    for “cold weather”? maybe to -5 however where i live it goes to -55 to -60 C. you would freeze to death.
    could i see some outfits for real cold weather?

  37. 37
    December 22nd, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I am a huge fan of coats and boots and I love this really just my kinda style…………..

  38. 38
    December 25th, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I completely agree with Jamie. Although these outfits are cute, they just don’t “pop.” When I clicked the link, I was hoping for something other than the typical jeans, scarf, and pea coat.

  39. 39
    January 7th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I love all the outfits. There are so unique and cute. And I love that purple coat and the gray coat outfit with the olive bag and blue boots.

  40. 40
    January 9th, 2012 at 6:42 am

    can’t you do any outfits that don’t involve coats?

  41. 41
    January 17th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I love you ideas on outfits. But how am I suppose to get it? Because when I click on the link it just takes me to the websit, not the actually clothing.

    Thank you,

  42. 42
    February 10th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for these wonderful ideas! :D

  43. 43
    February 25th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I love these outfits! Though they aren’t what I would be able to wear in the winter. I live in Canada where there is tons of snow and -50C weather. I get cold easily, so I always bundle up though I never compromise on style :) I love love love to wear tights, so when it gets really cold out, I wear my MEC thermal tights! They are fleecy on the inside and don’t look bulky or different then regular tights. They keep me SO warm and I get to look stylish at the same time <3
    Hope this helps!


  44. 44
    March 10th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    i love the outfits i live in cape town but i dont know wre to get them

  45. 45
    May 2nd, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Cute outfits, I love colour so i’ve never thought of a grey jacket but it looks great when you pair it up. Also, I like jewelary and dresses, i’m not a huge fan of jeans. PLEASE HELP….

  46. 46
    September 23rd, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I love these outfits and #3 and #4 are my favorites! It would be great if you guys could create outfits with some clothes that are more heavy duty for winter, because I live in northern Canada, and this stuff wouldn’t be too bad for September, but in December? No way! However, these are adorable creations!

  47. 47
    January 1st, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    # 4 is way to cute ! luv it!!!

  48. 48
    July 23rd, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Outfit #2 – Uptown Girl is clearly my favorite… why??? well cause is very chic and extremely versatile…

  49. 49
    January 13th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    plz some design 4r party collection show…

  50. 50
    January 19th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    always go with elegant & simple

  51. 51
    April 11th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    i think this is SUCH a good suggestion. It is soooooooooooooo adorable and i think the neutral colours and a bright colour will really make anybodies day…KEPP IT UP :) :)

  52. 52
    December 14th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I love this article as a nine year old

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