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Outfits Under $100: 5 Chic Outerwear Looks for Cold Weather


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There is something picturesque about the changing of fall into winter. The first snow is always the prettiest; dainty, soft snowflakes pile into fluffly heaps and everything seems quaint.

Regardless of whether or not it’s snowed where you’re located, the chill in the air may have you layering jackets and coats in anticipation of the weather to come. So, we have compiled 5 different outerwear looks to spark some fresh layering ideas. As always, these looks total in at under $100.

Bright Blazer: $96.74

While a blazer won’t keep you completely warm if the thermometer reads freezing, it is still a fantastic fall transition piece for those days when temperature is lingering in the 50s.

Bright blazer outfit
Product Information: Jacket – Amazon, Top – Old Navy, Leggings – H&M, Shoes – Charlotte Russe, Scarf – Forever 21

A blazer with a big pop of color will keep you from blending into the sea of winter-induced neutrals. Plus, the bright color will look phenomenal with a bold, striped sweater. Leather pants are really in right now, but we love these imitation leather paneled jeans. Not only are they super cool, they are also super reasonably priced.

Platform wedges are a fun and fashion-forward choice to rock right now if the weather is still mild, while a silky scarf adds a little something extra to the ensemble.

Chic Anorak: $98.92

The anorak is the new go-to jacket of choice. Once again, it’s not the warmest option, but will still work flawlessly for those sleeting or rainy days on campus.

Chic anorak outfit
Product Information: Top – Target, Skirt – H&M, Coat – Aeropostale, Shoes – Target, Tights – Ruche, Earrings – Buckle

Set yourself apart from a sea of army green anoraks on campus by opting for an unexpected hue, like this deep gray. This one also features contrasting faux leather sleeves, which are right on-trend and very flattering. The printed skirt adds interest, while thick tights will keep your legs warm.

A maroon top adds a nice pop of color, while flats keep things casual. The unique details – like the blouse’s leather-look pocket and stud detailing on the flats – really pull together this edgy look.

Ladylike Trench: $98.64

Trench coats are universally flattering, plus they look great with pants, skirts, dresses, boots, and flats. In fact, it would be difficult to look bad in a trench coat!

Ladylike trench outfit
Product Information: Coat – Alloy, Top – Forever 21, Jeans – H&M, Shoes – Amazon, Necklace – Forever 21, Earrings – Forever 21

If your style is more feminine than edgy, look for a ladylike trench coat. The ruffle detail on the coat shown above makes for a perfectly girly look. Since this coat makes such a statement, pair it with the casual yet polished combo of skinny jeans and a cami.

Riding boots will be your best friend this winter and this trendy over-the-knee style will keep your toes and legs warm while trudging through less-than-pleasant weather. Complete the outfit with some delicate gold jewelry.

Bohemian Wrap Coat: $99.73

If you’re looking to add a very trendy coat style to your collection, why not opt for a patterned wrap coat with faux fur? Not only will it keep you incredibly warm, it will also be a fun way to change up your look.

Boho wrap coat outfit
Product Information: Coat – Boohoo, Top – Forever 21, Skirt – H&M, Tights – Target, Shoes – Target

There’s no doubt that this coat is dramatic, so keep your look from going overboard by pairing it with the basics. Namely, stick to a cute skirt, a long sleeved tank, and black tights.

Smoking slippers are still ultra-chic and are also an ideal choice for late fall. We especially love these funky patterned ones from Target.

Puffy Vest: $99.67

The puffy vest is a polarizing piece: You’re either into it or you’re not. Here at CF, we can’t get enough of them (when styled correctly)! They are sporty, sassy, and easy-to-wear when the temps dip down.

Puffer vest outfit
Product Information: Top – Delia’s, Vest – UNIQLO, Jeans – Forever 21, Shoes – Target, Headwrap – Charlotte Russe

Neutral puffy vests can be boring, so we say go with a colorful one! This red one looks ultra chic when paired with a polka dot top and skinnies. A pair of wedge sneakers adds a sporty yet trendy vibe to this entire outfit. Even if you’re on the fence about them, this pair of very low wedges from Target are both comfy and wallet-friendly!

For the finishing touch, accessorize with a preppy white headwrap.

What are your favorite budget-friendly outerwear pieces?

Which look above is your favorite? Are you into puffy vests and sneaker wedges? Do you have an anorak or bright blazer? Where are you shopping for coats and jackets this fall? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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8 Responses to “Outfits Under $100: 5 Chic Outerwear Looks for Cold Weather”

  1. 1
    October 23rd, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Not to be rude but these hardly seem like cold weather outfits. Up here in Canada we’ve been wearing this stuff for months, i was hoping for some actual cute coats. You’d have to layer at least 2-3 of these options you chose to stay warm here.

  2. 2
    October 23rd, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I agree with Hilary. Maybe the title should be changed to “cool weather” – most people consider “cold” to be below 30 degrees.

  3. 3
    October 23rd, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I don’t think that “most people” consider cold to be below 30 degrees, but I agree that what people find to be cold or cool is relative to the region they live in. However, this guide is pretty accurate to what a lot of Americans find to be cold. Not all–Texans probably have no clue what any of this stuff is, and people up in Michigan are probably on your side on this one lol. But for those of us in the middle I think it’s pretty thorough.

  4. 4
    October 23rd, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I agree with y’all about the cold weather! In Colorado, we have to deal with some pretty dang cold temps.

    I would love to see a piece on how to look cute in super cold weather. I struggle with looking cute while trying to stay warm in 10 degree weather.

  5. 5
    October 23rd, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I concur- loved that bohemian coat but upon inspection it’s only hree quarter length!! Not warm enough by any means. However these outfits are all super cute, those skinny jeans from Forever 21 look fantastic.

  6. 6
    October 24th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    These are cute but not warm at all! How about some wool blend sweaters & chunky cardigans & corduroy pants & oversized coats?

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