What to Wear in Winter: 4 Cute Outfits for Cold Weather

Don't despair! You can still look cute when the weather is dreadful.
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Don't despair! You can still look cute when the weather is dreadful.
What to wear in winter: 4 cute outfit ideas

I don't know about the weather where you are, but here in Boston it's pretty much so cold that I don't want to leave the house. Needless to say, winter weather is now dictating my style and I find myself browsing the web for winter outfit ideas near constantly. 

Naturally, I thought I'd write an article on just that -- cute winter outfits that will have you loving your wardrobe even when it's miserable out.

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

Winter Outfit #1 - Elegant & Simple

Winter outfit with black leggings, black Hunter boots, gray parka, gray sweater over a white button-down shirt, gray pom pom hat and gray mittens

Products: Sweater - J.Crew, Shirt - Amazon, Boots - Hunter, Mittens - The North Face, Fleece Lined Leggings - Amazon, Parka - Zappos, Hat - Boohoo

This winter outfit is a perfect go-to for seriously cold days. It mixes shades of gray and black for a preppy, put-together vibe.

The best part is, this whole outfit is super functional -- the leggings are lined with fleece to keep you warm, while the multiple layers up top add additional coverage. Finally, the Hunter boots are a total cold weather staple and an amazing investment!

Winter Outfit #2 - Eclectic Cool

Eclectic winter outfit idea: Red faux fur coat, ripped jeans, black oversized hoodie, gray mini backpack, gold bracelet, studded combat boots in black, black circle sunglasses

Products: Coat - Nordstrom, Backpack - American Eagle, Bracelet - Kate Spade, Jeans - Topshop, Sunglasses - Amazon, Hoodie - Boohoo, Boots - Urban Outfitters

If you have an eclectic sense of style, you won't be happy with a basic black winter outfit. You need to stand out! This eclectic-cool winter outfit idea helps you do just that.

Here, I mixed a burgundy red faux fur coat with some winter basics -- namely ripped skinny jeans, a cozy oversized hoodie, and shiny combat boots. (I love the subtle stud detailing on these.) Finish with cool girl accessories like a mini backpack, bangle bracelet, and round sunglasses.

Winter Outfit #3 - Edgy Girl

Winter outfit idea for edgy style: Faux leather pants, Nike black sneakers, black tunic sweater, black scarf, faux fur jacket in gray

Products: Scarf - Amazon, Pants - Topshop, Top - Nordstrom, Sneakers - Amazon, Coat - Missguided

This is the perfect edgy winter outfit. It's based around an all black palette with a trendy faux fur coat over top. The coat is the statement piece, while the rest of the look remains neutral.

Though these pieces are neutral, they're all interesting -- the faux leather pants add a hint of texture (and are surprisingly warm in winter!), while the tunic-length sweater is a total must-have for the season. The Nike sneakers add comfort and style. Finish with a basic black scarf.

Winter Outfit #4 - Neutral with a Splash of Color

Winter outfit idea with cream wool coat, gray turtleneck sweater, black skinny jeans, black ankle booties, red plaid scarf, black bucket bag

Products: Bag - Old Navy, Jeans - Topshop, Sweater - H&M, Scarf - Nordstrom, Boots - Amazon, Coat - ASOS

Here's a winter outfit idea that's a mix of all of the above looks, in one super casual and cozy outfit. It's got pops of color but still stays neutral and incorporates enough layers to keep you ultra warm.

Begin with some simple black skinny jeans and black ankle booties -- a classic winter combo. Add warmth with a cozy gray turtleneck sweater. A cream colored coat is a bit unexpected and super chic, while a black bucket bag is a staple you'll rock year-round. Finish with a pop of color in the form of a red plaid scarf.

More Winter Outfit Ideas:

For more cold weather outfit ideas and winter fashion, see the articles What to Wear When It's Really Cold: Outfits for Below-Freezing Temperatures, The Best Winter Boots for Slush, Snow and IceHow to Dress Well in Cold Weather, and our winter outfits section.

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

Editor's note: This post was originally published in 2009; it was completely updated and revamped in 2017 with new photos, outfit sets, and information.

Cute winter outfits: Eclectic, edgy, and classic winter outfit ideas for women

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