This post will show you 25 cute winter outfit ideas for 2024.
Does the cold and dreary winter weather have you lacking outfit inspiration? If so, prepare to get inspired!
We’re just past winter’s halfway point, and this is when the cold-weather outfit ideas start to run out. And while our focus is starting to shift towards spring fashion, that doesn’t mean we can wear spring clothes yet!
That’s why I’ve found 30 winter outfit ideas to make getting dressed this season a lot easier, and a lot more stylish.
Whether you need an everyday outfit or something dressier for a special occasion, there’s a cute (and cozy!) look for you.
Read on for the ultimate winter dressing guide!
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Cute Winter Outfits to Get You Inspired
Find an outfit based on these key winter clothing pieces that you may already own, or may decide you need in your winter wardrobe.
Long Coat Outfit
A tailored long coat is the key to looking chic all winter long, especially in a versatile color like gray.
Though this type of coat looks stylish with just about any outfit, I love the way it can elevate some dark-wash denim and a t-shirt or simple top.
A long coat, along with some heeled booties and an oversized scarf, is able to totally transform basic pieces that you probably already have in your closet.
Puffer Coat Outfit
Puffer jackets are one of the very best ways to stay warm in the wintertime, and luckily, they are equally as trendy as they are practical.
There are tons of ways to wear a puffer jacket, but I’d say they look best with pants, leggings, and sweatpants. If you’re wearing a skirt or a dress, go for a more structured coat instead.
For an effortless everyday look, wear your puffer jacket with denim, boots or sneakers, and any top or sweater of your choosing.
By adding accessories like chunky gold jewelry and cool sunglasses, you’ll be able to elevate this ensemble even further.
Oversized Sweater Outfit
Nothing is quite as cozy—or as warm—as a chunky, oversized sweater.
I especially love the magic 8-ball graphic print on this knit sweater, which gives it an eye-catching element.
Wear your oversized sweater with some loose-fitting denim and Ugg boots for a laid-back winter look (leggings work, as well). A pair of faux fur earmuffs add a cute (and extra warm) touch.
Winter Athleisure Outfit
On cold days when you don’t feel like putting together an outfit (hey, we’ve all been there, especially when 8 AM classes are involved), opt for athleisure. It’s by far the easiest and comfiest outfit option!
And because the two items are coordinated, it will make you look surprisingly put together.
If you feel like going the extra mile, add in some of your favorite jewelry, like hoop earrings and a chain necklace. Along with some high-top sneakers and a puffer jacket, you’ll be all set.
Street Style Winter Outfit
For a street-style vibe, you’ll want to grab style some loose-fitting denim, trendy sneakers, and a skinny scarf, along with a shiny puffer jacket.
While they may not be quite as warm as oversized blanket scarves, skinny scarves have come back into style and are a rising trend to put on your radar this season.
Don’t forget to accessorize with some trendy sunnies and stacked rings for the complete look.
Girly Winter Outfit
If your style is girly, you’re going to adore wearing a mauve eyelash knit sweater dress with white knee-high boots.
The feminine color is a total mood booster and is sure to stand out this winter, especially with its fuzzy texture and turtleneck design.
Faux Leather Pants Outfit
Next to heavyweight jeans, one of the best bottoms to wear during the wintertime are faux leather pants (or leggings).
The leather-like fabric tends to be thicker, and therefore warmer, than other materials, and they will lend your winter outfits a cool, edgy look.
Faux leather pants can be worn day or night, but personally, they are my go-to option on nights I’m heading out and want to wear a dressier outfit.
You can never go wrong with an all-black monochrome look featuring black faux leather pants, a black bodysuit, and black booties.
Complete your night out ensemble with a long structured coat or oversized blazer and some metallic jewelry.
Puffer Vest Outfit
Puffer vests are going to be your best friend as we head toward spring.
This transitional outerwear item is very versatile and particularly ideal if you’ll frequently be going from outside to inside throughout the day since it’s less bulky than a full-blown puffer jacket.
While these vests also pair well with athleisure outfits, try styling your puffer vest with some casual cargo pants, sneakers, and a hoodie for a laid-back look.
This easy-going ensemble is excellent for a day spent on campus or running errands.
Oversized Sweater Outfit
What’s cozier than an oversized sweater?!
Beat the chill in a roomy knit that’s going to make you feel ultra cozy during the wintertime.
When styling oversized sweaters, you can either opt for a slim-fitting bottom, like leggings or a mini skirt, or go for a fully oversized look with some baggy pants. It’s all about playing with proportions here.
For example, this oversized striped sweater looks cool paired with baggy cargo pants, sneakers, and a beanie hat for a street-style look.
Winter Tights Outfit
Tights are the ultimate way to warm up skirts and dresses for cold weather, and this year, patterned tights are having a major moment.
Try wearing some tights with a pattern (like polka dots or a lacy design) with a faux leather mini skirt, and an oversized sweater.
This neutral-colored notch-neck sweater has a longer length, which makes for a stylish play on proportions in contrast with the skirt’s mini length.
Be sure to wear some knee-high boots and a long coat over top to make this ensemble wintertime-ready.
Pro tip: wear socks over your tights for extra warm feet and so that your feet don’t slide around in your boots!
Aviator Jacket Outfit
Not only are aviator jackets super stylish, but they are also super warm, thanks to their faux fur linings and faux leather exteriors.
While you can wear these jackets day or night, I especially like these for nights out during the winter since they have a dressy, edgy vibe.
On your next night out, try wearing a faux fur aviator jacket with some black wide-leg jeans and a cute top or blouse. Add in some trendy accessories like oversized earrings, a chunky belt, and a belt in a bright hue for a pop of color.
Why not give winter white a try?
Wearing white or cream during the winter feels fresh since it’s an unexpected hue that is usually reserved for the spring and summer.
Since most of us tend to gravitate towards darker tones in the winter, some ivory high-waisted pants will make a major statement when paired with a sweater or turtleneck in the same color.
Break up the monochromatic look with your outerwear: this navy blue plaid shearling bomber jacket will stand out against the winter whites and make a style statement. Its fluffy shearling lining and collar help to tie the outfit together and make for an extra cozy touch.
Sherpa Jacket Outfit
Sherpa jackets are one of the coziest outerwear options for the wintertime, and they make just about any outfit—including a basic, all-black outfit—look instantly fashionable.
This faux fur sherpa jacket features a trucker jacket-inspired silhouette for a relaxed fit with a shorter length that makes it ideal for pairing with denim.
When styled with black wide-leg or baggy jeans, a black top or sweater, and some chunky black combat boots, you’ll be ready to take on the cold in style.
Athletic Winter Outfit
Don’t let the cold stop you from taking your Hot Girl Walks or hitting the gym. You can still wear your cute gym sets — just be sure to wear a puffer jacket over top and pair your sneakers with some high socks.
Not only are the high socks trendy right now, but they will also keep your ankles extra warm compared to no-show socks!
(If you find a full-on coat to be a bit too bulky, you can swap it out for a puffer vest instead).
Trench Coat Outfit
Trench coats are having a major moment right now, especially faux leather trench coats, which are better suited for chillier weather.
And while you may be thinking that these are a dressier item, think again.
Why not wear a faux leather trench coat paired with a laid-back, everyday look? It will make a sweater, wide-leg pants, sneakers, and a baseball cap look ultra-chic.
Dressy Casual Winter Outfit
If you’re going for a dressy-meets-casual vibe, consider wearing a plaid print mini skirt with tights and a sweater.
This classy combination is a timeless look that can be paired with heels, boots, or loafers, depending on where you’re headed, along with a long coat.
Plaid is always a good choice in the fall and winter seasons, and this particular mini skirt is made from wool-like flannel fabric, making it ideal for chillier weather.
Faux Leather Bomber Jacket Outfit
One of the coolest outerwear trends this winter is faux leather bomber jackets.
These are a fresh take on classic faux leather moto jackets, and they will give your outfits a vintage vibe.
Why not wear a padded faux leather bomber jacket with some baggy or loose-fitting jeans and sneakers in a bright hue for a pop of color? This laid-back look is a great way to elevate your everyday style.
Outfits for Winter Events
If you have a specific event you’re heading to this winter, check out these outfit ideas for inspiration.
For a Winter Night Out
So you have plans to go out with your friends, but you don’t want to freeze. No worries!
I’d suggest either wearing a sweater dress or faux leather pants with a cute long-sleeve top or bodysuit.
Faux leather is the ultimate pick for a night out since it has a dressy-meets-edgy vibe that will make you look instantly cool.
Bring the ensemble together with some black booties and a trendy bomber jacket or aviator jacket.
For a Winter Party
If you’re heading to a dressier occasion this winter, a faux fur jacket is going to add an instant dose of glamour (and warmth) to your look.
It’s the perfect piece to wear to a party, along with a sparkly mini skirt, blouse, and tights.
Be sure to accessorize with some bold jewelry and a trendy handbag to give the outfit a nighttime feel.
For the Snow
One of the best parts about winter has to be playing in the snow!
But whether you’re hitting the slopes or just building a snowman in your backyard, you’ll need water-repellent outerwear (including bottoms!) to stay warm and dry.
Go for a pop of color with these pink water-resistant high-rise salopettes, which you can wear over a base layer like leggings or long johns for added warmth. Their pink hue gives them a girly, Barbie-esque look that is so on-trend right now.
For the rest of your snow day outfit, wear a form-fitting turtleneck and a water-repellent puffer jacket, along with snow boots and earmuffs.
Hit brunch in style with a faux leather mini skirt, tights, knee-high boots, and a chunky turtleneck sweater.
This ribbed sweater with a classic black and white striped pattern makes the faux leather mini feel more casual for the day, plus it will keep you nice and warm.
Brunch outfits should be a combination of dressy-meets-daytime, and this ensemble strikes the perfect balance between the two.
For a Winter Date
Dressing for a date in the wintertime can be tricky. How are you supposed to look (and feel) hot when you have to get dressed for the cold?!
I have the solution: a knit dress. Opting for a bodycon dress in a knit, sweater-like material is going to help you keep warm, while still looking cute and feminine.
This black knit turtleneck dress has a sexy slit detail and a bodycon fit that will hug your curves while also retaining heat.
Wear it with some black knee-high boots, a long structured coat, and some statement earrings to jazz it up. If it’s very cold outside, you can always add tights, too.
Keep things casual for school with some loose-fitting cargo pants, sneakers, and an ultra-warm puffer jacket that is ideal for walking across campus in cold temps.
On top, you can wear anything from a long-sleeve top to a hoodie — just opt for one with a bit more coverage (the crop top above may not pass your school’s dress code requirements).
If it’s super chilly outside, don’t forget to accessorize with cold-weather items like a hat, scarf, and gloves.
For the Office
If you’ve got a job or internship that requires you to work in an office, you’ll want to look polished and professional, no matter the season.
The key to accomplishing this during the winter is layering. Not only will layering help keep you warm, but it will also add interest to your outfits.
For example, layer a wool-blend dad coat over a knit sweater (or sweater vest), layered over a button-down shirt.
Along with some tailored trousers and loafers or elevated sneakers, this layered look takes office styling to the next level.
For Lounging Around
Everyone needs a cute lounge set in the wintertime. It’s the perfect outfit to wear when you want to feel cozy at home or while running errands.
If you’re heading out and about, wear it with some platform Ugg boots (or slippers) and a puffer jacket (or vest) for a cute, comfy, coordinated look.
What do you think of our guide to cute outfits for winter?
Would you wear these winter outfits? Which outfit idea is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!