2022 is upon us — we can hardly believe it! A new year is a great time to set a few resolutions for your wardrobe, whether that’s cleaning out your closet, investing in more quality pieces, or attempting a few new trends. If you simply want to spend less time in sweats and more time putting together great outfits, that’s a wonderful resolution too. Don’t let the dark days of winter hold you back. With the right pieces and a little inspiration, you can look fashionable all season long. Yes, even in the bitter cold.
You don’t have to do it all on your own, either. That’s why we’re here. We’ve gathered more than a dozen cute cold weather outfits to inspire you and help you walk out the door feeling cool and confident (but not cold). Come rain, snow, sleet, or a picturesque sunny winter’s day, you’ll be prepared with an outfit that weathers it all.
At the center of every great cold-weather outfit is a great outer layer, so be sure to explore our selection of outerwear for women to bolster your winter wardrobe with statement jackets and cozy coats. Now, let’s get to the looks:
1. A Puffer + Faux Leather Pants + Beanie
A puffer jacket is the perfect marriage of form and function. It’s incredibly warm and happens to be on-trend (although comfort like this will never go out of style). If you’re looking for a cute and cozy outfit to wear to brave cold weather this is it. Pull on a pair of faux leather pants (also one of the top trends of the season) and a warm base layer on top. Then add a puffer jacket. This one is a great versatile option to have in your closet and pull out whenever a cold front rolls in. The camel color goes great over everything and the slightly-cropped fit is universally flattering. This look can easily be chic enough for a dinner out, or casual enough for a weekend brunch. For a chillier or more laid-back occasion, finish it off with a beanie and shearling boots.
2. A Sweater Dress + Fun Earrings
A sweater dress is oh-so-stylish for fall and perfect for your winter to spring outfits. Whenever it’s cold out and you want to look put together (and are tired of all your winter bottoms) turn to a sweater dress. You can pull on tights and tall boots and layer it underneath a coat to keep even warmer. When you’re indoors, shed the coat and let the dress shine. Liven up the look for a festive fete with a pair of fun earrings like these Mother of Pearl teardrops, and perhaps a shiny belt.
3. A Cropped Cardigan + Turtleneck + Wide Leg Jeans
During cold seasons, nothing is a better layering piece than a solid-colored, fitted turtleneck; you can wear it under just about anything to keep warm and create a cute, layered look. One way to wear this versatile piece is under a cropped cardigan. Start by tucking your turtleneck into a pair of wide-leg jeans. You could stop here and accessorize with layered necklaces and a pair of heeled boots, but for added warmth and to create those coveted layers, reach for a button-up cardigan like this fun animal-print option.
4. An All-White Look
If you haven’t embraced winter whites before, now is the time. An all-white or cream outfit feels fresh and fun at the start of a new year and looks chic and sophisticated at the same time. To pull it off, reach for a pair of white jeans or even cozy white or cream loungewear pants and a white or cream sweater or hoodie. Then, add a coat in the same hue, such as this long quilted option in cream. Step into tan boots and your look is complete.
5. A Skirt + Tights + Turtleneck
Who says you can’t wear skirts in the winter? With a pair of tights, your skirts can be just as wearable in sub-60-degree weather as they are when it’s warm out. This season, reach for a skirt with a bit of texture or print, such as this plaid bias cut skirt. Pair it with a fitted turtleneck, tights, and a pair of tall boots. Top it off with this sherpa jacket and you’ll be well prepared for cold weather.
6. A Shirt-Jacket + Jeans
For a casual, cold-weather look, a shirt-jacket, or shacket as it’s been called, is one of the best types of jackets for women to add to your wardrobe for cold weather. This thicker-than-a-flannel but thinner-than-a-coat piece is the perfect additional layer when you’re wearing something warm underneath or when it’s just brisk outside. Opt for a neutral shacket such as this sherpa one, or a fun plaid one such as this. When you wear it with jeans, you can create a cute cool-girl look that feels and appears totally effortless.
7. A Cropped Puffer + Straight-Leg Jeans + Chelsea Boots
Pull out that puffer again, it’s required for this next cute cold-weather outfit! This time, wear it with a pair of straight-leg jeans (another trending closet staple) and Chelsea boots (a short leather version). Underneath your new favorite puffer, wear a simple long-sleeve top. Accessorize this look with a beanie and gloves or a headband and you’ll be good to go.
8. A Velvet Set
Velvet is everywhere this season and if you’re looking for something to keep you warm, this fabric hits the mark. It’s hard to resist its ultra-soft and luxe feel, so why try? Embrace the trend full-on by wearing velvet head-to-toe. A chic set is the way to do it; pair this velvet top with these velvet pants for the ultimate look. With heels, this set can be fancy enough for a dinner party, and with slippers, it can be casual enough for a movie night. The choice is yours.
9. A Chunky Scarf + Coat + Sunnies
A scarf is to winter what sandals are to summer—essential. In one fell swoop, you can go from not warm enough to cozy and comfortable. That’s the power of a good scarf. So, it’s a good idea to have a versatile and *warm* option on hand at all times. This one is our go-to. For a cute cold-weather look, wrap it around your neck and tuck the ends into this beautiful printed coat or any of these other ways to wear scarves. You’ll be warm enough to weather any condition. If it’s sunny out, don’t forget the power of a great pair of sunglasses to complete any outfit, this chic one especially.
10. A Plaid Sweater + Black Trousers
If you feel stuck in a rut during the cold weather months, consider looking for a new pair of pants that you’re excited about. This can breathe new life into your closet, even if you’re wearing them with all the same ladies sweaters and tops. A pair of black trousers, in particular, can easily dress up any outfit. We suggest pairing them with a plaid sweater for a look that’s elevated yet fun. Pro tip: Check out our latest blog on How to Style Plaid Shirts to learn how to dress up a plaid outfit!
11. A Hoodie + Leggings + Wool Coat
Comfort reigns supreme when it’s cold out, but if you have a few ultra-warm and cozy outfits you can turn to, you can look fashionable too. All you really need to take your look from loungewear to streetstyle is a great coat and shoes. For this look, in particular, throw on a pair of leggings (preferably one that’s in great shape) or sweatpants and an oversized hoodie. Then tie it all up with a wool coat. Add a beanie or sunnies if you’d like and step into sneakers or boots before you head out the door.
12. A Printed Blouse + Colorful Coat
Nothing brightens up a dreary winter day like a colorful outfit. Add a pop of color to your closet with a bright, solid-hued coat, like this one, and it will be just the thing you reach for as a pick-me-up. It can also be a great statement piece if you’re attending a special event. When you do, wear it over a printed blouse, such as this star-print button-up blouse, and with a pair of black pants for a sophisticated outfit.
13. Statement Blazer + Jeans + Tee
Not sure how to style a blazer while keeping warm and cozy? A blazer can really dress up even the most casual jeans and a t-shirt. In fact, that’s one of our favorite ways to wear it. With a statement blazer like this leopard-print one, you’ll turn heads. Add a black scarf and boots and you’ll be plenty warm too.
14. Faux Leather Pants + Chunky Knit Sweater
Reach for those faux leather pants once again to create this great cold-weather outfit — one you’ll likely want to wear all winter long because it’s as comfortable as it is cute. Simply pair them with a chunky sweater on top. Then, depending on your mood, you can step into sneakers or boots and add a beanie or scarf. It’s an outfit formula that’s easy to follow when you don’t know what else to wear.