23 Cute Winter Outfits to Beat the Cold Weather Blahs

#OOTD Inspo for What to Wear This Winter

Close up of street style woman in striped sweater and jeans and yellow purse

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Brr, it's cold in here! Time to add some fashion to the atmosphere, but it's not always easy to pull together cute winter outfits that satisfy your inner fashion girl, while staying warm enough for when you're on the go. If you're looking for fashion tips on how to dress when it gets cold outside, we've got you covered with outfit ideas from fashion bloggers and street style. These looks combine smart layering, chic accessories, and trendy styles that you can use to dress up your basic wardrobe pieces, from jeans and sweaters to dresses and skirts, to look fantastic all winter long.

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Pastel Coat

Woman in purple coat and black sweater and grey skirt
Katie's Bliss

Who says you can only wear neutral shades in winter? This fashion blogger shows how you can wear a pretty pastel coat with your skirt and sweater outfits, for a look that stands out from the crowd. Black tights and ankle boots keep this colorful look grounded. We love the matching purple purse, too.

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Faux Fur Coat

Woman in grey fur coat and grey trousers
Fashion Landscape

It's a foolproof fashion rule — one expensive-looking item can dress up even the most casual wardrobe basics. Take a look at this stylish outfit, which layers a faux fur jacket over a simple t-shirt and trousers. This blogger grounds her look with basic white sneakers, but her bag is totally fashion, for an unexpected high-low combination that works.

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Grunge Goes Glam

Woman in ripped jeans and grey sweater and red accessories
The Urban Umbrella

This outfit is so cute, you might not even notice this blogger has styled it using the hallmark elements of 90s grunge fashion. Ripped black jeans, a slouchy sweater, and a plaid scarf look so much cuter, with the addition of a fashionable wide brimmed hat and a ladylike quilted purse with chain strap handles. Her trendy leopard print shoes are just the icing on the cake.

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Attention to Detail

Woman in jeans and sweater outfit with fashion hat
June Sixty Five

This fashion blogger puts together a perfect weekend outfit, with a grey cashmere sweater, ripped skinny jeans, and a streamlined wool coat. It's her attention to detail, though, from the checked shirt hem peeking out from under her sweater, to her sassy fedora, and expensive-looking black leather bag and booties, that really make this day-off outfit work.

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Add Polish With Accessories

Woman in ripped jeans and black turtlenek and headband
Hello Fashion

This style blogger gives a master class in how adding the right accessories can make a simple outfit look more expensive. A wide headband, ladylike quilted bag, delicate jewelry, and nude high heel shoes make ripped jeans and a long-sleeved tee look brunch-ready.

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In the Pink

Woman in pink coat and white jeans
The Sweetest Thing

Here is a winter outfit that's pretty enough to wear on coffee dates, or shopping in the city. A soft, neutral sweater looks cute layered over white jeans, and topped with a pretty pastel coat. Add a purse in a neutral color, or a matching pastel, and finish your look with nude high heels or ballet flats.

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Fur Trimmed Sweater

Woman in fur trimmed sweater and skinny jeans
Girl With Curves

Where do fashionistas keep their armies? In their sleevies! This season, plenty of designers showed styles with extra detailing on the sleeves, from bell-shaped sleeves, to fur or feather trimmed hems. Here, a simple grey sweater looks suddenly special, with the addition of furry cuffs.

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The Sweater Dress

Woman in sweater dress and winter coat and tall boots
Be Sugar and Spice

A knitted sweater dress is a fashion girl's best friend for wearing in winter, even on the chilliest days. Just pair this trendy item with tights, tall boots, and a snug winter coat (feel free to wear a parka, if needed). 

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Sunny Yellow Coat

Woman in denim shirt and jeans and yellow coat
Grasie Mercedes

On grey winter days, inject some winter cheer with a colorful coat. Layer it over a denim shirt and jeans, as this style blogger does, or wear it over a fancy dress for winter weddings and dinners out. Yellow also matches particularly well with trendy leopard print shoes, as shown here.

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Waterfall Coat

Woman in waterfall coat and leggings
LCB Style

The waterfall coat is a beautiful outerwear choice for cooler days. Buy one in classic camel, as pictured, to wear with just about everything in your closet. Here, an unstructured coat helps to soften the tough look of leather leggings and a basic t-shirt, making it look pretty enough for date night out.

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Winterize Your Work Outfits

Woman in yellow skirt and white blouse and grey sweater for work
Extra Petite

If your work uniform is a sleek pencil skirt, a pretty top, and heels, you don't have to give up your favorites when it's cold out. Here, this fashion blogger adds a long, cozy cardigan, and snug matching tights, to her colorful work outfit, making it work for cold winter days. Dark colored accessories also help to winterize your look, as pictured.

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How to Wear a Mini Skirt in Winter

Woman in leather jacket and mini skirt
Penny Pincher Fashion

You can wear a mini skirt to look cute for winter dates and other outings, by keeping your legs covered. Here, this fashion blogger looks winter ready, in a short skirt worn under a leather jacket and turtleneck sweater, with tights and ankle boots. You could also add a big wool scarf, a knitted hat, and leather gloves to this outfit, for added protection against the wind or cold.

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Leopard Coat

Woman in leopard print coat and black outfit
Haute in Habit

The leopard coat is this winter's biggest style story, and we like how this fashion blogger makes it the star of her outfit. Layering an animal print coat over streamlined black separates, such as the chic long-sleeved blouse and black jeans pictured here, is a great way to make sure your statement outerwear takes center stage. Wear this look with unfussy hair, and fabulous sunglasses.

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The Cape Coat

Woman in white cape coat and black outfit
Fat in the City

Here's another stylish coat that can dress up all of your winter outfits. Here, this style blogger wears a flowing cape coat in winter white over a sheath dress and tights. We'd wear this outfit to the office to impress co-workers and clients, then take it out for drinks afterward. The white tote bag is a chic fashion choice, too.

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Minimalist Outfit for Work

Woman in plaid blazer and pleated skirt outfit

Here is a foolproof way to pull together a few basic, streamlined work wardrobe items in muted colors, while still looking chic. A checkered blazer dresses up a wine-colored turtleneck and black pleated skirt. Classic leather and suede accessories add extra polish to this look.

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White Outfit for Winter

Woman in winter white outfit
We Wore What

Here's a look at how cute a winter white outfit can be. This blogger layers a thick, white cable-knit sweater over slim white pants, for a cold weather look that is crisp and cozy at the same time. Wear this outfit with white sneakers, or this season's must-have white boots, and keep your head warm with a cute knitted beanie. You could also add a trendy white puffer coat over top, for extra warmth and fashion points.

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Wear Track Pants in Winter

Woman in track pants and leather jacket street style
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The athleisure trend of styling gymwear to look fashionable for daytime street wear is still going strong. We like how this fashion influencer topped a pair of sporty track pants with a matching black turtleneck and leather jacket, to create a casually chic outfit for shopping and running errands.

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The Power of a Purse

Woman in grey bodysuit and jeans with fashion purse
Meagan's Moda

If you don't believe that the right purse can make (or break) your look, take a look at this outfit. A grey bodysuit and straight leg jeans are made instantly chic, by adding a structured black purse with chain straps. We like the addition of a belt, too, to draw attention to your slimmest point when you wear this outfit.

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Black, White, and Chic All Over

Woman in dressy outfit with skirt and beret
Shapely Chic Sheri

Black and white outfits are perfect for gallery openings, winter parties, and dinners out. We're very into this blogger's streamlined look, which tucks a black turtleneck sweater into a chic white pencil skirt, to create an eye-catching effect. A black beret adds cheeky style to this look, and classic black pumps are the perfect finishing touch.

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Leather Moto Jacket

Woman in black outfit with motorcycle jacket

The leather moto jacket will never go out of style. Buy one now, in black or another muted color, such as forest green, deep blue, or mulberry as shown here, and you can wear it forever to add edgy style to almost everything in your closet. Here, this blogger wears one to make a cozy casual outfit of black jeans and a sweatshirt look more fashionable.

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Over the Knee Boots

Over the Knee Boots and Skirt Outfit
Lace and Locks

Did you buy a pair of stylish over the knee boots this year? Copy this cute winter outfit idea, that uses tall leather boots in place of the more expected tights. They are a great way to cover up your skin when you're wearing a skirt on cooler days, as seen here.

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Blanket Scarf

Blanket Scarf Outfit
June Sixty Five

The over-sized blanket scarf is a major cold weather fashion trend that is not only stylish, it's practical for keeping you warm on your winter commute. Here, a fashion blogger wraps up in a big scarf, layering it over a leather jacket and pencil skirt, for a cozy workday look.

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Mad About Plaid

Woman in plaid suit street style
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Plaid has had a major fashion resurgence this year that shows no signs of slowing down, with this trend is on display across just about every category of winter clothing for women. Here, this fashion influencer wears a stylishly slouchy plaid pantsuit for the office, pairing it with this year's essential white ankle boot.