Raise your hand if your cute winter outfit has ever felt personally victimized by sub-zero winter temps. 🙋🙋🙋 Same girl, same. But your bulky parka doesn’t have to ruin a perfectly grammable outfit. If you style it right, that winter coat will become your new favorite outfit addition – and not just because it keeps you warm.
But how exactly do you wear the necessary winter layers so that they add to your ensemble, instead of taking away from it? Well, the secret is all in the rest of your look. Color coordination, balancing volume, and smart use of textures (think: leather, faux fur, and suede) are just some of the genius winter fashion tricks used by your favorite celebs to totally nail cold weather street style.
Want to see for yourself? Click ahead for the coolest ways to wear cozy gear and still look mad cute.
Athleisure and Pleather
Behold: the ultimate winter outfit hack for people who HATE being cold. The secret’s all in the pants – go for a faux leather trouser over jeans. The thick fabric will keep away the wind chill and, let’s face it, it looks crazy chic.
What you’ll need: Seam-Detail Slim-Fit Pant, $60, Mango
Early ’00s Flare
Yes, you can still wear your favorite crop top in the winter – just pair it up with a plush beanie and a cool leather duster.
What you’ll need: Vegan Leather Belted Trench Coat, 98, Lulus
I was today years old when I found out FKA Twigs invented layering. The singer serves a masterclass in winter style with her vintage-cool style. A choker layered over a turtleneck? Ya, I need to try that.
What you’ll need: Metallic Leather Boots, $140, Dr Martens
If at any given time you find yourself in need of a style overhaul, just type the name “Barbie Ferreira” into Google. The girl has the ultimate chill-meets-edgy style. Just take his look for example – the artsy knit and leather jacket make for the perfect winter uniform.
What you’ll need: Lilac Co Ord Knit Midaxi Skirt, $19, Missguided
Bootcut is officially back. This pant silhouette elongates your legs and truly gives that “legs for days” vibe.
What you’ll need: Majorelle Blake Pant, $188, revolve
If you just happen to have boots that perfectly match your winter coat, wearing them together a la Gigi Hadid is a must. Go simple with the rest of the outfit to give your statement pieces a starring role.
What you’ll need: Chopped Puffer Jacket, $95, Topshop
If you’re struggling to style your favorite dress for chilled temps, the key is layering. A denim jacket over and a solid pair of jeans under will keep you from freezing – and also keep you looking chic.
What you’ll need: Denim Jacket, $199, DL1961
Kendall’s grungy fit is super cozy and crazy cool. She paired a hoodie and mom jeans with pointed-toe boots and a vintage-y puffer coat.
What you’ll need: Faux Shearling-Detail Jacket, $99, H&M
This outfit hack is the fashion girl secret to staying warm while you show off your outfit – plus, it looks great in an OOTD photo.
What you’ll need: Velour Hoodie, $78, Skims
Amp up your legging game with a dose of latex, Addison Rae style. Pair with an oversized sweater or even a longline blazer add some chill vibes to the Going Out staple.
What you’ll need: Faux Patent Leather Leggings, $110, Spanx
Vertical stripes, high rise trousers, and a floor-grazing trench give the illusion of legs for days. The velvety texture of Camila’s coat pulls the entire look together.
What you’ll need: Extreme Sleeve Trench Coat, $111, ASOS
Winter is the perfect time to get out the glitzy mini skirt for a festive feel. Pair with a fuzzy sweater, tights, and knee high boots for a glam Instagram pic. Then change back into sweats right after.
What you’ll need: Limited Edition Sequin Skirt, $50, Zara
Hit peak laziness with a sweatsuit you may or may not have slept in. It’s the perfect winter look, because paired up with a puffer and fashion-y boots, you’ll serve up major streetwear vibes.
What you’ll need: Frank Oversized Sweatpants, $135, Frankies Bikinis
This is how to wear all black. A structured blazer, slouchy hoodie, and patent leather pants combined offer the perfect mix of texture. The contrast of laid-back and ultra polished gives this look such a fashion feel.
What you’ll need: Palermo Blazer, $88, Lioness
A wide-leg jumpsuit feels so chic for holiday Zoom calls. Look for one with a belted waist to give shape and break up the silhouette.
What you’ll need: Emerald Green Pleated Wide Leg Jumpsuit, $39, Pretty Little Thing
Orange, Orange, Orange
From electric tangerine to neon orange and fiery rust, this hue is the number one color of the season. Haley layered on the shade with a logo-striped dress and matching jacket.
What you’ll need: Superdown Becca Square Neck Dress, $32, Revolve
A baggy jean and oversized blazer are peak comfort. Keep the look polished with hoops and a slicked-back bun.
What you’ll need: Super Soft Blazer, $168, Free People
The bigger and fluffier the better! Give yourself those mountain vacay vibes with a fluffy pair of earmuffs this winter season.
What you’ll need: Surell Embellished Faux Fur Earmuffs, $27, Saks Off 5th
Feel like you’re strutting through the streets of Paris, when you’re really just walking to class with Shay’s high-fashion textures. Just pile on all the faux leather in your closet, then top with a teddy coat and beret.
What you’ll need: Oversized Faux Shearling Coat, $295, Apparis
A sleek suit looks good on everyone and will keep you warm all day long.
What you’ll need: Blue Co Ord Belted Blazer, $19, Missguided
Black and Florals
A vintage-inspired jacket works hard to elevate a simple black ‘fit. Take notes: popping on a bold jacket is the quickest way to look chic without literally any effort.
What you’ll need: Geometric Jacquard Tie-Waist Jacket, $120, Madewell
An all black outfit is simple and chic. By adding a pop of color with a shoe or bag you elevate your winter look completely.
What you’ll need: Clarem Knee High Boot, $150, Sam Edelman
You don’t have to show your nips for this one – unless you want to, then do you – but Kim’s all burgundy look is one to copy. If you’re not into burgundy, go for a groutfit, an all-white look, or a black-on-black-on-black fit. It basically works with any color as long as each item is a slightly different hue.
What you’ll need: The Super Puff Shorty, $225, Aritzia
Romee Strijd has just perfected the ultimate edgy winter outfit: snow-kicking combat boots, a leather jacket, and painted-on leopard hot pants.
What you’ll need: Plus High-Rise Super Skinny Leopard Pants, $37, Levi’s
Every designated Cool Girl has black Vans, camo pants, and a sporty puffer in her closet. Wear them all at once for an easy fit with major style.
What you’ll need: Old Skool Sneaker, $60, Vans
Rock all your unisex pieces at once to create the perfect normcore ensemble. A beanie, white tee, trench, and Chuck Taylors go perfectly together.
What you’ll need: 2-Way Beanie, $35, Kangol
Keep the hot girl energy going all year long with cut-outs from top to bottom.
What you’ll need: High-Rise Cut Out Jean, $198, WeWoreWhat
Bella gets two spots on our list, because her layered style is just that good. If the Powerpuff girls needed to dress for wintertime, this is the look they’d pick: a girly puffer with ’90s sunnies and bright blue pants straight out of a cartoon.
What you’ll need: Cobalt Carpenter Pants, $50, Dickies Girl
Red, Red, and More Red
Keps it monochrome-chic in head-to-toe red, like Rita Ora. The matching crimson top coat, gloves, and patent leather beret will make you sizzle in even the coldest temps. [Insert fire emoji here.]
What you’ll need: Patent Leather Beret Hat, $12, Amazon
Proof that you can make a silky slip work for colder months. Just pair them up with a tall animal print boot and a menswear-inspired topcoat.
What you’ll need: Analeah Boot, $238, Schutz