With its often-unpredictable weather patterns and endless clothing options, winter can be a tricky time of the year to dress for. After all, getting dressed each day can bring up some crucial wardrobe questions: Jeans or leggings? Faux fur vest or chunky knit sweater? To layer or not to layer? If you find yourself facing the age-old problem of having nothing to wear (when really you have a stuffed-to-the-brim closet), never fear. Whether traveling or staying close to home this winter, you’re sure to be reaching for these cosy and chic winter outfits again and again.
Sweater Dress with Thigh High Boots
This particular look is effortlessly gorgeous, easy to wear, and appropriate for nearly every occasion—three very important factors in any ensemble. Both the sweater dress and over-the-knee boot are on-trend for winter, making each piece an ideal addition to your seasonal rotation. PopSugar suggests opting for a relaxed (i.e. not super-fitted) sweater dress that hits right at mid-thigh, leaving a bit of breathing room between the hemline and your boots. The resulting peek of skin provides a break in material and lends a flirty touch to your overall look. For winter days that dip below freezing, simply add a pair of tights to the outfit.
LeatherLeggings with an Oversized Sweater
An oversized sweater is a timeless piece that every woman should (and likely already does) have in her winter wardrobe. But for an unexpected twist on this old favourite, try pairing your best knit with leather leggings and a great shoe. As Ellepoints out, swapping out casual denim in favour of black leather will instantly elevate a look, and a statement shoe provides the perfect finishing touch. Not sure whether you prefer a bold-print pump or luxe suede flat? Lyst’s collection of shoes is a great place to look for a full offering of the season’s hottest trends, as it pulls in a variety of examples from across the industry. This way, you can browse by style, colour, material, and even designer to find the perfect fit.
Cuffed Jeans with Ankle Booties
The quintessential all-season shoe, the ankle bootie is as versatile as it gets. Wear them to the office or a birthday bash, with a sundress in the spring or tights in the fall—the options are virtually endless. For the winter season, style your favourite pair of ankle boots with skinny jeans. Though it might seem like an easy pairing to pin down, there are plenty of ways this look can go wrong, accordingto Babble. Instead of tucking your jeans into the boot, as many of us are probably prone to doing, cuff them instead. The small peek of ankle that a slight cuff allows visually elongates your legs and creates a clean line. Another definite plus to the jeans and ankle bootie combo is that this outfit can easily be dressed up or down depending on the wash of your denim, the top you choose to complete your look, and, of course, accessories.