When we think of winter outfits, rarely do stylish ensembles come to mind. More likely, the image that pops into your head of a practical outfit for a frosty day includes the piling on of sweaty layers, resulting in a Michelin Man-inspired look that’s warm, sure, but not so chic. Contrary to popular belief, though, dressing for chilly weather doesn’t have to look frumpy.
In order to stay warm this winter without calling on multiple coats, scarves, and snow pants — though, we’ve been seeing a lot of cool ways to style the latter — the first step is incorporating a base layer. (Shoutout to Uniqlo Heattech!) Sometimes, a thermal shirt and fleece-lined tights are all it takes to make a chunky sweater and baggy jeans feel like a parka and your coziest sweatpants. Other times, adding a cute varsity jacket or a duvet coat; waterproof, lug-soled boots; and your favorite knit beret to your modern-day long underwear will do the trick.
Ahead, find 31 winter-ready outfits to try out during the chilly month ahead, all of which are practical, chic, and 100% Instagram-approved.