5 Easy Winter Outfit Hacks That Look Super Chic


Winter weather is inevitably a drag, but with a bit of innovation, your outfit can still be a winner. Taking a cue from the street style circuit, we narrowed in on five easy layering hacks that utilize wardrobe staples we all own (dresses, pants, skirts) and guarantee extra insulation without making you look like a marshmallow. Get inspired here, and shop our picks to re-create each ensemble on your own.

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Chic Winter Outfit Hacks

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Hack: Sweater Over A Dress

Dresses in winter are just as viable as summer—a sweater over a fitted, mid-length silhouette is a flattering and insulated pairing. Pro tip: Opt for weightier fabrics like tweed, wool or cashmere for added warmth.

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Boiled Wool Apron Dress



Puff Sleeve Sweater



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Hack: Socks With Heels

Bare skin is excruciating in the cold, putting a halt on most heels. Instead, experiment with socks in playful colors and patterns to enliven any outfit and keep favorites in rotation. Pro tip: You can also layer tights underneath for extra protection.

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Glitter Double-Strap Sandals



Stripe Up Sock


Stance Socks

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Hack: Dress Over Pants

It’s easy to tire of trousers and jeans, not to mention they feel paper thin in the cold. Reinvigorate them and add a warmth by layering a dress over the top. Pro tip: Choose a style with a slight flare or slits to allow for a full range of movement.

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Wide-Leg Trousers



Pinstripe Print Dress



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Hack: Denim Jacket Under A Coat

Sometimes a coat just isn’t enough, but you want a change from chunky knits. A denim jacket is an unexpected addition to ward off chill. Pro tip: A short style is less cumbersome for layering.

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Jerry Belted Check Coat



Classic Jean Denim Jacket



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Hack: Turtleneck Under A Dress

Dresses with open necklines are gorgeous but brisk in an icy climate. A fitted turtleneck provides a seamless layer for winter-proof style. Pro tip: Avoid bunching with a cropped or skin-tight style.

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Demi Dress



Wilfred Bloy Sweater