31 Cute Winter Outfits For December That Will Keep You Cozy And On Trend
It's not only the end of 2019, it's the end of an entire decade — so the next 31 days are your last chance to pull out all the stops and try the trends you've long admired from afar. You'll need an arsenal of cute winter outfits this December to get you through dark dreary days and festive holiday parties alike. But the good news is that cozy and celebratory aren't mutually exclusive terms. You can stand out in a sweater just as easily as you can in sequin pants.
To exemplify that fact, you'll find a range of 31 outfits worthy of testing this holiday season. Some are meant for you to throw together on days when it's too cold to do much more than curl up on your couch. Others offer ways to take winter layering up a notch — adding in the season's bold color trends, swapping wool for slick leather, and even styling practical footwear in a way that feels fancy. If there's any time of year where fashion is meant to be celebratory and fun it's now through New Year's Eve. Find all the inspiration you'll need for both work and play below.
Put Together A Monochromatic Ensemble
Fight the gloom by opting for a bright, sunny layered-up ensemble.
Combine A Winter Look With White Tights
While black tights may be the usual pick, white ones are a surprisingly chic alternative to style with pumps and a colorful coat.
Wear Pajama Separates With A Coat
Dress up cozy, daytime separates with an eye-catching statement coat.
Layer Your Summer Denim Ensemble
Though a denim jacket is more of a summer option, layer it underneath a coat for a seasonal take.
Warm Up Your Look With A Quilted Jacket
For those in balmier climates, considering finishing off a floaty dress and boots with a quilted jacket.
Swap In Velvet Suiting
The time has come to swap out your fall suiting for richer textures like velvet and wool.
Dress Up In Prints
Instead of opting for the usual sequins for holiday events, try a bold pattern to stand out from the crowd.
Keep It Simple With A Boiler Suit
Not feeling particularly excited about getting dressed at the moment? Layer a turtleneck under a boiler suit and your ensemble is done.
Embrace Metallic Dresses For Evening
If you're ready to try the season's best metallic looks, try styling a long sleeve dress with tights. Boots add a more laid-back effect while pumps are fancier.
Opt For Practical Footwear
A hiking or snow boot can be an unexpectedly cool choice with a casual outfit.
Pull Together An All White Ensemble
Embrace the snowy weather by wearing an all white look. Tall boots tucked into coordinated jeans look instantly polished.
Swap A Dress For Party Pants
If you want to try an alternative holiday celebration look, try switching out a dress for high-waisted trousers and a velvet top.
Mix Chic Separates With Sneakers
Have fun with your wintery looks. Try adding pops of color and a fun pair of sneakers to life the mood.
Tie A Sweater Around Your Waist
Get creative with layering and try tying a sweater or sweatshirt around your waist, cincing in a bulky coat.
Bring Back The "Groutfit"
A few years ago, "groutfit" or an all-grey outfit became the look to try. Now, bring it back in a modern way with a sweater, trousers, and a bright pair of shoes.
Dress Up A Casual Look With A Trench Coat
To instantly add polish to a casual outfit, throw on a tailored trench coat.
Build An Outfit With Unexpected Layers
A sheer turtleneck makes a summery fitted dress seem like a reasonable choice for cold weather.
Layer Leather Into Your Look In Unexpected Ways
Instead of a standard moto jacket, try finding new and creative ways to add leather into your look. A sleek blazer or wrap top feel especially fresh.
Wear A Sweater Vest With Jeans
Sweater vests are an essential layering piece this season. Layer yours over a button-down with cool denim below.
Break Up Neutrals With Texture
Bring intrigue to a neutrals look by mixing in snake skin or other luxe textures.
Finish Your Look With A Statement Coat
Since your coat is most of what people will see as you navigate the streets, try a statement coat as your final layer.
Double Up On Sweaters
Try a sweater dress instead of your usual day-off sweats.
Pump Up A Look With Platform Boots
Platform boots are a fashion-insider favorite this season. Try styling yours with a cozy skirt and button-down.
Dress Up With Glittery Pants
To instantly dress up your outfit, try swapping trousers for a pair of glittery pants.
Layer Your Tops
Don't retire your favorite summer tops. Instead, layer with a button-down.
Go For Head-To-Toe Leather
Leather (or faux) head to toe doesn't have to make you feel like you're in the matrix. It can offer a polished take on suiting.
Embrace Classic Plaid
Plaids are a staple this time of year. Opt for a mute color palette and style with dark separates for a more polished take.
Layer A Puffer Creatively
Puffers don't have to be super casual. Try layering with more elevated separates for a dressed up and cozy take.
Swap Trousers For Wide Leg Denim
Not only is wide-leg denim a cool alternative for trousers, it's also ideal for layering your heat tech underneath.
Embrace Bold (Faux) Fur
These days, there are a number of brands making cool, eye-catching faux-fur coats. Make one the focal point of your look.
Ditch Your Mini Bag For A Sleek Tote
In winter you're often stuck lugging around any number of necessary accessories — gloves, earmuffs, and beanie included. Swap a small bag for a tote that can hold them all.