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4 Warm Winter Outfits That Are Stylish Enough To Break Out For The Holidays

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Fashionable women live for cold weather for no other reason than it's a chance to pile on more of their favorite clothes. And while simply throwing on layer after layer may not seem intrinsically chic, with the right pieces — think: tactile layers, statement outerwear, nubby knit sweaters, and some color — you can put together a stylish holiday outfit that's warm enough for winter temps. Rather than reaching for your usual sweats, make room in your closet for sleek, polished outfit alternatives that take cozy holiday style to new heights.

The first item you need to add to your wardrobe: a statement sweater. You can easily layer the versatile piece under floaty dresses, snug sweatshirts, and crisp button-downs. A fitted style helps to streamline a bulkier look, while an oversized knit is ideal for wearing with something sleek and silky on the bottom. From there, you can easily layer on cool outerwear and seasonal accessories too.

So, whether you're homeward bound or celebrating the holidays with friends somewhere fun, integrating the latest variety of trendy-yet-cozy essentials into your lineup is one way to elevate your holiday style. Below, find all the sartorial inspiration you'll need along with key styling tips to embolden your winter style now.

Lilac Top + Purple Trousers + Faux Fur Coat

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Ditch the grays and blacks you usually resort to in favor of a brighter hue. Try your hand at tonal dressing by mixing shades of purple together like a pale lavender sweater worn with deep-purple tuxedo trousers. A plush faux-fur coat in winter white is a fresh alternative to wool toppers and adds the right amount of panache to this dreamy pastel look.

Faux Fur Coat

$695

Alice + Olivia

Lilac Sweater

$138

The East Order

Purple Tapered Pants

$1,150

Roksanda

Leather Boots

$990

Miu Miu

Beaded Clutch

$855

Alaïa

Colored Turtleneck + Wide-Leg Track Pants + Oversized Coat

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Take track pants out of the athleisure realm by opting for wide-leg iterations made in luxe fabrics like satin, leather, and silk. A slim, slinky turtleneck in a colorful pattern always looks best when it's half-tucked, and helps to balance the voluminous track pants. To finish the look off, add a sleek, structured coat to balance out the wider pant silhouette.

Herringbone Wool Coat

$2,390

Burberry

Striped Sweater

$650

Proenza Schouler

Wide Leg Track Pants

$350

T By Alexander Wang

White Sneakers

$470

Acne Studios

Turtleneck + Winter White Separates + Plaid Coat

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Turn heads during the holidays by by trying your hand at subtle print mixing. A striped turtleneck is the perfect base for layering, and looks great underneath a winter-white knit. For a statement-making finish, add a long plaid coat to balance out the monochromatic picks. Then, complete the multi-layered look with sleek accessories like a leather beret and stark white ankle-boots.

Long Plaid Coat

$299

Tommy Jeans

Striped Sweater

$69.50

Lauren by Ralph Lauren

Crewneck Sweater

$98

Champion

Wide Leg Pants

$365

Elizabeth and James

White Heeled Boots

$695

Tibi

Leather Beret

$286

Clyde

Pastel Shearling Coat + Chunky Knit + Pastel Accessories

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This season, confectionary hues like mint green, lavender, and cotton candy pink are a welcome alternative to the usually somber seasonal palette of navy, black, and burgundy. A multi-colored pastel shearling coat can be worn a variety of ways and at a range of temperatures too. Style with a chunky knit and pastel pumps or try it with a pastel turtleneck and midi skirt. For the finishing touch, opt for a see-through bag in similar saccharine shades for an updated take on how to wear pastels.

Shearling Coat

$3,900

Sandy Liang

Knit Top

$283

Nanushka

High Waist Jeans

$290

Proenza Schouler

Suede Pumps

$675

Gianvito Rossi

Pink Patent Bag

$195

Staud