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How To Wear Sneakers In Winter In 8 Easy, Fashion-Forward Outfits

By Katie Intner
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Your New Year resolutions are in full swing: You've already signed up for a month of yoga classes, you finally scrubbed the bath tub, and you stocked up on new novels to dig into. Now, you're looking to your wardrobe, and how it can serve you better in the coming months. One easy way to breathe new life into your style is to find some fresh inspiration for your favorite basics.

Now that the holiday season is officially over, give your feet a much needed break from the heeled boots and stilettos you’ve been sporting for the last month: Instead, kick your old-weather style up a notch by reimagining how to wear sneakers this winter.

No matter what your style is, sneakers are a foolproof way to stay comfortably trendy during the winter months, especially with the addition of cozy wool socks. Statement styles combined with fresh trends (hello, slip dresses and cargo pants) will help you kick start the year feeling confident. Below, you'll find eight easy to recreate winter sneaker outfits to get you out of your boot-rut and comfortable in the new year. Your other resolutions may peter out by February or March, but your style upgrade won't be going anywhere.

Blazer + Bright Slip Dress + Trousers + White Sneakers

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As temperatures dip low, play around with layers in unexpected ways. Reimagine a simple blazer and trouser outfit by throwing an electric green slip dress on top. A pair of white kicks finish the look off in an effortless way.

Athletic Sneakers + Matching Coat + White Pants + Contrasting Socks

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Give your athletic sneakers a refresh by pairing them with a matching coat in the same color. Keeping your pants neutral gives a funkier sneaker a sophisticated feel. Add a sock in a contrasting hue to keep your ankles warm all day.

Neutral Tonal Outfit + White Sneakers

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Embrace the neutral fashion trend by sporting traditional subdued tones from head-to-toe. Structured pieces like a wool coat and trousers contrast a simple white sneaker. Finish off the look with coordinated accessories that will keep you warm in style.

White Denim + Statement Sweater + Black Sneakers

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Bring back your favorite throwback high tops by styling them with white denim and a chunky statement knit. A pullover sweater in a bold hue (whether it be bright orange-red or slime green) looks cool when contrasted with a pair of utilitarian white jeans. A pair of black sneakers on the bottom adds another layer of contrast to brighten up a cold, winter day.

Fluorescent Yellow Suit + Slime Green Turtleneck + White Running Sneakers

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A plain white running sneaker is the perfect foil to a neon color-block look. 2019 is all about suiting and bold shades, so an ensemble that marries the two is right on trend. If full-on color is too much, consider a suit in a subtler hue like navy or maroon and choose a brighter top and sleek sneakers.

Cargo Pants + White Top + Neutral Sneakers

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Cargo pants are back in style, and throwing them on with a pair of neutral shoes helps to elevate the trend. A simple white tee helps balance out the utilitarian attitude of the pants. Throw a puffer jacket on top and you have the perfect cold-weather uniform.

Bold Wrap Dress + Printed Logo Tights + Color-blocking Sneakers

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Tights and sneakers might not be the first combination you consider when dressing in winter, but there's no duo more comfortable. For a more statement-making ensemble, choose printed pieces that you can mix and match. For something subtler, consider choosing all black.

Teddy Bear Coat + White Puffer Coat + White Joggers + Sock Sneakers

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If you’ve written off white for winter, it’s time to give it another chance. A white monochrome look with a sock sneaker is a more polished take on sporty dressing. A streamlined coat makes even the most casual ensemble feel a bit more sophisticated.