Whether you like to spend most of your winter days inside or you prefer to venture out in cold weather, you probably need something cute to wear besides sweatpants, PJs, and a big puffer coat. The good news is that you don’t need to buy any more wardrobe essentials than what’s already stocked in your closet to construct stylish, comfortable, and functional looks this season. Most of the outfits here consist of basics such as live-in denim; quality, versatile boots; ribbed knits and sweater dresses; turtlenecks that work as the perfect foundation; and tights, a must-have outfit accoutrement this time of year. Piling on these simple pieces with a trendy coat you’ve invested in is really all you need to do before heading out the door.
If you need a travel outfit for a long drive, we’ve got your back — from cozy joggers to accessories like fuzzy bags and bucket hats. And if you just want to zhuzh up your walk-around-the-block attire, we’re here to offer subtle tips and tricks for making your outfit feel more considered, even on a bleak day when the effort is minimal. If you refuse to slip into a pair of rigid jeans this winter and you’re just trying to look polished in leggings, we promise it’s doable with the right jacket, a baseball cap, and a pair of lug-sole waterproof boots.
Ahead, determine which outfits speak to your mood this winter, courtesy of some of our favorite industry creatives, then get inspiration for what to wear to work in the cold when you need something a little more sophisticated.