Cold weather doesn’t have to limit your choice of clothing. There are a variety of single and matching pieces offering style and warmth. Personally, I love the transition of fabrics and textures as we enter the colder months.
The one place I struggle when choosing cute outfits for cold weather is shape. I don’t want to get lost in thick baggy material. Fortunately, I’ve come to discover that cold-weather clothing doesn’t need to be big to be effective.
If you’re seeking inspiration for the cool months ahead, check out my top picks. This is a collection of my favorite cold-weather clothing staples.
1. Cream Cable-Knit Sweater With Leggings and Black Boots
There’s nothing cozier than a cable-knit sweater. This cream-colored turtleneck looks fabulous with black leggings and black pointed-toe boots. I adore the scalloped hem. It adds a little something extra to the look. Buy this sweater at Lulus.
2. Cozy Collared Coat With Blue Sweater and Plaid Skirt
Skirts are tricky in cool weather. This knee-length camel-colored vegan wool coat keeps things cozy. I like the pop of color with the blue sweater paired with a muted plaid skirt. Very cute! Buy this coat at Pink Lily.
3. Mock Turtleneck Maxi Sweater Dress in Navy
I love a good sweater dress. They’re fun, flirty, and extra cozy. This navy mock turtleneck dress looks amazing with bare legs and white sneakers. It could also easily be dressed up with leggings and heels. Buy this sweater dress at ASOS.
4. Oversized Plaid Shacket With Vegan Leather Pants and Boots
A shacket is a shirt and jacket hybrid, and this one is too cute to pass up. I love the oversized plaid look with black pleather pants. The beige top and black-heeled ankle boots give it an edgy vibe. Buy this shacket at Lulus.
5. Charcoal Quilted Vest With Cream Ribbed Top and Jeans
This look is adorable for that not-cold but not-warm kind of day. The charcoal quilted vest pops against a cream ribbed top and button-fly jeans. Paired with taupe sock-style booties, it’s the perfect fall-to-winter go-to. Buy this vest at Pink Lily.
6. Two-Piece Ribbed Knit Maxi and Cardigan With White Boots
I can’t even with this look. It hits all the checkboxes. A rib knit maxi is a gorgeous staple for year-round wear. Paired with a long matching cardigan, it’s transformed into a cozy winter favorite. I love her choice of White chunky heeled boots. Buy this two-piece set at Lulus.
7. Ribbed Wraparound Jumpsuit in Stone
Ribbed textures are a cold-weather must-have. This ribbed wraparound jumpsuit is adorable. I love the flared legs for a cozy but trendy vibe. Black loafers with chain details carry on the casual comfort. Buy this jumpsuit at ASOS.
8. Mock Turtle Neck Bodycon Sweater Dress With Side Tie
Sweater dresses are a fun way to emphasize femininity without sacrificing warmth. The side tie on this striped midi dresses up the casual look. Black-heeled boots bring out the stripe effect in the dress. Buy this dress at Lulus.
9. Cozy Crop Top Knit Hoodie and Black Jeans
Cold weather doesn’t negate the crop top trend. It only creates unique styles to try. This Kendall & Kylie burgundy crop hoodie is killing it with black high-rise jeans and combat boots. Buy this hoodie at ASOS.
10. Hooded Peplum Pullover in Oatmeal With Jeans
I love any pullover that hints at elegance. This cozy peplum hoodie is flirty and comfy. Light-wash jeans pair perfectly with the oatmeal color. She’s going barefoot, but I’d wear this with nude flats or white ankle boots. Buy this pullover at Pink Lily.
11. Velvet Jumpsuit With Zip Front and White Sneakers
Jumpsuits are warm and fitted. This velvet zip-front suit in teal is sexy yet cozy. Long sleeves keep her warm, while flared legs emphasize her waist and bum. White sneakers create a super casual feel. Buy this jumpsuit at ASOS.
12. Tan Multi-Sweater Top with White Skirt
Cold weather doesn’t require a full-body cover-up. This multi-sweater top looks schoolgirl chic paired with a collared undershirt and a white pleated skirt. The knee-high white boots elevate the look. Buy this sweater at Lulus.
13. Chunky Turtleneck Sweater With Matching Ribbed Skirt
Army green is a great cold-weather color. It makes me think of Christmas trees and getting outdoors. This turtleneck sweater and skirt combo is a cute way to stay warm while maintaining a level 10 flirt factor. Buy this sweater at ASOS.
14. Cream Belted Turtleneck With Jeans and Knee High Boots
Belted sweaters create curves in all the right places. This cream-colored turtleneck looks warm and fits over medium-wash jeans. The knee high cream colored boots add a touch of sophistication. Buy this turtleneck at Pink Lily.
15. Fluffy Animal Print Sweater With Black Vegan Leggings
Animal print trends ebb and flow. This year there is a whole lotta cheetah. I’m loving this fluffy animal print sweater over black vegan leggings. Pair it with heels for an edgy dressy look, or keep it casual with converse sneakers. Buy this sweater at ASOS.
16. High-Waisted Black Jogger With Ribbed Turtleneck
I rarely think of joggers as classy, but these high-waisted black pants are hitting the spot. I love the slightly ruched waistline. With a pair of kitten heal black sandals and a ribbed turtleneck, she’s ready to stay cozy in style. Buy these joggers at Lulus.
17. Burgundy Cable Knit Sweater With Jeans and Sunhat
Keeping summer alive until the absolute last moment is my jam. This burgundy cable knit sweater looks so cute with medium-wash jeans and a large-brimmed sun hat. Taupe ankle boots complete the look. Buy this sweater at Pink Lily.
18. Yellow Ribbed Sweater Mini Dress and Knee High Black Boots
Chunky black knee-high boots make this yellow sweater dress even more eye-catching. The mini length is perfect for this color and style. You could go bare-legged like her, or pair it with some opaque black tights. Buy this sweater at ASOS.
19. One-Shoulder Cable Knit Sweater and Jeans
I’ve never seen a cable knit sweater with one shoulder, but I’m living for it. Button-fly jeans and taupe ankle boots give this style a clean, crisp look. Buy this sweater at Pink Lily.
20. Red Mini Sweater Dress With Ruffled Hem
Ruffled hems are extra flirty. I love the feminine touch of this red mini-sweater dress. So many sweater dresses are boxy in shape. This belted style emphasizes her waist and legs. Chunky red heels make the look complete. Buy this dress at Lulus.
21. Brown Balloon-Sleeve Duster and Sweater Dress
Chic and sophisticated, this sweater dress and duster combo steal the show. With knee-high suede boots, brown never looked so elegant. Buy this duster at Express.
Summary and Top Picks
Selecting the right winter wear items takes finesse. The trick is looking for outside-of-the-box staples to mix and match with your current wardrobe. Don’t be afraid to play with shape and texture.
All these cold-weather classics are show-stoppers, but these are my top three:
#4 Oversized Plaid Shacket With Vegan Leather Leggings and Boots: I love plaid shackets. They’re trendy, comfy, and with these black-on-black leggings and boots, oh so edgy.
#10 Hooded Peplum Pullover in Oatmeal With Jeans: I love pullovers with shape. This peplum hoodie in oatmeal is such a sweet look.
#21 Brown Balloon-Sleeve Duster and Sweater Dress: This is such an elegant combination. From the fitted sweater dress to the duster cardigan to the suede boots. #perfection