Brave the Cold with These Trendy Winter Outfits

February 19th, 2019 at 5:00pm

Nothing is more disappointing than putting together the perfect going out look to realize the temperature outside is not having it. What a style killer winter can be, right? There’s no reason for the cold to spoil your night out though thanks to our community members’ amazing wardrobe picks. Read on to see how you can still turn heads on a night out with your girls while keeping warm with these trendy winter outfits.

Add a Leopard Coat

Get a little wild with your look by throwing on a leopard print coat, and pairing it with faux leather pants and your best boots. It’s fun and fierce without making you freeze.

Get the look: Stradivarius Leopard Double Breasted Faux Fur Coat ($111), Forever 21 Combat Ankle Boot ($24)

Mix Staple and Formal Pieces

If you have a slip dress or skirt you love, mix in some staple items to create a unique look. Mixing a formal printed skirt with a graphic T-shirt like Dani did is perfect for a night out on the town, especially with a moto jacket to keep the cold away.

Get the look: H&M T-shirt with Printed Design ($18), H&M Pleated Skirt ($60)

Throw on a Leather Jacket

A jacket is a life saver when it comes to creating the perfect going out look for cold winter nights. You can wear any of your go-to outfits and add a leather jacket. It not only keeps you warm, but makes you look super cool.

Get the look: Forever 21 Sheer Mock Neck Dress ($25), Topshop Leather Look Biker Jacket ($95)

Add Some Sparkles in the Layers

If you’re looking to turn heads when you walk out of the cold and into a room, adding some sparkle is the solution I recommend. Whether you layer a sequined dress over a mock neck sweater or wear a bedazzled skirt with a jacket, sparkles will totally change your day-to-day outfit into the perfect going out look.

Get the look: ASOS High Neck Sweater ($40), Love Triangle Sequin Embellished Cami Dress ($64)

PHOTO: @itsdemib

Combine a Sweater and Skirt for a Perfect Look

Have a skirt you can’t wait until spring to wear? There’s no need to stress. Adding a sweater with your favorite skirt will keep you cozy on a night out and still let you show off your style. If it’s still a little chilly outside, add some tights to keep your legs warm too.

Get the look: H&M Short Wrapover Skirt ($50), Target Long Sleeve Hooded Pullover Sweater ($30)

PHOTO: @itsdemib

Wear a Sweater Dress for a Go-To Outfit

The quickest way to get a night out look for the winter is to put on your best sweater dress! Super simple, super cozy, and super classy. Add more layers if you need, or just add some accessories to complete the look.

Get the look: H&M Knit Dress ($50), H&M Trenchcoat ($35), Topshop Champagne Cross Body Bag ($48)

Become Best Friends with Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits are a style saver for colder winter nights. The look is easy to copy and looks so chic, so you don’t have to worry about what you’ll wear out with all your stylish friends.

Get the look: Topshop Jacquard Jumpsuit ($100)

PHOTO: @kallycera

Be Bold with Bold Colors

Going with bolder color combos will set you apart and will make you look like a styling expert. Throw in some bold colors throughout your winter outfit, like Kally did with her emerald blazer, to elevate your going out style.

Get the look: Topshop Chuck On Blazer ($34), Fashion Nova Victoria High Waisted Dress Pants ($30)

Style Your Look with Statement Boots

If you already have a go-to winter outfit but are looking to shake it up a little, try on a pair of statement boots. Accessories are the perfect way to revitalize a classic look, and that way you won’t get the: “You’re wearing that again?” look from your friends.

Get the look: H&M Jacquard-weave Dress ($20), ASOS Design Kyla Thigh High Boots ($111)

Upgrade Any Look with Trousers

If you have a basic top or blouse you love, don’t throw it away until spring hits. Putting on a good pair of trousers, whether they’re wide-legged, slim, or patterned, will make you going out ready. And let’s be honest, we all know we’d rather be wearing pants than a skirt or dress on a cold night.

Get the look: Express High Waisted Sash Waist Ankle Pant ($70), ASTR the Label Wrap Top ($60)

Try to Incorporate Layering

The most basic of winter styling tips has come to the rescue yet again. Layering is your winter hero! Even when you are going out. Our stylish community member Niharika shows us how it’s done, layering a sweatshirt with a fun, ruffled skirt, and a classic coat.

Get the look: Forever21 Cali Graphic Sweatshirt ($18), H&M Pleated Skirt ($40), ASOS Design Slim Coat in Texture ($87)


What trendy winter outfits do you love? Let me know in the comments below!

Opening image by Lea Muhigi


  • Taryn Hoffman

    Editorial Fellow. NC State University Fashion and Textile Management Student. In love with coffee shops, books, and Netflix. Favorite hobbies are photography and traveling.