Cute winter clothes are a cold-weather staple. Whether you’re looking to update your wardrobe with the latest seasonal styles or want style inspiration, here are some winter outfit ideas to keep you cozy and stylish.
Pair a cozy sweater with leggings and a winter jacket for the perfect casual outfit. This comfy, matchy set is ideal for running errands or staying comfortable at home.
Women’s Winter Dresses
As the temperatures drop, it’s time to trade in your lightweight summer dresses for cozy sweater dress styles. These cute winter clothes can be dressed up with tights and heeled boots or down with comfortable socks and sneakers. They’re great for layering on top of a shearling jacket and a wool beanie hat for cold-weather adventures.
Whether shopping for yourself or looking for the perfect holiday gift for the fashionista, you’ll find a wide selection of stylish and comfy winter dresses from Boohoo. From lace maxis to velvet sweater dresses, there’s a style for every occasion. With fall and winter colors like burgundy, green, and navy, you can easily dress your favorite warm-weather styles up for the colder months.
This cotton mini dress features a cute babydoll silhouette and voluminous sleeves for a flattering fit. The midi hemline and handy side pockets make it easy to dress up or down with your preferred footwear. The best part? It comes in various sizes, so you can easily find your ideal fit.
If you’re looking for a little black dress that can do double duty, look no further than this wrap style. The eye-catching ruffled hemline and front buttons add an extra flair to this classic LBD. The unique quilted patchwork fabric and flattering v-neckline will keep you warm and comfy all season long.
Try this ribbed mini dress in a cherry red hue with a sweetheart neckline and lightly flared long sleeves for a flirty and feminine take on the LBD. The eye-catching smocked upper and hemline make it a standout piece for date night.
Another way to wear the little black dress for winter is this lace sheath that is perfect for a casual outing with your girlfriends. The lace overlay adds dimension and texture to the silhouette, and you can style it with tights or leggings, depending on the weather.
This navy sweater dress with alternating striped and cable-knit panels is a cold-weather must-have. The long, slightly flared sleeves and midi hemline make it a versatile piece that can be worn with tights or bare legs, and the soft material is super comfortable. One reviewer says, “I love this dress because it is so comfy and fits well. I can see myself wearing this dress all year round.”
Women’s Winter Coats
If you live in a colder climate, the right coat is essential to your winter wardrobe. While shearling and faux fur styles are ideal for extra-chilly temperatures, many chic options keep you cozy without looking sloppy. There’s something for everyone, from utilitarian quilted jackets to more streamlined wool pieces. We asked stylists, bloggers, and Strategist staffers to share their favorite warm-weather outerwear finds for various temperatures and budgets—from $120 to over $300. Keep scrolling to see their picks.
The winter-ready puffer jacket is a staple for anyone serious about staying cozy. Whether wearing it to run errands or dress up your jeans and sneakers, this versatile style is a must-have for cold weather. If you want a pop of color, opt for a yellow jacket from Boden or a more neutral hue like this longline version from House of Sunny. Its double-lined finish is incredibly warm, plus its wide retro collar adds an on-trend touch to your look.
Another warm shearling option is this oversized fuzzy coat from The Frankie Shop, which looks straight out of Hailey Bieber’s street-style aesthetic. It has a flattering boxy silhouette and hits just above the knee for full coverage. Plus, it has anti-static lining and gradient quilting, creating a flatter back shape.
This wool car coat from Cuyana is the perfect solution for those who prefer a more polished look. Made with recycled Italian wool, it’s as soft as your favorite blanket and feels like a wrap. It’s also fitted and ties at the waist, a nice touch for special occasions.
A more casual winter jacket is this long, hooded parka from Triple F.A.T. Goose, a favorite of one of our Wisconsin-based editors. The insulated parka is water-resistant and windproof and features special side zippers that make it easy to get in and out. It has a removable hood and recessed cuffs to help you stay cozy in extreme cold.
Ladies Winter Dresses
Winter dresses for women don’t have to be heavy and bulky. Some of the best ones are light and airy (just like summer dresses). They also feature fun details, like ruffles or puff sleeves, and come in various colors and styles. Plus, you can dress them up or down by pairing them with shoes and accessories. For instance, a sweater dress with knee-high riding boots and thick tights will keep you super warm while still looking stylish. Alternatively, you could wear a short winter dress by adding heels and a chic leather jacket. If you’re looking for a cozy dress that can double as a travel outfit, this ribbed PrettyGuide sweater dress is a great option. It’s a flattering shape, and the cowl-rib neck adds extra coziness. It’s incredibly soft and comfy, making it perfect for traveling. It comes in many colors and patterns and is available in XS-XXL sizes.
Another option for a casual winter dress is this faux-leather midi dress from Anthropologie. It’s a lightweight choice that keeps you warm, and the faux leather fabric is super soft against the skin. Plus, it’s easy to care for, so you won’t have to worry about stains. The best part? It’s budget-friendly!
Consider this midi sweater dress from Staud for a more formal winter dress. It’s a great fit and comes in a versatile shade of gray that’ll work just as well for chilly office days as it does for a night out on the town. The buttons are a nice touch, and they can be worn open as a duster when you’re not feeling a full sweater dress.
If you’re craving a bit of Y2K vibes this season, try out this velvet mini dress from Free People. Its giant sleeves make it a standout among other winter dresses, and the color will look just as good with sneakers or lace-up booties in the spring as it does now. The front buttons and tie belt give it some extra pizazz and they are available in sizes up to 28.
Ladies Winter Jackets
A warm winter coat is a must-have for staying cozy and stylish if you live in an area with frigid temperatures. Several options fit the bill, including this woman’s down parka from Rab ($500). It has a temperature rating of -25 degrees Fahrenheit to +10 degrees Fahrenheit and is designed to keep you warm and toasty through harsh winter weather. We love that it’s super cozy but not too bulky, so you can wear it with everything from dresses to jeans and sneakers.
Alternatively, this faux-leather parka from River Island is the perfect way to incorporate biker chic into your wardrobe without breaking the bank. It’s cut into a pleasingly oversized silhouette with long, enveloping sleeves and has silver hardware, a wide collar, and contrast piping for a premium feel. We’d wear this to elevate a simple knit dress or add some edge to a mini skirt and bodysuit.
Scandi brand Rains has a cult following thanks to its minimalist yet practical rain-appropriate clothing, and this unisex storm breaker is the ideal option for frosty and wintry conditions. It’s water-resistant and insulated, has a hood and built-in cap for extra warmth, and features double-d-welded pockets and elasticated cuffs to stay dry and warm from the elements.
Quilted bomber jackets are a trend that won’t die, and there are plenty of stylish, cozy options on the market, from The Frankie Shop’s it-girl style to Nobody’s Child’s eco-conscious design. Damson Madder’s quilted duvet coat is another option we love, as it’s lightweight enough to wear during the in-between seasons but insulating sufficient to layer up with chunky sweaters come winter.
For those who want to stray from the puffer trend, we’d suggest checking out this swingy stand-collar teddy jacket from Nordstrom. While it might not have the same luxe look as some of the other items on this list, the polyester composition and boucle texture are trendy, and the jacket has a comfortable, relaxed silhouette for cold weather. On days when the temperature fluctuates, thin vests like Patagonia’s are also a good option for layering under larger puffers on negative-degree days.