20 Cute Winter Outfits Because You Can Still Be Chic When You Freeze to Death

Dress like you're going to catch hypothermia in those clothes.

According to the Farmer's Almanac, we're in for a colder-than-normal winter, which will be a nice change of pace, considering the last few have been seriously wimpy (thanks, global warming!). But what do you wear when there's actually a good snowstorm to tromp through? Ahead, 20 bright ideas.

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The Stealth Layering MVP

Last year's It-Girl layering trick still going strong, as seen in Gigi Hadid's post-gym iteration.

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The Double Double

Speaking of layering, here, we've got an outfit that's suggests something more. That is, with one bomber on, and another jacket around her waist, we're reminded of the most elegant—but often forgotten—anti-frostbite solution of wearing two coats at once. 

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The Audrey

However, if you're like Ruth Negga and have a short walk, trophy outerwear at the ready, and/or a fancy event, by all means—pair all of the above with a long, full skirt for a most ladylike effect.

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The Deliberate

Similarly, coordination doesn't end when you throw on your all-purpose topper over an otherwise carefully put-together look. Do what Gabrielle Union did here, and think the big picture through.  

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The Last Resort but Not, Pt. I

When it gets snot-freezing-ly chilly, you cannot escape the puffer. Accept it. But what you can do to mitigate the marshmallow-iness is keep your bottom half as streamlined as possible, as Kendall does here with leggings (hope they're lined, yo) that melt into her boots.

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The Last Resort but Not, Pt. II

Same goes for when your coat is a fairy-floss puff of pink like Kaia Gerber's. Bonus points for non-beanie headwear.

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The Attention to Detail

When winter comes, it is all about the little things you can do to pretend like you still care about your appearance. One way is to print-mix, as Jaime King does with a sophisticated mishmash of monochrome stripes and dots.

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The "I Still Care"

Another way to show you haven't given up is to swap out jeans for printed bell bottoms, like Ashley Smith here. Your legs will become popsicles anyway, but at least they've got a cute wrapper.

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The Matchy-Matchy

Or make like Gwen Stefani and match everything to show that you and your style are both impervious to cold.

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The Colorblock

Meanwhile, it may appear that Victoria Beckham's nerve endings have skipped several cycles of evolution to become immune to subzero temperatures, but even she must layer a second top under a dress (in a complementary color) to make it suitable for winter wear. 

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The Forgotten Color

Note to self: Winter white, like the chicest Tracee Ellis Ross.

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The Less-Remembered Outerwear Option

Second memo to self: Assist Rachel Zoe in bringing back the cape.

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The Texture and the Length

Olivia Palermo: "Puffer, but make it velvet. Culottes, but tights so the inch of ankle between the hem and the top of my shoes doesn't turn purple."

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The Suit, Pt. I

Whereas air-conditioning is sexist because of dudes' three-piece suits (check it out), winter is a great time to cop one à la Alexa Chung, with the addition of a stole slung nonchalantly over the shoulder (until you have to move, then it keeps falling off, but whatever). 

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The Suit, Pt. II

Or take it further—while simultaneously paying homage to Jon Snow's Ikea cape—like Emily Ruhl. 

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The Dad Layering

You've done a turtleneck under another sweater like a dad, but have you put one under a button-down for an even greater dad-like look? Alexa Chung bids you try it.

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The Pajamas (?)

Re: pajama dressing, Sara Sampaio goes full-on lady of (wintry) leisure with an epic robe. Great one to try if, again, you're going from car to curb. 

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The Dress Saver

Lucy Hale is smiling because she is in L.A., where it is suspiciously sunny all year round, but even if you are a grumpy snow-dwelling person, you can copy her slip dress + sweater + coat + tall boots combo. 

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The Pragmatic Maximalist

Or, in another evening-leaning direction, more length means more warmth, while heavier embellishment also means more insulation against the elements. Bring on the embroidery and sequins. 

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The Shoes

Finally, don't let anyone tell you you can't wear Uggs.

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