Women’s Winter Style Guide: 6 Tips for Cold-Weather Dressing

Winter may not be the easiest season to dress for, but it’s definitely one of the most fun.  Cozy at-home basics, snow-ready coats and playful, yet functional accessories become essential. Cover your cold-weather bases by exploring our key winter categories. We’ve done the wardrobe homework so you’ll have a little extra time this week. Use it to grab a latte, build a snowman or test out a new outerwear trend. Stay warm out there!

P.S. Want cold weather style tips for men? Explore our men's winter style guide.

Chilly Day Basics

If your favorite thing about winter is watching the snow from indoors, slow your scroll. You’ll want to stock up on a mixture of lounge, athflow and snug knit layers to enhance your winter chill sessions. Try a soft turtleneck (like @nohahamid) or a slinky stay-home midi dress.

Wear-an-Extra Sweater Weather

You can never have too many sweaters, especially when the temperature is dropping outside. This comfy staple of choice can be casual-cool for weekends or elevated enough for date night. Don’t forget a go-to cardigan to hang on the back of your home office chair.

Light & Easy Jackets

For not-that-cold days (or expert-level layering), rely on parkas, anoraks, windbreakers. These easy essentials are the happy medium between no coat and a “woah” coat. Opt for a versatile jacket you can wear everywhere or one with unique colors and style lines.

(Actually) Winter Coats

When things get icy, turn to heavy duty coats. While they fall into different outerwear trend categories, they all serve one purpose: to keep the cold out. Try a playful puffer, elegant wool number or a sporty ski-inspired look.

Super-Snug Accessories

The icing on your wintry ensemble? Carefully selected accessories like hats, gloves (with touchscreen pads, obviously) and scarves. Here’s a hint: They should be toasty-warm, stylish and versatile enough to wear with those winter coats and jackets you just added to cart.

Frosty Weather Footwear

Your footwear selection depends on the forecast. Expecting a cold, wet winter? A waterproof boot is your best bet for avoiding snow-in-the-shoe or icy puddle encounters. In freezing temps, a faux-fur lined snow boot is a must. For more mild climates, a “weather friendly” boot will do the trick.