31 Outfit Ideas for All 31 Days in December
Ah, December. Time to deck the halls with boughs of holly and stuff your hands into cashmere gloves. Christmas may come but one day a year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear jolly colors, glittering sequins and giant cozy coats all month long. Here are 31 gorgeous outfit ideas to inspire you through the end of 2019.
Wear Your Festive Pieces Early
'Tis the season for sparkles, glitz and glam, but you don't have to wait for the actual holiday to arrive to break out your favorite metallic pieces. Wear a gold blouse with casual jeans and boots or a sequined skirt with a cozy knit to keep things toned down.
Try the New French Tuck
Ever since we spotted Tan France wearing his shirt unbuttoned from the hem, we've been obsessed. Now, thanks to Amanda Stewart, we have a new way to rock the styling trick: with a power suit. This is particularly fun if you’re dressing up your two-piece set for a cocktail party, date night or even a wedding.
Try Sporting a Summer Print
Rock your spring florals with an otherwise seasonally appropriate outfit, like Coterie member Katie Sturino did with a pastel topper and sparkly booties. Those mini buds suddenly have new legs.
Cape Your Cardigan
Believe it or not, cardigans are—dare we say?—cool again. And one of the most popular ways to rock ’em is casually draped over your shoulders.
Swap your winter jacket for a cozy vest
Keep your core warm and your arms free to move as they please. You'll really appreciate this tip when you discover your chunkiest sweater sleeves will not fit into any of your coats.
Replace Your Coat Belt with a Chain Version
If you really want your outerwear to make a statement, consider adding a chain belt on top.
Stick to One Color Group
Pick either warm tones (yellows, oranges, reds) or cool ones (blues, purples, greens) and mix and match shades until you find your perfect combination. The more vibrant, the better. Thanks for the tip, Sommar Theodore.
Or Wear It as a Belt
If you often find yourself overheating in a super-warm coat (especially one that’s more appropriate for an arctic excursion than suburban living), simply wear a thin tee under your coat and tie your sweater around your wist. Then, when you get wherever you’re going, take off the coat and put on your sweater.
Rock Red and Green the Grown-Up Way
Nothing against ugly holiday sweaters, but some of us prefer our festive outfits to be a bit more subtle. Burgundy and forest green are just as seasonally appropriate as ruby red and emerald (especially when worn with metallic gold pumps) without feeling quite so on the nose.
GIVE PRINTED CORDUROY A CHANCE
Want to jump ahead of the style curve and impress your most fashionable friends? Slip into a pair of printed corduroy pants (psst, you’re about to see them popping up all over town) and get ready to field a host of questions about your amazing find.
Pair Sequins with (a tiny bit of) Leopard
Sequins and leopard print are two bold options that run the risk of looking pretty overwhelming when worn together. But adding just a hint of one to accent a major splash of the other is just the right amount of quirky and cool.
Swap your beanie for a wool fedora
Embrace your inner Indiana Jones and sport a wide-brimmed felt hat in place of your beloved knit beanie, which should probably take a run through the wash anyway.
Think Outside the Layering Box
You wore your long-sleeve lace blouse over silky camis all summer long, but now it’s time to rock that baby under your chunkiest sweater for a fresh contrast of styles.
Layer Tights Under Your Jeans
We’re all pretty well versed in the basics of layering tops, but when it comes to our legs, they often get left out in the cold (literally). Slip on a pair of tights to give your stems some extra protection.
SKIP THE JEANS AND TRY SNAKESKIN PANTS
Carry this top fall trend over into winter just like Coterie member Monroe Steele did: with a rockstar-approved pair of snakeskin pants. Let them steal the spotlight and keep all the other elements of your look simple and neutral.
ROCK A FESTIVE BLAZER
Wear a bold, cushy topper like this one over your winter whites and finish the whole look off with a pair of smart suede loafers. You're officially ready for any and all invitations that come your way, from your office holiday party to your best friend's cookie exchange.
Add a Touch fo Glamour to a Structured Power Suit
We love the idea of rocking a menswear-inspired suit for anything from a day at the office to a cocktail party. But we especially love it when we add something undeniably femme (and fabulous) to the mix, like a luxurious faux-fur coat or a showstopping crystal necklace.
Layer a Turtleneck Over a Fancy Maxi
Turn a formal wedding-guest dress into something more appropriate for holiday dinner or a festive cocktail party by pulling a chunky, cozy knit over the top. Keep your hair and makeup minimal and add a few brightly hued accessories to really tone down those fancy vibes.
Embrace the Power of the Puffer
You resisted the practical puffer for so long, but it’s finally time to give in. And hey, there’s no need to resign to looking like the Michelin Man when there are so many colorful, fun and even flattering options out there.
Wear Sweats All Day Long
Dress them up with a pair of ankle boots and a chic long coat and no one will even notice you're wearing your pj's out and about.
Break Out the Colorful Faux Fur
When it comes to faux fur, we say the more faux the better. That means super-bright colors and unnatural prints galore. They are meant to be fun, after all.