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Ah, December. Time to deck the halls with boughs of holly and your hands with 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 2017.

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Bring on the Layers

If you’re still in seasonal denial, try layering sweaters, vests and jackets in warm fabrics like wool and leather to stay cozy. 

Get the look: Blank NYC jacket ($188); Levi's vest ($90); Neiman Marcus sweater ($125); Denizen jeans ($28); Michael Michael Kors boots ($99)

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Harness the Power of Cool Accessories

A gray sweater and black pants will always look work appropriate. Adding on a silk scarf and pair of fringed Mary Janes, however, takes things to the next level. You’re a boss, lady.

Get the look: Ann Taylor scarf ($40); Nasty Gal coat ($160); Naadam sweater ($225); J Brand pants ($228); Aquazurra heels ($318)

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Tame Down a Cocktail Dress for Day

Going to The Nutcracker? Invited to a holiday tea party? Pair a slip dress (that you’re going to work by itself on NYE) with a cozy cardigan and sleek accessories. Now you’re fit to be tea-ed.

Get the look: Free People dress ($88); Joe Fresh cardigan ($35); Loeffler Randall heels ($325)

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A Love Is Blind

Go All Out With Denim

This is how city girls do cowboy chic: Update the look with menswear-inspired brogues, a minimalist duster and a tempered hat. The double denim can stay.

Get the look: Rag & Bone hat ($225); Lauren Ralph Lauren coat ($200); Rails shirt ($188); Madewell jeans ($128); Dr. Scholl's shoes ($98)

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Rock a Chunky Sweater Over Pinstriped Pants

Weekend wear, meet your new partner in crime, workwear. Perfect for both casual Friday and lunch with the fam.

Get the look: Vince sweater ($340); Talbots pants ($50); Steve Madden heels ($110)

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Add a Hint of Sparkle

It may be early in the month but that doesn't mean you can't jump right into the holiday spirit with a touch of glitter in a festive hue.

Get the look: Old Navy T-shirt ($23); Premme pants ($129); Elena Ghisellini bag ($388)

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Slip a Skirt On Under a Dress

A super-easy way to basically DIY your very own tiered maxi dress. (Psst, you can add a pair of fleece lined leggings underneath when the weather turns from chilly to frigid.)

Get the look: Yumi Kim dress ($218); Missguided skirt ($43); Need Supply Co. belt ($42)

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Don’t Get Overwhelmed By Your Parka

Wool coats can be just as warm without swallowing up your natural curves. Just remember our earlier chat about layering.

Get the look: J.Crew coat ($278); Banana Republic pants ($88); Topshop heels ($68)

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Try Sporting a Summer Print

Gingham isn’t just for warm weather any more. Swap it into an otherwise seasonally appropriate outfit and it’ll fit like a glove. 

Get the look: Alice + Olivia coat ($595); Stella & Dot top ($69); Free People pants ($128); Charles & Keith heels ($49)

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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. We think: The more vibrant, the better.

Get the look: Treasure & Bond sweater ($99); New Look pants ($40); Furla bag ($328); Nine West heels ($79)

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Double Up on Outwear

Layering two lighter weight coats on top of each other is twice as fun as tossing on one boring black puffer. 

Get the look: H&M coat ($119); Love Binetti coat ($748); Diane von Furstenberg pants ($253)

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Pair a Silky Dress with a Thin Knit

A perfection combination of sexy and casual. Office holiday party, here we come!

Get the look: English Factory sweater ($90); Raey dress ($187); Dolce Vita heels ($110)

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Mix Unexpected Fabrics

Who knew your dad’s old half-zip fleece could look so fashion-forward? Use its inherently snuggly nature to balance out a pair of high-shine leather pants. 

Get the look: Patagonia sweater ($119); Kotn T-shirt ($32); Miss Selfridge pants ($50); Converse sneakers ($50)

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Give Colorful Tights a Chance

We promise it’s possible to wear them without looking like a toy doll. Tip: Dark, rich tones are much easier to coordinate than bright, garish hues.

Get the look: Kendall + Kylie coat ($282); Old Navy tights ($10); La Canadienne boots ($325)

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Or Replace Your Tights Altogether

Reimagine your over-the-knee boots as super-warm tights and they will suddenly feel much more versatile.

Get the look: Pendleton coat ($290); Gap skirt ($70); Brahmin bag ($245); Tony Bianco boots ($190)

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Play With Texture

An all-black outfit looks way more interesting when all the elements have different finishes (like velvet, lace and shearling).

Get the look: Truly You top ($76); Lane Bryant pants ($70); Anya Hindmarch clutch ($248)

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Wear Head-to-Toe Velvet

We’re not just talking about dresses, tops and skirts, oh no. We’re talking boots, bags, hats, scarves, the works.

Get the look: Free People dress ($128); Herschel Supply Co. fanny pack ($50); Jessica Simpson boots ($159)

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Have Fun With Accessories

Almost everyone has a pom-pom beanie in their arsenal, but how many other gals do you know who have a cap with two furry poms? 

Get the look: Charlotte Simone hat ($175); Jenny Park coat ($573); Charming Charlie bag ($35)

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Wear Oversize Everything

Boxy overcoat + extra large sweater + boyfriend jeans + a sheer tunic to your ankles = maximum levels of comfort. 

Get the look: Madewell coat ($178); Everlane sweater ($100); Eileen Fisher tunic ($121); Frame jeans ($225); Steve Madden boots ($99)

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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.

Get the look: J.Crew sweater ($90); Free People top ($40); Basler skirt ($224); Charles & Kieth bag ($29); Keds sneakers ($35)

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Get Into All the Holidays’ Spirit

Valentine’s Day might be a few months away, but with festive colors that look so pretty together, we say why not embrace the season early?

Get the look: Boden coat ($232); New York & Company top ($23); Topshop pants ($68); ModCloth heels ($45)

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Swap Your Parka for a Poncho

Finally, we found the solution to fitting those billowing blouse sleeves into slim coat armholes.

Get the look: Forever 21 hat ($15); Tommy Hilfiger poncho ($87); Marimekko pants ($225); & Other Stories heels ($125)

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Or a Floor-Length Cape

Warning: May cause you to develop superpowers, like finally being able to get your eyeliner to be totally even.

Get the look: Max Mara cape ($3,090); H&M sweater ($35); Mossimo pants ($28); Anne Michelle boots ($50)

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Get a Little Matchy-Matchy

Correspond your top to your blazer and your skirt to your boots for a look that’s pulled together without feeling too on the nose.

Get the look: Forever 21 jacket ($38); Fashion to Figure top ($37); ASOS Curve skirt ($47); E8 by Miista boots ($130)

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Embrace Winter Whites

We don’t dare you to wear just white pants after Labor Day; we dare you to wear all white everything. Haven’t you always wanted to live inside a Nancy Meyers movie? 

Get the look: Cupcakes and Cashmere coat ($145); Jack by BB Dakota sweater ($85); Everlane jeans ($68); Adidas sneakers ($80)

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Cover Up From Head to Toe

No one but you will know what's hiding underneath that super-long coat. Is it your comfiest pair of pj's? A sexy sequin sheath? The secret is all yours.

Get the look: Paul Smith coat ($1,150); Brahmin bag ($275); Guess boots ($99)

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Go All Out With Your Christmas Style

Tartan, tulle and satin are each super pretty on their own, but all together they make for one gorgeous holiday getup. Adding a festive string of lights doesn't hurt, either.

Get the look: J.Crew shirt ($78); Mango skirt ($60); L.K.Bennett heels ($375)

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Layer a Turtleneck Under a Low-Cut Dress

A thin tee gives you a little extra warmth and eliminates any tricky bra situations. Oh, and it also looks pretty adorable, we have to say. 

Get the look: L.L. Bean turtleneck ($30); BHLDN dress ($140); Dolce Vita boots ($134)

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Wear Sweats All Day Long

It’s time to upgrade from fraying sweatpants and an old college hoodie to cashmere joggers and a fleece-lined crewneck. When you throw on shorty boots and a peacoat, suddenly your favorite sweat suit is now brunch appropriate.

Get the look: Lands' End coat ($209); Lark & Ro sweater ($75); Monrow sweatpants ($370); Aerosoles boots ($100)

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Belt a Faux-Fur Jacket

Wearing a fanny pack (yes, they’re back) or any belt, really, over your coat helps break up a bulky silhouette and creates a waistline where there isn’t one.

Get the look: Unreal Fur coat ($339); Spiral fanny pack ($17); Good American jeans ($159); Sorel boots ($250)

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Bring on the Sequins

And think beyond red, green, gold and silver.

Get the look: Farm sweater ($172); ASOS skirt ($45); Marc Fisher LTD heels ($160)

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