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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.

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Bring on the Layers

If you’re still in seasonal denial, try layering a cozy turtleneck under your favorite easygoing overalls to stay nice and warm, just like Coterie member Ijeoma Kola

Get the look: Everlane sweater ($120); Mother overalls ($268); Dr. Scholl's loafers ($100)

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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.

Get the look: Equipment top ($350); Ellery jeans ($268); Banana Republic boots ($178)

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Get Cozy in a Sweater Dress

This subtly sexy style is the ultimate combination of comfortable and dressy. And it will work for any holiday party you have on the horizon.

Get the look: Old Navy dress ($50); Charles & Keith bag ($86); Allegra James heels ($135)

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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.

Get the look: Daisy London necklace ($174); Express blazer ($128) and pants ($80); New Balance sneakers ($140)

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Go All Out With Denim

This is how city girls do cowboy chic: Update a Canadian tuxedo with white ankle boots, a cozy white turtleneck and tiny sunglasses.

Get the look: Levi's jacket ($65); Naadam sweater ($195); Habitual jeans ($168); Kensie boots ($100)

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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.

Get the look: Missguided Plus faux-fur coat ($103); Eloquii dress ($100); Mansur Gavriel bag ($1,095); J.Crew boots ($207)

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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.

Get the look: Lucky Brand cardigan ($129); Club Monaco dress ($279); Happy Socks socks ($14); ASOS flats ($35)

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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.

Get the look: TheKorner vest ($128); Lulus sweater dress ($58); Commando tights ($38); Aldo boots ($90)

RELATED: 7 Tips for Layering Your Winter Clothes Without Adding Bulk

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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.

Get the look: Topshop coat ($160); B-Low the Belt belt ($158); Vince Camuto heels ($100)

RELATED: 4 Ways to Belt Your Coat Like NYC’s Chicest Women (and One Style to Avoid)

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Rock a Chunky Sweater Over Pinstriped Pants

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

Get the look: French Connection sweater ($168); See by Chloe pants ($480); Stuart Weitzman heels ($182)

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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. The more vibrant, the better. Thanks for the tip, Sommar Theodore.

Get the look: Forever 21 jacket ($25); River Island top ($22); Liverpool pants ($89); Halogen shoes ($90)


Double Up on OUTERWEAR

Layering two lighter coats is twice as fun as tossing on one boring black puffer, a tip we learned from Coterie member Liz Teich

Get the look: LOFT coat ($198); Madewell jacket ($498); Gal Meets Glam dress ($178); Dolce Vita boots ($252)

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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: Boden coat ($250); Hansel From Basel tights ($15); La Canadienne boots ($395)

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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: J.Crew fleece ($55); NYDJ skirt ($99); Brahmin bag ($275); Marc Fisher Ltd. boots ($249)

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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: Johnny Was dress ($365); Reclaimed Vintage fanny pack ($14); MICHAEL Michael Kors boots ($225)

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Tie a Sweater Like a Scarf

This quirky styling tip protects your neck from the cold and ensures you have more than enough layers to stay warm once you get where you're going.

Get the look: Everlane sweater ($100); ASOS White jacket ($135); AG jeans ($158); Halogen boots ($110)

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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.

Get the look: Lauren Ralph Lauren coat ($360); J.Crew sweater ($98)

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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.

Get the look: Anna Quan jacket ($292); Boden sweater ($80); Agolde jeans ($198); ASOS heels ($48)

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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.

Get the look: Brixton hat ($59); Banana Republic shirt ($68); Uniqlo turtleneck ($15); Madewell pants ($128); Jessica Simpson boots ($70)

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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. 

Get the look: Woven Heart sweater ($45); Lulus skirt ($58); Melie Bianco bag ($68); Marc Fisher Ltd. heels ($105)

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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.

Get the look: Tilley hat ($135); L.L.Bean jacket ($99); B-Low the Belt belt ($145); M.M. LaFleur pants ($195); Linea Paolo boots ($170)

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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: Farrow sweater ($88); Free People top ($40); Halogen skirt ($59); The Daily Edited bag ($280); Keds sneakers ($35)

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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.

Get the look: Jakke coat ($294); Free People sweater ($148); Mother jeans ($278); Wolford tights ($57); 1901 loafers ($100)

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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.

Get the look: Club Monaco coat ($479); Yummie bodysuit ($78); A.L.C. pants ($255); Jack Rogers boots ($119)

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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.

Get the look: Mango blazer ($120); House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve dress ($179); Birdies flats ($95)

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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. 

Get the look: Apparis coat ($325); Vince Camuto blazer ($149) and pants ($89); J.Crew turtleneck ($37); Blondo boots ($150)

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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.

Get the look: & Other Stories sweater ($69); Silk Laundry dress ($265); Pop & Suki bag ($335); Nine West heels ($89)

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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.

Get the look: TNA coat ($250); ASKK NY jeans ($165); Neiman Marcus boots ($139)

RELATED: How to Wear a Puffer Coat (Without Looking Like a Marshmallow)

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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.

Get the look: ModCloth. hat ($15); Naadam sweater ($350); BCBG Max Azria coat ($298); New Balance sweatpants ($65); By Far boots ($406)

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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.

Get the look: Lulus faux-fur coat ($160); Bop Basics turtleneck ($98); J Brand jeans ($188); Dr. Scholl's boots ($125)

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Bring on the Sequins

And think beyond black, gold and silver.

Get the look: Walk of Shame dress ($506); Alexandre Birman heels ($595)

RELATED: 30 Incredibly Fun Faux-Fur Coats

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