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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 2018.

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Bring on the Layers

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

Get the look: Madewell sweater ($98); AG overalls ($245); Dr. Scholl's loafers ($90)

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Harness the Power of Cool Accessories

So, your conservative office doesn't allow much room for outfit experimentation, eh? Focus your creative energy on fun accessories like pearl hoop earrings, a bright pink tote or even heels with a bit of clear PVC that you can stow under your desk during meetings if necessary.

Get the look: Le Suit blazer and skirt ($89); Dooney & Bourke bag ($99); Schutz heels ($93)

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Pair Corduroy and Lace

Thick corduroy and delicate lace are seemingly opposing fabrics that are actually a match made in sartorial heaven. Want proof? Just look at Coterie member Shanna Battle's festive ensemble.

Get the look: Wayf top ($69); Vince Camuto skirt ($69; Cole Haan heels ($100)

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Go All Out With Denim

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

Get the look: Levi's jacket ($50); Neiman Marcus sweater ($125); Topshop jeans ($45); & Other Stories boots ($149)

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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: 1901 cardigan ($49); Chelsea 28 dress ($149); Taryn Rose flats ($120)

RELATED: 8 Brand-New Ways to Rock a Cardigan

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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: Joe Fresh sweater ($34); Donna Karan pants ($50); Nic + Zoe heels ($135)

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Slip a Skirt On Under a Dress

You love your mini knit dress, but your poor shivering legs do not. Solution: Slip a midi skirt underneath for a cool tiered look. (Psst, you can add a pair of fleece-lined leggings underneath when the weather turns from chilly to frigid.)

Get the look: DKNY sweater dress ($105); Silk Laundry skirt ($175); Sam Edelman boots ($170)

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Unbutton You Shirtdress

Want to learn how to make your warm-weather wardrobe work for winter? Take a note from Coterie member Aysha Sow and layer your go-to summer shirtdress over a pair of jeans and unbutton just up to your waist. Finish the look with a warm leather moto jacket and some cool snakeskin boots.

Get the look: Free People jacket ($198); Eileen Fisher shirtdress ($165); American Eagle Outfitters jeans ($50); Public Desire boots ($60)

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Try Sporting a Summer Print

Swap your ditsy florals into an otherwise seasonally appropriate outfit, like Coterie member Katie Sturino did with a pastel topper and sparkly booties, and those mini buds suddenly have new legs.

Get the look: Eloquii faux fur coat ($180); Eloquii dress ($120);  Mansur Gavriel bag ($1,095); Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific boots ($120)

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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. Thanks for the tip, Sommar Theodore.

Get the look: Forever 21 jacket ($48); Rails top ($198); J.Crew pants ($98); A New Day shoes ($23)

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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: Sam Edelman coat ($120); Eva Franco coat ($228); Frame pants ($108)

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Get Cozy in a Sweater Dress

This subtly sexy style is the ultimate combination of comfortable and dressy.

Get the look: Boden dress ($170); Charles & Keith bag ($69); Who What Wear heels ($35)

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Sport Plaid Pants like a Pro

Fact: Wearing plaid in the colder months will never be out of style. Also fact: Plaid pants in particular are having a major fashion comeback for 2018, so get going and break out those stunners ASAP. 

Get the look: Badgley Mischka trench coat ($100); Everlane T-shirt ($16); Talbots pants ($129); Vince shoes ($195)

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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: J.Crew coat ($139); Old Navy tights ($10); La Canadienne boots ($350)

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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: Billabong coat ($70); RACHEL Rachel Roy skirt ($99); Brahmin bag ($245); Steve Madden boots ($80)

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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 ($235); Monki fanny pack ($17); Karl Lagerfeld Paris boots ($249)

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Tie a Sweater Like a Scarf

This quirky style idea 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); Dylan jacket ($175); AG jeans ($225)

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Give in to the skinny corduroy Trend

The '70s-throwback fabric is back in full force but, of course, with a modern 21st-century twist: slim-fitting silhouettes rule the day instead of wide-leg bell-bottoms.

Get the look: Talbots ($63); KUT from the Kloth ($70); Banana Republic ($98)

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Better Yet, Make It Printed Corduroy

Want to jump ahead of the style curve and impress your most fashionable of 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: Banana Republic shirt ($68); Pilcro pants ($128); Barney's New York boots ($149)

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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: Lou & Grey coat ($198); Marine Layer sweater ($128); Catherine Malandrino tunic ($35); Good American jeans ($179); Sole Society boots ($60)

RELATED: How to Wear Oversize Pieces When You’re Petite

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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 ($98); Free People top ($40); Solace London ($200); The Daily Edited bag ($280); Keds sneakers ($35)

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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); J. McLaughlin poncho ($198); Marimekko pants ($260); MICHAEL Michael Kors heels ($54)

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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: Antonio Berardi cape ($1,899); Madewell sweater ($98); Universal Thread jeans ($24); Vince Camuto boots ($139)

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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 snake print pants. Let them steal the spotlight and keep all the other elements of your look simple and neutral.

Get the look: Something Navy coat ($179); Commando bodysuit ($98); Missguided pants ($52); Marc Fisher LTD. boots ($179)

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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.

Get the look: Rachel Zoe blazer ($347); Topshop dress ($50); M.Gemi flats ($228)

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Cover Up From Head to Toe

A long, belted coat is as chic as it is warm, especially when you skip the usual black and choose one in your favorite color.

Get the look: Reiss coat ($2,435); Brahmin bag ($345); Kensie boots ($99)

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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); J.Crew dress ($148); Sam Edelman boots ($150)

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Embrace the Power of the Puffer

You resisted the practical puff 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 ($228); ASKK NY jeans ($165); Ted Baker boots ($166)

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 PJs out and about.

Get the look: Best Made Co. hat ($65); Topshop sweater ($60); Club Monaco coat ($349); New Balance sweatpants ($65); Treasure & Bond boots ($110)

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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: Alice + Olivia faux-fur coat ($357); Splendid turtleneck ($58); J Brand jeans ($188); UGG boots ($160)

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Bring on the Sequins

And think beyond red, green, gold and silver.

Get the look: Needle & Thread dress ($419); Alexandre Birman heels ($595)

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