It may feel like winter has only truly just begun, but the days are indeed getting longer and we can see the warmth of spring on the horizon. So as tempting as it may be to give up on fashion altogether and just walk around in a giant blanket, why not try one of these 28 easy outfit ideas instead? They’re fun, they’re bright and, most importantly, they’re all pretty damn comfy.
28 Outfits to Wear This February That Will Break You Out of Your Winter Rut
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1. Pair Navy with Black
2. Let Your Coat Do All the Talking
3. Layer a Velvet Maxi Over a Classic Button-Up
Transform your date-night slip dress into a more casual piece with the help of some classic kicks and a button-up shirt. You could also add a pair of boots if you want to bridge the gap between full on party frock and weekend brunch mode—say, for the office or dinner with friends.
4. Sport Over-the-Knee Boots for Extra Leg Warmth
Sometimes even a pair of fleece-lined tights just doesn’t do the trick. Over-the-knee boots can provide an extra layer to combat the cold all while looking fabulous.
5. Coordinate Your Accessories...Kind Of
Rather than struggle to match exact shades of pink, try mixing a whole host of pink variations all at once—a blush hat, a rose crossbody, a hot pink sweater, fuschia socks, etc. Just be sure to add in one or two large swaths of neutral hues too, like dark-wash jeans or a black overcoat, to balance out your eclectic accessories.
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$54; $29); Show Me Your Mumu Melrose Jacket ($198); Alla Berman Ibiza Bohemia Sweatshirt ($198); Strathberry East/West Bag ($775); Warp + Weft ASE Straight-Leg Jeans ( $98; $49); Nike Air Force 1 Shadow Sneakers ($130)
6. Swap Your Sweats for an Ankle-Grazing Maxi
What’s the easiest way to transform a sweatsuit and sneakers into a chic, dinner-ready ensemble? Keep the sweatshirt, but switch out your sweatpants for a maxi or midi skirt. Stick to darker hues and wintery fabrics, like a moody floral or silk in jewel tones, to keep things seasonally appropriate.
7. Go All In on Shades of Brown
Beige and camel and chocolate, oh my! Rather than choose just one or two neutral hues, why not run the gamut from rich caramel to delicate cream, all in one look? In fact, opting for shades that aren’t so close together is a great way to embrace a “monochrome” look without risk of turning into an amorphous blob.
Shop similar styles: Nike Plush Jacket ($145); Jenni Kayne Oversized Crewneck Sweater ($395); Wilfred Faux-Leather Pants ($148); Charles & Keith Gabine Shoulder Bag ($86); NYDJ Wendy Boots (
8. Wear a Sweater Like a Scarf
First you’re cold, then you’re hot, then you’re making bad jokes about Katy Perry songs. Instead of choosing between wearing too much or too little, try adding an extra layer in an unexpected way—drape a sweater over your shoulders and let the sleeves hang down like a scarf, just like Coterie member Shanna Battle. Now if you get chilly you can just slip it on under your coat.
Shop similar styles: Reformation Whitmore Coat ($368); J.Crew Cashmere Sweater ($128); Everlane Cotton Long-Sleeve T-shirt ($40); Ulla Johnson Seaview Bag ($380); Agolde ’90s Pinch Waist Jeans ($178); Sam Edelman Loraine Loafers (
9. Mix and Match Jewel Tones
10. Layer a Puffer Vest Over Your Workwear
For days when the weather isn’t quite cold enough for a full puffer, try layering a puffer vest over your wool blazer and a thin knit. It will still keep you plenty warm but looks much more fashion forward. And while we love the white and purple combo above, this styling trick works just as well with head-to-toe black or a mix of neutrals.
11. Rock a Knit Midi Skirt
Sweater dresses are a major trend for winter 2023, but so too are knit skirts, like Monroe Steele’s textured white midi. Pair them with equally cozy oversize sweaters French tucked at the waist and sleek pointy-toe boots to avoid looking like you’re being swallowed whole by your knitting basket.
12. Eschew Your Scarf for an Extra-Large Turtleneck
Give your dearly beloved (and probably super dirty) scarf a break and unroll a chunky knit to keep your neck warm in its place. Bonus points if you match it to your bag, too.
13. Swap Your Go-To Beanie for a Cozy Bucket Hat
Don’t get us wrong, we love a good beanie. But a sherpa or faux-fur bucket hat just feels so much more fun and unexpected (in all the best ways)—especially if you pair it with a coat of the same material.
14. Bridge the Gap Between Comfy and Sexy for Valentine’s Day
Yes, we like to ramp up the sex appeal on V-Day, but that doesn’t mean we relish the idea of squeezing into a skin-tight dress or struggling with sticky boobs in a backless top. This year, we’re embracing the idea that we can look cozy and sexy with sumptuous fabrics like cashmere and silk that feel just as good as they look.
15. Layer Your Coats
Think outside the usual layering rules and sport a short puffer over a long tailored coat. Neutral hues will be easiest to pair (like shades of brown or gray), but if you want to try a more colorful approach we suggest sticking to just one color family or neighboring hues (i.e. red with orange or blue with purple but not red with blue).
16. Don’t Wait Until Spring to Sport White Accessories
Or bright yellow, for that matter. In fact, yellow works best with other light or bright hues, like white, pink or robin’s-egg blue, than with dark shades like forest green or black (you don’t want to look like a bumblebee, after all).
17. Swap Denim for Leather
A wonderfully easy way to shake up your everyday style is simply by replacing your go-to jeans with an equally versatile—and surprisingly warm—faux-leather pant. Opt for a classic straight-leg cut in black leather to really maximize the number of outfits in which you can make this swap.
18. Embrace Standout Sunnies
Funky accessories can turn even the most basic ensemble into something trendy and fun, including interesting eyewear. Protect your peepers from that blinding winter sun with some ‘70s-inspired shades or a dramatic cat eye rather than the same old Wayfarers you usually reach for.
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$485; $194); Athleta Oversize Poplin Shirt ( $129; $75); AE Ne(x)t Level Flare Jeans ($60); Converse Run Star Sneakers ($105)
19. Tie a Faux-Fur Stole Around Your Neck
Faux-fur scarves are often treated as more of an accent piece to be artfully draped over your shoulders (or just one shoulder, if you’re feeling fancy), but let’s not forget these furry accessories are also super warm. Wrap your fuzzy stole around your neck just as you would a regular wool scarf and you’ll learn to handle a 25°F forecast with grace (we hope).
20. Try Split-Hem Trousers
This fun hem detail is primed and ready to be one of the top pant trends of the year and looks just as cute with flat loafers as it does with heeled booties.
21. Winterize a Lightweight Maxi Skirt
22. Throw White Denim Into the Mix
Rather than wear head-to-toe plaid, try switching out your trousers for a pair of straight-leg jeans. Better yet, opt for non-distressed crisp white, which looks more professional than blue washes but is just as comfortable.
23. Keep Things Simple with Elevated Basics
Swap your overused puffer for a long wool wrap coat, your winter boots for a pair of pointy-toe suede knee-highs and your beloved sweatsuit for sleek skinnies and a cashmere turtleneck. This easy combo is still mighty comfortable but looks (and feels) infinitely more chic.
24. Wear Denim That Isn’t Jeans
It’s so easy to reach for your favorite skinnies day after day, but if you’re anything like us, you’re definitely bored of basic jeans. So try a different denim piece, like a wrap dress or jumpsuit, that’s just as easy to wear but doesn’t feel quite so repetitive.
25. Keep That Valentine’s Vibe Going
It doesn’t need to be V-day for you to rock red and pink together. In fact, we think this cheery color combo is a great option any time of year. To tone down the romantic holiday vibes, try adding just a few small pops of each shade alongside a neutral like beige or gray.
26. Stick with Classic Black, from Head to Toe
It’s easy, flattering and timeless. Did we mention easy? Stick to modern silhouettes (like cropped denim and slick sock boots) and a mix of fabrics and textures (like knobby wool, patent leather and black silk) to keep things feeling fresh and to avoid swallowing your figure whole.
Shop similar styles: Express Wool-Blend Coat ($328); Frank & Eileen James Sweater ($198); WeWoreWhat Faux-Leather Pants ($128); Kate Spade New York Knott Large Tote ($328); Sam Edelman Winnie Boots ($170)
27. Sport 2023’s Top Color Trend (So Far)
Barbie pink was definitely the number one color trend of 2022, and while it has yet to fully fade away, there is already another hue primed and ready to take its place: green. Lime, emerald, forest, Kelly and even pickle green have been growing steadily in popularity, so if you don’t already own a few green pieces, you may want to stock up.