28 Outfits to Wear This February That Will Break You Out of Your Winter Rut

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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.

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1. Pair Navy with Black

Forget what you’ve heard: You can (and should) wear black and navy together. The combination is an unexpected twist…and is relatively low lift since you probably already own a lot of both colors.

Shop similar styles: Mango Wool Coat ($200); J.Crew Cashmere Sweater ($128); Quince Silk Skirt ($50)

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2. Let Your Coat Do All the Talking

A statement coat allows you to put in almost no effort without looking sloppy or boring. Wearing sweats under there? We won’t tell a soul.

Shop similar styles: Cult Mia Belted Mohair Coat ($678); JW AndersonTwister Shoulder Bag ($655; $197); Steve Madden Iyanna Boots ($140)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Old Navy Oversize Button-Up Shirt ($35; $30); Monki Velvet Slip Dress ($44); Adidas Grand Court Sneakers ($70)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Scotch & Soda Double-Breasted Coat ($368); NUUDS Everyday T-Shirt ($58); Pilcro Denim Skirt ($158); Mix No. 6 Bessia Boots ($90; $60)

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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.

Shop similar styles: lululemon Ribbed Wool Beanie ($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)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Pangaia Signature Hoodie ($195); Gucci Leather Belt ($420); Free People Backseat Glamour Skirt ($128); Veja Campo Sneakers ($175)

A woman poses wearing a sherpa jacket over a cream color sweater and brown faux leather pants
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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 ($219; $153)

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 ($150; $97)

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9. Mix and Match Jewel Tones

Emerald and sapphire and ruby, oh my! It’s not for the faint of heart, but pairing one jewel tone with another is unexpected and oh so beautiful.

Shop similar styles: Free People Canyon Sweater ($128); Quince Washable Silk Skirt ($60); Staud Mini Moon Bag ($250); Dr. Martens 1460 Boots ($170)

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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.

Shop similar styles: NA-KD Oversize Blazer ($77) and High-Waist Pants ($51); ASOS Belted Vest ($58); Anne Klein Alessa Boots ($139; $65)

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.

Shop similar styles: Express Cable Knit Sweater ($98; $49); Rag & Bone Soleil Skirt ($295; $207); Jacquemus Le Chiquito Tote ($810); Rouje Celeste Ankle Boots ($375)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Pieces Turtleneck Sweater ($60); Gentle Herd Wool-Blend Coat ($399); See by Chloé Mara Bag ($575); Reformation Franklin Pants ($178); Marc Fisher Glorify Boots ($149; $100)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Lack of Color Teddy Hat ($79); Vince Faux-Shearling Coat ($695; $487); Spanx Better Base Turtleneck ($78); Boden Hampshire 7/8 Pants ($90); Thursday Boot Co. Combat Boots ($180)

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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.

Shop similar styles: L.L.Bean Crewneck Sweater ($119); ba&sh Cintia Skirt ($245); Sam Edelman Wheaton Flats ($150; $68)

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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).

Shop similar styles: Sam Faux-Leather Puffer Coat ($575); Object Trench Coat ($165); Express Denim Jumpsuit ($168)

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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).

Shop similar styles: H&M Double-Breasted Coat ($75); Susana Monaco Sleeveless Dress ($178); JW Pei FAE Bag ($89; $70); Schutz Mikki Boots ($168)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Julia Allert Faux-Leather Coat ($413); Club Monaco Jacquard Sweater ($190); Abercrombie & Fitch Faux-Leather Pants ($110; $88); Vionic Lani Boots ($170)

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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.

Shop similar styles: A.Kjaerbede Salo Square Sunglasses ($52); Apparis Aaron Coat ($485; $194); Athleta Oversize Poplin Shirt ($129; $75); AE Ne(x)t Level Flare Jeans ($60); Converse Run Star Sneakers ($105)

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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).

Shop similar styles: Apparis Faux-Fur Scarf ($72); Everlane Trench Coat ($218; $142); Agolde Cherie Straight Jeans ($178); Met Logo Canvas Tote ($40); Lucky Brand Mary Jane Flats ($79; $50)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Cuyana Wool Wrap Coat ($498); La Ligne Mini Marin Sweater ($275); Reformation Fletcher Pants ($158); Charles & Keith Shoulder Bag ($56); Madewell Bradley Loafers ($158)

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21. Winterize a Lightweight Maxi Skirt

Maxis typically scream summer, but not when worn underneath an oversize turtleneck in the same color.

Shop similar styles: ASTR the Label Faux-Fur Coat ($220); Anine Bing Turtleneck Sweater ($350); A.L.C. Tori Skirt ($497; $297); Vince Camuto Dentelia Boots ($180; $160)

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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.

Shop similar stores: Rouje Jacques Blazer ($365); Levi’s 724 Straight Jeans ($90); Vagabond Jillian Boots ($200)

A woman crosses the street in New York wearing a brown coat, red sweater, blue skinny jeans and brown knee high suede boots
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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.

Shop similar styles: Lattelier Wool Coat ($279); Summersalt Cashmere Sweater ($95; $72); Good American Good Legs Jeans ($139); Vince Camuto Arendie Boots ($229; $150)

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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.

Shop similar styles: Boden Long Teddy Coat ($320; $110); Court & Rowe Denim Shirtdress ($129); Journee Colection Landree Boots ($120; $85)

A woman crosses the street in Paris wearing a beige and pink sweater and beige skirt with a red sweater draped over her shoulders
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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.

Shop similar styles: lululemon Mockneck Sweater ($198; $119); JW Anderson Two-Tone Sweater ($690); Vince Utility Skirt ($425); Marc Fisher Meryl Heels ($99)

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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)

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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.

Shop similar styles: We the Free Faux-Leather Trench Coat ($298; $200); L.L.Bean Cotton Turtleneck ($35); Blank NYC Faux-Leather Pants ($98); Steve Madden Hutch Boots ($100)

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28. Ignore the “No White Pants After Labor Day” Rule

FYI, winter white looks incredible when worn with mini checks (like this collared jacket).

Shop similar styles: LK Bennett Manon Coat ($900; $450); Everlane Pima Cotton Turtleneck ($50); Mango Wide-Leg Pants ($80); ASOS Top-Handle Bag ($32; $18); Vince Camuto Hailenda Heels ($99)



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