31 Outfit Ideas to Start the New Year in Style
With the days getting shorter and the temperatures dropping, it can be easy to default to wearing opaque tights and puffer coats. Well, these 31 women are here to prove that winter dressing doesn’t have to be boring. Here is an entire month’s worth of styling ideas, so you can use your brain power to focus on more important things (like figuring out how to actually stick to that new ketogenic lifestyle).
OR DRAPE A FAUX-FUR VERSION OVER YOUR SHOULDER
A fuzzy accessory instantly ups the luxe factor of any outfit, plus it’s extra nice to snuggle into when Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose.
Incorporate Sparkly Pieces Into Your Everyday Wardrobe
It doesn’t need to be a special evening to wear sequins or glitter. They pair just as nicely with a cozy oversize sweater or graphic tee for work, brunch or whatever else you have planned.
Or high-shine leather
Glossy patent leather is trending for 2019, and while it may seem intimidating at first, a loose silhouette paired with cozy knits and casual flats makes the fabric feel much more accessible.
DARE TO GO OUT SANS TIGHTS
Choose a skirt that goes just a few inches past the top of your boots, like Jessie Loeffler Randall, to keep your legs nice and warm without having to go through the struggle of putting on tights.
Lighten Things Up
Instead of reaching for your dark-wash jeans and gray overcoat yet again, switch it around and pull on a pair of lighter jeans and a colorful coat, like Coterie member Olivia Jeanette.
GROUND YOUR MOST OVER-THE-TOP PIECES
A red, oversize faux-fur coat like Ijeoma Kola's can feel like a bit much for everyday use, but a simple pair of black skinny jeans and some cozy ankle boots bring it back down to earth.
SHOW SOME SKIN
Yes, you can wear a miniskirt in the middle of January. Pro tip from Coterie member Barbie Conga: Pair it with some over-the-knee boots and a cozy sweater to give it that wintery vibe.
CUT DOWN ON BULK WITH A CROPPED SWEATER
A crop top in January? Take a note from Coterie member Caroline Juen and pair your short knits with high-waisted pants and skirts to keep everything covered and warm.
BREAK YOUR FALL DRESSES OUT OF STORAGE
No need to stow those babies away for next year. Just layer them over a thin knit, toss on some cute booties, like Coterie member Taye Hansberry, and you’re good to go.
WEAR A LONG VEST OVER A JACKET
Sad that you only got to wear your lightweight jackets for a few days this year? Throw a long, warm vest on top and you'll be able to get even more use out of those autumnal coats.
DIY Your Own Fanny Pack
If you're not yet ready to take the plunge and spend real money on this surprising trend, simpley follow Sommar Theodore’s fashionable lead and take a small bag you already own, wrap the strap or chain around your waist and tighten so it will stay in place. Voilà!
ADD A SINGLE POP OF COLOR
Couple a bright hue (like Kelly green or electric blue) with your favorite neutrals for a simple outfit upgrade, just like Coterie member Courtney Danielle.
Try MUTED COLORS
Who says pastels are appropriate only in spring? Bring on the robin's-egg blues, delicate lilacs and pale greens for a look that invokes a winter wonderland.