Contrary to popular belief, it's actually possible.

By Samantha Sutton
Oct 23, 2020 @ 4:42 pm
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Summer has a reputation for being the laziest season of the year, full of beach trips and time spent lounging in the sun. But once fall and winter roll around and the temperature dips low enough for our teeth to actually chatter? Well, it gets pretty hard to climb out from under our covers, let alone get dressed each morning.

Thankfully, our favorite fashion icons have come to the rescue. Celebrities always manage to pull out the best winter street style looks, providing us with plenty of inspiration for how to stay warm while looking cute. Ahead, we're rounded up some of the best cold-weather outfits we've seen in recent history, which we'll no doubt be copying from now until springtime.

Elevate a Sweater Dress

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When we spotted Sarah Jessica Parker in this purple sweater dress from Hanifa, we immediately knew it deserved a spot in our own wardrobe. Not only does it seem super cozy, the wrap design pairs well with all footwear, from sneakers to boots to pink heels.

Coordinate Your Outerwear

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While warmth is a priority when picking out a coat, we must also consider how well it will pair with the rest of our winter wardrobe and accessories. At the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Kelly Rowland had the right idea, ensuring her button-front option matched her gloves and boots, creating a sleek and fashion-forward look.

Go With a Bright Coat

Of course, it's also fun to swap out darker winter colors for something bold and bright. Hailey Bieber's yellow duster, for instance, is a true statement piece, which will no doubt pop against the season's more traditional neutral shades.

Play Around With Proportions

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Winter clothes tend to be bulky, so consider finding a balance and defining your shape by mixing a crop top with high-waisted pants, just like Yara Shahidi.

Add a Fun Scarf

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Even if your ensemble seems pretty basic, there's always an opportunity to pile on some playful accessories. Take a cue from Emma Thompson and wrap a printed scarf around your neck.

Try a Colorful Hat

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There are plenty of cute winter hat trends happening right now, which is great news if you're searching for an easy way to take your look to the next level. Just slide on an unexpected beret — or a purple beanie, similar to Kristen Bell's — and be prepared to wow.

Remember to Layer

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Itching to wear that light suit or sleeveless summer dress on a particularly chilly day? Layering it over a turtleneck for an extra bit of warmth. This closet essential comes in a variety of prints and colors, so whether you're into neutrals or want a neon option like Gigi Hadid, you're bound to find one to suit your specific taste.

Invest in Statement Boots

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There's nothing wrong with sweet and simple, but if you're feeling slightly bored with your weekly rotation, an eye-catching boot, whether it's printed or lug-soled like Kourtney Kardashian's, can make all the difference.

Slip On a Jumpsuit

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Some days, we admittedly can't be bothered fussing over shirts and pants. So, why not skip the thought process altogether in favor of a jumpsuit? This one-and-done piece, which is favored by fashionable ladies like Kacey Musgraves, is easy enough to slip on and go.

Step Out in a Set

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Another already-made outfit to keep on hand? Suits and sets, which can quickly be given a personal twist with the help of accessories and quirky tops, like Lucy Hale's polka-dot, front-tie blouse.

Trade in Your Jeans

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If your go-to winter look happens to be jeans and a sweater, find a pair of pants that are just as comfortable, but include an eye-catching element. We thoroughly enjoy Irina Shayk's cow-printed bottoms.

Dress Up Your Sweats

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Jennifer Lopez has somehow figured out how to make sweatpants feel fancy. The trick? Styling them with form-fitting staples, a structured jacket, and, sometimes, a heel.

Experiment With Color

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Go for a full matchy-matchy pairing, similar to Cynthia Erivo's green sweatsuit and coat, or mix two complementary colors to create an attention-grabbing combo.

Break Out a Maxi Skirt

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On top of being easy and elegant, Blake Lively's black maxi skirt is pretty much a wearable blanket, perfect for super chilly days.

Spice Up Your Sweater Collection

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We love our reliable crewnecks, but holes are having a moment, so pull a Katie Holmes and find a sweater that includes cutouts.

Throw On a Vest

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Puffy, knit, structured, fuzzy — much like a scarf and hat, a vest is a seasonal must-have that will pull your outfit together. Bella Hadid even used her own version to add color to a head-to-toe beige and white outfit.