Winter Wonder: Outfit Ideas for Indoor Activities & Outdoor Adventures

It seems easy to create eye-popping outfits during the spring, summer, and even fall. Looking stylish is almost effortless when the weather is warm or balmy. But what’s a girl to do when the winds get blustery, and the snow starts to fall? 

Cold weather doesn’t mean you have to compromise your style. On the contrary, winter is perfect for showing off some winning outfit ideas. Here are some winter outfits you can put together, with clothes you probably already have hanging in your closet. 

Monochromatic Dressing

Always in style and especially trendy right now, it’s hard to go wrong with monochromatic dressing, which means wearing shades of one color from head to toe.

Everyone from Kim Kardashian to her baby sister Kendall Jenner is going with monotone or monochromatic looks, and with good reason. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

Contrasting Monochromatic Textures

Another hot winter look is to dress in monochrome colors but mix up the textures. Think Haley Bieber’s look during New York Fashion Week 2018, where she wore a slouchy black hoodie, structured black wool blazer, and black leather pants. 

If you want some color with this look, Jennifer Lopez wore an exquisite teal ensemble that consisted of a cashmere turtleneck sweater with faux fur trim accents on the sleeves and a satin maxi skirt.


With celebs like Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski wearing stripes, there’s no reason you can’t do the same. Try striped pants with a contrasting jacket and combat boots. Alternatively, you can try a striped skirt with a solid-color sweater or turtleneck. 

Pops of Color

Winter colors don’t have to be neutral or drab because you can accentuate any winter outfit with a pop of color. Maybe your “pop” could be your primary outfit, such as your dress. Or instead, you can let your coat or a scarf add the color pop you’re looking for.

Another hot look with color is wearing jeans with a red turtleneck. With this look, you can wear black ballet flats or white sneakers and add a wraparound gray sweater for a polished look. To accessorize, throw on a black and white checked scarf and a red handbag.


Normcore dressing is a unisex fashion trend that’s marked by “normal-looking” clothing and unpretentious pieces. If you want to achieve this look, go for jeans, button-down shirts, t-shirts, high-top sneakers like Converse, or combat boots. To make this outfit winter-worthy, don a beanie and a long black or gray unisex coat in leather, wool, or velvet.


A tailored pantsuit in any color works almost anywhere, and black pantsuits never fail to impress. Pair your dark-colored pantsuit with a neutral-colored shirt or even a colored blouse for dramatic contrast. Pantsuits are great with heels or ankle boots.

Jeans with a Trendy Cardigan

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Bring out the summertime black camisole (bonus points if it has lace) or any of your fabulous florals and wear it tucked into ripped jeans. Pull on a cardigan sweater in a trendy color or print and complete this look with boots.

Boots and a Sweater with a Twist

Do you have a pair of slip-on boots? Wear them with faded jeans tucked into them and an oversized sweater in the same color as your boots. Add silver accessories—including a gray or silver scarf and handbag—and you’re ready for any outdoor adventure.

Printed Fleece Leggings with a Button Up Cardigan

You can reverse the outfit we described above by choosing a pair of trendy printed leggings and a solid colored oversized cardigan. Add a neutral-colored infinity scarf, then finish this ensemble with your favorite boots.


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In winter, one of the most fun things about styling outfits is accessorizing with scarves, hats, and gloves. Are you going for a monochromatic look? Drive it home with matching scarf, gloves, and adorable pom-pom beanie for a winning look.

You can also dress up a turtleneck or cowl neck sweater with long chunky necklaces or pendants. Also, by pushing or rolling up the sleeves of your sweaters, you can create the perfect look with an arm party of bangle bracelets.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

As the song goes, winter is a magical time of year. Adopt any of these captivating looks, and you’ll be creating your own kind of winter magic. Do you have a favorite winter outfit for indoor and outdoor adventures? Share your ideas in the comments.

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