At this point in the year, all the holiday hype and plans for New Year resolutions leave you little time to worry about anything else—especially your winter wardrobe. That’s why we’ve taken the time to do it for you, narrowing down nine cold-weather trends you’re bound to see everywhere from now until spring. Check them out below, then order a Style Edit ASAP to add some of your favorites to your winter wardrobe.
Once winter really kicks in and freezing temps become the norm, covering up as much as possible may be your first instinct. But beneath all the layers, why not let your shoulders out to play in an off-the-shoulder or cold-shoulder style? Go all out in a gorgeous knit sweater or dress (perfect for the party circuit) that fully shows off your shoulders, or try cutouts for a slightly warmer—but equally sultry—take on the trend.
When extra warmth is a must but you don’t want to compromise on style, luxe faux fur is exactly what you need. For the ultra-bold, a full faux-fur jacket is guaranteed to make you stand out in a crowd. Want to keep things a little more low key? Try small doses of glamour with a vest, scarf, or even faux fur-trimmed loafers.
A great go-to dress works wonders when it comes to endless holiday parties. But for those nights when you want to shake things up a bit, try a printed, jacquard, or metallic bottom for a festive look that’s a little out of the box. A silky blouse, statement earrings, and suede pumps keep them extra festive, while a tailored blazer and flats make the style office-appropriate, too.
This long-loved pattern is a classic for a reason: Whether it’s on a slightly oversized button-down or the lining of your favorite winter coat, it’s a timeless print that has winter written all over it. And while classic is cool, you can also try it in new and fresh ways, such as on a windowpane print skirt or patterned flats.
For those times when just a jacket isn’t warm enough, add an extra layer with a very versatile vest. Toss a knit puffer version over a sweatshirt and leggings for a cozier commute to the gym, or layer a sherpa-trimmed version over a dress, tights, and boots for a casual-chic style that works at the office and on the weekend.
Turtlenecks Under Dresses
This old-school style is making a major comeback, and is an easy outfit that can pulled together in a snap. One piece of advice: Choose a lightweight turtleneck to keep your ensemble from looking bulky. Try slipping a slimming cashmere style under a denim jumper, or layer a simple knit version under a velvet dress for the perfect balance between casual and luxurious.
Speaking of velvet, this super-touchable fabric will be everywhere this season, from slip dresses and crushed velvet heels to skinny pants and even tailored blazers. Try it in a rich hue—think burgundy, navy, or emerald—to up the opulence even more.
If you thought this ’90s trend was gone for good, you better think again. Even the thinnest styles pack a lot of punch in the style department, but our favorite way to wear them doesn’t involve accessories at all. Simply choose a top or sweater with a keyhole cutout to get the choker effect in an effortless way.
Though they may not be warm enough to wear on their own, bomber jackets are a great layer to work into your wardrobe for some sporty-chic edge. We love them with jeans, sneakers & a scarf for a laid-back, off-duty vibe, but you can also throw one over a dress and booties for the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.
Which of these winter trends are you most excited to try? Don’t forget: You can request your favorites from your personal stylist when you order your next Style Edit.