Winter Outfit Ideas For Women. Winter dressing can be tricky. This is particularly true if you live in an area where winters are frigid. In this case, you’re probably more concerned with warmth and comfort than style.
However, you are not required to pick between the two. Practicality and style can coexist. Numerous outfits include a lot of faux furs, layers, and great knitwear that will make you want to dress for winter.
HOW TO DRESS SMARTLY CASUALLY IN WINTER
The elements of casual wear (think lots of colors, jeans, tees, etc.) and business attire are combined in smart casual (think button-downs, tailored items, comfortable yet presentable footwear, etc.). Consider unforeseen combinations (such as blazer + jeans) as well as juxtapositions when dressing smart casually at work or for a wedding or even another special event.
It’s especially fun in the winter to experiment with various styling ideas (belts, tucking/not tucking, different types of boots) as well as sweater styles (cropped sweaters, fun textures, billowy sleeves, etc.)! Here are some of the items as well as themes that will appear repeatedly in casual attire winter outfits, particularly in the outfit roundup below:
- Sweaters in basic colors
- Denim in a dark wash
- Boots (ankle as well as tall boots in dry weather, snow boots in wet/sloppy weather)
- Tailored coat (in the winter, your coat MAKES the outfit—have fun with it)
- Darker colors (When the weather is gloomy, I prefer a darker color palette.)
- Color palettes in monochrome
The most important “rule” to remember when people dress for a smart casual office and any dress code in overall is that whatever you wear should fit you. You don’t want any gapping, bulging, or anything like that—if you don’t feel confident, it won’t work! I recently had to buy a few new items to match my new pandemic body, as well as I, love that I can finally feel comfortable as well as put together in my clothes.
Winter Outfit Ideas For Women
INCLUDE A TOPCOAT IN ANY OUTFIT
Topcoats aren’t just for men…! Add a geared topcoat to almost any outfit and you’ll look smart casual. It’s magical and the simplest thing to do! I’m wearing mine over a simple cashmere sweater as well as paper bag pants, both of which can be dressed up quickly. The chocolate brown knee-high boots anchor the look and prevent it from feeling too heavy as well as dark.
A BEAUTIFUL STATEMENT SKIRT + OUTERWEAR
Maxi skirts are ideal for combining fashion and warmth. A long skirt measures total elegance while also acting as a barrier against the elements.
Wear your maxi skirt with knee-high boots for added warmth and weather protection. Drape your coat as well as a blazer over your shoulders for a truly sophisticated look. It’s trendy and ideal for keeping warm in the winter.
BROWN CAMEL + CHOCOLATE
I’m wearing the same boots and coat as in the previous outfit, therefore you already know this is a wonderful smart casual combo! Shades of brown have a way of tying everything else together. I’m wearing a blush pink cashmere crewneck sweater and dark denim demi-boot jeans.
AN ADORABLE KNITWEAR SET
Knitwear, of course, will be a part of your winter wardrobe. However, this does not have to be limited to sweaters. Knitted dresses and skirts enable you to appear fashionable while remaining warm.
SWEATER + TONAL COAT
Another smart casual look, but this time with dark color combinations (and a monochrome top half!): dark wash denim, dark red and burgundy, and black sparkly leather boots. The first four outfits all showcased wool coats, which are great choices for stepping up your winter wardrobe. They can make any casual winter outfit look polished and intentional.
BROWN AND WHITE SHADES
Wearing complementary colors is one of the simplest ways to instantly look smart casual. The colors in this outfit are on the lighter side of the spectrum: a camel coat over an elephant tusks sweater and a white denim base. In case you also started rolling out of bed after striking snooze 5 times, add cognac brown knee-high boots which coordinate with your bag to give you an extra polished.
I’m currently obsessed with this matching set; although it appears to be a crop top, it fits perfectly on me and can also be worn separately!
ACCORDING TO SHOES AND BAG
This outfit is more casual than smart casual, but I included it since the base of the outfit has many of the same casual attire elements: medium wash jeans, a nicer sweater, and, of course, Armagnac brown ankle boots as well as the coordinating tote. I wore a lightweight outerwear coat here because, well, it is winter; a warm coat is recommended for commuting!