31 Outfit Ideas for All 31 Days in December
Ah, December. Time to deck the halls with boughs of holly and your hands with cashmere gloves. Christmas may come but one day a year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear jolly colors, glittering sequins and giant cozy coats all month long. Here are 31 gorgeous outfit ideas to inspire you through the end of 2018.
HARNESS THE POWER OF COOL ACCESSORIES
So, your conservative office doesn’t allow much room for outfit experimentation, eh? Focus your creative energy on fun accessories like pearl hoop earrings, a bright pink tote or even heels with a bit of clear PVC that you can stow under your desk during meetings if necessary.
SLIP A SKIRT ON UNDER A DRESS
You love your mini knit dress, but your poor shivering legs do not. Solution: Slip a midi skirt underneath for a cool tiered look. (Psst, you can add a pair of fleece-lined leggings underneath when the weather turns from chilly to frigid.)
UNBUTTON YOU SHIRTDRESS
Want to learn how to make your warm-weather wardrobe work for winter? Take a note from Coterie member Aysha Sow and layer your go-to summer shirtdress over a pair of jeans and unbutton just up to your waist. Finish the look with a warm leather moto jacket and some cool snakeskin boots.
TRY SPORTING A SUMMER PRINT
Swap your ditsy florals into an otherwise seasonally appropriate outfit, like Coterie member Katie Sturino did with a pastel topper and sparkly booties, and those mini buds suddenly have new legs.
STICK TO ONE COLOR GROUP
Pick either warm tones (yellows, oranges, reds) or cool ones (blues, purples, greens) and mix and match shades until you find your perfect combination. We think: The more vibrant, the better. Thanks for the tip, Sommar Theodore.
SPORT PLAID PANTS LIKE A PRO
Fact: Wearing plaid in the colder months will never be out of style. Also fact: Plaid pants in particular are having a major fashion comeback for 2018, so get going and break out those stunners ASAP.
BETTER YET, MAKE IT PRINTED CORDUROY
Want to jump ahead of the style curve and impress your most fashionable of friends? Slip into a pair of printed corduroy pants (psst, you’re about to see them popping up all over town) and get ready to field a host of questions about your amazing find.
WEAR OVERSIZE EVERYTHING
Boxy overcoat + extra large sweater + boyfriend jeans + a sheer tunic to your ankles = maximum levels of comfort.
THINK OUTSIDE THE LAYERING BOX
You wore your long-sleeve lace blouse over silky camis all summer long, but now it’s time to rock that baby under your chunkiest sweater for a fresh contrast of styles.
SKIP THE JEANS AND TRY SNAKESKIN PANTS
Carry this top fall trend over into winter just like Coterie member Monroe Steele did: with a rockstar-approved pair of snake print pants. Let them steal the spotlight and keep all the other elements of your look simple and neutral.
ROCK A FESTIVE BLAZER
Wear a bold, cushy topper like this one over your winter whites and finish the whole look off with a pair of smart suede loafers. You’re officially ready for any and all invitations that come your way, from your office holiday party to your best friend’s cookie exchange.
EMBRACE THE POWER OF THE PUFFER
You resisted the practical puff for so long but it’s finally time to give in. And hey, there’s no need to resign to looking like the Michelin Man when there are so many colorful, fun and even flattering options out there.
WEAR SWEATS ALL DAY LONG
Dress them up with a pair of ankle boots and a chic long coat and no one will even notice you’re wearing your PJs out and about.
BREAK OUT THE COLORFUL FAUX FUR
When it comes to faux fur, we say, the more “faux” the better. That means super-bright colors and unnatural prints galore. They are meant to be fun, after all.