9 Wintry-Chic Looks Straight From The Streets Of D.C.

UPDATE: Finding yourself in a mid-season slump when it comes to getting dressed? Take some style notes from these nine ultra-chic ladies we spotted on the streets of Washington. This story was originally published on December 17, 2012.
Show of hands, please: Who's had the same pair of skinnies and oversize sweater in heavy (and we mean heavy) rotation these past few weeks? With a string of gray, dreary days and temperatures that are slowly creeping into legit winter territory, outfit inspiration slips away as easily as those precious daylight hours.
Well, take heart, weary souls. We've been pounding the pavement looking for stylish gals who aren't letting Jack Frost get the best of them — and we came back with a bounty. Ahead, nine super-chic DMV ladies who have mastered smart layers and savvy bundling — consider this your CliffsNotes for resuscitating your winter wardrobe. And don't thank us, thank them!
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Who she is: Keyera Woodberry

Where we spotted her: Shopping with a friend in Penn Quarter

Why we love her: Keyera is doing flight-school-chic completely right by adding feminine touches (Chinese Laundry heeled booties and a cozy H&M sweater) to masculine staples (Zara cargo pants and a Forever 21 leather bomber jacket). We'd copy this look in a heartbeat!

Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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Who she is: Lindsey Jernigan

Where we spotted her: Having lunch at Metro Center

Why we love her: First of all, her Maje coat and turtleneck are to-die-for winter staples. Rust-colored skinny pants from Kooples add some warmth to the color palette, while a roomy leather tote in bright cobalt keeps the look from being too bland. A pair of simple Ash suede booties are great for trekking around the city on cold days.

Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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Who she is: Marissa Brogger

Where we spotted her: On her lunch break near Metro Center

Why we love her: It can be tough to femme up something as masculine as buffalo plaid, but Marissa makes it work with her cropped jacket from J.Crew. We like how she paired a work-wear print with an ultra-girly blouse and pleated chiffon skirt from LOFT. Fun, printed tights and rough-and-tumble boots complete the boy-meets-girl vibe.

Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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Who she is: Alena Jaffe

Where we spotted her: Near the National Portrait Gallery

Why we love her: This so-cute Madewell employee is representing her brand like a champ, sporting a sweater, jacket, pants, and boots from the store. An American Apparel scarf and a Marc Jacobs bag add the finishing touches, and her smart specs are from Derek Cardigan.

Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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Who she is: Erica Adkins

Where we spotted her: On campus at Howard University

Why we love her: We're still loving a good neon-and-neutral combo, so Erica's Madewell sweater instantly caught our eye. She keeps the rest of her look low-key, adding American Apparel leggings, tall Frye boots, and a vintage spike necklace from a shop in her native Atlanta.

Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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Who she is: Bridget Pollock

Where we spotted her: In Dupont Circle

Why we love her: Who knew a denim vest could be the perfect winter layering piece? Bridget pulls it off so easily, pairing a Washborn vest from South Moon Under with a Madewell top, pants, and belt. Her Tory Burch flats are ideal for running errands around town, and a Marc Jacobs satchel and Madewell sunnies are the quintessential finishing touches for a gal on the go.

Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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Who she is: Kellie Zundel

Where we spotted her: In Penn Quarter

Why we love her: Anyone who can make winter layers look warm and comfy gets an A+ in our book, and Kellie does just that with a Forever 21 coat, H&M jeans, and a Madewell scarf. Flat suede boots from Born, a cool crossbody bag from Chile, and Warby Parker specs complete her cute bundled-up look.

Photographed by Anna Mathias
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Who she is: Kate Greene

Where we spotted her: In Dupont Circle

Why we love her: Talk about someone who's mastered the model-off-duty vibe, right? Kate's oversized parka is the perfect complement to a feminine vintage floral dress, and her vintage ankle boots from Butler & Claypool are a so-right silhouette with this look.

Photographed by Kate Hoffman
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Who she is: Rachel Cothran

Where we spotted her: Outside the National Portrait Gallery

Why we love her: Rachel's fun attitude toward color is evident, given how she effortlessly mixes a Schiaparelli pink fascinator from Ciao Nina, a thrifted hot-pink pencil skirt, a lipstick-red coat she scored at a clothing swap, and Bottega Veneta heels. A classic black cashmere turtleneck ties it all together, and a pair of printed tights from Buffalo Exchange are a perfectly quirky way to combat the winter chill.

Photographed by Kate Hoffman