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  • December 12, 2014

    Tienlyn of @thoughtfulmisfit devised an outerwear hack that doubles up on the warmth without obscuring your carefully planned #OOTD: Simply layer your moto jacket under an oversized blazer, and bypass a bulky overcoat in spectacular fashion.

  • December 15, 2014

    Even if you don't have a monogrammed Burberry blanket coat hanging in your closet, you can partake of the coziest outerwear trend out there: Alba of @petitsweetcouture looks enviably comfortable wrapped up in her color-blocked cape.

  • December 16, 2014

    Crystal Lin's graphic duster coat is enough to break anyone out of an outerwear rut. Take a hint from the blogger and swap out your everyday black jacket for a statement-maker. With a colorful pair of tailored trousers, this bright look gives your daily routine a much-needed refresher.

  • December 17, 2014

    Our favorite bloggers are giving us major holiday-party inspiration. Gabi Gregg gives the winter crop top a go, warming up with metallic trousers and a faux-fur jacket. This look translates to a wide variety of festive scenarios — from drinks to dancing to tree-trimming.

  • December 18, 2014

    Nothing cures the winter blues quite like a Fair Isle sweater. Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes gives her vintage pullover a feminine touch with leather mules, making the look less preppy and more contemporary.

  • December 19, 2014

    Jill Wallace of Little Black Boots wraps herself in an oversized plaid coat, layered over a gingham dress. These pieces, paired with the blogger's signature footwear, give us a reason to start mixing our checked prints.

  • December 29, 2014

    French blogger Kenza Sadoun-el Glaoui accommodates for unpredictable weather with an oversized turtleneck and knee-length skirt. These pieces strike a balance between staying warm on cold days and keeping cool when the sun shines.

  • December 30, 2014

    There are many ways to dress up a little black dress: shiny baubles, bright bags, or eye-catching shoes. Blogger Ariel Tzu-Chi, however, draws inspiration from classic menswear trends, donning a sleek, pinstriped blazer and leather oxfords to complement her ensemble.

  • December 31, 2014

    It's New Year's Even, and Leandra Medine of Man Repeller calls on you to suit up. The always-daring blogger dons a matching blazer and pant set for a night out on the town.

  • January 1, 2015

    New Year's Day is a lazy girl's holiday. Natasha Ndlovu kicks back in an oversized coat and matching pink sneakers, because you can be both chic and comfortable.

  • January 2, 2015

    Sahara Ray soaks up the winter sun. Although, the swimwear designer's fuzzy, pink jacket looks mighty warm on top of a shimmery, monochromatic ensemble.

  • January 5, 2015

    Now that it's finally starting to feel like winter, we need to seriously think about our layering game: Sheryl Luke keeps her base casual with a plaid shirt and cropped sweater, but tops off the look with a more business-y pinstripe coat.

  • January 6, 2015

    The easiest way to beat the winter blues: a bright-yellow pop against a fresh coat of snow. Vanessa Hong has the right idea, standing out against the otherwise bleak New York City skyline.

  • January 7, 2015

    We're only slightly freaking out about the first official snow of the season. But, @golestaneh's slope style is easing us into it: The ski pants keep the snow out, while the pale-blue Stella McCartney turtleneck keeps the warmth in.

  • January 8, 2015

    Veronica Ferraro's cure-all for a freezing-cold day depends on eye-catching accessories. To distract from the winter chill, the blogger accents her oversized, gray coat with a colorful crossbody and ombre-soled sneakers. These details can brighten up even the dreariest day.

  • January 9, 2015

    The secret to the winter #OOTD is a sturdy coat that keeps you looking polished and feeling warm. Al Malonga bundles up in a classic, tailored longline coat, and accessorizes with cozy knits. Adding a leopard-print beanie as her final touch, the stylist is ready for any impromptu snow showers.

  • January 12, 2015

    Margaret Zhang takes her winter toppers seriously: The blogger shields herself from a chilly gust of wind by layering a checked coat over a leather jacket and throwing a plaid scarf on top for good measure.

  • January 13, 2015

    Leather pants on a rainy day? That's bold. But, Roos-Anne of @moderosa doesn't let the weather ruin a perfectly good OOTD. She covers up in a gray, wool overcoat and jumps over puddles in cool, white sneakers.

  • January 14, 2015

    Nelly of @musesuniform masters on-the-go dressing with a leather backpack, trench coat, and walking-friendly shoes. The French blogger brightens up the look with some colorful socks, giving fellow commuters something nice to look at while they wait for the train.

  • January 15, 2015

    Dasha Gold of @thetrendspotter demonstrates how to add some edge to hot pink. The blogger offsets the eye-catching hue with menswear inspired silhouettes, including culottes, a button-up blouse, and an oversized coat.

  • January 16, 2015

    Much like us, Alyssa Lau copes with the fresh snowfall by donning the coziest pieces in her closet. The blogger wears a pajama-esque matching set from Zara under her gray cocoon coat, paired with some pristine, white sneakers for optimal comfort.

  • January 20, 2015

    Eleonora Carisi gives us a taste of fashion-month street style with her bright getup for Milan's menswear shows. The blogger accented her tailored, orange overcoat with a furry scarf and eye-catching footwear -- and certainly caught our attention.

  • January 21, 2015

    Olivia Lopez starts off her week with a muted #OOTD. The blogger jazzes up the all-beige look with a fuzzy sweater and a soft clutch, making her outfit equal parts chic and huggable.

  • January 22, 2015

    On #ThrowbackThursday, we respect the sanctity of Instagram and honor some choice retro-inspired looks. Pandora Sykes does her part to celebrate '70s fashion with a high-rise denim skirt and a suede coat.

  • January 23, 2015

    With her summery winter #OOTD, Aimee Song has us planning a West Coast getaway. The blogger takes advantage of January in L.A. in a printed MSGM dress, sans tights -- as if we needed another reason to book a mini-vacation.

  • January 26, 2015

    Gala Gonzalez's oversized blanket scarf plays double-duty in her #OOTD: It adds both a layer of warmth and a pop of color to her monochromatic look.

  • January 27, 2015

    Given the current whiteout conditions in New York, we've taken quite nicely to our home offices. But, Erica Choi braved the elements (sans coat!) to show off her minimalist look. Not the most practical snowstorm getup, but eerily beautiful nonetheless.

  • January 28, 2015

    Paris Haute Couture week isn't all lavish beanies and intricately pleated gowns. Kristina Bazan takes a break from the high-fashion glamour and roams the City of Lights in the perfect off-duty ensemble: a boyfriend coat, knit sweater, and casual hat.

  • January 29, 2015

    At first glance, Sunita's outfit feels refined and proper. But, the blogger expertly pairs elegant layers -- a snow-white turtleneck and sleek camel coat -- with discreet gray sweatpants, epitomizing the comfy-chic look we all aspire to.

  • January 30, 2015

    Shiona Turini teaches us two important fashion lessons: First, Celine makes sweatpants; second, with the right statement coat and heels, even the baggiest trousers can look sleek.

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