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Zanita Whittington goes into the woods for her #OOTD. The blogger bundles up for a day in the great outdoors, but keeps the look refined with a camel coat, chic crossbody, and bold lip.
Who says you can't jump into a pile of leaves in heels? Hallie Swanson defies seasonal dressing norms by donning a floral midi, fuzzy sweater, and some sleek pumps for a day of fall frolicking.
Roxana Velazco eschews the lumberjack look in favor of a more dressed-up, holiday-tree-shopping ensemble. Instead of a typical plaid-and-jeans combo, the blogger opts for an oversized knit and a short, leather skirt with knee-high boots — to make stomping around the woods a lot easier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plain, black ankle boots are like our childhood stuffed animals — they stood by our sides (or rather, on our feet) while we jumped dirty puddles and survived a billion years of school. But, the day came when we swapped our plush buddies for grown-up (and also human) friends, and now, it's time for our ankle
Pardon us while we get lost in these dizzyingly beautiful patterns.
For fashion designers who do one line incredibly well, the thought of expanding into other areas is always accompanied by a fear of falling short of expectations. Few brands become as well known for menswear as they are womenswear, for example, and accomplishing that in an incredibly short timespan is rarer still. Publicread