5 Extra-Warm Outfits That Will Actually Make Winter Bearable

We all have that one friend who is “always cold” no matter the weather, temperature, or time of year. And if no one is immediately coming to mind, odds are that person is you. As the designated perpetually cold person in most ⁠— if not all ⁠— of our friend groups, we're used to asking if the heat can be turned up, experiencing body-shaking shivers, and wearing more layers at one time than we care to admit. (I think the record is 10, but I digress.) 

For our fellow teeth-chatterers, we’ve got good news. If you’re perpetually cold, you may think you’re doomed to a lifetime of puffy coats and oversized sweats. But it actually is possible to dress stylishly without sacrificing some much-needed warmth — you just need the right layers.


Ahead, we’ve put together five looks to get you through the holidays, with base layers from Cuddl Duds that will help keep chill to a minimum. Whether you're headed to a holiday concert or an office party, each stylish winter outfit was created with us cold folks in mind.

Concert With Friends

This look is just the right amount of dressy for an evening out with your crew. Choose textures that will keep you warm without adding bulk: A black long-sleeve top, a red leather skirt, and knee-high white boots all fit the bill.
Tibi Asymmetric belted leather skirt$1195.00 $597.00 Buy
Sam Edelman Hai Knee High Boot$239.95 $167.96 Buy
Cuddl Duds Cuddl Duds Softwear Stretch Long-Sleeve Crew-Neck Top$35.00 Buy
Missoma Mini Lightning 18ct gold vermeil hoop earrings$72.00 Buy
RIXO alma zebra print bag$447.00 $269.00 Buy
The Office Holiday Party

Don't store your slinky slip dresses just yet: A fitted turtleneck is perfect for layering under a sleeveless dress. Give the pairing an edge with knee-high python boots and layered choker necklaces.
Cuddl Duds Cuddl Duds Softwear Stretch Turtleneck Long-Sleeve Top$34.00 Buy
Kenneth Cole New York Women's Justin Block-Heel Tall Boots$199.00 Buy
Rachel Comey Oyla Choker$550.00 Buy
Vince shine effect slip dress$285.00 $242.00 Buy
Tom Ford Satin Matte Lip Color Lipstick$55.00 Buy
Date Night At A Restaurant

Who says you can't wear miniskirts when the weather gets cold? Tights will cling to your legs like a second skin and keep you nice and warm. Pile the layers on top with a soft-knit, long-sleeve shirt and a printed faux-fur coat.
Cuddl Duds Cuddl Duds SoftKnit Long Sleeve Crew Neck Top$34.00 Buy
Adieu Paris chunky sole penny loafers$471.00 Buy
Topshop IDOL Black Leather Knot Mini Skirt$180.00 Buy
Wolford Satin de Luxe tights$75.00 Buy
Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Print Faux Fur Coat$229.00 Buy
Movie Night With Your BFFs

If you're always freezing like we are, do yourself a favor and stock up on knits, leggings, and puffers. This stellar casual look includes all three: an oversize puffer coat, a pair of plush velour leggings, and a knee-length sweaterdress. Add a shearling bag and a pair of sturdy Doc Martens, and you're good to go.
Cuddl Duds Cuddl Duds Double Plush Velour Leggings$25.25 Buy
TNA Goose-down puffer jacket$250.00 Buy
Dr. Martens Dr. Martens Serena 8-Eye Boot$144.95 Buy
Madewell Colorblock Midi Sweater Dress in Coziest Yarn$118.00 $79.99 Buy
Staud Grace shearling bag$272.00 Buy
Sunday Brunch With The In-Laws

For those unbearably cold days, we like to trade in our sheer tights for leggings for additional warmth without giving up the same look and feel. A versatile skirt suit, classic turtleneck, trendy headband, and lip gloss are all you need to look cozy and put together.
Cuddl Duds Cuddl Duds Softwear with Stretch Leggings$34.00 Buy
H&M Fine-knit Turtleneck Sweater$17.99 Buy
Zara Plaid Blazer$129.00 Buy
Shrimps Antonia Beaded Headband$225.00 Buy
Simmi London Black Croc Print Block Heel Ankle Boots$53.20 Buy
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer$18.00 Buy
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