It's a cliché as old as the house of Chanel: Fashion people love cold weather. Warm, fuzzy scarves; bulky-but-cute sweaters; miniskirts with woolly tights. Anything that gives us an excuse to reach deep into our closets and pile on more clothes makes us as happy as pumpkin-spice lattes make Pinterest.
If you're not on the low-temp train yet, the seven looks ahead should change your mind. These mega-inspiring examples prove that fall-to-winter dressing doesn't have to be drab or formulaic — and that there's a lot to love about the season, even if it is already getting dark by the time our post-lunch drowse sets in.
Click on for the cold-weather looks to copy quick, before you're forced to don duck boots 'til spring.
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Cold weather is the perfect time to bust out the capital-d Drama. Got a thrifted mink stole — or, ahem, an IKEA faux-sheepskin rug? Throw it haphazardly about your shoulders (over your coat is key) for that slightly batty heiress look.
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Wait a minute. We have an outfit just like this. We wear it on laundry day, and somehow it never looks this good. Props to the red lip and the massively chunky, two-tone scarf for giving this ensemble a panache that's way bigger than the sum of its parts. We kinda want to copy that scarf twist, too.
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Who says fall's chunky, oversized knits have to come in soporific gray, army green, or brown? Everyone from Acne to Topshop is making sweaters of epic proportions, in a way-more-fun palette of pinks and baby blues. Grab yourself one, throw it on over an equally oversized men's shirt, add a beanie, and we bet you can go without a coat for another week, easy.
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On a fiercely, life-ruiningly cold day, the only thing better than a nice, warm coat is two nice, warm coats. This trick works especially well if your topcoat is of the standard, conservative variety. Just add a patterned bomber or your go-to denim jacket for some much-needed color and contrast. There, that should keep you away from feverishly shopping the J.Crew coat section — until next week.