Spring, summer, and even fall bring out the best in our dressed-for-success[ful-socializing] abilities — it's winter where we find ourselves falling off the social grid. Aside from a generalized fear of freezing temps and premature sunsets, the thought of putting an outfit together that looks halfway decent is enough to send us scurrying back to our sweatpant-clad post on the couch. So, in a 2020 effort to venture outside of our
comfort zones apartments, we brought in backup for some fresh winter-style perspective: you.
We tapped your savvy travel ensembles in 2019 and now we're back for your brazen, but cute, winter-night-out looks. After polling Refinery29 readers on their head-to-toe advice for frigid evenings on the town, the compelling outfit results are in — stacked with styling tips, accessorizing tricks, and trusted cold-weather brands. Tired of wearing the same jeans-and-boot combo every weekend? Forgotten what a going-out top even looks like? Sick of playing "I may leave you in the bar and never see you again" roulette with your favorite coats and bags? The brave, below-30° outfit champions ahead are here to help.
Whether you're in need of a complete wardrobe overhaul or just some creative reimagining of your current lineup, scroll on for 27 winter-outfit inspirations — from shoes to coats, to finishing touches — that will pry you from couch to closet and back into stylish socialization.
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