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31 Outfit Ideas for All 31 Days in December

Richard Wright

Ah, December. Time to deck the halls with boughs of holly and your hands with cashmere gloves. Christmas may come but one day a year, but that doesn't mean you can't wear jolly colors, glittering sequins and giant cozy coats all month long. Here are 31 gorgeous outfit ideas to inspire you through the end of 2017.

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BRING ON THE LAYERS

If you’re still in seasonal denial, try layering sweaters, vests and jackets in warm fabrics like wool and leather to stay cozy. 

 

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HARNESS THE POWER OF COOL ACCESSORIES

A gray sweater and black pants will always look work appropriate. Adding on a silk scarf and pair of fringed Mary Janes, however, takes things to the next level. You’re a boss, lady.

 

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TAME DOWN A COCKTAIL DRESS FOR DAY

Going to The Nutcracker? Invited to a holiday tea party? Pair a slip dress (that you’re going to work by itself on NYE) with a cozy cardigan and sleek accessories. Now you’re fit to be tea-ed.

 

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GO ALL OUT WITH DENIM

This is how city girls do cowboy chic: Update the look with menswear-inspired brogues, a minimalist duster and a tempered hat. The double denim can stay.

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ROCK A CHUNKY SWEATER OVER PINSTRIPED PANTS

Weekend wear, meet your new partner in crime, workwear. Perfect for both casual Friday and lunch with the fam.

 

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ADD A HINT OF SPARKLE

It may be early in the month but that doesn't mean you can't jump right into the holiday spirit with a touch of glitter in a festive hue.

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SLIP A SKIRT ON UNDER A DRESS

A super-easy way to basically DIY your very own tiered maxi dress. (Psst, you can add a pair of fleece lined leggings underneath when the weather turns from chilly to frigid.)

 

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DON’T GET OVERWHELMED BY YOUR PARKA

Wool coats can be just as warm without swallowing up your natural curves. Just remember our earlier chat about layering.

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TRY SPORTING A SUMMER PRINT

Gingham isn’t just for warm weather any more. Swap it into an otherwise seasonally appropriate outfit and it’ll fit like a glove. 

 

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STICK TO ONE COLOR GROUP

Pick either warm tones (yellows, oranges, reds) or cool ones (blues, purples, greens) and mix and match shades until you find your perfect combination. We think: The more vibrant, the better.

 

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DOUBLE UP ON OUTWEAR

Layering two lighter weight coats on top of each other is twice as fun as tossing on one boring black puffer. 

 

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PAIR A SILKY DRESS WITH A THIN KNIT

A perfection combination of sexy and casual. Office holiday party, here we come!

 

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MIX UNEXPECTED FABRICS

Who knew your dad’s old half-zip fleece could look so fashion-forward? Use its inherently snuggly nature to balance out a pair of high-shine leather pants.  

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GIVE COLORFUL TIGHTS A CHANCE

We promise it’s possible to wear them without looking like a toy doll. Tip: Dark, rich tones are much easier to coordinate than bright, garish hues.

 

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OR REPLACE YOUR TIGHTS ALTOGETHER

Reimagine your over-the-knee boots as super-warm tights and they will suddenly feel much more versatile. 

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PLAY WITH TEXTURE

An all-black outfit looks way more interesting when all the elements have different finishes (like velvet, lace and shearling).

 

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WEAR HEAD-TO-TOE VELVET

We’re not just talking about dresses, tops and skirts, oh no. We’re talking boots, bags, hats, scarves, the works.

 

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HAVE FUN WITH ACCESSORIES

Almost everyone has a pom-pom beanie in their arsenal, but how many other gals do you know who have a cap with two furry poms? 

 

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WEAR OVERSIZE EVERYTHING

Boxy overcoat + extra large sweater + boyfriend jeans + a sheer tunic to your ankles = maximum levels of comfort. 

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THINK OUTSIDE THE LAYERING BOX

You wore your long-sleeve lace blouse over silky camis all summer long, but now it’s time to rock that baby under your chunkiest sweater for a fresh contrast of styles.

 

wear red and pink december outfit ideas

GET INTO ALL THE HOLIDAYS’ SPIRIT

Valentine’s Day might be a few months away, but with festive colors that look so pretty together, we say why not embrace the season early?

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SWAP YOUR PARKA FOR A PONCHO

Finally, we found the solution to fitting those billowing blouse sleeves into slim coat armholes.

wear a winter cape december outfit ideas

OR A FLOOR-LENGTH CAPE

Warning: May cause you to develop superpowers, like finally being able to get your eyeliner to be totally even.

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GET A LITTLE MATCHY-MATCHY

Correspond your top to your blazer and your skirt to your boots for a look that’s pulled together without feeling too on the nose.

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EMBRACE WINTER WHITES

We don’t dare you to wear just white pants after Labor Day; we dare you to wear all white everything. Haven’t you always wanted to live inside a Nancy Meyers movie? 

 

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COVER UP FROM HEAD TO TOE

No one but you will know what's hiding underneath that super-long coat. Is it your comfiest pair of pj's? A sexy sequin sheath? The secret is all yours.

 

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GO ALL OUT WITH YOUR CHRISTMAS STYLE

Tartan, tulle and satin are each super pretty on their own, but all together they make for one gorgeous holiday getup. Adding a festive string of lights doesn't hurt, either.

 

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LAYER A TURTLENECK UNDER A LOW-CUT DRESS

A thin tee gives you a little extra warmth and eliminates any tricky bra situations. Oh, and it also looks pretty adorable, we have to say. 

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WEAR SWEATS ALL DAY LONG

It’s time to upgrade from fraying sweatpants and an old college hoodie to cashmere joggers and a fleece-lined crewneck. When you throw on shorty boots and a peacoat, suddenly your favorite sweat suit is now brunch appropriate. 

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BELT A FAUX-FUR JACKET

Wearing a fanny pack (yes, they’re back) or any belt, really, over your coat helps break up a bulky silhouette and creates a waistline where there isn’t one.

 

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BRING ON THE SEQUINS

And think beyond red, green, gold and silver.