Look Like A Fashion Icon | How To Dress In Winter For Women

How to dress in winter for women? If you’re typing this in Google, it means you have decided not to look like a walking pile of clothes and bring your inner diva out this winter. Believe me; you won’t regret your decision. However, you might find it difficult to look fashionable while staying warm. And to help you out with that, we’ve written this article. Let’s see what to wear in winter to look voguish and stay warm.  

How to dress in winter? 4 steps to create classic winter looks:

Before styling, we should know how we want to dress. In winter we want our outfits to be warm (no one wants to freeze) and stylish as well.  

We’re going to show you 4 steps that you can follow to create almost every winter outfit you see on Instagram or Pinterest

Step 1: Starting layer

Get a layer first to start with. This will be the foundation for your outfit. For the top, you can consider, 

  • Sweatshirts
  • Oversized sweaters
  • Fitted woollen tops
  • Turtle neck
  • Blouses
  • Sweater dresses

Next, we’ve to decide on bottoms. Again you’ve multiple options here and you’ll select based on what style or vibe you’re going with. Here are a few options to consider. 

  • Denim 
  • Solid coloured pants 
  • Midi skirt 
  • Pencil skirt
  • Leather pants

Note: If it’s extremely cold, you can always add a layer underneath your starting layer. Long undies, leggings and undershirts will give you extra warmth. 

What to wear in winter for women: Sweaters


Winter outfit ideas for women


Step 2: Finishing layer 

The most fun part of winter styling is adding a finishing layer. You can literally change the whole look of your outfit by wearing different pieces as your last layer. 

For example, A black trench coat will make you look decent and elegant, while a black leather jacket will give the same outfit an edgy look, and a  denim jacket will give you a casual vibe. 

Here are a few items you can wear as a finishing layer. 

  • Denim jacket 
  • Long coat
  • Cardigan
  • Fur jacket
  • Vest
  • Hoodie
  • Leather jacket
  • Blazer
  • Puffer jacket

Long coats and vests in winter for women


Puffer jacket and hoodie styling for women


Step 3: Accessorize

Now, it’s time to add a charm to your outfit, and we know accessories are the ones that do that. You can wear jewellery if it goes with your outfit, but in most winter wear, there’s no space for jewellery since you’ve layered a lot. 

But we have winter accessories to compensate for it. Belts, scarves, hats, bags and mufflers are a few things you can add to accessorize your outfit. 

Hair and makeup also matter a lot. 

Accessorise winter outfits with a beanie and scarf


These might look like small things, and that’s why many of us ignore them, but they actually lift up your whole outfit. Models and fashionistas always give special attention to these small details, and this is what makes them look their best. 

Step 4: Footwear

Last, but not least is footwear. Long boots are kind of signature boots for winter, so do consider them. Other than that ankle length boots, chunky sneakers and heeled boots go well with winter outfits. 

4 Winter styling tips for women: 

This was how to dress stylishly in winter with 4 simple steps, but how will you create multiple outfits with it? 

Here are 4 styling tips for winter that’ll help you create almost any look with the above 4 steps. 

  1. Mix and match: 

As winter outfits include a lot of layering and pairing, you can mix and match your pieces to create new looks. For example, you can pair a blazer with a top and pants and also with skirts. Both are totally different looks with the same blazer.  

  1. Choose the right fabric:

What’s even over-style? Comfort and warmth, and hence choosing the right fabric is the key. Nylon, fleece, wool and cashmere are a few warm and comfortable fabrics for winter. 

That’s not it. There’s another advantage of wearing the right fabric. It helps you style and looks fancy as well. Consider wearing leather pants with a woollen top. It’s such a simple and timeless outfit, but the leather has brought charm to it. 

Leather pants with a sweater


  1. Monochrome:

Monochromes are in these days, and they look classy and graceful. You can pair shades of the same colour, and your chic outfit will be ready in no time. Have a look at these pictures. These are simple winter looks but are looking classic because of the monochrome. 

Monochrome outfits in winter


  1. Don’t neglect your summer clothes:

You can style your summer pieces in winter as well. And no, you won’t be cold at all. When everyone is styling winter pieces only, you can flaunt your summer pieces to steal the spotlight. 

We have a dedicated article on how to wear summer clothes in winter, so check it out if it excites you. 

Frequently asked questions:

  1. How should I dress comfortably in winter? 

To stay comfortable in winter, make sure your base layer (the layer closest to your skin) is comfortable. Choose soft fabrics like fleece and wool, which are gentle on your skin. 

  1. Is it better to wear loose or tight clothes in winter? 

Loose clothes aren’t ideal for winter as the wind can get into them. But you can wear them as your top or middle layer. However, your innermost layer should always be tight to prevent wind and cold. 


How to dress in winter? Dress to stay warm and stylish at the same time. 

And the 4 steps and 4 tips have given you winter outfit ideas. 

Now it’s time for you to open your wardrobe, take out whatever you have, and get into styling. 

We hope you can spend your winters stylishly now!


Shanzay Aziz