It can be difficult to know what to wear in December when cold weather is undeniable and your schedule is packed. With freezing days to navigate, get-togethers to go to, big meals to eat (stretchy trousers are really the dream ticket), glitzy parties to attend (even if your numbers are small), workdays to still power through (wherever you may be carrying them out) and some cosy lounging moments to enjoy, multiple trendy winter outfits are required—this we know. Assembling them, however, is a different story. Striking the perfect balance between being warm and looking stylish isn’t an easy task, but don’t worry. We have a solution.
We’ve looked to the stylish people we follow on Instagram to bring you some much-needed outfit inspiration for the month ahead. Whether your old winter coat needs replacing or you’re looking for ensembles that you can wear from your home-office desk direct to last-minute drinks on a Friday night, our chic friends have got you. Scroll on to see exactly what to wear in December, and you’ll see out the year on fashion form.
Style Notes: Shearling coats will help to keep you toasty in even the coldest spells.
Shearling coats are proving to be one of the season’s most popular picks.
A chic wash and a great cut—what more could you ask for?
The perfect ankle boots do exist.
Style Notes: Knitted dresses are incredibly versatile and integral to many winter aesthetics. Give them instant polish with knee boots.
A coat you’ll wear season after season.
The blouson sleeves make this one so special.
Such a beautiful colour.
Style Notes: Winter presents the perfect opportunity to test out new texture combinations. I’m obsessed with this pairing of soft satin and hardwearing leather.
This is so versatile you’ll wear it throughout the winter season.
Pair this cream skirt with grey knitted tights if you need extra warmth.
A great way to tap into the combat-boot trend without spending a fortune.
Style Notes: Investing in matching separates will help minimise the time you spend getting ready and maximise your time under the covers; an essential winter hack.
We’ve got our eye on this Frankie Shop suit for Christmas parties.
Pair these trousers with camel for a very stylish colour combination.
These boots will work with jeans and dresses alike.
Style Notes: For days where comfort is key (which, if we’re being honest, is a large chunky of December) look no further than the knitted co-ord.
Abi Marvel’s exact co-ord might be sold out, but this Free People option is just as cute.
Can you imagine how cosy these slip-ons are?
A pair of gold hoops will go a long way in making you feel polished in your loungewear.
Style Notes: Bestow your December outfits with French girl flair with a belted cardigan, jeans, and knee-boots.
We can think up so many ways to wear this oversized cardigan.
Dark indigo jeans always make a comeback for winter.
These boots are nothing short of sublime.
Style Notes: A jumper and jeans is a hard combination to beat; throw in some Prada loafers and this is pretty much my dream December ‘fit.
Everyone needs a grey jumper in their wool collection.
Change up your usual jeans outfits with some grey-wash strides.
Invest now, and wear forever.
Style Notes: Trouser co-ords aren’t your only option, either. There’s something about skirt-and-jumper sets that makes you look so rich when you wear them—and who doesn’t want to look expensive?
A cosy piece to style on its own as well as with the co-ordinating skirt.
Give your knitted outfit depth by opting for different textures.
Such impressive boots for the price.
Style Notes: Just because it’s December that doesn’t mean you can’t still wear the trending miniskirt you bought at the start of the season. Pair it with a roll-neck jumper and a woollen coat for a toasty finish. Tights are always an option, too, remember.
A coat you’ll look forward to wearing each and every year.
This is a bona fide winter style staple. If you don’t already own a black roll-neck, rectify that ASAP.
Look for little updates, such as vents, pleats, or luxe fabrics to make a simple miniskirt more impactful.
Style Notes: Our love of puffer coats is showing no signs of waning. I’m into the slew of shorter styles on the market, which look incredible worn with puddle pants and denim.
This cropped style is ideal for wearing with high-waist trousers and skirts.
Cable-knit jumpers are huge this season.
Wide-leg trousers allow you to wear even knee-high boots underneath without anyone being the wiser.
This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.