14 celeb-inspired winter fashion outfit ideas

If you live in a northern state or are planning a snow/ski/snowboard vacay this year, then you know that the struggle of trying to dress cute while avoiding frostbite during the winter months is real.

And while it’s tempting to just throw on a puffy coat every day and walk around resembling a gigantic marshmallow, take a cue from the celebs below. They’ve all somehow figured out how to dress for cold weather while still looking chic as hell.

From statement coats to winter pastels, here are some cute, celeb-inspired winter fashion outfit ideas that look cool while keeping you toasty.

1When your jacket is your outfit


If you’ve thrown down some dollars on a statement coat, then it makes sense to make it the focal point of your outfit, à la Kylie Jenner in this mustard gold number.

2Wool + knee-highs = winter chic


Katie Holmes looks super cozy in this sweater dress, floor length wool coat, and knee-high suede boots situation.

3A pantsuit for all seasons


Hillary Clinton isn’t the only person who looks great in a pantsuit. Chloe Grace Moretz is crushing it in this winter blue set.



There are so many winter fashion trends going on in this photo of Olivia Palermo: leather pants, double layered coats, faux fur, and leopard print shoes. But somehow she pulls it off.

5Leopard is the new black


Move aside, boring monochrome coats and jackets. As Cate Blanchett demonstrates in this photo, leopard print is the new neutral.

6Winter in Paris


Blake Lively is channeling French pop star vibes with her slouchy, cream sweater layered over black leggings and some gold-rimmed aviators.

7An off-duty uniform


If skinny jeans and a moto jacket is your daily go-to, like Miranda Kerr, adding a statement scarf gives your outfit a pop of color.

8Break out the icy pastels


Just because the winter months are dark and gloomy doesn’t mean your wardrobe needs to be. Take a pointer from Kate Hudson and embrace a light-colored faux fur coat and pastel pants.

9An outfit for a peppermint latte run


The key to winter dressing? Layering! As demonstrated by Selena Gomez, all you have to do is take a white turtleneck and layer a quirky sweater on top. Pair with some chic AF mom jeans and pumps, and you’ve got a perfectly whimsical weekend getup.

10The ultimate staple


Jennifer Lawrence demonstrates here that a belted trench coat is a winter staple and transitions perfectly from day to night.

11Go goth


Rihanna proves that winter is the perfect season to embrace your inner goth and go head-to-toe black, from boots to beret.

12Winterize your shorts


Dakota Johnson shows that it is possible to wear shorts in chilly temps, if you combine them with tights and pile on warm layers.

13Mad about plaid


Plaid is a trend with some serious staying power, and a tartan coatdress, like this one J.Lo wore, is a lovely choice to wear to a holiday party or out on a date night.

14Keep your white kicks in rotation all year long


Yes, you can wear sneakers in the winter, à la Lena Dunham. Just be careful to avoid any slushy puddles and wear a pair of wool socks underneath them for extra warmth.