How to Dress For the Cold This Winter

Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Without sacrificing personal style.

It is officially cold.  As thankful as I am that winter weather took it's time arriving here in New York, I still can't get excited about knowing that sooner or later, we will reach a point where I am actually going to have to start dressing for the weather first, and for fashion second.  Well, maybe.  This year, I am determined to take a leaf out of the books of so many style-savvy New York women and learn to navigate the waters of balancing warmth and fashion in the winter.  Arguably, now is a better time than any - the runways have brought us a whole slew of new teddy coats, puffer jackets, and faux fur to lust after, and as a coat addict, my Pinterest account is already full of them.

If the icy air or (gasp!) snow has you feeling sartorially depressed as well, look no further than our quick guide to dressing for the cold, thanks to some of our most stylish readers and favourite Instagram influencers.  Show us your winter outfits using #couturesquelooks on Instagram for the chance to be featured.

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Faux fur can be practical - it is insulating and packs a sartorial punch.

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The fashion set have gone crazy for the puffer jacket this season.  Alpine chic meets cosmopolitan woman?

A+ idea: match your shoes to your coat, and jazz up a dreary day with some bright colours.

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The robe coat's draping shape makes it easier to layer up on sweaters underneath; not to mention, it adds height!

The turtleneck, bomber jacket, and Levi's combo is timeless, comfortable, and undeniably cool.

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Oversized teddy coats bring some much-needed coziness to a frilly dress.

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Leopard print gives us life (and serious Carrie Bradshaw vibes).

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Faux fur can be casual too - take this look from class, to shopping, to the gym.

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Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to follow her on Instagram. 

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