We flipped through February’s street style for inspiration and found the answer: You just have to get creative with what you’ve got. If your sweater doesn’t layer easily under your snug shearling, simply wrap it around your neck like a scarf; once you’re inside, you can throw it over your blouse when you inevitably get chilly. If your new favorite sweater is especially chunky and oversized, though, consider skipping a coat altogether and wear a puffy vest on top instead; you’ll be surprised how warm it is. As for that strong-shouldered blazer you’ve been wanting to show off, avoid the sleeves-bunching-under-coat dilemma and think of it as your final layer instead: Wear a cashmere hoodie underneath for a bit of sporty comfort, or if the blazer is extra boxy, you might even be able to fit a thin puffer in there.
Those are just a few of the “formulas” we’ve come up with to get us through winter, each inspired by a photo taken on the streets of New York, Paris, and beyond. Next time you’re standing in front of your closet with zero ideas, pull up these four-step combinations, and you’ll be out the door in minutes. Shop all nine of our favorite looks below.
1.Shearling Coat + Ribbed Turtleneck (as a Scarf!) + Head-to-Toe Camel = Warm Minimalism.
2. Statement Sweater + Puffy Vest + Pretty Skirt = Cozy Eclectic
3. Hoodie + Blazer + Checked Trousers = A Touch of Prep
4.Boxy Jacket + Lightweight Puffer + Asymmetrical Earrings = Proportion Play
5.Emerald Shearling + Lime Sweater + Olive Trousers = Green With Envy
6.Boucl+ Coat + Cashmere Turtleneck + Knit Skirt = All Knit Everything
7.Plaid Coat + Patent Boots + White Bag = Non-Boring Basics
8.Major Coat + Neutral Everything Else = The Two-Step Statement
9.Faux Fur Coat + Faux Fur Hat + Light-Wash Jeans = The Right Fluff