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5 Cozy Winter Trends To Wear Right Now

Cold weather is here to stay, and we've got you covered with updates that are both warm *and* stylish.
5 Cozy Winter Trends To Wear Right Now

(Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors)

With frosty days setting in, now is the time to level up your winter wardrobe. While switching gears to knits and cozy fleeces is always smart, it doesn't mean stylish pieces have to take a backseat until spring. Whether you live for vibrant colour or luxurious fabrics—or just want to know the secret to chic layering—here are five cozy winter trends that will also keep you warm.

Trend: Think pink

This winter, take a cue from Barbie and heat up your wardrobe with a touch of hot pink. Celebs like Lizzo, Zendaya and Glenn Close have already adopted the energizing power of this must-have hue. 

A pink knit or corduroy shirt are cool ways to update your go-to denim, but hot pink is also primed for colour-blocking. Craving a punchier look? Try it with warm, juicy tones like orange, yellow and cherry red. 

5 Cozy Winter Trends To Wear Right Now(Photo: Courtesy of Valentino)

Hilary MacMillan

Long puffer vest, $295, hilarymacmillan.com

Hilary MacMillan ombré pink long puffer vest

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Old Navy

V-neck sweater, $47, oldnavy.ca

Old Navy hot pink sweater

Icône

Knit pencil skirt, $49, simons.ca

Icône pink knit pencil skirt

Zara

Corduroy shirt, $46, zara.com

Zara pink corduroy shirt

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Babaton

Beanie, $55, aritzia.com

Babaton pink knitted beanie

Trend: Big basics

Bigger is better⁠—and cozier! Supersized versions of classic staples, such as button-up shirts, blazers and trousers, swept fall and winter runways. Appealing to anyone who favours a minimalist aesthetic, these roomy versions allow for effortless layering, which comes in handy when temperatures drop.

To make the most of that extra space, wear a gauzy turtleneck under your favourite menswear-inspired shirt, and top that duo with a sleeveless knit vest. And your bottom half doesn’t have to be left out in the cold either: Try lightweight thermal leggings underneath a pair of velvet or knit wide-leg trousers for next-level toastiness.

A model walking the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2022 runway wearing an oversized grey blazer paired with a yellow and brown skirt.(Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton. WOMEN’S FALL-WINTER 2022 FASHION SHOW © Louis Vuitton – All rights reserved)

Penningtons

Checkered blazer, $100, penningtons.com

Penningtons checkered grey and white blazer

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Eliza Faulkner

Oversized collar top, $340, elizafaulkner.com

Eliza Faulkner

H&M

Oversized turtleneck, $40, hm.com

5 Cozy Winter Trends To Wear Right Now

Loft

Wide-leg pants, $140, loft.com

Loft grey velour wide-leg pants

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Dynamite

Peacoat, $130, dynamiteclothing.com

Dynamite black peacoat

Trend: Tall boots

Good news for skirts and dresses enthusiasts: After briefly falling out of favour to let chunky ankle boots shine, tall boots are making appearances on runways and celebs' street style. Beyond looking undeniably polished, boots that graze just below knees⁠—or rise above⁠—mean you can wear your favourite mini past the first snow fall and still keep cozy. Whether you prefer a riding boot, a lug sole or an elegant block heel, you're sure to find a pair that suits your style—just add a pair of thermal tights, and you’re good to go.

5 Cozy Winter Trends To Wear Right Now(Photo: Tod’s AW22 by Andreas Rentz for Getty Images)

Eloquii

Wide embossed snake boots, $227, eloquii.com

Eloquii wide embossed snake boots

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L’Intervalle

Leather boots, $278, lintervalleshoes.com

5 Cozy Winter Trends To Wear Right Now

H&M

Knee-high boots, $75, hm.com

H&M brown knee-high boots

Aldo

Knee-high boots, $120, aldoshoes.com

5 Cozy Winter Trends To Wear Right Now

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Valentina

Tall leather boots, $220, nordstrom.ca

Valentina tall burgundy leather boots

Trend: Caramel chic

If you’re craving a luxe look, this is it. Head-to-toe caramel (a.k.a various shades of tan and beige) always looks chic, but there are a few ways to make a monochrome outfit anything but basic. First, why not pair a cable knit or fuzzy fleece with velvet or wool for added coziness? Mixing tones is also strongly encouraged, as bringing light and dark hues together will create a pleasing contrast. Finally, use standout accessories as visual anchors—in an all-caramel outfit, a bag in a striking shape pulls the look together. 

5 Cozy Winter Trends To Wear Right Now(Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors)

Uniqlo

Cardigan, $50, uniqlo.com

Beige uniqlo cardigan for fall trends piece

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Ela

Boxy vegan leather bag, $95, simons.ca

5 Cozy Winter Trends To Wear Right Now

Cougar

Leather waterproof boots, $200, cougarshoes.ca

Cougar leather waterproof boots

Gant

Sweater dress, $285, gantcanada.ca

Gant sweater dress

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Banana Republic

Wool pants, $200, bananarepublic.ca

Banana Republic wool pants

Trend: Faux leather ‘fits

To put together a stylish outfit with a bit of bulk-free insulation, throw faux leather into the mix. Modern iterations of the material are seen in semi-fitted silhouettes that play with proportion, so look for pieces like an A-line skirt, a dress that can be cinched at the waist, flare-leg pants or a belted vest.

Pro tip: Edgy pleather looks its best when paired with cozy fabrics, like wool, or basics, like dark denim. To get into the holiday spirit, try pairing your faux leather piece with something shiny, like satin or sequins.

5 Cozy Winter Trends To Wear Right Now(Photo: Courtesy of Chloé)

Vero Moda

Faux leather skirt, $49, veromoda.ca

Vero Moda faux leather skirt

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Eloquii

Shawl collar dress, $186, eloquii.com

Eloquii shawl collar dress

Matt & Nat

Apple leather moon bag, $285, mattandnat.com

Matt & Nat apple leather moon bag

Noize

Faux leather jacket, $178, noize.com

Noize faux leather jacket

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Gap

Flare faux leather pants, $110, gapcanada.ca

Gap flare faux leather pants

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