6 Ways to Update Your Winter Wardrobe with Cotton

Winter fashion is anything but easy. When the weather turns cold, our instincts are to bundle up in thick sweaters and soft pants, wear comfortable, fur-lined boots, and avoid stepping outdoors more than necessary. We’re also covering our outfits in heavy jackets, so it stands to reason that staying fashionable isn’t quite at the top of anyone’s list of priorities. But just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style to keep warm. We’re proving that today—with cotton, of course.

We’ve collected some serious style inspiration for you to update your winter wardrobe for the last couple months of cold weather, so you can ditch your usual sweater-and-boots combo and go for an outfit that will make you look forward to getting dressed in the morning. Winter doesn’t have to be all gray and cold—let your clothes shine through.

These style tips are all about layering, and are trendy without sacrificing comfort and classic style. Try these looks out and get through the last legs of winter feeling warm and looking stylish!

Layer a long-sleeved tee or turtleneck underneath a dress

Don’t let your warmer weather dresses go to waste! Pair a sleeveless dress with a turtleneck or tee underneath, to provide some extra warmth. This trend is a current favorite, and a perfect update for winter. It also lets you double your winter wardrobe by repurposing dresses you already own.

Wear cute socks peeking out from your shoes

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Another trendy favorite, ankle socks or patterned socks with shoes is surprisingly in! Go for a simple look with black socks underneath black boots, or try something more daring with colorful socks and heels. Your warm feet will thank you either way.

Layer a sleeveless vest over any ensemble, for night and day

Take advantage of the menswear trend by pulling on a sleeveless vest over your outfit. We especially like wearing a suit-style vest over a dress, to provide a contrast of masculine and feminine style. Extra points for belting it at the waist!

Don’t ditch the sweaters entirely

Try wearing a cropped sweater with an A-line skirt. It’s a little bit reminiscent of the 90s trend that’s currently popular, and with the right sweater tights, can quickly become a simple but stunning daytime look. It accentuates your waist and makes you look youthful, but it’s also appropriate for any workplace.

Wear pants or leggings under a dress or skirt

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The most questionable current trend actually looks great with the right styling, and it will also keep you warm! Try tailored slacks with a structured dress for a work-appropriate look, or pull on soft cotton-blend leggings under an A-line dress for a more laid-back effect.

Ultra-long knit dresses

Hemlines have gotten longer the past few seasons, and now is the perfect time to take advantage. Try a sweater dress with hems that go well past the knees, or even to your ankles. Make sure to wear this look with a pump instead of a boot, to elongate your legs.

Shop our picks below to find some cotton gems you’ll be happy to wear in winter! Tag your recent finds with #CottonFavorites for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page!

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