How to Stay Warm and Fashionable This Winter


Annie Cameron

This winter, utilize trendy pieces to help keep your winter wardrobe fashionable and functional.

For many, one New Years resolution may be to step up your fashion sense and stop wearing sweats everyday, but with the freezing temperatures of winter, comfortable clothes can seem like the only option. As we approach the brutal depths of winter in January and February, here are a few ways to stay warm without compromising your fashion sense. 

Fuzzy sherpa jackets allow you to stay on trend while keeping warm. (Urban Outfitters)

One clothing item to get your hands on this winter is a sherpa jacket. These jackets have been rising in popularity the past few years, and they are the perfect trendy piece for the cold months. These jackets come in many colors and patterns and are surrounded in a thick layer of sherpa, imitating the fleece of a sheep. They can be purchased from Pacsun, American Eagle, Target and Urban Outfitters. Ranging anywhere from $20-$80, these jackets go with anything and provide a cozy extra layer. Pairing a sherpa with a cute pair of joggers for a more casual look, or a pair of loose-fit jeans for a more dressed-up look.


Although jeans are incredibly fashionable, often the material can be too thin and penetrated by the freezing air so a good substitute are corduroy pants. After making a recent comeback, corduroy pants are trendy and the thick corduroy fabric gives a soft, fuzzy texture keeping you warm. Additionally, a selection of different colors and styles makes them perfect for any wardrobe. Wearing corduroy pants on the bottom with a solid color or simple patterned sweater or turtle neck can be a cozy winter look. Wearing a loose fit corduroy with a form fit top can also be a simple way to style them. Corduroy pants are available at Urban Outfitters, Pacsun and American Eagle with prices ranging from $30-$60.

Swap your basic denim for a pair of corduroy pants to add a pop of color to your outfit. (American Eagle)

For days when it feels too cold to change out of your sweatpants, a printed jogger is the perfect option. With the same softness and warmth as regular sweatpants but with a fashionable print on the exterior with patterns ranging from different shades of camouflage and leopard print to all different colors of tye dye. Joggers come in every color and print imaginable and can be paired nicely with a solid color top for a modern look. These pants are available at Target, Old Navy and Garage with prices ranging from $15-$40. 

Another option for cold winter days is a layering outfit. Starting with a basic long sleeve turtle neck as the base, I recommend a solid color or a simple print. Then layering it with a graphic t-shirt or a crew neck that compliments the color or design of the turtle neck. Finally, pairing this with some layered necklaces and a pair of jeans or corduroys is a great way to keep warm with a cute outfit. Layering is the perfect way to enhance your outfit while still keeping you warm. For a layering outfit, some places to shop at are Target, Hollister, Urban Outfitters, Pacsun, Etsy and any thrift store. 

Even when the cold air makes everyone want to stay in their pajamas, winter is the perfect season to try new fashion trends. These clothing and styling options will give you an opportunity to be both comfortable and fashionable this harsh winter season.