Try These Toppers Instead Of A Boring Winter Coat

by Kali Borovic

When it comes to winter, style seems to suffer. As the temperatures start to decrease, many people choose to cover up their trendy clothing with puffy coats, but with these stylish alternatives to a winter jacket, you can stay warm while looking chic. Say goodbye to those oversized parkas, because your holiday season just got a lot more stylish.

Heading into November, we can expect temperatures to drop — fast. Crop tops and open-toed shoes quickly get traded in for sweaters and boots, and shopping for jackets can no longer be delayed. But instead of opting for your typical oversized thermal jacket, why not spice things up a bit this year? After all, the change of seasons is the perfect excuse to update your wardrobe.

When choosing a winter jacket, think about your signature style and the temps where you live. Whether you're looking for something to slip on over an outfit or a a super warm cover-up, there are simple ways to make the most of this cold-weather staple. By choosing a neutral color and a comfy fit, you're on your way to sartorial greatness. There's no better way to battle through winter than looking fabulous along the way, so check out these five alternatives to your average jacket.

1. All Wrapped Up

Maison Margiela Red Jumpsuit, $2,765, Stylebop | Gianvito Rossi Black Pointed-Toe Pumps, $660, Harper's Bizaar | Zipper Purse, $28, Romwe | White House Black Market Handcrafted Jewelry, $45, White House Black Market | Tibi Knit Scarve, $275, Gordon Stuart | Illesteva Tortoise Sunglasses, $290, Harpers Bizarre | Bobbi Brown Cosmetic, $27, Saks Fifth Avenue

A sleeved wrap sweater is the perfect cold-weather staple. It easily slips over any outfit and can tie in a number of ways to fit anyone's personal style.

2. Caped Wonder

Moschino Boatneck Tee, $110, StyleBop | Givenchy Black Cape, $5,545, Net-A-Porter | Oasis Denim Jegging, $46, Oasis-Stores | Alexander Wang Stacked Heel Booties, $860, Coggles | Michael Kors Zip Top Bag, $358, Nordstrom | Olivia Burton Pink Bracelet, $125, The-Dressing Room | Essie Grey Nail Polish, $8, Kohls

Choosing a cape will give you an on-point, glam cover up for any occasion.

3. Slip-On Staple

Dorothy Perkins Gray Shirt, $37, Dorothy Perkins | Topshop Purple Poncho, $40, Top Shop | River Island Clothing, $84 River Island | Madden Girl Buckle Boots, $50, 6pm | Burberry Canvas Purse, $1,250, Bloomingdales | Bold Elements Bracelet, $18, JCPenny | Burberry Green Nail Polish, $22, Net-A-Porter

If you're a girl on the go, then a poncho is the choice for you. Not only does it keep you warm, but it goes with almost anything and slides on in a breeze.

4. Bundle Up

Amanda Uprichard Green Dress, $35, Rent The Runway | L'Autre Chose Suede Boots, $370, StyleBop | Michael Kors Satchel Handbag, $295, Cusp | Valerie Nahmani Designs Blue Jewelry, $165, PinkMascara | LK Bennette Blanket Scarf, $270, LKBennett | Black Hat, $20, Shein | Estée Lauder Eyeshadow, $22, Berdorf Goodman

Keep It comfy without looking frumpy with an oversized scarf. Warm has never looked so good.

5. Faux Real

Banjo Matilda Shirts Top, $165, TheOutnet | Fake Fur Coat, $57, Choies | Rag Bone Jean, $980, IntermixOnline | Tom Ford Black Ankle Boots, $1,205, MyTheresa | Fossil Bracelet Watch, $115, Fossil | Portolano Rose Glove, $30, LastCall | Essie Nail Polish, $12, Boots

There's nothing more stand-out than fur, so why not take the risk this season? It's a great alternative to the everyday coat and will keep you just as warm.

With these fabulous picks, you might even start enjoying the cold weather!

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