30 Winter Date-Night Outfits For When It’s Too Damn Cold For an LBD

Getting dressed for a date can be tough enough as it is. (Should you wear the heel or the flat? Does this call for jeans or trousers? The pre-date outfit-planning questions go on.) Enter below-freezing temperatures into the equation, and the whole becomes all the more difficult. Let’s face it: It’s hard enough to leave the house when it’s cold out—the idea of getting all done up on top of that is almost too much. So what’s one to do when the go-to LBD suddenly feels entirely seasonally-inappropriate? Allow wintry street-style to step in with some innovative ways to be fun and expressive with fashion, no matter how many layers you manage to fit under your big puffer. Ahead, check out 30 solid outfit ideas that are equal parts warm and chic.

Top a laid-back look with a fuzzy pink coat.

The bigger the puffer, the better (thanks ,Demna Gvasalia and Virgil Abloh): Take advantage of the trend and throw one over a belted blazer and decked-out maxi skirt.

Turtlenecks and mock-necks are headlining as the season’s go-to layering piece. Throw one on under a cool graphic sweater, jeans, and boots

A crocheted dress becomes winter-friendly when layered over a mock-neck and a pair of skinny jeans. Add some oversized earrings, too—because why the heck not?

A solid sweater and maxi skirt combo feels less buttoned-up when you add a cool leather shearling to the equation.

Break up a dark winter outfit with a colorful hoodie, flashy socks, and a bright white bag.

Floor-grazing velvet tuxedo jacket, crisp white button-down, leather pants, studded boots: File this outfit under ‘subtly-sexy date night looks, FTW’.

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