Putting together the perfect winter look does not have to be a constant challenge every morning. By creating a formula of what looks work best for you, you are able to:

(a) put an outfit together with ease and

(b) shop for new pieces in a more strategic manner.

In today’s post, I cover ensemble formulas  you can use to put together effortlessly chic and warm winter looks.

Here are five formulas you can easily replicate

1. Short coat + Sweater + Leather gloves + Wide leg wool trousers + Ankle boots

Create the perfect balance by pairing a cropped or short coat with a pair of flattering wide leg trousers.

The wool material is completely winter appropriate, and the heavier material also serves to create the perfect silhouette for this look. Ankle boots with a slight heel support the wider leg and allow for an elongating look.

Go with a sweater that contrasts with the coat and allow it to peek through for a look with more depth.

Outfit idea for winter: cropped coat with wide leg trousers| 40plusstyle.com

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2. Tailored wool coat + Blazer +Blouse + Slim leg jeans + Knee-high boots

Pairing a blazer with a tailored wool coat is a very easy way to achieve a sophisticated look that is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing.

The key is to make sure your blazer and coat are well tailored and fit your body shape seamlessly. Have fun with this look by selecting one bright piece, such as the pink blazer below, or going with contrasting prints and ruffles.

Winter fashion looks | 40plusstyle.com

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3. Faux fur coat + Cashmere sweater + Leather pants + Ankle boots

Here are some quick tips to keep in mind when selecting the perfect length for a fur coat:

  • Shorter coats give off an edgier and more modern look, while longer fur coats tend to be more classic.
  • With a fur coat, keep  the sweater as thin as possible to keep your look from being too bulky. Cashmere is great for this, as the material will keep you warm without adding too much bulk.
  • Also play around with texture. As an example, the black fur coat below has been paired with black leather pants. Both black, the look is given a more colorful vibe due to the contrast of the textures.

Fur coats and booties for winter fashion | 40plusstyle.com

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4. Cape + Short-sleeve cashmere sweater + Long gloves + Black pants + Over-the-knee boots

A cape is one of those must-have staples for fall and winter. You can throw it over a dress, skirt, or pair of pants and immediately achieve a polished look.  For a dramatic winter look that is easy to put together, go with your chicest pair of black pants and your staple cape coat.

Pair a short or 3/4 sleeve sweater with the look and add elbow length gloves with the look, which will make you overall outfit look super polished.

Over-the-knee boots keep you right on trend.

Cape outfit ideas for winter | 40plusstyle.com

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5. Belted coat + Turtleneck dress + Cashmere tights + Ankle boots

This look requires only 4 basic pieces.

A belted wool coat that is tailored to your body shape is a great investment that will keep paying for itself every winter season after every winter season.

Embrace the turtleneck dress by pairing it with a belted wool coat.

Select a dress that contrasts with your coat and you have a visually engaging look that is also functional by keeping your neck warm.

Tights work to keep you warm, but also allow you to add on ankle boots for an elongating look.

belted wool coat and turtleneck outfit ideas for winter | 40plusstyle.com

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If you are in the mood for shopping here are some great sales this week:

Nordstrom – Fall clearance sale until Nov 13 

Asos – Up to 60% off women footwear 

Farfetch – Selected items sale 

Michael Kors – 50% Off on select styles til Nov 11 

Charlotte Russe – All booties $20 or less 

Saks Fifth Avenue – up to 40% off 

Debenhams – up to 40% off 

Banana Republic – 40% off regular priced items – Code: BRFAMILY

Bath and body works – get extra 20% off – YESTOMORE

JCPenney – 15% off – SPREE 

Debenhams – 20% off women’s wear and accessories – WOMENS20

L’Occitane – 20% off – FRIEND 

You can shop the looks and pieces featured in this post below:

What are some of your favorite winter looks?

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