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12 Winter Outfits from 7 Versatile Pieces

Snowy weather, holiday soirees, and family gatherings will be here before we know it. Make sure to stock up on a few wardrobe basics before the festive fury begins. Be strategic in your winter wardrobe purchases, and invest in pieces that can be mixed and matched for any cold-weather occasion. Here are 7 must-have items that can create 12 different winter outfits.

7 Versatile Winter Pieces

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With the holidays right around the corner, shop smart by investing in a few winter basics. But remember, don't go crazy updating your attire—Christmas is right around the corner! This season you'll need: a fur vest, knit dress, leather pants, simple blouse, wool coat, long cardigan, and turtleneck sweater. The best thing to keep in mind when you're shopping is that simplicity trumps all—simple colors, prints, and silhouettes.

Fur Vest: The Outnet; Dress: French Connection; Leather Pants: Joe's Jeans; Blouse: Gap; Coat: Ivanka Trump; Long Cardigan: Free People; Turtleneck Sweater: Sanctuary. Hair & Makeup: Penelopie Beauty Bar.

Outfit 1: Vest + Dress

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For any casual occasion, rock a knit dress, and layer on your fur vest. This low-key look pairs well with riding boots and a wool fedora. If you live in a cooler climate, we suggest adding tights to keep your legs warm.

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Outfit 2: Long Cardigan + Dress

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A long cardigan can tone down any outfit—even a dress. This cozy, must-have sweater is a winter wardrobe staple in our book. Click on to see more ways to wear it.

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Outfit 3: Turtleneck Sweater + Coat + Dress

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The beauty of a fit-and-flare dress is that you can layer other pieces over it to create the illusion of a skirt. Top the dress with a turtleneck sweater and a pair of classic black pumps—pointed toe, for longer legs—for a simple and easy holiday look.

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Outfit 4: Blouse + Dress

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Invest in a simple button-up blouse. It's the perfect layer to wear under your simple black dress. Glam up the look with a statement necklace for a dressy day at your desk or a holiday party.

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Outfit 5: Vest + Turtleneck Sweater + Dress

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A turtleneck sweater is easy to layer over almost anything—including a dress. Dress up this look with the addition of a fur vest, a pair of pumps, and a pop-color clutch.

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Outfit 6: Long Cardigan

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A long cardigan is more versatile than you think. Transform your long cardigan into a wrap dress with the help of a belt. Cinch the belt at the thinnest part of your waist, toss on a pair of booties, and you're ready for the day.

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Outfit 7: Vest + Blouse + Dress

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This look is perfect for date night, girl's night out, or a family get-together. And it proves how versatile your little black dress can be. Layer a blouse over top, and finish the look with your fur vest and gemstone necklace.

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Outfit 8: Coat + Blouse + Leather Pants

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For a simple yet structured look, pair your blouse with your leather pants. A pair of leather pants is essential in the winter. You can dress them up for work and down for the weekend. Finish the look with a traditional wool car coat. Tip: Invest in a car coat with a detachable fur collar. You'll be able to wear it for any occasion.

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Outfit 9: Vest + Blouse + Leather Pants

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Swap out your heavy wool coat for a lighter fur vest. Fur vests can be a little bulky so if you have long hair, pull it back. That way you won't feel so heavy on top.

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Outfit 10: Long Cardigan + Blouse + Leather Pants

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You can also trade out your vest for a long cardigan. To dress up this look, throw on a pair of pumps, and you're ready for work or play.

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Outfit 11: Coat + Turtleneck Sweater + Blouse + Leather Pants

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Beat winter's chilly days by piling on the layers. Start with a blouse, add your sweater, and top off your look with your wool car coat. Let the blouse peek out from under your sweater for an effortless look. The key to layering is using fabrics of different weights. That way you're not adding bulk to your body.

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Outfit 12: Turtleneck Sweater + Leather Pants

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If you're in the mood for something casual and easy, pare back the layers. Keep your look simple with a turtleneck sweater and leather pants. Add a festive winter plaid scarf to bring in a little pattern and color. A pair of black riding boots downplays the look.

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