Sara Macauley | Contributing Writer | Sunday, 13 December 2015

WTF to wear when it\\\'s freezing

What To Wear On A Night Out When It’s Freezing

The Debrief: The weather might be frightful, but that doesn’t mean your outfit has to be

If you haven't already noticed, it's reasonably chilly outside. I mean it's not quite arctic weather, but it's cold enough to make you think 'ooh, I couldn't possibly walk past this Christmas market without buying myself a mulled wine or twelve' (purely for heating purposes of course.) Luckily for you, we’ve done the leg work and found the best Winter-appropriate party outfits with a little help from our friends over on Instagram. The weather might be frightful, but that doesn’t mean your outfit has to be.



Eskimo ❄️

A photo posted by Y A S M I N E C H A N E L.  (@yasminechanel) on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:42pm PST

If you’re worried about a nippy walk to the bar, take a leaf out of Yasmine’s book and cloak yourself in a jacket fluffy enough to rival the Cookie Monster’s. Yes, yes, ‘what about cloak room charges?’ I hear you cry. Swap the price of one drink to check your coat and I guarantee you won’t regret the toasty ready-made blanket for the night bus home. Promise.



What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than with a pair of glittery gold jeans? A black sheer top allows you to show off your fanciest bra and helps offset any Children’s TV presenter connotations. Also, mesh is basically like a pair of tights for your body, so we’re pretty sure we’re onto a winner.



Entire outfit from @iloveshowpo ☺️ PS. My new video is currently uploading to my channel!

A photo posted by ISABELLA FIORI (@isabella_fiori) on Dec 9, 2015 at 11:41pm PST

Maybe you’re not a Christmas person, or maybe you’re just not into colour. Either way, a monochrome look like this one is easy to re-create and a black lip is instant style points, all hail Wednesday Adams.



When you go to the Christmas party as a mermaid ✨✨ #OOTN

A photo posted by Anna Heaton (@asos_anna) on Dec 9, 2015 at 10:02am PST

 A long-sleeved wrap dress like this one from ASOS is perfect for looking cool while keeping out the cold. Black accessories ensure the look isn’t too The Little Mermaid, and chunky boots make for happy dancing feet - the party season dream. 



New post on my new site! Holiday dressing ⭐️ there's also a new men's post guys!

A photo posted by by Danielle (@weworewhat) on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:59am PST


Over the knee boots are having a serious moment this season and with a leg- coverage to skin-showing ratio like this, they’re perfect for keeping you warm on chilly December nights. Science y’all.



Got my hands on this @saboskirt two piece □□ (and a new plant) □

A photo posted by Nyané Lebajoa (@nyanelebajoa) on Dec 8, 2015 at 8:40am PST


Chuck out the Christmas jumper, a red-co-ord is a much more sophisticated way to channel festive vibes. Using Nyane for inspo, those of us who'd like to stay a bit warmer can turn to Boohoo for a cool velvet culotte set like this one to see you through the night. 



Dress shopping 30mins before the party □

A photo posted by Felix (@ispyfelix) on Dec 9, 2015 at 8:20am PST


A classic LBD and leopard print combo comes out on top in the style stakes again and again. Just make sure to stick to minimal accessories, or run the risk of looking more Pat Butcher than city chic.  

Like this? Then you might also be interested in:

How To Look Festive This Weekend Without Wearing Everything You Own

6 Instagram Outfit Ideas To Up Your Work Christmas Party Game

We Try On All The Party Stuff In ASOS So You Don’t Have To

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