It can be difficult to know what to wear in December when winter is undeniable, your schedule is packed and then you probably spend a few days back home and off work where Christmas pjs are about as dressed up as things get. There are cold-weather days to navigate, many get-togethers to feel good at, big meals to eat (stretchy culottes are really the dream ticket), glitzy parties to attend, workdays to still power through and some cosy lounging moments to enjoy. Each of these requires different outfits or at least some December-appropriate tweaks.

We’ve looked to the girls we follow on Instagram to bring you some inspiration for the month ahead. Whether it’s your old winter coat that needs replacing or you’ve left your Christmas party dress shopping to the last minute (hands up, as we’re guilty too), keep going through the gallery below for achievable December outfit ideas.

Style Notes: Furry coat? Tick. Logo bag? Tick. Comfortable go-to outfit underneath? Tick. Rikke has a stellar outfit-coping mechanism for this British climate.
Style Notes: Alexis of Style Memos just confirmed it: Ponchos are back in town, and they mean business. We love how she’s taken something boho and made it business-ready with black trousers.
Style Notes: If you’ve been wondering about how to winter-ise a slip skirt, allow Elsy to show you. Add a roll-neck, tights and sneakers or boots and you’re done. Jacquemus bag a preferable addition, obviously, but not essential.
Style Notes: You shouldn’t really mess with classic combinations, but you can subtly add to them. Marissa has respected the age-old denim + camel coat formula and thrown in a statement pair of boots and a unique handbag.
Style Notes: Now here’s a cardigan-centric look we can get on board with. Darja Barannik adds interest to simple black staples with her pink knit and clashing red knee-high boots.
Style Notes: So aside from the clear message that we should be investing in chunky flat boots right now, there are also heaps of girls wearing classic leopard-print coats on Instagram right now. Tine Andrea pips them all to the post in this perfect trapeze style from Stand.
Style Notes: We all need an easy party outfit option and Ada has kindly presented it with this sequin skirt and knitwear idea.
Okay, let’s think of warmer times and the best S/S 19 trends. This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.