The coldest months of the year typically mean it's time to forego stylish outfits and bundle up in big, warm jackets, hats, gloves and extra layers that might not feel extremely fashionable. That doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice style for warmth all of the time, though.
There are plenty of ways to piece together warm and trendy outfits for every kind of occasion this winter. Shop All Day contributor Chassie Post joined TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share some of the ways we can embrace warm winter fashion but still look chic with some must-have layering pieces, from fleece leggings to statement coats.
Keep reading to shop all three winter fashion looks Post has to offer, plus more expert-approved outfits.
Winter fashion as seen on TODAY
Casual winter look
Post loves starting with base layers, like these No. 1 bestselling Amazon thermal leggings. Even though they feature a fleece lining, Post says they're not too thick and are super flattering since they feature great compression and a high waist. According to the brand, the fabric is also water-resistant to keep you dry during rainy and snowy days.
Post loves the length of this oversized striped sweater; she says it hits below the hip making it perfect to style with leggings. According to the brand, this thick sweater has an oversized fit and is made of a wool-mix fabric, which Post says is extremely soft.
For an added layer of warmth, this thermal slim-fit turtleneck is perfect to throw under your favorite chunky sweater. Or you can wear this cotton-blend top on its own with jeans, a midi skirt and more.
Post says this zip off puffer coat is the coolest find she's seen in a while — you get two coats in one! This oversized puffer can be worn as a long full-length coat, or unzip the bottom portion to reveal a chic cropped jacket.
Functional and cozy mittens are an absolute must for winter. With this fleece pair, your fingers are exposed which allows you to easily use your devices, type and go about your day-to-day activities with ease.
Post accessorizes this look with a matching stripe scarf. This Zara find is made of wool-blend fabric and is oversized, so you can style it multiple ways.
A cozy winter outfit isn't complete without a beanie topped with a cute pom-pom, and Post says this option is a must-have. It comes in 15 different colors and is extremely stretchy, according to the brand.
Post says it's all about apres-ski-style sherpa boots right now. These winter boots feature a faux-fur lining to keep your feet warm on the chilliest days, while looking ultra chic. And you won't sacrifice comfort because the brand says the boots are padded with a memory foam insole.
Dressy winter look
For when you want to feel glamorous even though the weather feels otherwise, Post likes this vibrant mesh 90's-inspired top, which features a long sleeve that extends to your fingers with thumb-cut outs. It's extremely versatile and can be worn with a bralette, tank top or with a simple black long sleeve undershirt on those colder days.
Editor's note: Sizes are limited in this pattern but the brand offers tons of other bold options that you may like.
Post pairs the mesh top with this fitted crew neck long sleeve, which she says adds an extra layer of warmth, without the bulk.
When it comes to colder temperatures, thermal tights are a wardrobe hero. According to the brand, these opaque tights are made with "heat-infused technology" to help keep you warm without sacrificing style.
For the ultimate glam moment, Post completes the base outfit with this sequin midi, which features an elastic waistband, says the brand.
Post says this oversized statement coat is not only on-trend with it's longer length, but also is perfect for extra layering. Plus, you can grab it on sale for $60.
Elevate any outfit with this elegant faux fur collar. Post loves that you can pair it with a coat for an extra chic touch, or she says you can wear it as a glamours scarf.
Earmuffs are the perfect solution to keep your ears warm without messing up your hair, says Post. This faux fur option comes in a set of two and features an adjustable headband to fit different head sizes.
Post says she absolutely loves these cashmere-lined leather gloves. According to the brand, the gloves feature "precise touch-point control" that allows you use your smart phones or other touchscreens without taking them off.
Post pulls the look together with these fuchsia colored slingback high heels, to match the coat of course!
Winter look for men
Post loves this 100 percent silk underwear top as a base layer for men since it's extremely lightweight. According to the brand, the quick-drying fabric features "Thermoregulation Comfort Technology," which helps regulate the body's temperature. For extra warmth, Post suggests picking up the matching thermal underwear pants.
Post adds this 100 percent cotton turtleneck that has a slim fit and won't cause any itch, she says.
According to the brand, these jeans will keep you warm with their moisture-wicking fabric. Plus, they're super comfortable with GapFlex stretch technology, says the brand.
A flannel shirt is a must-have layering piece for the season and this J.Crew option is made of 100 percent cotton and comes in tons of different shades.
Denim on denim is in, says Posts, and she loves this affordable distressed jean jacket from Old Navy. Right now you can grab it for $35!
Pull together the entire look with a faux suede and shearling overcoat. Featuring a double-breasted style, Posts says you can wear it un-buttoned for a more relaxed look or buttoned-up for a fitted silhouette.
For those who like to forego the gloves, Post suggests keeping these rechargeable hand warmers in your pockets. According to the brand, this gadget has three different heat settings and you can feel the warmth on both sides — for up to eight hours! And that's not all, the brand says it even doubles as a phone charger.
More winter fashion as seen on TODAY
Style expert Jasmine Snow previously stopped by TODAY to share all of the (affordable) ways you can style winter whites without breaking the bank, from sweaters and dresses to pants. Plus, she has recommendations for accessories that can upgrade any outfit, if you're not looking to revamp your closet right now.
This dress brings together the best of both worlds — it has the look of a sweater dress but has a hood for added comfort, like your favorite sweatshirt. According to the brand, it's designed to follow the shape of your body, so it won't feel too loose or too tight.
This trench-inspired jacket is a piece that works perfectly for the winter but can also be transitioned into your spring wardrobe. You can opt to wear it without a belt if you're looking to show off your style, or use the tie belt to keep warm.
These booties have a heel that measures 3.25 inches, which are sure to add some height to your look. While the neutral praline color perfectly completes this look, you can also find it in several other colors, including Cedarwood and black suede.
This oversized cable knit sweater is made from a blend of polyester, wool and other warm fabrics that offer some stretch to them. Pair it with jeans or a slim pant like Snow did.
Nothing feels quite as cozy as sherpa looks. Snow chose this oversized cardigan to complete the look, matching the white corduroy bottoms.
Who says midi skirts are for warm weather? With the right sweater-and-skirt combination, you can pull them off in the colder months, too. Snow chose this bright option to add a pop of color to the look.
Chunky shoes are a big trend in the footwear world right now. These lug sole boots are on par with other popular styles we've seen, and the sherpa detailing makes them even more chic.
Hairbands make it easy to level-up any outfit. This set of three includes a beige, black and leopard print option that you can style with just about anything, especially on bad hair days.
This gold-filled chain adds just the right amount of bling to a winter look.
This sleek faux leather bag is just large enough to hold the essentials — your phone, keys or your wallet.
Another animal-print accessory Snow opted for is this handbag, which also doubles as a shoulder bag.
These zip-front booties are sure to add some edge to your winter-white look.
Not only do these booties feel trendy, but they also feature a padded memory foam insole so you can feel comfortable and stylish, whichever way you choose to wear them.
More winter fashion as seen on the 3rd hour of TODAY
Style expert Melissa Garcia previously stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to break down six different looks for men and women this winter. Whether you've got a ski vacation in the books or plan on spending bleak days inside staying warm, she has the looks you'll want to wear while doing it.
Fun in the snow look
Snow pants don't have to feel chunky and clunky. This pant proves it. Made from a water-repellant fabric and featuring a floral design, they're bound to make a statement on the slopes.
These shiny snow boots have a memory foam insole and a thermoplastic rubber outsole, which help you feel like you're walking on clouds, according to the brand.
Fun in the snow look
Although these pants are designed to keep you warm while out in the snow, they also offer UPF 50+ sun protection. They boast an athletic fit but still allow the wearer to move about with ease.
Outdoor running look
Garcia chose these tights, which she says are designed for high impact to add a pop of color to the look. They come in four different colors and are available in sizes XXS-3X.
This sweat-wicking longsleeve comes in several fun colors, including Orange Sunstone and Pink Punch. You can find it in sizes XS-XL.
Outdoor running look
Garcia also picked these warm joggers with reflective properties for a men's look. The fabric features a GridTek gusset, which the brand says allows for increased mobility and stretch.
The ColdGear fabric on this jacket helps trap heat inside, helping the wearer to stay warm and retain body heat. Plus it's windproof and lightweight.
You can never go wrong with winter's favorite accessory. It can be worn on both errand runs and actual runs.
Cozy inside look
Nail the après-ski look with this trendy sweater. It boasts a relaxed fit and is long enough to pair with leggings, as Garcia did, or jeans.
These faux-fur boots are giving us all of the cozy vibes.
Cozy inside look
Throwing a vest into the mix provides both warmth and style, Garcia says.
Garcia picked these pants for the cozy look since they offer tons of stretch and warmth but are still lightweight. As a bonus, they are also water repellant.
Seal off the look with a pair of sunnies.