10 cute Insta photos to inspire your December aesthetic

It's *officially* December, which means out with the pumpkins and in with the evergreen trees. We've been counting down the days until it's socially acceptable to bundle up in parkas and sweaters, and now that it's cold enough for snug mittens and beanies, we can confidently say that it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you want to winter-ify your wardrobe's aesthetic or try out a new one, keep scrolling for the most adorable Insta photos to inspire your December fits. 

All layered up

All you need are closet basics to create a comfy yet trendy outfit. Layer on a laidback flannel and a puffer jacket over a neutral tee for a casual look that will keep you warm even on chilly, rainy days. Bonus points if you've got a bagel too.

Patterned knitwear

You'll have everyone around you starry-eyed with a printed sweater. We're also obsessed with how Gabrielle added a cozy touch with her white turtleneck.

*The* dress


A post shared by Shay Rudolph (@shayrudolph)

When Taylor Swift sings, "My best dress," in the "Fearless" chorus, we bet there's a special one in your closet that comes to mind. Pull on some tights and throw on a jacket like Shay's oversize leather one to seamlessly transition your warm weather dress into your go-to wintertime fit.

Beautiful in brown


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From the turtleneck to the puffer and pleather jeans, Avani nails the balance between classy and casual with different silhouettes and the brown color palette. And sometimes more is more with accessories, as Avani's outfit is completed by her chunky sunglasses, dainty jewelry and shoulder bag.

Mixing prints


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Mixin patterns and textures is a great way to have fun playing around with your wardrobe during the season when it feels like you're cycling through the same hoodie-pants combo every day. Lily doubles the academia vibes with her striped sweater and plaid pleated skirt, and we're so here for defending against the cold with knee-high socks.

Hoodies for the holidays

When traveling during vacation, all you want is to be as comfortable as possible. Float through the clouds (literally and figuratively) in a matching hoodie and sweatpants set like Pressley's with your fave sneakers.

Soft grunge

The duality tho—stay tough and sweet with a fuzzy coat and lace-up shoes. For more edge, try out ripped jeans, and for some elegance, swap out your usual sneakers with heeled boots.

Pop of color


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When the vibrant leaves fall and snow takes their place on the bare trees, a pastel piece of outerwear is the perfect way to change the landscape from bleak to bright. Whether you heart purple like Anna or prefer a bold red, you will stand out among the sea of neutral tones in the best possible way.

Cozy in the city


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Only in the big city will you find huge ornament decorations sitting in a fountain. Whether you've got skyscrapers or sky-high trees in the background, wintry headwear with your thickest coat will look ah-mazing on and off your IG.

From Friendsgiving to Friendsmas


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Rudolph and his reindeers got nothing on you and your girl squad. Grab your besties and channel your inner Olaf with some warm hugs.

What styles are you stealing for your December look? Snap a pic and tag us on Insta @girlslifemag!

Slider and hero images: @kenzie


by Elizabeth Huang | 12/3/2021