8 Easy Outfits Every Fashion Person Should Try This Winter

Getting dressed can be a struggle at the best of times. Throw in the fact that it's dark, cold and gloomy outside, and pulling yourself out of bed in the morning to choose an outfit is likely the last thing you want to do. So imagine how easy things would be if you had a handful of ready-made outfits at your disposal, all of which are weather-appropriate, incredibly chic and simple to assemble and will work just as well on wintry walks as they will for getting together with your nearest and dearest. Well, imagine no more, for we've compiled an edit of influencer-approved ensembles that do all this and then some.

Below, you'll find eight basic winter outfits that are anything but boring. In fact, you can likely compile with items that already exist in your wardrobe. They can all be mixed and matched to create a plethora of perfect winter ensembles and will have you looking stylish right through spring. From the new It coats to cosy skirt-and-jumper combos, keep scrolling to see and shop eight wonderful winter outfits.

1. LONG COAT + LEATHER TROUSERS

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Style Notes: There's something effortlessly stylish about a longline coat. Let it skin the floor just like Marianne and pair with leather trousers and winter essentials: a cosy scarf and hat. So simple, yet so effective. 

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2. COCOON COAT + STRAIGHT-LEG JEANS

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Style Notes: Offset the oversized silhouette of a cocoon coat by pairing it with no-fuss straight-leg jeans and Western ankle-grazers. 

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3. LEATHER + LEATHER

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Style Notes: Be it vegan or the real thing, whatever your stance on leather, there's no denying that this heavy-duty fabric is ideal for shielding your frame from the harsh winter winds. 

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4. SHEARLING JACKET + MAXI SKIRT + CHUNKY BOOTS

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Style Notes: Claudia was one of the lucky few to get her hands on that Mango shearling jacket (before it sold out, sob). Now, she's showing the Instagram world a black version from LK Bennett and pairs it with a 90s denim maxi shirt and chunky boots. 

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5. COAT + KNIT + MINI SKIRT

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Style Notes: Mini skirts aren't just for summer. Need further proof? Dawn shows how an oversized knit with a short skirt and knee-hight boots is the perfect winter outfit formula. Of course tights can also be added for extra chilly days. 

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6. TAILORED COAT + CARDIGAN + FLARES

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Style Notes: A simple black tailored coat is anything but boring paired with a statement blue cardigan and relaxed flares. Add a chunky boot for extra winter style points. 

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7. SHEARLING COAT + PADDED JACKET + LEGGINGS

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Style Notes: As things get really chilly, put those thinner padded jackets to use as another layer under cosy shearling coats. Then just add stirrup leggings and manly brogues to finish the look. 

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8. KNIT DRESS + OVERSIZED BLAZER

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Style Notes: Heading out after-dark (so basically 3pm now) can be tricky, so make it more appealing by opting for a warmer knit dress and layer with an oversized blazer. You could always swap the heels for knee-high boots, too.

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This story was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over twelve years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories, and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, works closely with influencer talent on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media. Previously, Maxine appeared on TV in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. 


Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship, she was offered a position on the Look magazine fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. She went on to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others. Maxine works remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh.