17 Casual Winter Outfits That Are Elite in Every Way

Well, friends, it looks like we're gearing up for another season of this new normal, and seeing as certain dressier looks have felt off to us all year, we think it's our duty to serve up a fresh round of outfit ideas that actually feel relevant for the times. I think we can all agree that casual and easy-to-throw-together looks are what we want to wear the most right now, whether it be some elevated loungewear for chilling at home or a composition of cool basics that look chic no matter what.

But just because you’re wearing something casual and comfortable doesn’t mean your outfit can’t also look elevated and cool. In fact, sometimes wearing your standard basics can be really stylish. We’ve found that the trick comes down to a few key style staples and picking out the right accessories to add in. Yep, even when wearing something as simple as jeans and sneakers. Want to see some chic ideas that are fashion girl–approved? Go on to check out 17 casual winter outfits that are elite in every way.

PSA: there's a new neckline in town and it's about to replace all your basic tops.

How to spice up your jeans? Layer a fun sweater vest over your collared shirts for a prep-school vibe that feels so right now.

Lightweight layers are always a good idea and I'm giving this combo of a turtleneck, loose trousers, and a trench coat an A+.

A not-so-basic sweater and retro sneakers are a surefire way to make your sweatpants look more "fashion".

Try a ribbed knit dress when you don't know what else to wear—it's easy, comfortable, and always looks so polished. 

Leggings are a winter staple in their own right and we're loving how fresh they look here tucked into rubber wellies.

A blazer-inspired coat instantly makes any loungewear ensemble look more pulled-together.

Try relaxed leather pants instead of jeans for your next coffee run. A bright puffer coat brings it to life.

Since I know you're probably on the hunt for more chic legging looks at the moment, here's another French girl-approved take.

Knit sets are the loungewear trend all the fashion girls are obsessed with at the moment.

Throw on a "second-skin" top to liven up your jeans.

Sometimes less is more and this perfect outfit made up of just the basics is proof.

A grandma cardigan is cool and guaranteed to earn your compliments. 

Leather pants are the perfect base to all your favorite sweaters right now.

Leather separates are a fashion girl-favorite and also happen to go well with on-trend Chelsea boots.

Leaving the house in your sweats? A teddy coat and chunky boots instantly add style.

Layer a plain T-shirt underneath a sweater vest for a casual take on the trendy knit.

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