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 fashion person–approved ideas? Go on to check out 17 casual winter outfits that are elite in every way.

casual winter outfits



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

casual winter outfits with sweaters



How to spice up your simplest outfits? Drape a contrasting knit sweater over any outerwear, from a blazer to a coat, for a preppy vibe that feels so right now.

casual winter outfit ideas



Lightweight layers are always a good idea, and we're 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."

casual winter outfits with dresses



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

Trousers are a winter staple on their own, and we're loving how fresh they look here with a chunky sweater and retro sneakers.

casual winter outfits with loungewear



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

casual winter outfits with puffer coats



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

casual winter outfits with leggings



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

casual winter outfits with knit sets



Knit sets are the loungewear trend the fashion set is obsessed with at the moment.

casual winter outfits with jeans



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

casual winter outfits with sneakers



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

casual winter outfits with cardigans



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

casual winter outfits with leather pants



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

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

casual winter outfits with trousers



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