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.
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.
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."
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.
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 the look 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 the fashion set is obsessed with at the moment.
Sometimes, less is more, and this perfect outfit made up of just the basics is proof.
A grandma sweater is cool and guaranteed to earn your compliments.
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.
Layer a plain T-shirt underneath a sweater-vest for a casual take on the trendy knit.