I’m just going to get right down to it: I, like you, am busy. As a result, finding a spare chunk of time (even if it’s just 15 minutes) to plan a well-styled outfit can be more of a challenge than it sounds. So I tend to rely on easy-to-pull-together ensembles that are essentially brainless thanks to their simple nature. Sure, I have a few formulas clocked in the back of my mind when I’m in a pinch, but there’s actually a sampling of fits I’m into for winter and am currently trying or suggesting to my fellow busy friends.
So with that, I curated seven simple winter outfits below that are chic yet won’t take more than 30 seconds to throw on because the minimal pieces that make up each look work hard. Keep scrolling for a bit of visual and shopping inspo. And while you may have many of the items featured already in your closet, I shopped out similar finds if you’re looking to refresh that winter offering as well.
Oversize Blazer + Mock-Neck Sweater + Trousers + Booties
Tossing a slouchy blazer over anything—even your standard sweater and trouser look—will bring an instantly polished and modern twist to your silhouette. Seriously. This ensemble (minus the shoes) requires just three pieces but feels particularly forward.
Running around the city and want to look chic but stay comfy? Let your patterned coat do all the work and keep it cool with a sweatshirt and loose trousers underneath.
Puffer + Turtleneck + Animal-Print Skirt + Chunky Boots
At first glance, this fit may seem quite extra given the eye-catching pieces, but putting together a look like this actually requires minimal effort. You just need to grab your go-to black sweater, toss on an on-trend animal-print skirt, add boots, and you’re set. A colorful puffer will only enhance the vibe more.
Black Coat + Knit + Leggings + Heels
Elevate your favorite leggings by pairing them with a cozy crew-neck, a coordinating coat, and pointed pumps. The all-black vibe is so effortless and posh.
A jumpsuit is always ideal for people on the go because of the one-and-done mentality. This winter, amp one up even more by layering a statement turtleneck underneath. This will bring a high-concept feel to the look using minimal effort.
Maxi Dress + Blazer + Knee-High Boots
You can’t deny the power of a throw-on-and-go dress for seamless dressing. This season, incorporate a pair of knee-high boots and toss on a blazer or a top coat (if it’s especially chilly) for work or your after-hours life.
Dress + Trousers + Jacket + Boots
Wearing pants under a dress or skirt is a fashion-girl formula that always works. Test out this look for winter with your favorite jacket and booties for a simple yet impactful vibe.