5 Effortless Outfits I Fall Back on When I Feel Like I Have Nothing to Wear

We've all been there: While standing in our closets, staring at the full racks, we make the inevitable declaration that we have nothing to wear. Obviously, we all probably have something to wear, but in my case, what I likely mean is that I'm tired of all my clothes or I'm not feeling creative enough to put an outfit together. That's when having an arsenal of go-to effortless outfits comes in handy. 

Below, I highlighted five of the effortless outfits I turn to when the nothing-to-wear feeling hits me. They don't require a lot of pieces, and the items they do require are mostly basics. And the even better news is that all of these outfits can be re-created with Who What Wear Collection's chic pieces.

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The Outfit: Chunky Sweater + Pleated Pants + Sneakers
(Image credit: @annelauremais)

This polished cold-weather outfit looks amazing with sneakers. No complaints here.

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The Outfit: Shearling Coat + Sweatshirt + Leggings + Sneakers
(Image credit: @monikh)

When I wear leggings out and about for non-workout purposes, I always try to make them cute by pairing them with stylish pieces that dress them up a bit.

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The Outfit: Sweaterdress + Belt + Boots
(Image credit: @isabellecoheen)

If it's below 60°, you can guarantee that I'll only wear dresses that start with the words "knit" or "sweater." Just add a cool belt and the boots of your choosing and you're set.

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The Outfit: Fitted Sweater + Faux-Leather Pants
(Image credit: @vikilefevre)

The rare outfit that could work for both day and night.

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The Outfit: Striped Sweater + Black Pants
(Image credit: @amaka.hamelijnck)

This one definitely wins the simplicity award. 

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.