5 Simple Yet Chic 10-Minute Outfits That Will See Me Through 2024

Having finally made it through a seemingly endless January, I've come to the realisation that 2024 is going to be a busy year. I've got things to do! People to see! Resolutions to see through! And dare I say it, I'm kind of excited for what is in store. But this has also led me to realisation number two—with all this busyness coming up, I really don't have time to be stressing over complicated outfits.

Don't get me wrong, I find real joy in the routine of getting dressed. Putting together a really great outfit always gives a much-appreciated endorphin rush. But I want to be freed from the anxiety of finding the perfect combination of pieces to create intricate, impressive, but frustratingly time-consuming looks. So to set myself up from success, I've turned to my trusty Instagram feed to get some inspiration for five reliably stylish yet completely unfussy everyday looks. 


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Thankfully, I don't seem to be the only one embracing the beauty of simplicity. After all, minimalism is one of today's most coveted aesthetics. The other good news is that all these uncomplicated outfits are largely based around timeless wardrobe staples that, when styled the right way, look both polished and effortless—and that's exactly what I'm going for. Scroll on to see the five easy outfits I'll be recreating this year. 



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Style Notes: Corduroy trousers are undoubtedly back, and Brittany's outfit is a perfect example of how to style them for the final frosty days. I particularly love how the loafers add just the right amount of polish to balance out the oversized knit—heeled boots or ballet flats would work equally well.



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Style Notes: Winter whites always look so sophisticated, especially when sharply contrasted with black accessories. This look would work particularly well on those sporadically sunny February days.



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Style Notes: For the days when you need something a little smarter than jeans, tailored trousers are the ideal option. These versatile trousers can be styled to suit almost any occassion, and I love how this look could easily take you from the office to after-work plans.



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Style Notes: Samantha's look has me dreaming of spring days to come. In the meantime, make this look cold weather-proof with a trench coat or belted wool style.



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Style Notes: All my favourite basics in one effortlessly stylish look. A blazer really is one of the most handy pieces you can own, adding a refined touch to even the simplest outfit.

Next up: After the Longest January in History, Here's What to Wear in February

Freelance Fashion Editor

Jess Kelham-Hohler is a freelance writer, editor and content strategist. She has been a contributor for Who What Wear UK since 2023. Currently based in London following six years in Washington D.C. and New York, she was previously the Digital Editor for Soho House & Co, an international group of private members’ clubs for creatives. She has interviewed a range of artists, creators and more, including Alighieri founder Rosh Mahtani, photographer Misan Harriman and fashion editor Lindsay Peoples Wagner. Today, she writes primarily about fashion, travel and culture for various publications, and has worked as a copywriter and content strategist for brands such as Belstaff, Olivela and Equinox.