My Favorite Winter Outfits Comprise These 3 Simple Pieces


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If I were to define my style in a few words, simple would definitely rank pretty high up there. While I’m all about a bold look from time to time (and I love statement-making accessories), I tend to build many of my go-to looks around low-key pieces and basics. On that note, there’s one specific outfit formula I’ve been gravitating towards that involves just three of my favorite simple pieces (not including accessories). And yes, I’ve seen many fashion people post ensembles with similar items as well.

The outfit in question? An easy ensemble featuring a longline coat, simple knit or tee, and blue jeans. There’s something so effortless and chic about said pairing. I also think a longer outerwear piece always brings a polished feel to a look.

Keep scrolling to check out how various style setters are styling these three pieces, and shop inspired picks if you’re interested in testing out the look.


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A tan longline coat pops against a pair of light-wash jeans and a simple crewneck sweater.


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This ensemble is effortless with the white tee tucked into jeans and that trusty coat. The heels add an extra touch of polish.


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A black coat is sharp teamed with blue jeans and classic sneakers.


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If it's a little warmer where you live, consider a trench coat with a cropped tee and straight-leg jeans.


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This is a no-fail winter look featuring the turtleneck and longline coat.


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You can't go wrong with a black coat paired with a black sweater and those staple jeans.


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Here's another solid fit with a trench, tee, distressed jeans, and sneakers.

Next, learn how to create a capsule wardrobe.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.