17 Effortless Outfits You'll Want to Wear All Year

You probably have a few go-to outfit formulas in your back pocket that make you feel comfortable and ready to take on the world. But a few more in your arsenal wouldn't hurt, right? In fact, after scrolling through Instagram recently, it became clear that there are a plethora of solid outfit ideas out there that are worth adding into the mix. The two common threads throughout the looks in question? They're neither fussy nor difficult to replicate. These are the kind of ensembles that give off an effortless, cool-girl vibe. Here are 17 looks to test out this season. We also shopped out an inspired key piece in each look as well.

A monochromatic outfit will always be forward—especially one featuring loose trousers and a check blazer

When in doubt, don't be afraid to resort to a classic look with a black sweater, some straight-leg jeans, and ballet flats.

Rather than wearing your favorite sweaterdress with only tights, consider layering another skirt underneath for a trend-setting look.

Pair "dad" sneakers with a floral dress and a crisp blazer for an unexpected look.

One of the simplest ways to look instantly polished is to embrace the blazer with a knit and skinny jeans.

Keep it elevated yet chill in a tan knit and trousers.

A furry coat will take anything you're wearing—like this sweater-and-jeans combo—to the next level.

Animal-print skirts continue to be all the rage this season, so test one out with a simple top and booties for a fresh vibe.

You can never go wrong with a trench coat, dress, and heels outfit.

For a classic vibe, follow this style setter's lead with a black dress, tights, heels, and a peacoat.

Embrace elevated athleisure with a tracksuit and coordinating coat. 

Don't be afraid of color. In fact, pairing two bold pieces (like a pink sweater and yellow pants) is a simple way to look fashion-forward without trying too hard.

Don't underestimate the power of a statement knit to amp up black trousers.

Ready to jump on the bike-short bandwagon? Keep the overall feel sophisticated by simply adding a belted blazer and knee-high boots.

Try this look for casual Friday with patent pants, a tailored blazer, and flats. 

Yet another version of how a statement-making throw-on dress can work wonders when you need a stylish outfit in a pinch.

An LBD with tights and heels is a no-fail elevated look that always works.

Next, check out the best skinny-jean outfits of the moment.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.