7 Easy Yet Polished Jeans-and-Jumper Outfits I Want to Wear All Winter Long

Everyone has days when the thought of assembling a fresh look feels like too much effort—and on such days, it's vital to have a fail-safe formula that can swoop in and come to the rescue. Personally, this ‘break glass for emergency’ outfit changes from season to season. Summer is for seersucker midi dresses and slide-on sandals, while during winter I spend most of the time in a jeans-and-jumper combination.

Not only do I love how this easy yet stylish pairing looks, it also has practical appeal. I'm cold by nature, so if I don't wear knitwear in some form at this time of year I'll be a nuisance to everyone around me, constantly lamenting my failure to pack on sufficient layers. And jeans? Well, they go with everything. So when you can't quite decide on an winter colour palette, denim is a safe bet to throw into the mix.

All-in-all, this is a hassle-free solution to everyday dressing, and it's fairly intuitive—but it's only a matter of time before you inevitably start feeling a little bored with your well-worn jeans and jumpers. Thankfully, there's a variety of nuanced ways to style these two staples together and we've rounded up some of the best examples. Keep scrolling for easy winter outfit inspiration.

1. V-Neck Jumper + Straight-Leg Jeans + Ballet Pumps


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Style Notes: A little bit preppy, but undeniably cool, this unfussy formula is perfect for those busy afternoons when you want to look a little bit polished.

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2. Red Jumper + Black Jeans + Long Coat


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Style Notes: Red is the colour of the season, and letting it pop against black pieces is a great way to wear it with confidence.

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3. Cream Jumper + White Jeans + Suede Boots


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Style Notes: Jessica makes the case for winter whites, and for doubling up on the knitwear. 

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4. Roll-Neck Jumper + Wide-Leg Jeans


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Style Notes: Wide-leg jeans are the top trending jean this year, and Coco shows how to style them like a pro.

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5. Striped Jumper + Wide-Leg Jeans


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Style Notes: This is a failsafe look, and I love how Nnenna layers hers over a white shirt. 

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6. Black Turtleneck + Jeans + Trench Coat


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Style Notes: When I don't know what to wear, this is the combo I reach for. Polished, smart but still comfy and warm, you can't go wrong with a black turtleneck and jeans.

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7. Slouchy Jumper + Wide-Leg Jeans + Birkenstocks


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Style Notes: Such an easy everyday look that ticks both the comfort and style boxes. This will definitely be one of my winter go-tos.

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Next Up: 8 Styling Tricks That Will Make Your Winter Outfits Look More Expensive.

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

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Bébhinn Campbell is an Edinburgh-based fashion and lifestyle writer and editor. She started her first blog at age 14 and went on to intern at print and digital publications in Berlin and London, including Dazed & Confused and Indie magazine.

A job at a fashion startup took Bébhinn from Ireland to Scotland in 2019, where she now works as a freelance journalist and copywriter covering everything from travel and interiors to styling advice. As a contributor to Who What Wear, Bébhinn always keeps her eyes peeled for emerging trends and looks worth writing about. She prides herself on her ability to cut through the noise and identify solid investment buys, exciting new brands and fresh takes on classic design.

In her spare time, Bébhinn enjoys perusing Edinburgh’s best vintage shops, working through her out-of-control book collection and watching dog reels on Instagram.