The "Lazy Girl" Aesthetic Changed the Way We Dress—5 Ways to Do Laidback Luxe

We've all been there: It's cold outside and you want nothing more to hunker down and spend an extra half an hour in bed. The last thing you need is to spend your morning staring at your wardrobe trying to find something to wear (or for that matter, put on anything that feels remotely restrictive and/or uncomfortable).

Of course, I would never judge you if you wanted to mooch around in your PJs all day, sometimes that is simply a necessity, but if you're begrudgingly dressing for work or heading out for the weekend and want an outfit that'll make you look good with minimal thought, I'm here to solve all of your dressing woes. Enter the "lazy girl" aesthetic; the excuse we needed to stop caring quite so much (while still very much looking like we do).


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After scanning the Instagram feeds of our favourite influencers (and I hesitate to call them "lazy girls", instead they're just masters of effortless elegance), I've found six looks that will be a dream during those cold and dark pre-winter days. They're the perfect balance of cosy, comfy, low-effort and stylish. The dream, right? From the perfect cold-weather and easy jeans to the ultimate fleece and flats combo, there are so many fab outfits to choose from. Keep scrolling down to see and shop my top picks. 


1. Waistcoat + Wide-Leg Trousers + Ballet Pumps
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Style Notes: Slouchy trousers have got to be the ultimate low-effort-yet-stylish buy. Comfy, cool and only take 30 seconds to style, what more could you want? Finish with a deceptively smart waistcoat and easy ballet pumps. 



2. Bomber Jacket + Jeans + Ankle Boots
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Style Notes: A puffer coat or jacket is, in my opinion, one of the best fashion inventions, ever. Cocoon yourself in a ultra-cosy, comfy layer and add dark denim and a low heel boot for a bit of Louisa Hatt–inspired personality. You won't need to compromise on comfort till still look chic. 



3. Gilet + T-shirt + Mules
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Style Notes: Francesca Saffari is one of our go-to influencers for when we crave laid-back outfit ideas which don't compromise on style. Case in point? A fleece gilet looks the part when paired with loose-leg jeans and Birkenstock clogs. 



4.Shearling Coat + Jumper + Trainers
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Style Notes: I never thought I'd crave a simple grey jumper until I saw this outfit. Hannah Lewis nails the laidback-luxe trend with a cream shearling coat, grey knit, trainers, and jeans. 



5. Trench Coat + T-shirt + Loafers
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Style Notes: Give your jersey tops extra mileage by pairing them with a autumnal trench and black loafers. A fab option if you still want to feel polished but have no energy to properly dress up. 



6. Off the Shoulder Jumper + Satin Skirt + Loafers
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Style Notes: The beauty of this look is, even if you don't own an off-the-shoulder jumper, you can cheat it by sizing up an ultra-slouchy knit and wearing baggy. How's that for a lazy hack? 


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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.