6 Minimalist Outfit Ideas Perfect for Cold Weather

Winter isn't exactly the easiest season for minimalists. Outfit ideas can be hard to come since winter requires wearing so many different layers in order to stay warm and toasty. All too often, outfits can start to feel a little bit too busy. Between mismatched jackets and pants and random scarves you decided to throw on as you were walking out the door, your look can easily go haywire.

To help you stay chic, simple, and warm, we have rounded up six minimalist outfit ideas that are perfectly suited for the colder months. With these style tips on how to stay fashionable among the required heaps of coats and thick sweaters winter weather requires, you'll feel (and look) that much more pulled together. And, as an added bonus, we included shopping ideas for each ensemble so you can easily pull off the streamlined winter look.

Keep scrolling to shop minimalist cold-weather looks.


Turtleneck + Long Coat + Ankle Boots
(Image credit: Style du Monde)

A muted color palette and a sleek coat make for a winning combination.


Coat + Leather Jacket + Monochromatic Separates
(Image credit: A Love Is Blind)

If you're layering on items, try sticking to one simple hue.


Chunky Knit + Wide-Leg Pants + Booties
(Image credit: A Love Is Blind)

When in doubt, stick to black and white.


Peacoat + Pencil Skirt + Sneakers
(Image credit: Vanessa Jackman )

For a minimalist, white sneakers are a must-own.


Trench Coat + White Top & Skirt + Ivory Shoes
(Image credit: Style du Monde)

All white is an easy pairing against a bold color.


Tunic Sweater + Sleek Pants + Flats
(Image credit: Shot by Gio)

A long sweaterdress and a pair of pants don't have to feel like too much together.

Want more? Check out these nimimalist outfit ideas.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aemilia Madden.

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.