My Style Is Simple, and These Are My Favorite Winter Outfit Ideas

As I’ve said before, my style is simple, but I like to think that that doesn’t mean it’s boring—and hopefully others agree. Yes, I love the occasional party dress, fun bag, or statement shoes, but I’ve always believed that when it comes to day-to-day style, you can achieve an impressive outfit without wearing anything out of the ordinary. That’s why my closet is mostly made of the best versions of basics with some "cooler" pieces sprinkled in here and there.

So when it comes to dressing for winter in New York City (which is especially hard for this L.A. transplant), I tend to stick to fuss-free outfits that as a package look polished, put together, and, of course, stylish. With that in mind, I scanned the world of celebrity style, street style, and Instagram style to narrow down my favorite looks to inspire me for the season ahead. What to expect? A lot of black and neutrals, basics, timeless silhouettes (and new ways to wear them), but most important, easy-to-copy combos. As for the rest? Simply continue on to see (and shop) for yourself.

On Celebrities

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Simple Winter Outfit Ideas - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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As someone who's new to the trousers-tucked-into-boots thing, I'm already obsessed so I definitely plan on copying Rosie HW's all-neutral take in the coming days.

On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Bottega Veneta Coat ($3650), Necklace ($6700), and Bodysuit ($990); Celine bag; Jimmy Choo Mavis 100 Embossed High-Heel Tall Boots ($870)

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Simple Winter Outfit Ideas - Rihanna

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Marc Piasecki/GC Images

Shearling coat, turtleneck, leather pants, chunky jewelry, pumps—now this is how you do all-black and look far from boring. 

On Rihanna: Jennifer Fisher 3" Samira Hoops ($650); Balenciaga coat; Fenty Knit Turtleneck Top ($510); Bottega Veneta Tied-Cuff Leather Wide-Leg Trousers ($3950); Fenty Power Point Pumps 105 ($660)

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Simple Winter Outfit Ideas - Gigi Hadid

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Marc Piasecki/GC Images

I love any outfit that includes a leather trench right now, but I'm especially into Gigi's layered cardigan situation paired with a statement belt, blue jeans, and chunky boots.

On Gigi Hadid: 3x1 x Mimi Cuttrell Kirk Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans ($265); Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Boots ($150) 

On Instagram

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Simple Winter Outfit Ideas - Instagram

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@sylviemus_

Another lesson in combining neutrals and textures for a simple but far-from-basic look.

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Simple Winter Outfit Ideas - Elsa Hosk

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@hoskelsa

How to make any old faux fur feel like new? Belt and boots.

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Simple Winter Outfit Ideas - Instagram

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@oliviafaeh

Blazers make any outfit more polished, but I love this unexpected, lighter outfit that still feels winter-ready.

On the Streets

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Simple Winter Outfit Ideas - Street Style

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Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Sometimes, all you need to do is let a chic belted coat and classic accessories do the talking. 

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Simple Winter Outfit Ideas - Street Style

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Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

I might need to relegate this to a night out that I can ensure involves very little actual time outdoors, but nonetheless I'm inspired.

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Simple Winter Outfit Ideas - Street Style

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Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Pro tip: Nobody has to know how many layers you're wearing under your utility jumpsuit to stay warm.

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