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: Think jeans, ankle boots, simple jackets, and a lot of black, 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 copy for the season ahead. What to expect? A lot of black and neutrals, but also classic prints, basics, timeless silhouettes, and most importantly, easy-to-copy inspiration. As for the rest? Simply continue on to see (and shop) for yourself.

On Celebrities

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The combination of a leopard coat and turtleneck pretty much make it such that nothing else even matters, but all-black is always a good way to go. 

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If, like me you love wearing all black but want to take it to the next level, go for a mix of (conveniently warm) textures such as a teddy coat and vinyl pants.

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This is exactly what I’d like to wear next time I have a night out. I love the combination of the cropped puffer with a bodysuit, a statement belt, perfect-fitting jeans, and glossy ankle boots.

On the Streets

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Whether it’s with jeans and a hoodie, or trousers and a blazer as pictured, I’m obsessed with this idea of styling winter whites with a contrasting faux-fur coat.

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You’d be amazed at how stylish you can feel in a puffer when you wear the right footwear.

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You can’t go wrong with leopard layered over denim.

On Instagram

For holiday parties, a blazer dress and embellished ankle boots looks like the way to go.

Another all-black outfit enhancement is to swap your basic boots for an on-trend snake-print pair.

Last, but certainly not least, we have the classic and comfortable combination of the checked overcoat with stylish black sneakers and, of course, your go-to jeans.