I'm Giving People What They Want—6 Elegant Outfits That Are Beyond Easy

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Effortless elegance is my fashion goal when it comes to everyday dressing these days—outfits that make me feel polished and put-together but require very little effort. Let's be honest. When it's cold and gray out, I'm not always feeling very inspired to assemble anything extraordinary. Instead, I like to rely on a handful of simple yet stylish tried-and-true outfit combinations that I can put together easily and will make me look 10 times chicer.

If you, too, need some inspiration this winter, are stuck in a sweatpant rut, or just need some easy looks that ooze elegance, then take a look below. I've scrolled through some of our favorite fashion accounts and selected six simple outfits that are super easy to put together. With just two or three pieces max, you can quickly achieve a chic and cohesive look—zero effort required. You're welcome.

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When it comes to effortless elegance, elevated basics are the name of the game. Opt for relaxed tailored trousers in a neutral gray and pair with a crisp white tee and a long black wool coat. Keep your accessories black and sleek. Tip: Find an elegant scarf in the same color as your pants to pull the look together.

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A long black wool coat is the epitome of elegance and can make your entire outfit look elevated in an instant. Simply throw one over a black crewneck sweater and straight-leg jeans, and choose matching of-the-moment burgundy accessories to keep the look cohesive and chic.

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A cropped tweed jacket oozes Chanel vibes and makes your basic jeans look elegant and expensive. Chic ballet flats finish the French-girl vibe.

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A neutral midi skirt and black knee-high boots are always a chic combination to lean into, especially if you're in a winter jeans rut. Keep the rest of the outfit simple and add a turtleneck and camel coat for a uniform that's incredibly stylish and super easy. 

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Simple yet elevated, a pair of sheer tights styled underneath your straight-leg jeans are a great way to show off a chic pair of slingback heels, and you'll stay warm while doing so! Add a white turtleneck and a luxe-looking wool coat for a look that whispers wealth.

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Sometimes, the simplest basics are the most effective. A crisp white shirt paired with sleek black slim trousers and of-the-moment low heels oozes quiet-luxury vibes and is probably one of the easiest outfits you'll put together. Be sure your basics are crisp and pressed.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.