9 Low-Key Outfits I'm Relying on This Winter

When it comes to styling everyday outfits for winter, there are a lot of variables to consider. 1) Staying warm is of the utmost importance. 2) Being able to move in your many, many layers is another key factor. And 3) looking stylish, which doesn't have to fall to the bottom of your priority list. You'll be pleased to hear that there is a way to tick off all of these winter-dressing multitudes, and that's by following the exemplary outfits that I've laid out below. 

Throwing open my wardrobe doors, I know I have all the pieces I need to create chic outfits this winter; what I'm lacking in is inspiration. As such, I've been saving casual winter outfit ideas on my Instagram for weeks now, and there are nine standout looks that I can't wait to try—most of which I'm pretty sure I can assemble with pieces I already own or, at the very least, close alternatives.

Scroll below to see casual winter outfit ideas fashion people are already wearing, along with current shopping options for each should you find something you want to invest in that you don't already own. Enjoy!

1. Quilted Coat + Sweatshirt + Leggings + Flats


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Style Notes: Quilted outerwear has dominated the past few winters and makes for the perfect cosy and casual cover-up. Pair with a sweatshirt, leggings and either flats or boots for an easy finish. 

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2. Cardigan + High-Neck Top + Miniskirt + Knee Boots


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Style Notes: If trousers aren't your thing that doesn't mean you need to pack up your skirts for good—with knee-boots, tights and cosy layers up top, you can just as easily carry your minis and maxis with you into the winter season. Just add your favourite coat into the mix. 

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3. Knitted Dress + Tights + Lug-Sole Boots


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Style Notes: A jumper dress is the simplest and most-effective casual winter outfit. All you need to add is a pair of boots and cosy tights for extra warmth. 

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4. Shearling Jacket + Knitted Joggers + Trainers


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Style Notes: Shearling coats continue to fly off the shelves. There's something about them that makes anything you wear them with look polished; even joggers and trainers. 

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5. Tailored Coat + Sweatshirt + Jeans + Baseball Cap


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Style Notes: Take your casual winter outfit cues from the '90s with a baseball cap, loose-fit denim, a grey sweatshirt and an oversize tailored coat. This look feels very Princess Diana. 

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6. Roll-Neck Jumper + Cargos + Ankle Boots


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Style Notes: Cargo trousers have been one of the biggest trends of the year; give them a wintery and elevated overhaul with the addition of a classic grey roll-neck and glossy boots. 

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7. Wool Blazer + Joggers + Shearling Boots


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Style Notes: Monochrome dressing—wearing one colour top-to-toe—is a favourite styling hack of influencers and celebrities. Take a wool blazer, match it to your trousers, and complete your low-key look with on-trend Uggs. 

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8. Jumper + Scarf + Maxi Skirt + Knee Boots


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Style Notes: Built-in scarf jumpers are cropping up all over the shopping scene this season, but if you can't find one that works for you, you can re-create this look with your go-to knit and a co-ordinating wrap-around scarf. Denim maxis were all over the spring/summer 2023 runways, too, so this is a look that'll keep you looking current well into the spring. 

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9. Leather Coat + Jeans + Chunky Loafers


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Style Notes: Leather fabrications are my go-to for when I want to feel extra-toasty; they always manage to keep the heat in. This season, fashion people are getting their fix by way of leather (real or faux) outerwear, which goes perfectly with jeans and the chunky loafers you likely bought in the autumn.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.