If I'm Recommending One Simple Outfit, It's This Jeans, Sweater and Shoe Combo

There are a few easy outfit formulas I personally wear and also recommend to others when they're looking for ideas, and a blazer paired with jeans and a simple top is one of the said ensembles. But, the other front-runner that I'm basically living in right now is a pair of relaxed jeans, a grey sweater in a roomier cut, with a pair of flat shoes. While it's inherently simple, there's also something chic and effortless about this specific pairing. 


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With that in mind, I've scoped the net for some stylish inspo, and found plenty of fashion people in this tried and tested ensemble to showcase the appeal of the outfit formula, and with plenty of different flat shoe options. Keep scrolling for more on the no-fuss look, complete with a shoppable edit of standout jeans, sweaters, and flats (that's sneakers, boots, loafers, and ballet flats) if you want to add one or all of the items to your 2024 offering.

1. Grey Crewneck + Jeans + Trainers


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Style Notes: This is one of my go-to 5 minute ensembles consisting of a relaxed sweater, straight-leg jeans, and of-the-moment sneakers.

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2. Relaxed Jumper + Jeans + Loafers


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Style Notes: It may seem deceptively simple, but the sweater half-tucked into jeans is effortlessly-chic, and the polished loafers complete this vibe. And, while it's still cold, I'll be swapping a crew neck for a slouchy turtleneck instead.

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3. Tonal Jumper + Baggy Jeans + Uggs


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Style Notes: This monochromatic look feels bang on-trend with a grey jacket, grey sweater, grey jeans, and some very sought after Uggs. 



4. Neutral Jumper + Jeans + Ballet Flats


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Style Notes: Easy ballet flats bring an extra modern and pretty element to the grey-sweater–and-jeans look, so why not try an oversized v-neck you wear over a white tee, or a bouclé jacket for a nod to French styling. Trés chic. 

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5. Fitted Jumper + Jeans + Colourful Trainers


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Style Notes: Yes, this longline coat adds one more chic element to the easy outfit with the sweater and jeans, but it's the colour pop sneakers that really lift the look.

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This story was originally published on Who What Wear US and has since been updated. 

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.