I'm Not One for Copying Outfits, But These 9 Instagram Looks Are Perfect

I'm not sure if it's the fact I haven't treated myself to anything new in a while or that we're currently navigating that awkward period where the weather can't seem to make up its mind between cold and freezing, but lately, I've been feeling stuck in a style rut. However, with winter well underway and spring a glimmer of hope on the horizon, I think it's high time I pull myself out of my self-induced fashion funk and allow myself to get excited about a new year, and a few more months of cosy knits and luxurious layers.

Instead of buying a host of new pieces, I first want to shop my own wardrobe. I've been living in floaty dresses and linen shirting for months, so I know digging out my autumnal pieces will help my style feel fresher in a flash. But how to style them? I've been saving chic influencer winter outfits 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.

Scroll below to see the outfits fashion people are wearing right now, along with current shopping options for each should you find something you want to invest in that you mightn't already own.

1. Stripe Knit + Tailored Trousers + Loafers


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Style Notes: Breton-stripe knitwear is about as timeless as fashion gets, particularly when it's paired with black trousers and loafers. 

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2. Blazer + T-Shirt + Miniskirt 


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Style Notes: Thought mini skirts may not feel synonymous with autumn and winter, this is a look that can be translated to all seasons. For cooler days add tights, or go without when the sun makes an appearance. 

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3. Padded Jacket + Wide-Leg Trousers + Boots


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Style Notes: Winter = cold. I hate the cold. The antidote? A cosy and chic padded jacket. Extra points if you blend the rest of your outfit to match its colour. 

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4. Longline Blazer + Slip Skirt + Mules


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Style Notes: I live in blazers year-round, but I think they look their chicest in winter, worn essentially as tops for elevated evening looks. 

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5. Long-Sleeve Dress + Knee Boots


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Style Notes: Long sleeves on dresses are a winter no-brainer, as they'll keep you toastier, even when temps drop. Apply that logic to your legs with a pair of high boots. 

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6. Trench Coat + Roll-Neck Knit + Jeans


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Style Notes: Is there anything more timeless than a trench coat worn with a black roll-neck knit and jeans? I think not. 

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7. Knitted Co-Ord + Knee Boots


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Style Notes: Just like dresses, co-ords make getting ready and styling a look so easy, as the hard work of choosing what to pair something with is already done for you. In terms of shoes, you can't go wrong with some knee-highs. 

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8. Suit + Trainers


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Style Notes: Get significantly more wear out of more formal suiting by styling it with a basic vest top and kicks for a chic off-duty ensemble you can wear from autumn through winter into spring. 

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Style Notes: There's an instant elevation that occurs when contrasting textures are combined, and this denim and leather look is a fine example. On chillier days, layer a jumper under your jacket, although the knee high boots will add some insulation. 

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Next Up: The 9 Most Expensive-Looking Pieces on the High-Street This Week. 

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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.