Casual winter outfit ideas that will keep you stylish and toasty

Perfect dressing for the cold in these cosy, yet stylish, outfits.

by Cigdem Tanrioglu |
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When finding the perfect winter outfits for your wardrobe can feel like a lost cause. Not only are you searching for the perfect items to nail the latest fashion trends, but you’re also preparing the battle the elements. Plus, let’s face it - who wants to be picking out an outfit during a grim, dark winter morning?

From finding an Insta-worthy summer outfit that will work even in a thunderstorm to perfecting your autumn wardrobe, dressing for the British weather can be a bit of a minefield.

This is why we’ve taken inspiration from our fave influencers and runway shows to bring you our eight ultimate winter outfit ideas, which will keep you looking stylish and feeling cosy no matter what the weatherman says.

Play with textures

Faux fur and feather textures are ideal for adding an extra layer of cosiness to your cute winter outfit – and they were seen all over the catwalk too. From the Gucci catwalk to street-style influencers, everyone is layering up in the fluffiest textures around.

Best of all, these furry textures can be incorporated into your outfit in many different ways. A faux fur coat can be worn casually with jeans, boots and a chunky knit but can also be dressed up with your fave LBD for a winter date night outfit. And if you don’t fancy going the whole hog, then opt for feather trimming on a shirt or blazer for a nod to the textured trend.

Embrace the knee-high boot

Swapping your faithful ankle boots for a chic knee-high style will give your winter outfits a new season update in seconds.

Team a sleek tailored dress or skirt with a pair of black knee-high boots for a classy winter outfit that would work for the office. Or if you want to keep things chilled, then tuck a pair of faux-leather leggings into your boots and finish off with an oversized jumper for an easy casual winter outfit. Either way, we’re obsessed.

Keep your spring jacket

Just because the temperature has dropped, doesn’t mean you have to put away your spring jacket.

Casual winter outfits are all about layering, so try wearing your favourite jacket as part of your outfit and adding your coat on top.

A cute denim jacket will look great under a tailored wood coat, while a blazer is the perfect pair to a trench coat. Not only will a jacket and coat combo complete your winter outfits, but they’ll keep you super warm too!

Suit up

Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen catwalks proved that tailored suits are going nowhere, and we couldn’t be happier. These sleek co-ords are so easy to wear layers with AND they’ll look great at pretty much every event.

Start off with a simple tee or button-up shirt underneath your tailored pieces for a sleek autumnal look and then upgrade to a roll-neck jumper once the chill really sets in.

A pair of trainers or pointed-toe boots, a chic shoulder bag and your fave coat will complete this warm winter outfit idea.

Do the double jumper

Who said you could only wear one jumper at a time? Let’s face it, when it feels like the Arctic outside you’ve got to layer up with the warmest items out there. Which is why we love the double jumper.

Start off with a cosy roll-neck and then layer a comfy sweater vest over your knit for double style points and warmth. Finish off this cute, preppy winter duo with a mini skirt or jeans, a pair of buckle detail loafers and a headband for an outfit that even Blair Wardolf would be jealous of.

Add colour pop accessories

Dressing for winter doesn’t mean you have to stick to a dark colour palette. Colour pop accessories are perfect for adding some vibrancy to your winter outfit as well as making you look like you’ve stepped straight off the runway.

Best of all, you can rock this trend with just about any outfit – even bright and colourful ones! We love the idea of wearing bold red or pink accessories with a green outfit or adding a burst of orange to a purple look. However you decide to wear this trend, the key to getting it right is to have fun with it!

Knit your dress

If you’re running low on winter outfit ideas, then look no further than the humble knitted dress. This versatile number is suitable for almost any occasion - and it couldn’t be easier to wear!

Keeping it professional for work? Team with a simple blazer and a plain leather tote bag. Going to brunch with the girls? Add a pair of knee-high boots and a swipe of bright lippie. Drinks in your local pub? Dress it up with a belt and statement earrings. The possibilities are endless!

Always add a scarf

If there is one accessory we cannot live without during the winter it is the OTT scarf.

Tossing a super bright or oversized scarf over your shoulder will instantly take your outfit from basic to runway-worthy. Best of all, this simple yet effective accessory is super affordable and will work for everybody – no matter what your shape or size!

The key to getting this winter warmer right is to go as bold as possible. There is no scarf too big or too bright – so embrace the drama and make a real statement.

So there you have it, 8 easy-to-wear winter outfit ideas which will keep you looking great and feeling super cosy. Layer up with a few trends on those extra chilly days or stick to one – either way you’ll be the best-dressed person all season.

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