What is it about easy outfit ideas that makes them just so hard to come by? Perhaps it’s when we get swayed by trends or simply have too many options in a bursting wardrobe to think clearly. (See our ways to clear out a wardrobe if you’re really struggling on this point.) Either way, we all have those days when getting dressed is a chore. And right now calls for the easiest outfits to avoid a sweat-inducing panic before the day even begins. You know, the low-maintenance dresses that only require well-chosen shoes to be complete. Or the throw-on two-piece that is comfortable to wear and effortlessly versatile with an accessory switch. Although these pieces need little introduction, each season, there are new recipes for success when it comes to creating the perfect look.
So rather than getting in a tizzy, our team has decided to compile a list of easy outfit ideas for us to all reference in the future—and we’d very much like to share them with you. They are the foolproof looks that work without being too much of a challenge or causing morning hysteria.
The next time you’re entirely bored of your wardrobe, just revisit the looks below and see what you’ve got to play with. Should your rails be lacking in a particular area and you’d like to remedy it, we’ve also found the perfect shopping options to re-create these influencer-approved outfits. Because we’re all about making your life easier.
Style Notes: Prim bouclé jackets are having a moment right now but fashion devotees will know they never really go out of style. Pair them with of-the-moment denim for a swift way to feel elevated.
This classic style looks so chic with leather trousers, too.
Style Notes: Relaxed shirts are a style staple, but if yours are beginning to feel fatigued, the addition of trending wide-leg denim will give them some pizzazz.
The easiest way to look instantly put-together.
Style Notes: This is the kind of trusty look you can pull out on any given day during any time of year and feel timeless in.
You’ll get so much wear out of this versatile midi.
Style Notes: Is there any outfit that can’t be improved by the addition of an oversized blazer? We (we being Marilyn and me) think not.
An instant hero piece for your wardrobe.
Style Notes: On days when comfort is your priority when leaving the house, reach for a loose-fit tailored co-ord. Minimal effort, maximum polish.
The back of this waistcoat is seriously good.
Style Notes: I know it’s obvious, but sometimes the plainest and most understated outfits really are the best. Look for a dress that does the talking, then accessorise it however you want.
Our editors constantly rave about this dress.
Style Notes: Look like you’ve put all the effort into styling your outfit by wearing printed trousers with a blazer. Unexpected and oh-so cool.
You’ll wear these a thousand times—this season alone.
Style Notes: On rushed mornings when you need to look smart, grab your nearest tailored trousers and style them with a simple button-down. Easy peasy.
You’ll wear this at least once a week.
Style Notes: Cardigans are continuing to trend, and I’ve noticed more and more fashion types wearing them with long pleated skirts. A small update that packs a big style hit.
This silhouette is incredibly striking.
Style Notes: Denim on denim is often overlooked, but it’s a year-round staple that requires little to no styling to look pulled-together.
The topstitching makes this look so expensive.
Style Notes: Co-ords are the instant outfit you should never be without. I love the relaxed suiting that’s coming through as the two-piece to know.
The responsible wool blend adds to the elevated feel of this blazer.
I love the pleats down the matching trousers.
Style Notes: Give your basics a Y2K overhaul with the addition of a floor-length denim skirt, like Rae.
We love the distressed hem on this style.
Style Notes: This is especially effective when you need to get ready in a hurry. Throw on your favourite tailored trousers and add a plain black cardigan to pull the look together.
Don’t let this one be the one that got away.
Style Notes: As you might’ve noticed, loose-fit denim is a big deal this season, and Lizzy shows just how easy it is to style with a simple black T-shirt. Just add a wool coat in the colder months.
A comfier alternative to your slim-leg denim.
Style Notes: Sweatshirts are the cornerstone of every good downtime wardrobe. If you’re in the mood to put comfort first, pull on some leggings to complete the cosy athleisure look.
Perfect for a laid-back Saturday.
Style Notes: Long check dresses always crop up on the ’gram. Wear yours with a bomber jacket like Anne-Victoire for a look with some edge.
If you don’t already have a check-print dress in your wardrobe, look no further than this one.
Style Notes: For an evening out, there’s no classier combination than a floaty white blouse and dark-wash jeans. Plus a read lip, of course.
This one is bound to sell out fast.
Style Notes: Rock that short hemline with a trending biker jacket and you’ll feel your absolute coolest. You can’t go wrong with a top-to-toe noir look.
You can always turn to All Saints for great biker jackets.
Style Notes: I’m all about those easy outfit wins when it comes to dressing. I want to look cool and chic, and no look ticks those boxes quite like this one does.
Don’t be afraid to keep things super simple.
Style Notes: With a trench coat in the mix, you can put little effort into the rest of your outfit and rest assured that it will still look on point.
This shade is so versatile.
Style Notes: This season is already looking to be dominated by beige. Seek out every possible shade you can, wear them together and add a smattering of black leather accessories for a fashion-person finish. Done.
There’s no outfit this belt won’t immediately make feel glossy.
Style Notes: One of the quickest ways to update your look is with a fun cut-out top, and a bright red style is ideal for cocktail hour.
Cut-out tops are sticking around for 2024.
Style Notes: Chances are you have a few boxy T-shirts in your wardrobe, but do you ever wear them with plisse trousers? No? Let’s change that.
Ganni has so many great graphic tees this season.
Style Notes: Denim jackets are still all the rage this season. Make like Rachael Keegan, and elevate yours with chinos and fisherman sandals (with socks for now).
Camel chinos are a great trouser option all-year-round.
Style Notes: Jeannine knows how to create fresh-looking ensembles with the pieces she already has in her wardrobe, and this sweatshirt-skirt look is one we want to re-create immediately.
Wear this with ripped denim and Birkenstocks on casual days.
Style Notes: Marissa Cox shows that a surefire way to give every outfit a cool edge is by layering. A longline gilet will be one of the hardest-working pieces in your wardrobe. Add a white tee underneath and skinny jeans for an instant win.
Such a chic addition to any outfit.
Style Notes: It’s the kind of timeless combination you could easily overlook, but you’ll never be let down by a vintage-inspired dress and matching silk scarf. Make like Candice and opt for an uplifting palette.
This print will definitely turn heads.
This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.