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.
1. TWEED JACKET + FLARE JEANS
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.
2. STRIPED SHIRT + WIDE-LEG JEANS + BIRKENSTOCKS
Style Notes: Relaxed shirts are a spring style staple, but if yours are beginning to feel fatigued, the addition of trending wide-leg denim will give them some pizzazz.
3. JUMPER + SLIP SKIRT
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.
4. OVERSIZED BLAZER + BLACK TROUSERS
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.
5. TAILORED LINEN SET
Style Notes: On days when comfort is your priority when leaving the house, reach for a loose-fit linen co-ord. Minimal effort, maximum polish.
6. COLOURFUL COTTON DRESS + MULES
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.
7. BLAZER + STRIPED TROUSERS
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.
8. RELAXED SHIRT + WHITE SHORTS + TRAINERS
Style Notes: As soon as the sun comes out, grab your nearest pair of shorts and style them with a casual button-down. Easy peasy.
9. ECRU OVERALLS + BRIGHT TEE
Style Notes: Overalls are continuing to trend this year, and I’ve noticed more and more fashion types wearing ecru iterations. A small update that packs a big style hit.
10. DOUBLE DENIM
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.
11. SLOUCHY SUITING + TRAINERS
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.
12.TUBE TOP + DENIM MAXI SKIRT
Style Notes: Give your basics a Y2K overhaul with the addition of a floor-length denim skirt, like Rae.
13. CARDIGAN + TAILORED TROUSERS
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.
14. WHITE TANK + ECRU JEANS
Style Notes: As you might've noticed, ecru denim is a big deal this season, and Lizzy shows just how easy it is to style with a simple white tank.
15. SHORT-SLEEVE SHIRT + CARGO TROUSERS
Style Notes: Short-sleeve tops are the cornerstone of every good spring wardrobe, but if your classic blue jeans aren’t hitting the style mark, switch in a cargo pant for extra fashion points.
16. GINGHAM DRESS + BOMBER JACKET
Style Notes: Gingham dresses keep cropping up on the ’gram now that we're heading into summer. Wear yours with a bomber jacket like Anne-Victoire for a look with some edge.
17. WHITE COTTON BLOUSE + BLACK JEANS
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.
18. LEATHER BIKER + MINI SKIRT
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.
19. SIMPLE MIDI + HIGH-TOP TRAINERS
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.
20. WHITE BLAZER + PRINTED SKIRT
Style Notes: With a statement skirt in the mix, you can put little effort into the rest of your outfit and rest assured that it will still look on point.
21. BEIGE TONES + BLACK ACCESSORIES
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.
22. CUT-OUT TOP + HIGH-WAISTED JEANS
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.
23. BOXY TEE + PLISSE TROUSERS
Style Notes: Chances are you have a few checked boxy T-shirts in your wardrobe, but do you ever wear them with plisse trousers? No? Let’s change that.
24. DENIM JACKET + CHINOS
Style Notes: Denim jackets are still all the rage this season. Make like Rachael Clifton, and elevate yours with chinos and fisherman sandals.
25. SWEATSHIRT + TIERED SKIRT
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.
26. GILET + SKINNY JEANS
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.
27. RETRO MINI DRESS + SILK HEADSCARF
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 summer palette.