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

@cocobeautea wears a Breton stripe jumper and black trousers for a chic autumn outfit



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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These sleek trousers can be styled for work, free time or evenings out. 

2. Blazer + T-Shirt + Miniskirt 

@astyleedit wears a leather blazer and skirt for a chic autumn outfit



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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This will also look great with jeans or tailored trousers. 

A white t-shirt that doesn't show your underwear through. 

A black miniskirt will never fail you. 

3. Padded Jacket + Wide-Leg Trousers + Boots

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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A light beige hue looks so luxe. 

Comfort and style in perfect harmony. 

4. Longline Blazer + Slip Skirt + Mules

@monikh wears a longline red blazer and a cream slip skirt for the perfect autumnal evening look



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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The asymmetric shape adds a fashion-forward feel. 

You'll find so many ways to style this. 

We're surprised that these are still in stock. 

5. Long-Sleeve Dress + Knee Boots

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. 

I've fallen head over heels for this pair. 

6. Trench Coat + Roll-Neck Knit + Jeans

@oliviafaeh's autumn outfit consists of a green trench coat, roll-neck knit and straight-leg jeans



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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A green trench is just as classic as typical beige. 

We've heard great things about Arket denim. 

7. Knitted Co-Ord + Knee Boots

@thandimaq wears a knitted skirt co-ord with a pair of knee boots



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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So many great looks start with a midi skirt. 

8. Suit + Trainers

@salome.mory styles a navy suit with classic Converse trainers



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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The navy works especially well with white trainers. 


@sylviemus_ wears a leather midi skirt and denim jacket



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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Made from an innovative nettle and organic cotton. 

Dress up or down for day or night. 

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.