Minimalistic Outfits for Winter – When it gets cold, one wants to wear clothes that are not only stylish but warm and comfortable. The perfect snowy season wardrobe is one that is bright in colors, which can stand out in the snow.
Sticking to the basics this winter or fall season is not only very easy but practical as well as fashionable. So what are the latest minimalist fashion trends for winters? What are some minimalistic wardrobe options? This article will answer these questions and more! So take a look at our selections, which are perfect for a chilly weather wardrobe for minimalists. We hope you are able to find what you are looking for! Check out our minimal summer fashion trends and get ahead on your wardrobe for next year!
How To Build A Minimalist Winter Wardrobe?
Before moving on with the outfit ideas, let’s start with some basic tips on how to dress minimally during the winter:
- When out shopping, don’t hesitate to invest in an expensive but good quality outfit. This is because you need outfits with a long life that will be with you through many seasons.
- Look for statement-making pieces that can serve different purposes such as a big scarf or a printed blazer that can be worn with different outfit combinations.
- Remember that details matter a lot. So if you find shirts with intricate embroidery or an exciting collar, buy it, as the simple but unique details will make a big difference. A minimalist outfit doesn’t have to be messy or distracting, but it should surely have a wow factor, which is easily achievable with the right details.
- Stick to your favorite colors, instead of aiming to have all the world’s colors in your wardrobe, choose to wear only the 4-5 colors that look best on you.
- Don’t be a hoarder. If there’s anything that you haven’t worn in the last year then you won’t be wearing it in the future either, so just get rid of it by giving it away. This will help you make a minimalist capsule wardrobe for yourself that fulfills all your basic needs and makes your life stress free.
Here’s a video tutorial to further help you out:
Step by Step Video Tutorial: How to Dress Minimally in Winter
↓ 1. Cute Minimalist Outfit for School/College in Winter
Scottish Scarf, Leather Jacket and Ked shoes. Winters are about wearing a lot of layers and looking cozy and bundled up. So for this look, try a Scottish print checked scarf to add a bold pop of color. Pair it with a black leather bomber jacket, white Keds shoes or converse flat sneakers. Leather outfits are a great accessory to have for winter because they bring personality to any outfit. We love how here it has been paired with a scarf and top bun. If you like the look, do check out these awesome Outfits with Leather Jacket!
↓ 2. Cozy Jumper Dress
Wooly jumpers or long cardigans are perfect for the chilly weather because they are easy, casual and simple. Pair them with skinny jeans or jeggings and boots or heels, for a versatile style. Winter outfits look good with sneakers, so here are 23 Fashionable Ways to Wear Sneakers this year.
↓ 3. Minimalist Winter Look for Work
Woollen Cape and Leather Jeans. For high New York fashion with a bare minimalistic look, go for a tan or a brown woolen cardigan cape and pair it with some leather leggings or jeans. Camel-colored coats and capes in particular work well with a capsule wardrobe since you can wear it with absolutely everything. Do check out this fantastic guide on How to Style Camel Coats for outfit ideas that you can wear with them.
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↓ 4. Woollen Crop Top and Matching Skirt
For corporate fashion that is easy and quick, pair a matching mid-length skirt with a woolen crop top. This can be paired with a tan leather jacket and white heels.
↓ 5. Neutral Funky Wear
Faded, ripped boyfriend jeans are comfortable yet cute and work well for tomboy girls. Pair them with a pixie cut hairstyle, plain white Converse shoes for an outdoors look. This is such a cute tomboy look, for more such ideas, here are 20 Cute Tomboy Style Outfits for Teenage Girls This Season.
↓ 6. Fashion Blogger’s Style
Layer on gray and black this winter season, by pairing black hot leather skinny jeans with a puffy windbreaker leather jacket. This outfit looks great with a large matching handbag and a light, chiffon top.
↓ 7. White, Simple Dress
For the winters, a plain white, low-cut, backless white dress is perfect for indoors fashion. It is easy to wear, fun to style and completely minimalistic. It’s a great look for any house party at your place or even for going to the beach (in the warmer weather). If you’re not comfortable wearing a dress like this in the cold, then it’s pretty easy to layer it with leggings, kimonos or sweaters.
↓ 8. Minimalist Clothing for Travelling
If you are heading out for a shopping trip or traveling around, try this large black and white hat. Pair it with matching color-coordinated accessories such as chunky, metallic flat shoes, a white loose vest top, and a black and white watch. If you’re planning a trip to Europe then here are 15 Ideas What to Wear in Europe Now.
↓ 9. Minimalist Hairstyles
Minimalist hairstyles are all about a natural look with no use of products, accessories or electronics such as hair dryers or straighteners. So go ahead and flaunt your natural messy beachy waves and you’ll be surprised by the amount of money and time that you save. Some ideas are messy top buns, wet hair looks, short pixie hair or rolled up hairdos.
↓ 10. Daily Casual Wear
This cute look shows off a super doable minimalist look. These neutral colored pieces can be used for any number of outfits and they are all great pieces that you can mix-and-match with the rest of your wardrobe! Get yourself a black, well-fitting cardigan and always keep a pair of tights or leggings on hand. (That’s a pro tip!) Such leggings are great for winter as you can add them to any outfit for an extra layer of warmth!
↓ 11. Minimal Fashion Blogger Street Style
Add a pop of color to your ordinary ripped jeans by wearing a hot pink turtleneck with it. Printed pumps complete the look as well as a standard black handbag. Great for coordinating with any number of outfits!
↓ 12. Army Green Jacket with Leather Tights
Army green is a classic color for a coat or jacket as it pairs well with most colors, especially grays, blacks, and neutral colors.
↓ 13. Crochet Sweater and Knee-High Socks
Knee-high socks work well with hand-knitted crochet sweaters for a sweet and comfortable winter outfit. You can also match the color of your scarf with the socks.
↓ 14. Statement Coat and Chunky Turtleneck
A statement coat is a great option for minimalists. As long as it’s functional and meets your criteria for what you need in a coat, then why not try something a little bold? You can be the girl with an unforgettable coat this winter and pair it with any number of outfits to ensure you always make a statement! For this look, all you need is a staple pair of white jeans, a chunky turtleneck, and a pair of rocking combat boots.
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↓ 15. Polka Dot Dress & Booties
A classic ensemble that requires minimal (pun intended) effort is this one right here! Pull from the items in your wardrobe that you already have if you can. Start with a simple long-sleeved dress (polka dots are so cute and fun!) and add a belt to the waist to add definition. Match your dress with a neutral pair of booties. (Pro tip: add tights or leggings to keep your legs warm!) Finish off the look with your favorite handbag and you are good to go!
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↓ 16. How to Style Minimalist Outfits
Here is a 3-in-1 example of how you can re-use items in your wardrobe to make multiple outfits! Having a few go-to items is the real secret to having a minimalistic wardrobe. For example, get yourself a good quality hat that you can use over and over again. The same goes for staple pieces like a three-quarter length sleeved white shirt. Always have a good scarf on hand that coordinates well with the rest of your wardrobe, as well as a staple pair of boots. These will serve you well in the winter! Then, mix and match and have fun!
↓ 17. How to Dress Minimalistic in Winter
Alright, gals, this is about as simple as it gets for winterwear! For this stunning but basic look, get yourself a neutral-colored turtleneck and top it off with a chunky wool cardigan. Pair with jeans and combat boots. That’s it! All of these items can be mix-and-matched with other pieces in your wardrobe, helping you make the best of your minimalistic style!
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↓ 18. Pieces to Add to Your Minimalist Winter Wardrobe
If you are building a minimalistic winter wardrobe, then we have some pieces for you that you might want to consider adding!
A cute beanie in a neutral shade will pair well with almost any outfit. Keep this one on hand to accessorize with and to keep that noggin warm!
Speaking of accessories, having a stylish pair of sunglasses is a MUST. Not only are they a practical accessory, but they are also great for adding that perfect finish to any look you could come up with.
A basic (but cute!) sneaker is super versatile. Pick a color that coordinates well with the overall color scheme of your wardrobe.
Leggings are so great and we can’t rave about them enough! They keep your legs warm AND add dimension to any outfit.
Finally, a basic vest! This is great when it’s not exactly cold enough for a coat but you need that extra layer to stay toasty. Pick a shade or color that works well with the rest of your wardrobe and get stylin’!
↓ 19. Best Winter Outfit for Capsule Wardrobe
If you love the idea of a capsule wardrobe (or have already instated one!) here is a cute look that would work super well for you! This chunky knit sweater is a lovely neutral color that will pair well with pretty much everything. Leggings or dark jeans are an item you can wear throughout the year (double points for practicality!) and these lovely pumps can be worn to pretty much any occasion. Keep accessories minimal and let your radiant smile be the finishing touch on this lovely look!
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↓ 20. Minimalist Date Night Outfit
Chances are, you already have each of these items in your wardrobe. If not, you can easily pull from what you do! Take the jeans, for instance. This is a simple pair of denim skinny jeans and a pair like this can be worn throughout the year no problem! (Points for practicality!) Pop on your belt of choice (if you can, try matching your belt to your coat to really bring the different pieces together) and top it off with a simple tee or long-sleeved shirt. Opt for navy or black. (Either one should be a staple in your closet, especially if you have a capsule wardrobe.) Last but certainly not least is a simple pair of booties (or other staple shoes of your choice) and your winter coat.
To make this look just a bit more special (say hello to date night!) add some accessories! A cute stacked necklace and oversized earrings are a great way to tie your whole outfit together and add some sparkle to an otherwise simple ensemble.
R.H. Elias is a freelance writer, aspiring author, and freelance transcriptionist. She is a homebody all the way and loves curling up on a cold, rainy day with a good book and a warm cup of tea. Her favourite pastimes include reading, writing, and watching period films. She currently lives in Puerto Rico.