Ever have one of those days where you just can’t be bothered to get dressed?
You know, the days where you wake up late, you’re unbelievably tired and you just feel like lounging around. But then you remember you’ve got a coffee catch-up with your friend that’s been planned for months or a particular errand you need to run. Sigh.
Needless to say, adulting can be tough. And sometimes it’s far too much effort to spend precious minutes scouring our wardrobes for the perfect outfit when all we really want to do is throw on whatever’s easiest.
(Even if this does include clothing that’s been tossed on the floor or is still hanging out in the wash basket. Hey, if it smells alright, then it’s good to go – right?)
For lazy days like these, winter casual outfits are a must if you want to feel comfy yet still look stylish. In fact, try these three on for size.
1. Tunic Jumper and Jeans
Winter casual outfits 101: Just because you’re short on time/feeling lazy/running low on clean laundry (delete as applicable) doesn’t mean that you have to look a hot mess.
On the contrary, a colour-popping, tunic-length jumper and blue denim jeans can do the job quite nicely. Especially when paired with Converse or some other form of a fashion-forward trainer.
Want to show that you’ve made a bit of effort? Add a sophisticated designer handbag or touch of bling for a colourful, chic aesthetic despite the dreary weather.
2. Oversized Jumper and Leggings
If it’s rather cold outside and the cosiest of winter casual outfits is needed, an oversized jumper and leggings combo is always a winner. Especially if they’re super practical sports leggings for nipping to the supermarket or battling Saturday shoppers.
Does your jumper have a roll neck? Even better – these babies are just as warm as they are snugly to combat the elements.
Then, to finish off your ensemble, simply slip on branded trainers or comfortable flats for a cool yet effortless appearance.
3. Knitted Dress and Thigh High Boots
Looking for a slightly more girly, glamorous option? One of our favourite winter casual outfits has to be a knitted dress paired with thigh high boots.
Ideal for meeting up with a friend you haven’t seen for ages or going for a last-minute casual lunch with your beau, this ensemble makes it seem like you’ve made an effort. In reality, all you’ve done is put on two pieces and shown a bit of leg.
If you want to keep this outfit looking laid-back, avoid dressing it up with jewellery. Instead, add a crossbody bag and keep your hair and makeup minimal for the maximum amount of impact.
Layering Up Winter Casual Outfits
These winter casual outfits may be great for lazy days, but what are you supposed to do when it’s a ridiculous number of degrees outside (i.e. minus five)?
Well, we’ll tell you – merely throw on the coat of the moment over the top of your ensemble.
At the time of writing this (AW18/19), this is actually the teddy coat. As well as being incredibly snug, it’s undeniably trendy and a treat for the eyes. Win-win.
Either way, winter is the season of opting for comfort over fashion and lazy days add another level of “can’t be bothered” on top of this. Therefore, it’s important you feel your best so you can look your best – and winter casual outfits are undoubtedly all about how you wear them.
Tell us about your favourite winter casual outfits in the comments below!
Katie Davies is the Yorkshire-based freelance writer who founded Trendy Tourist. Since 2017, she has written for over 100 companies on a range of subjects, from fashion to marketing. When she’s not producing content, you can find her shopping, exploring a new place or sitting somewhere having a cup of builder’s tea.