If you are wondering how to put together winter outfits that look stylish for everyday wear but you don’t want to spend hours together trying to figure out what to pair with what, then this Effortless Chic Winter Capsule wardrobe plan is for you.
I have carefully curated pieces that either you might have or you can buy and keep on wearing year after year because who has time for shopping all the time. This is a 30 X 40 capsule plan. But the beauty of capsule wardrobes are that you can build as many outfits as possible.
I have also build outfits using all of these essentials that you can download as well. Don’t forget to check that at the end of this post. But if you just want to check what is included in this capsule wardrobe, then read along why I chose these pieces and how it can elevate your daily outfits and save you time.
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How To Build An Effortless Chic Capsule Wardrobe
A capsule plan is a combination of essentials and pieces that would add an extra touch to your daily outfits making it look stylish. But what what is so different in this capsule plan that makes it Effortlessly chic.
- I carefully chose pieces that are structured and have details that can make your outfits stand out. This ensures that no matter how you put this outfit together, you will be able to look nice and put together.
- I added a cohesive color palette, so mixing and matching pieces is easy and it looks effortless. This way your outfits stand out but you don’t spend tone of time building these looks.
- While comfort is key for all capsule plan, its also important to find pieces that are flattering, all the items in this capsule will look great with other pieces.
Color Palette For the Capsule
This is not a neutral capsule wardrobe plan. But honestly why would you not want to wear colors. Colors can easily elevate your outfits, just pick the right shades that look cohesive together.
In this capsule wardrobe, I chose shades of pink and green, both perfect for everyday lifestyle, but can also be dressed up. This way you can so much more wear out of your capsule wardrobe.
Basics You Need For The Capsule
These basics are pieces that are essentials for winter but they are not boring or plain. I picked essentials that would upgrade your style effortlessly. The idea is that you can put together outfits using all of these essentials easily without putting much thought to it. And even then your outfits should look stylish and elevated.
So, I picked tops, bottoms, outerwear and shoes that would help you achieve and effortless style that stands out and is not frumpy at all.
1. Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
A turtleneck sweater is a must for winter and it looks great on any body type. The fabric around the neck creates a long neck structure. So for those of you, who worry that they have a short neck, this style of clothing will hide those double chins and make you look stylish.
A cashmere sweater is long lasting because of the natural material, so I picked it in a basic color. If you already own a black one maybe its time to invest in more.
2. Fitted Turtleneck Sweater
You can think of this as a base layer as well. These styles of sweaters should be lightweight, so if you are headed for skiing or somewhere where its really cold that you have to layer a lot, this turtleneck would be great to wear underneath everything.
The neckline would be visible under all layers and since its a turtleneck, it will add some structure and style to your look.
3. Crewneck Cardigan
This is a basic, but you can still make it look chic and elegant by picking a piece that does not have conventional buttons. And you can also add some pop of color.
I chose this blush tone of Crewneck cardigan that has jeweled buttons, it looks chic but you can layer it with T shirts or Camisoles to create an effortless style. I also paid attention to thickness of the cardigan. Instead of think material, I chose fluffy one that looks much nicer and not boring at all.
4. V Neck Cardigan
V neck always feels effortless and casual. But if you wear a V neck cardigan, it looks chic as well. the Button details elevates the your complete look. And the awesome part is you can wear it with all crewneck pieces to maximize your wardrobe.
I picked a colored one so you can pair it with T shirts when you want or create a monochrome look with other tops in this Capsule.
5. Cropped Flare Jeans
Blue jeans are all year round must have, but as it gets cooler, we pick a darker shade. This cropped flare jeans looks feminine and chic paired with ankle boots because of the slight flare at the bottom.
It accentuates your hips and looks perfect with boxy oversized sweaters.
6. Black Straight Leg Jeans
A black jeans is essential for winter but if you pick a straight leg jeans you can easily wear ankle boots and tall boots with them. The straight leg style makes your outfit look put together.
These are the best effortless chic essential for any woman.
7. Sweater Dress
A sweater dress is again an essential, but if you pick a colored one, or even a white one, it looks much more put together and stylish compared to black or nude shades. I also picked a midi length sweater dress that looks modest but it can be easily dressed up or down.
The details are what always makes the difference and this pretty puff sleeve sweater dress looks so chic and yet comfortable to wear.
BRAND: & Other Stories
8. Black Belted Puffer Coat
Your casual everyday outfits would look way more structured and chic with a belted puffer coat. I am so glad I found this style because when I am layering on million pieces, I end up looking like a snowball.
But a belted puffer coat will create a natural waistline with the belt and make your outfit looks so chic and stylish.
BRAND: Ralph Lauren
9. Structured White Coat
Another chic outerwear basic that I could not get enough of. Wearing white in winter is the most stylish thing you could do. Your outfits look way more expensive and elevated. Picking up a structured coat that can balance any oversized style of inner layers you are wearing is key to look chic effortlessly.
BRAND: Ralph Lauren
10. Black Ankle Boots
These blank ankle boots have lug sole but they are pointed style with block heels. This makes them look feminine and perfect to add a chic touch to all your casual outfits. I always like a little heel in my boots which makes them versatile to be worn with skirts, dresses, jeans and also pants. And these ones are exactly that.
BRAND: Sam Edelman
11. Black Tall Boots
Tall boots are a must have for winter and if you pick the right style, they would upgrade your outfit instantly. These tall boots have great grip but with the buckle detail, they look so chic and stylish.
Pair them with casual bottoms to make them look put together and stylish.
BRAND: Sam Edelman
Effortless + Chic Capsule Pieces
These clothing items add the elegance and elevated style to your winter outfits. But that does not mean these clothing items are also comfortable and versatile but often missed in a capsule that could go so much farther.
12. Printed Button Down Shirt
Printed shirts can help you break the monotone of wearing solid colored sweaters all the time. But that is not the only reason I picked it, it can also help elevate any casual layering outfit effortlessly.
Just pair it with your favorite basics and you have yourself a stylish yet casual look for winter. I chose it in a fun color palette as it makes your outfit look put together easily compared to dull shades.
13. Zipped Collar Sweater
This style of sweater looks casual yet structured because of the collar details. These sweaters are also not too long in length so they fit most body type well adding sophistication and elegance.
If you pick it in a fun color palette, it looks chic and fun piece that you can wear again and again.
BRAND: & Other Stories
14. Puff Sleeve Blouse
A puff sleeve blouse or a shirt will look so chic with basic blue or black jeans. The style of the top makes it dressy and elevated. So when you pair is with casual bottoms, it looks so chic and yet effortless.
I also added some print here so you can pair it with cardigans or basic coats easily since most pieces in winter look plain anyways.
15. White Straight Leg Jeans
White straight leg jeans elevate all of your basic as well as festive outfits. And these straight leg jeans can also be worn with tall boots.
The silhouette of the jeans are effortless and the color makes them chic and feminine. You can create so many chic outfits with them which you will also fine in this post.
16. Faux Leather Pants
I picked out faux leather pants, but if you prefer you can pick leather pants as well. They keep you cozy because of the thick material they are made out of which is artificial so there are not as many pores.
But the leather texture of the pants look so stylish and sophisticated.
17. Sweater Midi Skirt
I like flow style of skirts in winter because you can easily layer them on with tall boots and tights without looking bulky. But a sweater skirt is cozier to wear in winter.
But picking it in a flow style with a color would dress up all your casual tops easily creating a winter chic outfit.
BRAND: Banana Republic
18. Faux Leather Puffer Jacket
Jackets are tough to wear in winter weather because they are short, but if you pick a puffer jacket that looks stylish and chic, then you can easily elevate your winter outfits.
That is why I chose a short faux leather puffer jacket that you can wear not only with jeans, but also with dresses and skirts. And the leather material elevates the clothing item.
19. Wool Blazer
I prefer structured blazers in winter over oversized ones. you already have a lot of bulky clothing item, the structured style of the blazer balances the proportion and elevates your outfit.
I picked of a gold button one that looks so chic. You can add it to basic all black looks or all white looks and elevate them.
20. Colored Coat
This is where you can easily get away with oversized pieces. Colors can make a clothing item look much more stylish. And this green oversized coat looks so cozy but stylish as well.
But the oversized style will give you an effortless look as well.
BRAND: & Other Stories
21. White Ankle Boots
These are actually an essential for me because even when I am wearing dark tone or black, adding these to my outfits brightens it up. But if you are new to white boots, I would recommend start with white ankle boots.
BRAND: Marc Fisher
22. Chunky Loafers
Chunky loafers are in trend but they can also look really stylish and chic if you pick the right style. I chose to share minimal chunky loafers with heels.
The heels dress up the outfit but because they are block heels you will feel so comfortable walking in them.
23. Leather Sneakers
You can decide to wear leather or pick something more subtle like these suede sneakers which look fun in this blush tone color. But because of the shade they are versatile as well.
The chunky and anti slip soles are great for walking but I like the monotone color which looks elevated as well.
BRAND: Cole Haan
Accessories For The Capsule
Accessories can also elevate your outfit and what better season than winter. I chose scarfs that look stylish and would add that to your look while also make it more fun. So, I chose a patterned scarf and a wool solid colored scarf.
For jewelries, I picked gold jewelry that would make your outfits look expensive and stylish.
And one of the most important part are tights. I chose fleece lined tights in neutral tone that look invisible while keeping you cozy.
Handbag is absolutely optional, but wanted to share two styles of handbags that will look great with all these outfits and are also functional for winter.
You can fill in your details and download the 40 outfit ideas with this capsule wardrobe. That is a solid month and more of looks. This will help you get used to wearing these outfits and putting together these outfits.
But sharing some ideas and inspirations if you want to DIY your outfits.