The Easy Outfit Formula Our Editors Plan on Wearing All Winter

As far as outfit formulas go, there’s nothing quite as easy to throw on in autumn as jeans, boots, a jumper and a coat. It’s an outfit that can take you seamlessly from Sunday brunch to an afternoon at the pub, and in late autumn, it’s probably exactly what you’re putting on each morning before you leave the house. 

We’re big advocates of this simple structure and tend to live in it through autumn and well into winter, mixing in a rotation of our favourite knits against various pairs of comfy jeans. Of course, each look is topped with a warm coat and a scarf or beanie, depending on how Arctic the temperatures are.

Last but not least are the boots. This item finishes the look and can be used to dress your outfit up or down. High-heeled boots will instantly elevate your look, making it office appropriate or great for a night out, while comfy flat boots are optimal for commuting or weekends spent wandering around parks.

The beauty of this outfit is that it’s basically foolproof. We won’t try to pretend that it’s a rocket science outfit formula, but it definitely does make room for personal style. So mix and match prints if you please or double up on interesting textures because when it comes to the jeans-boots-jumper-coat outfit combination, you can’t really go wrong. Scroll through below for our favourite ways to wear the look.

Style Notes: Shearling coats are all the rage this season and make for a natural pairing with straight-leg jeans and classic black ankle boots. 

So cosy!

A never-date jeans style.

These boots are destined for Instagram stardom. 

Style Notes: Maxi hemlines dominated the runways in the form of dresses and skirts. Now, they’re taking over coats, too. We like how Marianne Smyth has styled her full-length black style with jeans and boots to match. 

Zara has a beautiful selection of wool-blend coats right now. 

Look for faded black jeans to give your look more dimension in contrast to a solid black coat. 

Zip-fronts are a key boot trend. 

Style Notes: What could be more classic than a camel coat? Styling it with timeless blue jeans then giving a nod to the current trends with some square-toe boots. 

We’ve seen this in real life, and it just might be the best camel coat of the year. 

Princess Kate owns these very & Other Stories jeans. 

Reformation has some solid boot styles to choose from. We advise checking them out ASAP. 

Style Notes: Skinny jeans might have taken a back seat to straight and loose denim styles lately, but there’s no denying their usefulness when it comes to tucking them in to some tall boots. Finish with a salt-and-pepper coat for the ultimate weekend ensemble. 

This versatile coat comes in a handful of elevated colourways. 

Dark denim is having a moment right now. 

An upgrade from typical wellies, that’s for sure. 

Style Notes: Who said your jeans have to be black or blue? Yaminah Mayo gives her rust pair everlasting appeal with the addition of a black coat and cool white block-heel boots. 

This in no way looks like it costs £60. 

Monki’s best-selling Taiki jeans come in so many shades—simply choose your favourite!

We can’t stop thinking about these ecru & Other Stories boots. So chic. 

Style Notes: Monikh gives us a masterclass in downtime dressing with this shearling coat, jeans, and chunky boots ensemble. Pro tip: Turn up the hems of your jeans to avoid getting them damp on rainy days—you’ll look stylish in doing so, too. 

That’s right. This coat is reversible, which means you’re essentially getting two cover-ups for the price of one. And you can’t argue with those maths.

These cropped Warehouse jeans come with turn-ups already in place. 

Brown boots will look softer against paler denim styles. 

Style Notes: Navy and white never fails to look sleek. Here, Louisa Hatt gives what could be deemed a summery denim trend a wintry overhaul with hiking boots. 

This will pair beautifully with shades of beige, grey and camel. 

Barrel-leg jeans have been consistent on the fashion scene this year. 

Time to dust off those Grensons. 

Style Notes: The closest thing to leaving the house in a dressing gown is doing so in a robe coat. We love how Karina Marriott has maximised on the comfort by pairing hers with a pair of mini Uggs. 

This coat also comes in a petite length. 

These jeans have gone viral on TikTok; perhaps it’s time to see what all the fuss is about. 

These are selling like hotcakes. 

Style Notes: This coat, in a trench-like fabrication, couldn’t be more Brit-looking if it tried. Worn with longer-length jeans and black kitten-heel boots, this look whispers “I’m on-trend” as opposed to shouting it. 

A great addition to any coat line-up. 

These jeans come in an extended size range. 

Staud’s iconic Wally knee boots now come in a cute ankle length. 

Style Notes: Trench coats will always be a style mainstay, but leather trench coats? They’re a whole different vibe. They’re statement enough that you needn’t put much thought into the rest of your outfit. Follow Chrissy Rutherford’s lead by styling it with staple denim and some any-weather, track-sole boots. 

Zara is backing the leather-trench trend in a big way, with four styles and counting. This one looks the best to us, as the sheen on the faux leather is just right. 

Kick-flare jeans will never date. 

Come rain or shine, you’ll reach for these boots every day. 

Next Up: 6 Ankle-Boot Trends That Are Going to Wow Everyone This Season