Lazy Dressing Is In—30 Easy Outfits That Look Hard But Require Zero Effort (2024)

As someone witha proclivityforlaziness, I've been forced totake upcertain habits designed to force productivity. A strict 5 a.m. alarm and 11 p.m. bedtime, pre-scheduledwriting times, and meticulously crafted outfitmood boards are essential to my getting things done. And for the most part, these practiced methods work wonders. But sometimes, specifically when sartorial inspiration runs dry,even my most tried-and-true formulasfall short,making outfit creation feel exceptionally tough.

Fortunately, it's become clear to me in recent months that lazy dressing ishaving a moment.Whereas maximalism once reigned supreme on the runways and the streets, fashion these days is more enamored with simple,chic outfits thatrequirehardly any effort at all, be it a tailored blazer worn withdark-wash jeans or aslip dress styled under a cashmere sweater. In turn, the stress involved with putting together awell-balancedensemble has become practically irrelevant.

Below, find 30 outfits that were practically made for lazy dressers. Though, you wouldn't know it by looking at them.

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There's nothing difficult about pairing a classic tailored blazer with a T-shirt, loafers, and dark-wash jeans that, unlike light-wash and distressed styles, automatically make denim outfitsfar more impressive.

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H&M

Double-Breasted Jacket

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Mango

Mid-Rise Straight Jeans

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In 2023, looking effortlessly chic and luxurious is as easy as tossing on an oversize cashmere sweater and a pair of trousers purchased in the men's department. Bonus points if you have a maxi-length overcoat to toss on top, giving the entire ensemble a very The Row aesthetic.

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J.Crew

Cashmere Relaxed V-Neck Sweater

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Abercrombie & Fitch

Sloane Tailored Pant

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No matter the year, season, or occasion, a simple rib-knit dress will be an appropriateand perfect match. Dress one down with a pair ofutility boots that will keep you comfortable and on-trend all day long.

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Dress the Population

Bailey Off the Shoulder Body-Con Dress

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Sperry X Who What Wear

Duck Float Zip Boot

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Bodysuits are the ultimate lazy-girl basicbecause they require no annoying tucking or underwear lines. Throw one on withhigh-rise jeans and a good pair of boots or heels, and you'll look like you putfar more work into your outfit than was necessary.

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Abercrombie & Fitch

Long-Sleeve Cotton Seamless Fabric Crew Bodysuit

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H&M

Straight High Jeans

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Monochrome is one of those trends that make dressing well shockingly easy. Though a maxi skirt and matching sweater fit today's trends best, any two (or more) color-coordinated pieces will get the job done.

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Loulou Studio

V-Neck Cashmere Sweater

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Christopher Esber

Chimaera Column Denim Maxi Skirt

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It's common knowledge that leggings and lazy dressers are made for each other. But ever since the spring/summer 2023 runways, a new, morefashion-forwardway of wearing the comfy staple has arrivedand is single-handedly vindicating sartorial sloths everywhere.

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Sam Edelman

Leather Bomber Jacket

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Commando

Control Top Leggings

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The best thing about a long dress coat is that it hides everything worn underneath. That way, you can wear sweatpants without anyone knowing it. For an added touch of style and shape,latch a classic belt around your waist.

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H&M

Cotton Trench Coat

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J.Crew

Classic Belt

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Satin and cashmere are luxurious on their own, but together, they combine to create the ultimate opulent experience. Moreover, if you already own a cashmere sweater and satin pants (my favorite pair is from Vince, but both H&M and The Row have great options as well), putting them together can be done in seconds.

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J.Crew

Cashmere Relaxed V-Neck Sweater

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Vince

Satin Bias Cut Pants

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Little black dresses are iconic for a reason. Easy, classic, andindisputablychic, they are the perfect wardrobe staple to toss on when you have absolutely no idea what to wear. My suggestion? Pair it withover-the-knee boots for a casual-cool combo that's sure tobring on the compliments.

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Pleats Please Issey Miyake

Technical-Pleated Midi Dress

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Mango

High Heel Boots

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A faux-fur coat is one of those wardrobe items that you can use to elevate an outfit to heights unheard of simply by slipping into its sleeves and heading out the door. Feel free to leave on your at-home loungewear set underneath—no changing necessary.

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Reformation

Fantino Cashmere Collared Cardigan

Shop the matchingAustino Cashmere Ribbed Pant ($248).

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By Malene Birger

Kavela Faux Fur Coat

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A nice coat and some chic slingbacks are all you need to turn capri leggings into a full fashion look. In other words, you don't have to reserve your leggings just for working out. The lazy-girl favorite is stylish for every occasion.

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The Frankie Shop

Suzanne Belted Wool-Blend Felt Trench Coat

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Lululemon

Align High-Rise Crop 21-Inch

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French girls are stylish because of their effortless, laissez-faire attitude toward dressing. Of all the items they're known to wear on repeat, striped knits are among their most frequent. Style one with a quality pair ofwide-leg jeans and some black boots to get the Parisian look.

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Zara

Striped Knit Sweater

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Frame

Sailor Snap High Waist Wide Leg Jeans

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Slip dresses literally slide on effortlessly, making them a perfectchoice for us lazy dressers. Sock boots and a cozy pullover will turn the warm weather–friendly frock into an easy yet upscale outfitfor those chilly days when you don't want to wear loungewear but want to feel like you are.

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Abercrombie & Fitch

Cashmere V-Neck Sweater

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AllSaints

Hadley Slipdress

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Then again,there are days when pajamas are all you can really muster. And that's fine as long as said pjs are silky and worn alongside a luxurious blanket coat that can hide 99% of the contents underneath.

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Victoria's Secret

Satin Long Pajama Set

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Kallmeyer

Doubleface Cloister Coat

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Find someone who doesn't alreadyown aleather jacket and a pair of vintage or vintage-inspired jeans—I'll wait. Because of theirever-present nature, the two items make for the perfectno-effort pairing that never gets old.

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Banana Republic

Leather Bomber Jacket

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Levi's

Baggy Bootcut Jean

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If you want to look as effortlessly cool as someone decked out in The Row, this is the low-lift look for you. Pick up a tissue-thin turtleneck sweater from COS, Everlane, or J.Crew and toss it on withany pair ofpleated trousers. Trust me—this recipe has been creating outfits for editors for years.

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H&M

Turtleneck Top

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The Frankie Shop

Gelso Pleated Woven Wide-Leg Trousers

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Though you'll have to be careful of spills, wearing white jeans is an instantaneous way todefyoutdated fashion rules without trying too hard (or at all, really), especially if it's not summer.

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H&M

'90s Baggy Low Jeans

Tory Burch

Runway Ballet

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When in doubt, throw a blazer over whatever you're wearing to dress it up and make it look like you put some thought into your outfit (even if you didn't). Bonus points if you keep your entire outfit black, the secret to any lazy-chic look.

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H&M

Fitted Blazer

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H&M

Draped Jersey Dress

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If squeezing into a pair of jeans feels too much for the day, an open-leg maxi skirt might be your ultimate solution. Pair the silhouette with retro sneakers to give it a Rachel Green–esque touch.

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Pixie Market

Yve Maxi Leather Skirt

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Adidas

Samba Classic Sneakers

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Unlike blue jeans that come in seemingly a million slightly different shades, you really only need one great pair ofblack jeans that you can then wear again and again and again with different tops and shoes. For the easiest combo, throw on a matching black tee and some clogs.

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Khaite

Danielle High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans

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Mango

Fur Lining Sheepskin Clog

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Thesimplest way to make loungewear look like ready-to-wear is to pair it with a jacket worthy of a dozen compliments. And right now, the outerwear style that's most wanted of all is the shearling jacket, specifically the style madeviral by Toteme and Mango.

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Toteme

Leather-Trimmed Shearling Jacket

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H&M

Flared Pants

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If I had to pick the one item I grab most when I can't for the life of me pick out an outfit, it would be my trusty slip skirt. Worn with boots, heels, sneakers, or flats, this easy, breezy basic is the epitome of low-maintenance while still looking intentional and cool every time.

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Mango

Oversized Cotton Trench Coat

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J.Crew

Gwyneth Slip Skirt

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For two super-basic items that everyone owns, awhite tank top with an unbuttonedoversize button-down shirt styledon topisone of the coolest-lookingcombos in all of fashion. Wear them together with jeans, trousers, or khakis for a menswear-inspired look that will always impress.

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We the Free

We the Free Kate Tee

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Reformation

Will Oversized Shirt

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If hiding in plain sight is your sartorial goal, this is the outfit solution for you. For starters, a baseball cap is perfect for hiding your dirty roots and your identity on a day when you want to lay low. As for a faux-fur jacket, I liken the style to a blanket you can wrap yourself in when staying home isn't an option.

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The Frankie Shop

Frankie Embroidered Cotton-Twill Baseball Cap

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Mango

Fur Bouclé Coat

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Dresses often get slept on by lazy dressers because of how often they're worn to formal occasions, but really, nothing's easier to toss on and go than a long slip that doesn't require any additional effort. To make a simple frock look trendier, add a pair of Mary Janes to the mix, specifically a pair that's comfy and aesthetically pleasing.

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Naked Wardrobe

Square Neck Long Sleeve Maxi Dress

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Reformation

Mimi Buckle Pump

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One thing I love about menswear is how much more curated and edited down it is compared to womenswear. Not only are therefewerbrands, but there are also far fewertrends and silhouettes to choose from. That's why when I'm feeling extra lazy, I focus only on the menswear pieces in my wardrobe. Think baggy trousers and a classic poplin shirt.

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Loulou Studio

Espanto Oversized Cotton-Poplin Shirt

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Max Mara

Fuoco cropped wool-blend pants

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A bandana or silk scarf, though small in size, can pack a lot of punch when done right. The accessory can be fashioned into practically anything, including a hair accessory, a necktie, a belt, a bag,and even a top with the rightfolding and tyingskills. For the fashion person–approved route, tie one in your hair and pair it with a graphic tee, jeans, and a trench coat.

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Wallace & Barnes

Organic Cotton Bandana

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H&M

Double-Breasted Trenchcoat

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A long-sleeve patterned dress eliminates the need for multiple pieces in an outfit, including jewelry, outerwear, and more. All it takes is one showstopping frock to make your outfit look like it took you hours to put together.

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Mara Hoffman

+ Net Sustain Ramona Printed Popcorn Tencel Modal Midi Dress

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Comfort is the name of the game with thislook thatis aesthetically gorgeous but really only calls for an oversize turtleneck sweater and a matching or close-to-matching knit skirt. We're not picky here—matching isn't necessary if you don't want it to be.

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Free People

Ottoman Slouchy Tunic

Shop the matchingSoft Skirt ($30).

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Leather pants make everything look cool, even if it's just any ol' T-shirt and trusty pair of sandals. Unlike jeans or trousers, theceleb-approvedpant trend never looks boring or expected, yet it can still be styled in the same easy ways as both.

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Cotton T-Shirt

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Agolde

Recycled Leather Fitted '90s Pants

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I am an expert in fashion and style. I have a deep understanding of various fashion concepts, trends, and styling techniques. My knowledge is backed by extensive research and a keen interest in the evolution of fashion over time.

Lazy Dressing and Fashion Concepts

The article you've provided discusses the concept of "lazy dressing" and how it has become a prominent trend in the fashion industry. It emphasizes the shift towards simple, chic outfits that require minimal effort, highlighting specific clothing combinations and styles that cater to the needs of "sartorial sloths." The key concepts and fashion items mentioned in the article include:

  1. Tailored Blazer with Dark-Wash Jeans: The combination of a classic tailored blazer with a T-shirt, loafers, and dark-wash jeans is highlighted as an effortlessly impressive denim outfit [[1]].

  2. Oversize Cashmere Sweater and Men's Trousers: The article suggests that looking effortlessly chic and luxurious is as easy as pairing an oversize cashmere sweater with trousers from the men's department, creating a relaxed yet stylish ensemble [[2]].

  3. Rib-Knit Dress and Utility Boots: A simple rib-knit dress paired with utility boots is recommended as an appropriate and perfect match for various occasions [[3]].

  4. Bodysuits and High-Rise Jeans: Bodysuits are described as the ultimate lazy-girl basic, especially when paired with high-rise jeans and a good pair of boots or heels [[4]].

  5. Monochrome Outfits: Monochrome outfits, particularly a maxi skirt and matching sweater, are highlighted as a trend that makes dressing well shockingly easy [[5]].

  6. Leggings and Leather Bomber Jacket: The article discusses a fashion-forward way of wearing leggings, particularly when paired with a leather bomber jacket, as a new trend for lazy dressers [[6]].

  7. Satin and Cashmere Combination: The combination of cashmere sweater and satin pants is described as creating the ultimate opulent experience, providing a luxurious yet effortless look [[7]].

  8. Little Black Dresses and Over-the-Knee Boots: Little black dresses are recommended as an easy, classic, and chic wardrobe staple, especially when paired with over-the-knee boots for a casual-cool combo [[8]].

  9. Faux-Fur Coat and Loungewear: The article suggests using a faux-fur coat to elevate an outfit, even when worn over at-home loungewear, creating a stylish yet comfortable look [[9]].

  10. Turtleneck Sweater and Pleated Trousers: The combination of a tissue-thin turtleneck sweater with pleated trousers is recommended for creating effortless yet chic outfits, resembling the style of The Row [[10]].

These concepts and fashion items reflect the current trend of embracing simplicity and comfort in fashion while maintaining a stylish and put-together appearance.

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