Celebrity Jennifer Garner Jennifer Garner Has Been Wearing the Same Sweet Yet Simple Outfit for 22 Years From the red carpet to running errands, this look is her go-to. By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Instagram Twitter InStyle's mantra is "Everybody's in," and that means anyone who finds their way to our stories should find themselves reflected in them. We prioritize bringing the right writer to every story and sometimes collaborate as a team to ensure we're including points of view across race, gender expression, body size, skin and hair type, and more. Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. For more about our team, click here. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on January 27, 2022 @ 05:03PM Pin Share Tweet Email In This Article View All In This Article 2002 2009 2010 2011 Outfit 1 2011 Outfit 2 2011 Outfit 3 2012 2013 Outfit 1 2013 Outfit 2 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Outfit 1 2018 Outfit 2 2019 2020 Outfit 1 2020 Outfit 2 2021 Outfit 1 2021 Outfit 2 Photo: Getty Images/InStyle For many of us, fashion works on a cycle. One minute we're swearing up and down that the questionable trends of yesteryear will never re-invade our wardrobe. The next? We're pricing out ponchos and wondering if dresses over pants really look as bad as we remember. Jennifer Garner, however, is different. Instead of experimenting with super tricky styles (only to potentially regret it later), she's essentially stuck to the same simple combination of a sweater and jeans. From the red carpet to running errands, this outfit has served as the actress' uniform for two whole decades. It's easy. It's timeless. And it looks great on her, too. Jennifer Garner Is Fully Embracing the Snow Bunny Look, Complete With This Perplexing Shoe Trend Of course, Garner has modernized it over the years, swapping out footwear or trading a crewneck for a cardigan. But, seeing her revisit this look time and time again is a true lesson in personal style, and how just wearing what you like is always a win. 2002 Albert L. Ortega/WireImage At an in-store signing for Alias: Declassified, Garner went with a simple aughts ensemble consisting of a zip-up sweater, black tee, bootcut jeans, and shiny black shoes. 2009 David Aguilera/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic A few years later, she was spotted out and about wearing something similar, although this time around, it was a tad lighter in color and even more casual. 2010 Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage If we swapped out the ballet flats for some break-your-ankle platforms, this exact outfit would surely work for 2022. I Wear These Comfy Platform Boots Everywhere, and They're on Sale Right Now 2011 Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Even though her sweater is gray and her pants are dark-wash denim, Garner made sure to incorporate a splash with the help of a blue bag. 2011 JB Lacroix/WireImage An easy, throw-on-and-go outfit that looks great on pretty much everyone? A black sweater with jeans and black boots. Done! 2011 JB Lacroix/WireImage A pregnant Garner was spotted at the market in her favorite three-piece style solution, except this time, she traded her sweater for a long-sleeved tee. 2012 GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Complete with a big bag, this combination is perfect for traveling — especially if your plan is to hop off to plane and head straight to a meeting or activity. 2013 Bauer-Griffin/GC Images The actress always finds ways to keep her sweater and jeans outfit fresh. One trick is to opt for tops that include prints or bright colors. 2013 Bauer-Griffin/GC Images The good news is, this outfit is the perfect base if you're hoping to experiment with current trends. A muppet hat, for instance, would make a cheerful addition. Garner herself isn't fully immune to trying a new craze — those oxford shoes are totally Twee. The Only Handbags We Want This Winter Are Cozy Ones 2014 Alessio Botticelli/GC Images Even though this outfit idea is inherently casual, it's possible to make it feel elevated with certain shoes. A heeled bootie, for instance, gave Garner's look a fashion-forward, street style spin. 2015 GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images We often struggle to choose outfits to wear in 70-degree weather, but Garner's selection of a T-shirt, cardigan, jeans, and sandals is a pretty perfect in-between look. 13 Outfits to Wear On Those Weird, In-Between, 60-Degree Days 2016 Stone-e/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images This outfit is a lesson in capsule dressing. Each item — from the denim shirt to the heeled boots and midsize bag — can be worn a million different ways. The any-season V-neck sweater would look just as nice thrown over a bathing suit for a cool, coastal cocktail hour as it does here. 2017 Raymond Hall/GC Images While in NYC, the actress made her wardrobe staples feel slightly dressed up, slipping into a pair of gray heels and a classic structured jacket. 2018 BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Instead of running sneakers, Garner went with loafers this time around, turning her sweater and jeans into a fun, preppy fit. In 2022, we'd add a pair of crew socks for extra flair. 2018 BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images While the best addition to Garner's go-to look is always a cup of coffee, the choice of a bomber jacket isn't bad, either. It managed to take thing to a whole new level of lax. 2019 Adrian Edwards/GC Images We've stocked up on our fair share of sweatshirts over the past few years, and as Garner proves, a snuggly, solid option, styled with jeans and sneakers, makes for the perfect everyday ensemble. I'm a Fashion Editor, and I've Been Buying This $13 Sweatshirt in Bulk For Years 2020 BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images If you goal is to find the happy medium between laid-back and luxe, style your cardigan, T-shirt, and jeans with fuzzy footwear, such as a pair of slipper slides. 2020 CrownMedia/MEGA/GC Images Despite being somewhat basic and easy to copy, Garner's favorite outfit is far from boring. The actress will occasionally add in elements of fun, including prints or graphic pieces, like this sword sweater. 2021 Bellocqimages/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images When in doubt, color coordinate. We love how Garner matched her heart-print cardigan to her blue kicks. 2021 BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images All these years later, Garner's jeans and sweater outfit is still going strong, and we're looking forward to seeing how she wears it in 2022 and beyond.