28 Cool References for Drawing Outfits

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If you’re looking for outfit drawing ideas, keep reading! Below, I’m sharing 28 cool references for drawing outfits.

These outfits are so creative and trendy, you’re going to love them. I personally love using references drawn by other artists when I’m working on improving my drawing skills.

If you’re the same way, you’re going to really enjoy browsing these drawing ideas. As you take a look at these outfit drawings, you’ll also find some of my best sketch tips for new artists.

1. Nike Sweater

This green Nike sweater looks so cool and trendy. You could do something similar, and your sweater doesn’t have to say “Nike.” It can say whatever you’d like.

green nike sweater
Credit: artbyarowyn

2. Overalls with Belt

I’ve always loved the look of wearing a belt with overalls. This looks is definitely a throwback of the ’80s and ’90s. Don’t forget to include a flower in your pocket.

red overalls
Credit: artbyrinad

3. Denim Skirt

This denim skirt looks so realistic, I can’t believe this was all done using just colored pencils. I love the addition of white belt with the skirt too.

blue jean skirt
Credit: angilp_art

4. Long Blue Skirt

If you enjoy creating runway style drawings, you can use this drawing as a reference. This piece features a woman wearing a gray crop top and a long blue skirt.

blue skirt
Credit: myrightbrain_

5. Long Coat with Track Pants

Don’t be shy with your drawings. Go ahead and paint a character that’s totally stylish and trendy. This person is wearing a nice tan coat with trendy track pants.

man with tan coat
Credit: zay.nabts

6. Nine Outfits for Women

This drawing features nine different outfits for you to sketch. There’s a nice variety of different clothing styles for you to try out.

different outfits for women
Credit: andreamerart

7. Sweater with Overalls

Try something different like this outfit that features a sweater that’s been paired with belted overalls. To top things off, go ahead and place a flower in the pocket.

pink overalls
Credit: mycolourdraws

8. Men’s Top with Pleated Pants

Pleated pants are created by sewing folds (pleats) into the fabric and then attaching the waistband. If you want to practice drawing pleats, this drawing makes a great reference.

striped sweater with green pants
Credit: artsy.avocadoo

9. Pastel Sweater

Play around with pastels to create a trendy and feminine look. This outfit features a cute pink dress, with an oversized cardigan.

pastel sweater
Credit: zay.nabts

10. Layered T-Shirt with Tank Top

Adding layers to your clothing is a great way to give your outfits a fun and realistic look. You can layer t-shirts, sweaters, tank tops and more.

spaghetti string top
Credit: art_hannahh

11. Dark Academia Outfit

If you’re into dark academia, why not add your personal tastes to your drawing? Dark academia requires the use of darker colors. Think fall when choosing colors for your clothing.

dark academia outfit
Credit: artsbytahera

12. Winnie the Pooh Overalls

If you’re a fan of Winnie the Pooh, you’ll have fun drawing this outfit. You could also draw your favorite cartoon or animated series on your clothing.

winnie the pooh overalls
Credit: _sara.drawss_

13. Flower Cardigan

This cardigan reminds me of the trendy knitted cardigans that girls are wearing today. Paint your very own cardigan using your favorite color combinations.

flower sweater
Credit: studiosatsch

14. High Fashion

If you enjoy drawing high fashion clothing, I think you’ll enjoy using this drawing as a reference. Have fun putting your own twist on your art.

woman with pinstripe pants
Credit: juliasgalleri

15. Men’s Fashion

This sketchbook includes five different looks for you to consider when looking for outfit inspiration for your own male characters.

five men outfits
Credit: miu.k_artgallery

16. Striped Shirt

I find stripes to be so fun to draw. They add great detail to any clothing item and they’re also really easy to draw, making them a win-win.

striped sweater for woman outfit
Credit: art_hannahh

17. Denim Jacket

In my opinion, denim jackets will always be in style. Practice drawing different jacket styles to suite your character drawing.

denim jacket
Credit: angilp_art

18. Denim Skirt

Along with drawing a denim jacket, you can also draw a coordinating skirt. I love the fringe that’s been placed at the bottom of this skirt.

denim skirt
Credit: angilp_art

19. Pick Your Favorite Outfit

This is the ultimate outfit drawing inspiration. This illustration features six designs that you can use for inspiration. Which one is your favorite?

six different outfits illustrated
Credit: dolphimine

20. Add Jewelry

While this outfit is absolutely stunning, another thing that caught my eye was the necklace. Adding jewelry to your outfit is a great way to make it stand out.

brow sweater with red skirt
Credit: vivcsuuxart

21. It’s All About the Crop Top

If you love crop tops, you’ll have so much fun drawing cute crop top looks. Pair the crop top with shorts, pants, or a pencil skirt.

girl with crop top outfit
Credit: vivcsuuxart

22. Stylish Sketch

This sketch is absolutely amazing. The clothing is so stylish and would look pretty cool if you added color. You can use colored pencils or markers.

stylish man with mask
Credit: aspartam___

23. Fall Outfit

Not only does this outfit scream ’90s to me, but it’s also the perfect items to piece together during the autumn season. The warm layers, and autumnal colors are just perfect.

suede jacket with sweater and jeans
Credit: artbymillies

24. Open Flannel Top

Who doesn’t love a good flannel shirt? Especially one that’s been left open and layered. Go ahead and choose the colors of your choice for your flannel top.

flannel shirt with pants
Credit: selmaa.arts

25. Green Chiffon

If you want to get better at drawing different fabrics, this green with polka dots chiffon dress is perfect for you. Try using a different color to give the dress a different look.

green polka dot dress
Credit: zay.nabts

26. Cool Girl Outfits

Here’s a variety of cool girl outfits for you to sketch. There’s punk, goth, grunge, e-girl, cottagecore, and more. This is great practice for drawing different clothing styles.

variety of girl outfits
Credit: soupcat_noodles

27. Street Kids

If you love the street kids look, why don’t you take some time do a few sketches of some stylish street kids. Baggy clothing and plaid shirts are both staples of this style.

three different character outfits
Credit: otakupup

28. Powerless Sweatshirt

This outfit is so trendy, I think you’ll love practicing with this reference. When drawing the sweater, think of other words you could use such as “powerful.”

sweater that says powerless
Credit: angilp_art

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