Classy Office Wear for Winter


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The winter season is here and that means more grey skies, snow, and cold days. These winter elements can make it challenging to come up with a ready-to-wear look that will leave you feeling comfortable, stylish, classy, and warm all at the same time. We’ve all had winter mornings when we enter our closets and pull out our drawers, searching for “the” outfit that fits the above criteria. With no options in sight, even though you have piles of clothes staring back at you, nothing seems to work. Alas, you settle on the quickest and safest choice: a black turtleneck sweater with black trousers. What if there was an easier way to get the most out of your winter wardrobe with a few staple pieces? 

By adding these classic items, you will be able to eliminate the morning wardrobe missteps and walk out the door feeling reassured You look classy and professional in the colder winter months.

Button-Down Shirt  

A button-down well-fitted shirt is a timeless classic that never goes out of style. When adding this piece to your wardrobe be sure to not only include neutral shades but also pops of colour. Adding more colour options will provide you with buildable pieces, creating more opportunities to experiment. Pair your button-down shirt with various bottoms and blazers that will be sure to achieve a smart, classic look. 

Tailored Suit 

Nothing says classy like a tailored suit. A well-tailored suit in a classic colour like navy, black, or charcoal gray is a must-have for a polished office look. If you choose to buy your suit off the rack, go the extra mile and take it to get that custom-made fit. Taking the extra time to get your suit tailored will result in a sleek look every time.  

Wool Blended Coat

wool or wool-blend coat in a classic style like a trench coat or a peacoat will keep you warm while maintaining a polished appearance. Try stepping outside the traditional colours like brown or black and opt for more vibrant colours like classic red, forest green or royal blue. A bright wool blended coat can upgrade even the most mundane outfit. 

Knee-High Boots 

Knee-high leather or suede boots not only provide warmth, but also add a chic touch to your winter office outfits. They are a bold fashion choice and are truly a staple in any winter wardrobe. Both functional and stylish these boots will work well with a knit dress, tights, or a pencil skirt. 

Wool Trousers

Swap out your regular trousers for wool trousers during the winter months. They are warmer and can be paired with various tops for a professional appearance. Mix it up and wear a variety of trouser styles from wide leg, pleated, high waisted, straight, or skinny. By adding a variety of styles, your wardrobe will never feel dull. 

Cashmere Sweater 

Invest in high-quality cashmere sweaters that are both warm and luxurious. Made from the best quality wool, the fibre has a reputation for being one of the softest in the world, making it a must-have choice for those cold winter days. Offering a touch of luxury, these sweaters can be layered over shirts or blouses for a stylish classic winter look. 

Sweater Dress

A staple must-have in any winter wardrobe is the sweater dress, a versatile piece that will always remain a classic. With a variety of styles to choose from, a classic sweater dress is the perfect selection for those winter days when you want to strike the ideal balance between comfort and style. Whether it’s a cozy cable-knit design or a sleek, ribbed finish, this timeless garment combines warmth, fashion, and adaptability, making it an essential choice for office wear. Its ability to be dressed up with accessories or worn with tights and boots adds to its versatility as a go-to winter fashion item.

Winter doesn’t have to be the season where we lose our sense of style and creativity.  With these items added to your collection, you will embrace stylish looks that will provide a solid foundation for classy office winter wear. Embrace the opportunity to mix and match these pieces, allowing your personal style to shine through while staying warm and professional throughout the season.

Sherika Powell | Contributing Writer

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