How to Level Up Your Winter Work Wardrobe

Looking professional in the middle of winter poses as a serious challenge. On one hand, finding a balance between fashionable and work-appropriate is already tricky. On top of that, you also need to account for the chilly temperatures. That being said, nothing is impossible. Finding a balance between stylish and cozy is not an easy feat, but with the right styling prowess, anyone can be successful. If you find yourself lacking creativity when it comes to your own winter work wardrobe, I have a few styling tips and tricks up my sleeve to ensure you remain stylish year round. Whether you’re heading to the office or joining virtual meetings from the comfort of your home, the below is intended to inspire you to elevate your winter work wardrobe to new heights.

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How to Level Up Your Winter Work Wardrobe

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Incorporate a Statement Print

If you feel like your work outfits are lacking interest, I urge you to add more prints into the mix. While obviously solid colors are a must in anyone’s wardrobe, a statement print has the power to take an outfit from drab to fab. Everything from houndstooth to plaid to stripes are effective at adding visual interest into an outfit. Too often I see work attire falling into boring territory, when a simple printed skirt or pair of patterned trousers can transform your entire look.

Don a Sweater Dress

Don’t want to give up your cozy sweater? No worries – you don’t have to! Just swap your favorite knit for a sweater dress. This is a stylish, yet comfortable way to switch up your winter work wardrobe. Everything from mini dresses to maxi-length sweater dresses make for an easy upgrade. As long as your workplace isn’t too strict or traditional, this chic alternative is a great way to breathe life into your office attire. Simply style with heels or boots and you’re ready to tackle the day.

Invest in Thermal Tights

If you have yet to invest in a pair of thermal tights, what are you waiting for? This is the best invention and can alter your entire winter work wardrobe as you know it. When you live in a much colder climate, the last thing you might want to wear are your skirts and dresses. However, with fleece-lined tights, wearing these pieces are made possible once again. Grab a pair or two and watch your outfit possibilities double!

Embrace Winter White

There’s something special about an all white outfit during the winter. If the snow is on the forecast, consider taking some inspiration from nature. To spice up your daily attire, try opting for an all white work outfit. Trust me when I say it will feel like a breath of fresh air. The best part is that anything goes! You can style a cream knit with coordinating trousers or an all white sweater dress (as mentioned above).

Leather Boots Go a Long Way

If you live in a city and don’t have the luxury of hopping in a car and arriving at your destination, there’s not many work-approved footwear options that can keep up. While ballet flats and kitten heels are trés chic, they are not ideal for extreme cold and icy pavement. Instead, one of the best things you can do for your winter work wardrobe is to invest in a pair of trusty leather booties. Whether you are wearing a dress or trousers, these minimal shoes are guaranteed to match with any work ensemble.

What’s your go-to winter work outfit formula?
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