How much does your wardrobe change when the weather gets colder? Many business professionals have two wardrobes: office clothing for the warmer months and office clothing for the winter season. As the seasonal changes are setting in, it’s time to evaluate your cold weather styles and see if any updates are needed for your winter wardrobe this year.
Cold Weather Styles You’ll Love
Here are a few of the trendiest cold-weather styles we’re going to see in the office this winter:
- Straight-Leg Pants & a Stylish Sweater: All men and women need a classic pair of straight-leg slacks. These pants can be paired in many different combinations. Choose a neutral color like black or navy, then have a variety of cute tops you can rotate through. Add a bit of jewelry and a few shoe options, and you can create endless combinations.
- Wide-Leg Trousers and a Long Jacket: Have you noticed that the wide-leg look is coming back into style? This cut is a relaxed fit and helps to elongate the appearance of the legs. Finish the outfit with a button-up collared shirt and a long, stylish jacket. Both men and women should have at least 1 mid-thigh or knee-length jacket in their wardrobes.
- Knee Length Dress and Tall Boots: Women: just because the weather is getting cold doesn’t mean that your dresses must be stored away. Often, summer dresses can be layered with other clothing to create a classic style. Add a sweater over the dress. Put on a pair of cute tights and use knee-length boots to keep your legs warm.
- Suit and Leather Shoes: This classic combination will never go out of style for men. If you are heading to an important meeting, dress the part by wearing a fitted suit. The right pair of leather shoes will make the outfit “pop” and show your clients or colleagues that you are a professional.
Even though professional office clothing can be an investment, building a comfortable and stylish closet is worth the cost. When you have the right clothing, it sets your mindset to be more productive and effective in everything that you are doing throughout the workday.
–Written by Becki Andrus in partnership with designer furniture retailer Bauhaus 2 Your House