From my experience, I have noticed two main style issues that a professional woman (and not only) might have during the cold season. Winter in Calgary is long, and unless you have an impressive collection of coats, you get bored of your outwear. Second – you have to wear unflattering warm boots and can’t get out of dark outfits. With a little bit of inspiration and creativity, you can overcome these “global” problems and change your winter sartorial statement.
I hope my suggestions will help you get the right direction and change your perspective on the winter office dressing issue. If you cannot afford an eclectic outwear collection, invest in a versatile piece like the camel coat we talked about here, change your game and bet on what’s underneath. If you hate wearing chunky boots, there is an easy solution for this case. Stop wearing them! Or, at least, wear them on your way to work and put on some nice heels as soon as you arrive. I partnered up with Judith and Charles and Core Shopping to bring you six winter office outfits for every professional woman.
Never underestimate a turtleneck‘s sartorial value. It is quite a casual piece, but it might as well help you keep warm when worn with a sharp wool pantsuit. Always consider a pair of sexy heels for this look.
Make a fashion statement with a pair of high-waisted wide-leg sailor pants. Rock them with a geometric black&white silk blouse with a self-tie bow. And the coat? Yes, wear it exactly like that!
Get inspired by some Mad Men 60’s fashion for a chic yet professional outfit. Don’t be afraid to mix up prints and patterns unless you work in an environment that doesn’t allow you to do so. If your office is chilly, wear opaques with matching shoes and a light cardigan.
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