After a really gorgeous beginning of the season, it’s finally starting to cool down. The cooler weather means it’s a little easier to dress like it’s autumn, which I’m happy about. During the cooler months, I always like to look nice, but I also want to feel like I’m wearing a blanket as much as possible! To stay warm and cozy, I try to stick to easy, soft, warm pieces that can be easily layered and are comfortable to wear.
I recently purchased this shirt from Old Navy and love the pattern and fabric; it’s sort of like a really lightweight, soft flannel. These jeans from Forever21 not only cost less than $10, but they’re also stretchy and comfortable! I added a scarf for warmth (it’s super soft!) and some fleece-lined moccasins which are warm, look good, and feel like slippers.
What are your favorite tips for staying cozy during the cooler months?
As someone who officially has a full-time job, I’ve had to compile a work wardrobe. I try to keep my work wardrobe fairly simple and only buy pieces that will mix and match with what I currently have. My office is officially business casual, but tends to be a little more casual than business, so most of these recommendations will fit into that atmosphere. Today, I’m sharing a few must-have pieces to wear to work this autumn and winter!
Your Workwear Essentials for Autumn & Winter
I don’t know about you, but my office gets pretty cold when it’s cool outside! (It’s always either 68 or 83 degrees – never in between.) I’m always sure to have a thick sweater or wrap to keep me warm. I love any piece of clothing that is basically like wearing a blanket, so sweaters and wraps are a must for me!
Long Sleeved Dress
I love a good dress, but they can be difficult to wear in the winter (especially if your office is on the colder side). During the cooler months, it’s essential to have a nice long-sleeved dress made of thick fabric. I prefer autumn/winter dresses that are a bit shorter than knee length, because I think that looks better with tights (another winter must-have).
I keep seeing photos of my favorite style bloggers wearing loafers, and it’s making me feel like I need to get a pair! A nice pair of pointed-toe loafers can make anything from jeans to workwear to dresses look chic and put-together. And good loafers are a really timeless addition to any wardrobe!
I recently bought a pair of the Harper Trousers from Old Navy, and I’ve been loving them for cooler weather! They keep me warm and look great with a long sleeved shirt or sweater tucked in. I’d recommend the brushed twill – it’s super soft and looks great!
I bought a burgundy peacoat several years ago, and not only is it still in great shape, but I get tons of compliments on it! It’s warm, timeless, and totally office-appropriate. It looks great over my often all-neutral wardrobe, so I love to wear it to work in the winter! I’m totally crushing over coats in pink right now – check out some of my favorites below.
I love ankle boots, because they’re easy to dress up or down. Pair a black pair with tights and a dress, or wear a brown pair with dark jeans and a nice shirt (if jeans are permissible at your office). I’d recommend going with dressier pairs if you’re going to be wearing them to work.
I hope these suggestions help you build a better work wardrobe during the cooler months of the year! What is your top wear to work item for the fall and winter?
I don’t have too many rompers in my closet, but every time I put this one from BooHoo on, I think about getting some more! I love that they are just as easy as throwing on a dress (who else is too lazy to match two pieces of clothing?), but they offer a lot more freedom of movement, which is perfect for summer adventures! I wore this outfit on a date night to the drive-in recently, so I added these cute red smoking flats from Old Navy to make the look a little more put-together but still comfortable.
This romper has a few details that make it just perfect: I love the floral pattern and ruffled sleeves, and – best of all – it has pockets! Any piece of clothing I own that has pockets will automatically get twice as much wear as a similar item without them because I think they are so convenient. The romper also has a super cute open back! I’ve recently been obsessed with Forever21s new line of strappy sports bras, so I thought one would pair really nicely with the romper. I love the strappy back because it looks intentional like a bralette but offers much more support!
You can shop this look using the widget below. The romper and shoes are both from last year, but I’ve linked some similar ones below for you!