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?