We understand the struggle of balancing your fashion-forward style in an office environment in the dead of a Canadian winter. It’s not always easy to look your best when you have to battle nature’s elements to and from work. You may even have asked yourself a few times this season: How does one make chunky, shapeless winter clothing look good? It’s not impossible!
We’ve put together three outfits to wear to work this winter that are the right combination of chic and warm while still remaining functional. Getting ready for work this season has just gotten a whole lot easier!
In the past, winter boots that had it all (anti-slip treads on the soles, waterproof material and warm insulation) rarely translated to sleek or stylish. Footwear companies have really stepped up their game and you can now find a huge selection of practical yet cool winter gear. Pair black wedge boots with leather leggings and a fuzzy sweater for a chic pulled together winter ensemble that will surely be a hit in the boardroom.
CHIKIMIKI Ines Black Cashmere Sweater, $745, available at Lyst
Sorel Jan of Arctic Wedge Mid Boot in Black Quarry, $280, available at Sorel
Imitation Leather Trousers, $29.99, available at H&M
Skirts can actually be a year-round staple if you get a little creative. Look for heavy fabrics and longer lengths when deciding to wear one in the colder months. First, tuck a cashmere sweater into the waistline of your skirt and complete the look by cinching your waist with a thin belt. Complete the look with a pair of fleece black tights, as they’ll protect your legs from the cold weather.
• Asymmetrical Zip Pencil Skirt in Wool, $95, available at J Crew
• Les 100 Ciels Cashmere Sweater in Cream, $197.69, available at ASOS
• Skinny Faux Leather Belt in Black, $6.90, available at Forever 21
• Fleece Tights in Black, $14.99, available at H&M
• Evans Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat, $190.94, available at Nordstrom
Ditch the predictable black winter jacket this season and swap it for something that makes a serious statement. This year, bold, attention-getting coats are all the rage, as seen on fashionistas from around the world. Faux fur, patterned and bold coloured jackets are an easy way to make a statement at work while still following the dress code. Go for a more casual look underneath, like a chic turtleneck, a pair of dress pants and ankle boots, and then let your outerwear do all the talking.
• Babaton Larry T-Shirt, $45, available at Aritzia
• BCBGMAXAZRIA Chris Wide-Leg Pants, $257, available at The Bay
• TOPSHOP Happy-Days Toe Cap Boots, $170, available at TOPSHOP
Inspiration image courtesy Pinterest
By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV
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