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Winter may wreak havoc on your commute, but to keep it from sabotaging another aspect of your work life, we’re stepping in. To save you from the seasonal doldrums or the feeling of having nothing to wear when the snow and ice strike, we’re getting creative with our nine to five wardrobe routine. Think faux fur layers and shearling-lined booties to winterize your office gear; just remember that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a place for your pretty printed dresses and statement brights. Click through to see and shop five perfect antidotes to the season’s run-of-the-mill work ensembles.
Revamp your pencil skirt…
Give a pretty pencil skirt a wintry update in moody florals; then further the theme with a chunky knit and a pair of shearling-lined booties for that sophisticated-cum-cool effect.
Rag & Bone Benton Turtleneck ($325), Zara Printed Sheath Skirt ($80), By Malene Birger Gilsan Ankle Bootie ($674), Mango Touch Leather Bowling Handbag ($290), Gap Heavy Opaque Tights ($13), Madewell Golden Braid Bracelet ($25)
Cinch your sweater…
Bundle up stylishly by adding a sweater coat to a girlie dress; just cinch at the waist and add a pair of seasonal boots to complete your cozy-chic office apparel.
Diane von Furstenberg Maiko Dress ($619), Joseph Chunky Sweater Coat ($348, originally $695), Gorjana Carmel Three Drop Necklace ($70), Topshop Tan Skinny Cord Belt ($32), J.Jill Solid Micro Tights ($13), Madewell Lil Briefcase Bag ($118), Zara Retro Ankle Boot ($40, originally $90)
Mix your textures…
If your office allows for a little more outfit creativity, take advantage with cool textures and prints. Add a classic white button-down to a chunky-knit cardigan and a little leather skirt. Stay warm with a pair of opaque tights and add interest with a pop of leopard-print.
Organic by John Patrick Raw Hem Poplin Shirt ($242), Madewell Leather Belltoll Skirt ($298), 3.1 Phillip Lim Rope Stitch Cardigan ($475), Michael Kors Bradley Watch ($180), J.Crew Skinny Calf-Hair Belt ($60), Opening Ceremony Laetitia 2 Platform Boot ($255 to $318), J.Jill Solid Micro Tights ($13)
Add a touch of luxe…
For more glamorous (but still accessible) office attire, we love dressing up a flowy wrap dress with a ’70s-inspired faux fur. Add in your luxest of leather totes and a pair of statement booties to liven up your corporate dress code.
Zara Flounced Crossover Dress ($60), W118 by Walter Baker Barry Faux Fur Vest ($148), J.Jill Solid Micro Tights ($13), B Brian Atwood Tempesta Suede Platform Booties ($315, originally $450), Marc by Marc Jacobs Grey Leather Tote ($530)
Bring out your brights…
We love making brights work for Winter; this look is all about tying together standout color in timeless silhouettes. To finish it off, we’re a sucker for a sweet peep-toe-and-tights combo and a delicate piece of jewelry to dress it up.
3.1 Phillip Lim Cuffed Flared Trousers ($425), J.Crew Jackie Pullover ($65), Dannijo Nicoline Necklace ($170), J.Crew Edie Purse ($238), Collins Suede Platform Peep Toes ($80, originally $255)
Which look is your favorite?
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