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Office winter wear

Author: Ashley Poulin
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It’s winter. That means snow, ice, salt, and cold. It also means wearing your favorite work heels to walk to work isn’t really realistic. So, what’s a girl to do? We brought in fashion expert Ashley Poulin of SharpHeels.com to answer your biggest questions on office fashion. Today’s question is, “What do I wear to work in the winter?”

Fashion Challenge: Professionals who don’t know how to simultaneously dress for inclement weather AND the office. For example, if you can’t wear snow boots and oversized sweaters to the office  – and you really can’t, without getting lots of startled glances – how do you dress for both a snowstorm and a “business professional” dress code?

Winter Wardrobe Essentials
  • “The” Winter Coat – The first and most important priority is to invest in a good Winter coat.
  • Additional Necessities :
    • Gloves – black leather winter gloves with cashmere lining for extra warmth.  There are also some great microfiber options that look like leather, but are less expensive.
    • Black Skinny Pants or even consider black skinny jeans (depending on the office dress code) – skinny pants hug your body and keep you warm. You can also add tights or even long johns under them for an extra layer of warmth.
    • Boots that can last the elements or swap out your winter boots for office heels when you get to your desk.
      • Note – Invest in a couple pairs of sleek, not hefty, dress boots that can be worn out in the elements and at the office
      • Even better: Buy a large workbag that you can put your heels in, then switch them out at the office.
    • Cashmere Sweater – nothing can replace the warmth of a 100% cashmere sweater.  It’s worth the investment.
    • Long Johns – In the coldest of winter days add a pair of tight (form fitting) long johns that you can wear under your skinny pants.  They will added a wonderful extra layer of warmth and no one will ever know you’re wearing them
    • Cashmere Scarf – scarves keep your neck warm and they also add a little color to your otherwise toned down winter wardrobe.  Use the scarf for both warm and color.
    • Wool Socks – buys a couple pairs of fun wool socks.  They’ll keep your toes warm and give you a smile at the end of the long day
  • We’ll also show you some of our favorite coats – pea coats and synched waste coats that will make you look great on your way to the office in the fall and winter months.

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