10 Winter Work Wear Essentials + 5 Outfits

Winter work wear can be a little tricky.  Sometimes it’s hard to balance warmth with work appropriate.  I don’t know about you but back in my corporate America days my office felt more like a meat locker.  If you know me well, you also know that being cold is one of my least favorite things in the world.  So, of course I came up with a solution – an illegally smuggled space heater hidden under my desk.  🙂

I’m certainly not encouraging you to do anything to jeopardize your job.  There are definitely better ways to stay warm, like wearing the pieces from my list of 10 winter work wear essentials.

I’m willing to bet you already have quite a few of these pieces in your closet.  If not, remember that these items are classics that will stand the test of time.  My rule of thumb is to invest a little more into quality if you’re planning to get more mileage out of them.

Keep your pieces neutral or in the same color palette to get the most wear out of them.  You can always add in color with scarves and accessories.

10 Winter Work Wear Essentials

The Pieces


1.  Cable Knit Sweater – A cable knit sweater is really versatile for your winter wardrobe.  You can layer it over a button down shirt for extra warmth and to dress it up a bit.  Plus it does double duty on the weekends with jeans and casual wear.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3

2.  Black Turtleneck – Slim fitting black turtleneck sweaters will never, ever go out of style.  Pair it up with skirts, pants and jeans.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3


3.  Tweed Skirt – A wool tweed skirt adds texture and pattern to your work attire.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3

4.  Wool Ankle Pants – Lightweight wool ankle pants are a winter work wear staple.  Invest in a great fitting pair that will last for years to come.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3


5.  Sweater Dress – Warm up in a cozy sweater dress that’s totally office appropriate when paired with tights.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3


6.  Black Ankle Boots – Heeled ankle boots elevate all of your outfits.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3


7.  Wool Coat – Add a pop of color with a wool coat in burgundy.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3


8.  Plaid Cashmere Scarf – Add warmth, texture and pattern with a plaid cashmere scarf that coordinates with your coat.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3

9.  Statement Necklace – A stunning statement necklace is all you need to dress up any of these outfits. Shopping Options:  1/2/3

10.  Black Tights – Tights are a warm winter essential when wearing skirts and dresses. Try a fleece lined pair for extra warmth.  Shopping Options:  1/2/3

The Outfits

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Winter Style Challenge


If you liked the pieces in this mini-capsule, you’ll love the Winter 2016 GYPO Style Challenge!  We’re styling many of these pieces and more in our 22 days of mix and match winter outfits.  Sign up now to get your winter trends shopping list and first week of mix and match outfit ideas immediately!


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