How To Look Professional When It’s Freezing Outside
Winter is such a tough time for me to style clothing. Yes you have a lot of layers to work with, but you just want to be warm! And warmth takes precedence over looking cute in my book. If you live somewhere cold it is so important to be able to not only bundle up, but look good while doing it. Here I’m going to talk about the essentials you will need for those very frigid days.
- A Great Coat
I really want to specify the word great here. I mean a professional looking coat that fits well and is actually warm. You may have to invest in something really nice to get what you want. I have a red pea coat (that isn’t my favorite, I won’t lie) but it is professional looking which is important when I’m having a meeting or going to a conference.
- Cute Winter Boots
I can’t stand cold ankles in the winter and don’t enjoy wearing ballet flats this time of year. When spring comes, my ankles are out all day, but in winter I want them covered. Because of my current capsule wardrobe I am working with riding boots, heeled booties, and loafers. And if there is snow or ice outside, I always carry my shoes into work in this bag (which I love). I wear my Hunter rain boots in the snow, I find they have better grip than any of my snow boots.
- Good Wool Pants
Unless your office is an oven, I recommend a good pair of wool blend pants. These will last you for years and bring warmth on the coldest days. When it was getting down into the negatives here I was wearing my wool pants every day.
- Thick Black Stockings
Not everyone wants to wear pants, I know plenty of women who prefer wearing dresses to work. If you feel that your stockings are too thin to wear in winter and your legs get cold, there are better pairs out there. I bought my tights from Target a few years ago and they are warmer than some of the pants I wear!
- Warm Sweaters
You all know my obsession with cashmere sweaters. I have this one in eight different colors because I love it so much. I prefer cashmere because it’s easy to layer a button down underneath on very cold days. However, there is nothing better than a cozy chunky cable knit sweater as well!
What are your favorite cold weather pieces? Let me know in the comments!