Nailing what to wear to work is tough any time of year, but come winter it’s especially difficult. When temperatures drop, it’s hard to focus on much more than just staying warm—let alone trying to build a polished, office-friendly outfit.
If you’ve been battling with your workwear lately, torn between whether your priority is comfort or professionalism, you’ve come to the right place. And we have news for you: You don’t have to choose. With just a few cosy layers (spoiler: a wool coat is key) and some smart styling tricks (always keep a spare pair of socks on hand), you can tick all the right boxes for a sleek and cold-weather-ready work rotation.
Armed with a fresh batch of inspiring street style outfits, power dressing in the cold has never been quite so easy. Below you’ll find seven outfit combinations that are simple to nail come Monday morning.
Style Notes: All black doesn’t have to be boring. A textured skirt and fitted top feel extra cool and add some interest to the outfit.
Basics like this will serve you time and time again.
Aligne’s leather pieces come highly recommended by fashion editors and influencers.
Style Notes: Suiting is a fail-safe option for the office. In more laid-back work environments, opt for loafers over heels.
Winter whites, yes please!
Of course, you’ll need the matching trousers too.
*Obsessed* with the square toe.
Style Notes: For a sleek work-to-weekend ensemble, reach for a checked coat, straight jeans (if your office allows denim—otherwise switch in cigarette trousers) and white slingbacks. Just add socks if you’re feeling the chill.
A great everyday coat.
These jeans are so versatile, and they come in seven different washes.
Is it just me, or does The Row always get it right?
Style Notes: A wool skirt will keep you warm without needing a bulky coat. Match a jumper in the same tone, and if you’re feeling confident, finish the look with a fun shoe.
You can’t go wrong with a grey jumper, especially for that price.
This shade always feels professional.
Guaranteed to earn you compliments from your colleagues.
Style Notes: Herringbone coats always feel polished, but most importantly, they will keep you snug on your commute. Layer over a simple top and tailored trousers combo.
The stripes down the side are a nice detail.
Toteme boots are selling like hot cakes this season.
Style Notes: Throw on a printed midi dress, a wool blazer and some boots, and you’ve got yourself a chic look for the office and beyond.
This is incredibly classic—you’ll get so much wear out of it.
Such an unusual print.
Black boots aren’t the only option.
Style Notes: This outfit is proof that the simplest details can totally transform an ensemble. Cinching in your coat with a thin leather belt is easy but oh-so effective.
Camel coats will never go out of style. Fact.
You can style this with so many things.
Well done, Ganni.