Believe me, I get it. During the long winter months, summoning up the motivation to do the early starts and early commute is one thing, but choosing what to wear to work on cold mornings is a struggle in itself, and if you’re already lacking the enthusiasm for a day in the office, I can guarantee that pulling out the same old suit won’t give you any more joie de vivre, winter is already grey enough.
That being said, I happen to like typical “workwear”. Tailored trousers, sharp blazers, crisp shirts and midi skirts make up a lot of my everyday capsule wardrobe already, but what keeps them fresh is how you choose to wear them. Small styling changes are what keep workwear feeling new and polished, for example, sizing up your shirt for a slouchier, casual fit, pairing your blazer with jeans, and, whoever the first person was to wear trainers with a trouser suit is quite honestly a genius. So, as we pour a much-needed coffee and look to our wardrobes to help give us the extra boost we need to put a little more pep in our step, what should we wear to work this winter? As it turns out, H&M has the answer.
Scrolling through the new-in section (a frequent past time of mine) I began to build a capsule wardrobe of office-ready pieces that still look equally good for casual weekends too, something that H&M always manage to get right. Plus, there are plenty of brand new, expensive-looking pieces to factor into your everyday looks, as these wise investments always elevate an outfit, whatever your plans may be. So, if you’ve stood in front of your wardrobe in the last couple of weeks and declared “I have nothing to wear!” keep scrolling for everything I’m adding to my basket from H&M this month. It’s the perfect mix of everything you need to get ready for work in the morning, simply mix, match, and wear on repeat.
H&M’s outerwear section is so strong this season.
The only thing in your wardrobe that’ll work harder than a white tee and jeans? A blazer. In fact, wear all three for an instant outfit.
The dream coat you’ll wear year in, year out.
This could easily pass for designer.
French girls love them, It girls rely on them–we just can’t discuss looking polished without including the bouclé jacket.
Nothing says “smart” quite like pinstripes.
If an Oxford shirt isn’t your thing, try this elegant cosy top. The mohair-blend adds a premium finish showing you mean business.
Until summer rolls around, I’m still firmly devoted to cashmere knits with slouch appeal.
An instant classic.
Tuck into jeans, skirts, or tailored trousers.
There’s a new tailored trouser on the block.
These will go with so many other colours.
Make the most of leather weather in a pair of supremely cool trousers.
Live your 90’s dream with a knit midi skirt.
The perfect desk-to-dinner option.
The dose of joyous colour your daily commute needs.
There simply isn’t an office around that this striking dress won’t make the right impression in.
Basic block colours are always appropriate for the office.
Add this to basket, wear to work, and wait for the compliments to start rolling in. I guarantee it.
A cosy dress to combat that “winter Monday” feeling.
I don’t know if its the colour, or the shape, but this cardigan looks a million dollars.
I plan on recreating this entire outfit.
I can’t get over how elevated H&M’s outerwear section is this season.
The flared sleeves are a nice touch.
Dress up even the most basic outfit with this luxe blazer.
This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.