From the Boardroom to the Bar: Winter Outfit Ideas That Transition Easily

From the Boardroom to the Bar: Winter Outfit Ideas That Transition Easily

Winter is a season that brings with it a unique set of challenges when it comes to dressing up. It can be tricky to find outfits that are both practical and stylish, especially if you’re looking to transition from work to social events seamlessly. But with a little bit of inspiration and creativity, it’s definitely possible to create trendy winter outfits that can be worn in any setting, and in this post, we will show you how to do that.

Choose Versatile Tops

Start by evaluating your current winter workwear wardrobe and consider the pieces you have to experiment with. Having high quality clothing staples that are easy to mix and match with other pieces in your closet will make dressing well in the winter a whole lot easier. Start by reviewing tops and determining what pieces you look and feel your best in. In the winter season, sweaters of various styles, cuts, and fabrics are a must, as they are incredibly versatile and can be worn in both formal and casual settings. A cashmere sweater is an excellent go-to and something that can be paired with everything from denim jeans to work pants to skirts. Blouses and button down dress shirts are also great pieces to have throughout the winter, especially when these tops are constructed with heavier materials. As an alternative to blouses and dress shirts made with thicker fabrics, you can also opt to wear a comfortable, snug base layer underneath.

Use Secondary Layers to Your Advantage

During the chilly winter months, secondary and sometimes even third layers are a must. In addition to your winter outerwear, have another layer, such as a cardigan sweater or a tailored blazer. These pieces are appropriate for an office setting while also giving off a timeless style that translates well in social settings like bars and restaurants. To give it some personal flare, explore different colors, textures, and prints that represent your style. For example, instead of a neutral toned blazer in a dark shade, opt for something like a winter floral print blazer. And when you are layering clothing, consider what pieces complement each other well. A cozy cashmere cardigan in a neutral tone like gray layered offer a sleek cream blouse gives off an effortlessly elegant, stylish, and professional look that can be worn in a variety of settings. And you can accent a neutral-toned outfit with a colorful accessory like scarves for women or statement jewelry.

Choose Your Bottoms Wisely

When you are shopping for stylish and professional winter clothing you have to consider both what will be comfortable, warm, and practical and what will look polished in various settings. Tailored dress pants give off a smart, sleek look and can be paired with any of the tops we described above. To button up the look, consider pairing dress pants---whether they are straight leg jeans, high-waisted trousers, or anything else----with a blouse or a turtleneck you can tuck into the pants and complete the bottoms with a statement belt. For outerwear, layer on a sophisticated blazer or coat made from wool or tweed to add warmth and structure to your outfit. Complete the overall look with women’s boots, loafers or knee-high boots in a neutral color like black, brown or navy.

When it comes time to transition your outfit for a social event like happy hour, try adding some sparkle and texture to your ensemble. A midi or maxi dress in a bold print or festive metallic hue, paired with a cozy faux fur jacket or a shimmery cardigan, is a fantastic look for a night out at a trendy bar or a holiday party. Finish the look by accessorizing with statement jewelry and high-heeled boots or pumps in a complementary color. If you need a more casual but still stylish option and your office has a more relaxed dress code, consider wearing a chunky knit sweater with high-waisted jeans and ankle boots. You can also experiment with layering, such as wearing a long-sleeved shirt under a sleeveless shift dress or topping off your outfit with a poncho or oversized scarf.

Have Fun With All Your Options

When putting together trendy winter outfits, don’t be afraid to play with colors, patterns, and textures. Just make sure that all the elements of your outfit work together seamlessly and reflect your personal style. For winter, some of the most stylish colors include shades of burgundy, deep purple, navy, forest green, and gray and jewel tones like emerald green and sapphire blue are also great choices. Additionally, monochromatic outfits in shades of gray or black can create an effortlessly sophisticated image. As for prints, you can’t go wrong with classic plaids, houndstooth, and checks for a more conservative look and winter florals, polka dots, and stripes for a more playful look. Another trendy print for winter is animal prints, such as leopard or snakeskin. Just remember to balance your prints with solid colors to avoid an overly busy outfit.

With these ideas in mind, you can begin putting together chic and professional outfits for the winter season!


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