How to Wear Sweaters to the Office

How to Wear Sweaters to the Office

Is it getting cold where you live? If so, you’ve probably already popped out your comfortable women’s sweaters to prepare for the season. There’s nothing like dressing up for fall and winter. The layering looks so chic, and cozy winter accessories offer additional warmth during this time of the year. If you’re looking for ways to rock your sweaters in the office, we’ve got you covered. Sweaters are such versatile apparel pieces, so it won’t be difficult to discover new or practical ways to be office-ready once the temperature dips.

Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans are a classic wardrobe staple that’ll match any of your sweaters if you work in a casual environment—whether you own crew neck, V-neck, turtleneck, or any other sweat style. A classic pair of blue jeans or other neutral shades, such as black and white, looks good with almost any sweater colorway or design. But, hey, no one’s stopping you from rocking your bright red jeans with your black turtleneck.

On some days, you may be able to get away with sliding into a pair of stylish flats to match your sweater and skinny jeans. However, on colder days, you might want to find a chic pair of booties or boots to match your outfit. That’s what makes skinny jeans so practical—their silhouette works with any footwear.

Shirt + Khaki Pants

For a more polished sweater outfit, wear a shirt underneath it and match it with khaki pants. This outfit will allow you to feel warm and cozy while looking like your best preppy self. Stick to shirts with solid hues—they’ll match any of your sweaters. However, play around with various colorways and patterns to add a pop of color. You can, for example, wear a plaid shirt consisting of multiple blue shades underneath your gray sweater. Wear this outfit with leather flats on warmer fall days. Once the temperature dips, you can wear heeled leather booties with this outfit. It wouldn’t hurt, though, to keep a pair of flats at your desk, especially if you’re wearing durable snow boots on extra snowy days.

Cute Blouse + Your Pants of Choice

If you love your wool or cotton cardigans, wear one with a silky blouse underneath. Cardigans over work-ready blouses offer that layered look. Plus, if you get too warm in the office, it’s much easier to remove a cardigan as opposed to a pullover sweater. In terms of what bottoms to wear with this outfit, it depends on your workplace culture or your personal style. For a more casual look, style your cardigan and blouse with jeans. If your want to look more polished, khaki pants or even black pants will do. Finally, wear this outfit with leather flats or cute heeled booties.

Wide-Leg Pants

For a standout fashion choice, consider pairing your sweater with wide-leg pants. This outfit choice is another dressy option for people who work in business casual environments. For an elegant look, go for a monochromatic style—meaning the sweater and pants’ have the same color. Finish off with a leather belt with a statement-making buckle. This outfit would look best with heeled booties. Spice things up with leather booties featuring a snakeskin pattern.

Skirt + Leggings/Tights

If you’re easily bored with wearing pants day after day, switch things up by occasionally matching your sweaters to a chic skirt. If you don’t want to get rid of your denim completely, a denim skirt can match plenty of sweater colorways, designs, and patterns if you work in a casual environment. Another apparel piece fit for casual environments is a leather skirt. However, if you want to look more polished, match your sweaters with a pencil, A-line, or midi skirt featuring silk, tweed, polyester, or wool fabrication. You can tuck your sweater in your skirt and match it with a belt or leave it out.

Leggings, leggings, leggings. Who doesn’t own plenty of leggings! Leggings can really shine underneath a skirt. With your sweater on top and leggings on your bottom, you’ll certainly keep warm. However, some skirts may look better with tights instead of leggings. Whichever route you take, finish your look off with the right pair of booties or boots. If it’s warm enough, you could even forget about the leggings and tights and rock a pair of over-the-knee boots with your skirt.

Sweater Dress + Stockings

A sweater dress offers that one-and-done apparel that a sweater doesn’t have. It’s the ideal option for outings in the fall and winter, where you want to look your best. Though you can certainly wear a sweater dress alone, stockings or tights can take your look to the next level (or offer additional warmth). However, don’t let the ease of slipping into a sweater dress stop you from layering if additional style and warmth. Toss on a cardigan, leather jacket, or denim jacket for ultimate style and coziness. Finish your look off with the stylish booties or boots of your choice.

Sweaters are a no-brainer for style and warmth from fall into wintertime. Style your sweaters with chic outerwear, winter accessories, and footwear, and get ready to combat the cold.

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