Women’s Work Outfits for Winter 2014/15
December 5, 2014
Choosing an outfit isn’t easy at the best of times, but when you’re trying to select what to wear to work it’s often far worse than picking your dress, shoes and jewellery for your big party at the end of the week. It’s hard to stay both fashionable and professional at the same time, and when the cold snap hits all you want to do is wrap yourself up in a comfy jumper, throw on your favourite hat and scarf combo and stay snuggled up at your desk which, unfortunately, isn’t always possible (unless it’s dress-down Friday of course!)
There’s no reason that just because it isn’t sunny anymore you can’t look and feel as happy as you did when you strode into the office wearing your sunglasses and open-toed shoes. Throughout the winter there are all kinds of opportunities to add a touch of style to the often grey and depressing days whether it’s through your outfit directly, by adding a bit of luxury jewellery from House of Rokoko to give you that extra sparkle you need to get through the day or by treating yourself to some luxury style from Fearne Cotton’s Very range.
Long, dark coloured coats are a must-have this winter. Looking stylish is great, but looking cold isn’t so be sure to invest (or pester your boyfriend, husband or friends or family) in a mid-thigh-length wool coat. There are all kinds of bold but bright coloured coats around, but dark blue and dark red are particularly popular in 2014, while there is always the sophisticated black coats with a belt or large buttons that will help you to finish off any look, particularly one with a skirt, tights and boots.
Your footwear is just as important as your overall outfit during the winter – nobody wants cold or wet feet now do they? Ankle boots are very sophisticated and a great option for somebody looking for a practical style, while knee-length boots can help you to add that extra bit of glam to the office look when worn with tights or leggings and a skirt.
In terms of the main aspects of your outfit, a bright-coloured collared top will help to give you that warm feel even if it’s cold outside. A lot of modern styles combine the rather ‘out there’ colours with simple white or black collars which can help you to achieve a smart-casual look that also screams style.
Then, of course, there is the Christmas jumper if you’re lucky enough to be allowed to wear one! This year’s main styles feature penguins and reindeer printed across the top third of the jumper or one large image in the centre with an extra fluffy feature such as Rudolph’s nose or a penguin’s beak for added effect (it’s always a fashion risk but it’s Christmas, you can probably get away with it!)