Friday, 13 February 2015

OOTD - Winter Office Wear

office work wear for winter outfit

I've never actually shared this with you guys but within the last few months I took a step back from my pevious job and have settled into more of a desk job in an office environment, with regular hours.  The professional change came with a total change in work wear, as in I had to figure out how to dress for business - without spending too much money on a whole new wardrobe.  Now that I've settled into the new work environment, I've developed a uniform of sorts - a typical oufit of mix-and-match separates that work for a 9 to 5 day, and can transition easily into my everyday life.  This outfit is a typical day at the office for me that is not only work-appropriate, but also holds up to the chilly winter temperatures I have to battle with my commute to-and-from the city.  Read on for additional photos and outfit details.



office work wear for winter outfit
Skirt - Smart Set (similar), Sweater and Necklace - Club Monaco
Jacket - Zara, Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli

office work wear for winter outfit

Admittedly, I'm not as adventurous with my office wear as I am during my time off.  I may find myself being a little more creative when the weather warms up, but for the time being I'm okay being a little conservative.  The one thing I tend to lean on when dressing for a 9 to 5 office environment is statement jewellery.  I rarely reach for big statement necklaces in my off-time, but definitely have them in high rotation at work.  A big statement necklace is my little way of injecting some personality into an otherwise very plain outfits for the day-job.

office work wear for winter outfit

office work wear for winter outfit

Do you have an office job?  What are some of your tips for dressing office appropriate in the Winter time?

xo Joëlle
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  1. I work in a typical office setting too and have started to under-layer! I keep the pretty stuff on top, but layer with extra tights and fitted tank tops underneath! Also I change into my shoes once I get into the office.. The snow is no match for my pretty booties!

    xx gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.blogspot.ca

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    1. I'm with you Gabriella - the snow is no match for any footwear other than Winter boots!

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  2. You cutie, I always buy statement necklaces and then shy out of them, I adore the boots too very stylish xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I'm the same, I stay away from statements necklaces - except for at work!

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  3. I always bring "work shoes" for the day so I never have to worry about how the weather outside will affect my footwear. I also tend to steer clear of skirts in the winter because I walk for about half of my commute :(. And layering is key!

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. Totally agree Kris, layering is the way to go!

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  4. Layering is key! I find wearing dresses and skirts in the winter is a lot easier than wearing pants - makes it easier to wear the knee-high boots. On days that are really cold, I'll wear thick leggings underneath a wool skirt, with knee-high socks (snowboarding socks are awesome).

    blush and simplicity

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    1. I'm of the same mentality Vicky, I find myself wearing skirts and dresses more in the winter! I'm definitely going to have to give snowboarding socks a try, thanks for the tip!

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  5. Lovely! I really like the skirt and the bag! :)

    http://unsoupconderose.blogspot.ca/

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  6. I really like the monochrome skirt, it's so chic! Combines with the bag :)
    xx
    https://canyoupaintmeyellow.wordpress.com/

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  7. You can wear that short of a skirt in your office? You look adorable, but I've never worked anywhere where I could wear a mini.

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