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Stylish Winter Outfits for the Office That’ll Keep You Warm

Stylish Winter Outfits for the Office That’ll Keep You Warm
Design: theSkimm | Image: Sezane, Everlane
Jan 27, 2023

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No matter where you work, dressing for the office comes with its own set of challenges. The indoor temperature might be anyone’s guess. And even in the most casual atmospheres, you never want to be the most underdressed — or overdressed, for that matter. (As it turns out, sweatpants aren’t considered business casual.) With colder temps in full swing, we’ve rounded up a few winter office outfits that’ll keep you warm and looking chic until spring makes its way to your neck of the woods. We’re talking winter pants and slacks, warm blazers for women, and even blouses you won’t hate wearing to happy hour. We’ll cheers to that. 

Blazers for Women 

A tailored blazer with a casual edge…

It’s sleek yet has a relaxed fit through the body to maximize comfort. We love the five color options that let you choose between a more classic look or a casual vibe. This blazer comes in sizes XXS–XXL, and has a bit of an oversized fit with roomy shoulders and a longer length. Reviewers rec sizing down if you’re going for more of a fitted silhouette. ($79.90, Uniqlo)

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A sweater blazer that’s beyond comfortable…

If you want to keep things cozy without dressing down, this sweater-blazer is your answer. It’s made from a lightweight cotton blend, so you can wear it on its own once the temps start to rise. It’s also got two front patch pockets to slip your hands into. Yes, please. ($98.99+, J.Crew)

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A tweed blazer that’ll have you channeling professor vibes…

This heavyweight wool-blend blazer coat is designed with a chic textured fabric that’ll work with virtually whatever you’re pairing it with. It comes in three solid neutral colors and five patterns (hello, plaid options). Choose from petite, regular, and tall sizing options for your best fit. ($80+, Abercrombie & Fitch)

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A wool blazer with some vintage flair…

This one’s made with super-soft recycled Italian wool and has a classic notch collar, architectural shoulders, shoulder pads, and an ‘80s-inspired oversized silhouette. It comes in an understated blue-and-brown check pattern and is available in sizes 00 to 16. Pro tip: Not looking for a strong silhouette? Just cut the shoulder pads out for a more relaxed, oversized fit. ($125, Everlane)

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Winter Pants for Women 

High-performance corduroy pants you can also wear to the gym…

That’s right. These sleek winter pants will take you straight from the office to your Pilates class thanks to warm and breathable micro-corduroy. They’ve got a velvety-soft texture, a high-rise design, and elevated front pockets. We love the slight flare and ankle slit at the bottom — perfect for pairing with a standout boot or comfy wedge. ($128, Alo)

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Fleece winter pants for the colder months…

These have a classic fit, sitting right at the waist, and a slightly fitted silhouette through the hips and thighs. The pants come in sizes XS through XL in regular, petite, and plus options, and in four different colors. Customers say they love this pair for staying warm in the office and running errands alike. Psst…if you want to add a more casual option to your closet too, snag these stretchy fleece-lined ones. ($59.95, L.L Bean)

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Stretchy plush pants with a brushed lining…

This elevated take on the classic sweatpant will have you feeling comfy all day — whether you’re sitting at your desk or running errands after work. We love the breathable plush stretch fleece, elastic waistband, and inclusive sizing up to 3X. Customers say they run true to size and rec snagging them in every color. ($44.99+, Athleta)

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Blouses for Women 

A silk blouse you can wear to happy hour…

Simple silhouettes for the win. This button-down blouse is made from 100% silk and has a relaxed fit. It comes in six colors (hi, capsule wardrobe staple) and sizes 00–16. With a traditional point collar, classy cuffs, and round hem, we rec styling it tucked into your slacks during work hours and casually unbuttoned once you’ve left the office. ($150, Everlane)

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A white women’s blouse with lacy details…

If cottagecore is more your speed, this 100% silk take on the poplin blouse will become your new workwear go-to. The fit is relaxed enough for layering over something fitted for more warmth, and it’s got lace-like embroidery on the collar and front flap, hidden buttons, and classic cuffs. Psst…the brand recs sizing up if you’re in between sizes. ($130, Sezane)

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A satin-like blouse with a deep V-neck…

Styling any look is easy when you’re working with a blouse like this. It’s got a classic button-up silhouette, without the buttons — so you can tuck, layer, or let it flow as you wish. This one comes in three different colors and has regular and petite sizing options. Try pairing it with some sculpted patterned slacks and throw on a chic waist belt for after-hours drinks. ($39.97+, Banana Republic)

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Winter Dresses for Women

A soft and breathable rib dress you can wear into spring…

This one is designed with a classic scoop neck and a mini back slit. It comes in three dark tones — dark olive, black, and gray — and is easily layerable. Try it paired with a cropped cardigan or light jacket and your fave tights. It’s made with Tencel, a biodegradable fabric derived from wood pulp that uses 10 to 20 times less water than cotton. Look good, do good. ($49.90, Quince)

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A cable-knit sweater dress meant for accessorizing…

With tights, knee-high boots, belts, winter hats, and the list goes on and on. This minidress just oozes styling potential. It comes in over 20 different colors and has a slightly oversized fit. Customers say the fabric is soft and warm and that it arrives just like it looks in its photos. ($47.99, Amazon)

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