Wearing business professional outfits in the winter doesn’t have to be a drag. There are so many different ways to switch up for workwear wardrobe for the winter. My work bestie, Jordan, and I put together these two looks to give you some inspiration for winter business professional outfits.
Jordan and I have been work besties and honestly, real-life besties for almost three years now. We both worked together at our previous job at Lauren James and then we both moved over to our current jobs together. It was so nice to have an instant friend going through something so similar when starting a new job. We have been on many work trips together to Austin, Chicago, and Nashville. I am so thankful for her as a friend to keep me sane at work, but now let’s get to the outfits.
Winter Business Professional Outfits
Jordan and I both have put together two very different winter business professional outfits, mine is very bold where her’s is more of an everyday look. Let’s break down each of the looks to see our thought processes behind each outfit and to learn how you can take some of these elements and apply them to your workwear looks.
Leopard and Camel Outfit
I love Jordan’s outfit because all of these pieces are versatile and staples every woman should have in their workwear wardrobe. Her classic black pants with a lace detail hem can be worn weekly. The camel blazer is another closet staple that can be worn to the office and off the clock. Easily pair this blazer with jeans and sneakers for a street style look or dress it up for work as she did here.
Leopard print is basically neutral in my opinion and it’s always on-trend. This tie blouse is perfect for the office because you can wear it on its own, with a blazer or even layered underneath a sweater with the bow on top for a classic look.
She paired the look with some classic black heels which is another must-have for any working girl or really a non-working girl too. Every girl should have black pumps in their closet.
Red Hot Workwear Outfit
Ok, so I LOVE this outfit but it’s definitely bold and not something you can wear every day. I would also not recommend wearing something this bold for an interview. However, I think this such a fun outfit for the office.
This blazer and pant combo is perfect because it’s a great look together but also can easily be separated to tone down the vibrancy. I ground the look with a neutral black and creme polka dot blouse. I wanted to go with a black blouse to add more depth and I knew I didn’t want to wear something with red accents to avoid it being too matchy-matchy.
I also kept the shoes super simple by going with a nude pump. This keeps it minimal and doesn’t distract from the look or add too much, but still compliments the outfit and elongates the legs.
Workwear Wardrobe Checklist
Between both of these outfits, there are so many ways to mix and match and have endless possibilities. When building your workwear wardrobe I recommend the below list of items to have a good base.
Classic Black Pant
Another Neutral Pant Option (Navy, Khaki, Grey, Etc.)
Classic White Button Down Blouse
Navy or Black Blazer
Black Blouse with Print
Colored Pants (Red, Maroon, Dark Green, Etc.)
Fun Blazer (Print, Color, Etc.)
Leopard or Bold Pattern Blouse
Leather or Leopard Mules or Flats
Check out other workwear posts for more outfit inspiration and see how I incorporate the pieces from the list in other ways.