Getting workwear right can be tricky at the best of times, let alone when the temperatures are so icy that all you want to wear is your pajamas. But there are a number of ways you can look smart while still feeling comfortable when you're in hibernation mode. Caroline Issa is our ultimate workwear inspiration, and she has a number of tricks to softening corporate tailoring including silky pajama trousers, leaning on expensive-looking knitwear and experimenting with bold colours. In winter, Victoria Beckham's cosy winter saviour is a chunky oversized roll-neck, while Mary-Kate Olsen shows that a floor-sweeping oversize coat is a winner come chillier temperatures.
Keep scrolling to see 11 winning cold-weather workwear outfit ideas.
Style Notes: Swap blouses and shirts for an elegant roll-neck, preferably in cashmere in an expensive-looking hue such as stone or camel.
Style Notes: Red accessories provide the perfect accent for an all-black outfit, especially over December when it pays to play with festive colours.
Style Notes: An oversized chunky roll-neck in cream always looks elegant and is one of the comfiest workwear buys around. You might just have to think carefully about your lunchtime options (i.e., skip the tomato soup).
Style Notes: You might think that head-to-toe knitwear is reserved for the weekend, but a smart ribbed-knit pencil skirt can keep you comfortable while looking office-appropriate.
Style Notes: If you have to live in a coat, it might as well be interesting, right? Miroslava Duma shows that bold printed coats can work wonders with your workwear staples.
Style Notes: A long floor-sweeping coat such as Mary-Kate Olsen's will always make a statement. Plus, it provides you with that extra warmth necessary for your commute.
Style Notes: It can be all too easy to stick to greys and blacks in the office, especially during winter, but Caroline Issa shows that one easy way to stand out in an office environment is to experiment with colour.
Style notes: A beanie can look a little too youthful for the office, but a beret is a smart and chic alternative.
Style Notes: Don't be scared of experimenting with layering, especially if you work in a creative office. For days when it's even too cold for tights, follow Taylor Tomasi Hill's lead and layer cropped cigarette trousers underneath your skirt or dress.
Style Notes: Don't feel like getting dressed? Well, you don't have to if you tap into the pyjama trend. But to make this office-appropriate, follow Caroline Issa's lead and opt for smart, tailored pajama trousers paired with an elegant white shirt.
Style Notes: For extra warmth, layer a navy, black or forest-green knitted tank top over your white blouse like Olivia Palermo.
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.