Having made it through the initial stages of back-to-school season, suddenly winter is staring us down, and our lightweight blazers simply won't cut it for workwear attire any longer. With the sudden drop in temperature, I've been newly inspired to shake up my winter workwear wardrobe in favour of hard-working items that can mix and match with each other, so I never have to fret about not having anything to wear. Having worked in the fashion industry for many years now, I'm well versed in the foundations of a great workwear outfit. So with the new season quickly approaching, I've narrowed my workwear collection down to the nine staple pieces that will freshen up my wardrobe for easy daily styling that's both professional and right on trend.
Read on to discover my edit of the perfect winter-ready capsule wardrobe below.
1. THE PERFECT BUTTON-DOWN
Style Notes: I'm convinced that every great workwear wardrobe starts with a button-down. Whilst we remain in autumn you can use it under a blazer, but when the temperature starts to drop, layer it over over a fine-knit turtleneck, or it wear underneath a thicker jumper.
2. A LUXURIOUS KNIT
3. WOOL TROUSERS
Style Notes: For their chart-topping insulating qualities and chic finish, I'm only interested in shopping trousers of the wool variety during the winter months. Able to keep you warmer than any denim or cotton style ever could, there's really only one answer when it comes to winter trousers.
4. A SMART WINTER COAT
Style Notes: When winter sets in, a high-quality coat is simply non-negotiable. Choose a smart, double-breasted style in a chic neutral tone for a goes-with-everything outerwear solution.
5. SLEEK LEATHER LOAFERS
Style Notes: Sleek leather loafers are the footwear trend that was practically designed with the office in mind. When the weather calls for it, style with thick white socks or black tights, but on warmer days go without for a more relaxed look.
6. A SIMPLE AND STYLISH DRESS
7. THE PERFECT LAYERING TEE
8. A TRUSTY BOXY BLAZER
9. KITTEN-HEEL BOOTS
Style Notes: When winter really rolls around, there's nothing I'd rather reach for than a reliable pair of leather boots. Perfect whatever the weather, this versatile footwear option will see you through the coldest chill. This season, kitten-heel boots are trending. Effortlessly chic, I'll be styling them with everything I can.