Baby It’s Cold Outside

With the change in season comes a change in your professional wardrobe. Fortunately it can be easier to dress work-appropriate during the cooler months. Think practical, yet professional. It is important to protect yourself from the elements without showing up to work in your ski gear.

For men, the attire remains standard. Suits are for every season and are much more comfortable in the winter than in the summer. If you find yourself feeling especially cold, feel free to embrace some cozy socks, scarves, gloves, and sweaters. Pea coats and trench coats are excellent options, and the longer their length, the warmer you’ll be during the outdoor portion of your commute.

For women, the same is true with outerwear. Layer up with gloves, a hat, and scarf. Many women will stick with pants during the colder parts of the year, but wool and knit skirts shouldn’t be ruled out. Pair them with a thick pair of stockings and boots to brave the winter air.

If you find no relief from the plummeting temperatures and work in a cold office building, find out if it is appropriate to use a space heater. You will be a lot more productive if you can focus instead of shivering. The best advice for keeping warm while maintaining your professionalism is to look about. See how others in your office are dealing with the weather and act accordingly. Best of luck, and stay warm!

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