How To Dress For Work When It’s Cold Out

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A work-appropriate shift dress and pumps will get you through most of the year but once the temperatures drop, things can get complicated. A chilly commute followed by unpredictable office temperatures calls for expert layering and strategic extras.

Adam Katz Sinding

Layer a cashmere sweater over a button up, pencil skirt and boots then add a robe coat and tonal extras for the commute.

Cushy Cashmere Scarf

$195

Calypso St. Barth

Grey Oversized Longline Hooded Wool Blend Coat

$99

Front Row Shop

Suede Knee Boots

$485

L'Autre Chose

Wool-Crepe Pencil Skirt

$810

Roland Mouret

Dark Grey Cashmere Sweater

$80

H&M

Supima Cotton Stretch Long Sleeve Shirt

$40

Uniqlo

Gloves

$35

Simona Barbieri

Allow a striped turtleneck to peek out from under a long-sleeve knit midi dress. Add a fuzzy gilet over a patterned coat and finish with gloves for the commute.

Leather Gloves

$415

Alexander McQueen

Shaggy Faux Fur Gilet

$125

Topshop

Brown Suede Heeled Ankle Boots

$170

River Island

Cable Knit Midi Dress

$240

Karen Millen

Striped Ribbed-Knit Turtleneck Sweater

$650

Michael Kors

Coat

$380

Si-Jay

Top wool pants and a pussybow blouse with an on-trend sleeveless sweater. Team with a coordinated hat and scarf and tailored topcoat for the commute.

Textured Long Coat

$190

Mango

Speckled Cashmere Scarf

$99

COS

Jacquard-Knit Mohair-Blend Sweater

$1,190

Gucci

Marjorie Blouse

$348

Diane von Furstenberg

Wool Trousers

$785

Stella McCartney

Inside Zip Ankle Boot

$120

Vana