Style + Casual Fridays, + Work

Monday Outfit: All White for Winter

I’m in an odd predicament.  Starting next month, I’ll be working all week, plus Saturdays in an office.  We’re usually done with work by noon, but figuring out what to wear on a semi-dressy day that only lasts three hours is always a challenge.  Especially when the last thing you want to do is get up and go to work.

This white and oatmeal look from Oh What I Sight to See is a lovely option for winter.  I tweaked it to fit my style a bit, but I think I ended up with a soft-neutral outfit that is relaxed, but still professional.

Coat // This Madewell Estate Coat is a great cocoon style with casual details.  It has a minimalist look that blends well into a professional or casual outfit.

Looking for something a bit dressier?  This Calvin Klein wrap coat is a wonderful mid-price coat with a dramatic shape.  I also love the bold buttons on this funnel neck coat from Marks and Spencer.  Plus-size?  Try the Madewell coat or this tweed Gallery coat.

Sweater // I went with a sweater instead of a blouse; I wanted something warmer.  This textured Boden Normanton sweater is a nice piece with a lot of interesting accents.  I like the fun fringe.

This ruffle sweater from ASTR is also a great option. For something more affordable, try this puff-sleeve sweater.  Need cotton?  Try this pom-pom sweater.

Jeans // These cropped Banana Republic jeans are surprisingly awesome.  My only suggestion is to size up one size to accommodate for the high-waist style.

Accessories // This red tote from Tory Burch is discounted for the holiday season.  It’s got a triple compartment style for easy storage.  Need a more affordable option?  This <$75 Mali and Lili bag is worth a look.

These comfortable flats from Corso Como are nice for work or weekend.  These Let’s Twist flats from Modcloth are a great chesnut color.  Need a wider width?  Try these Franco Sarto flats.

Lastly, I chose these pearl earrings from Kate Spade.  They have a unique oblong shape that makes them a touch more modern.  If you’re not into pearls, try these mother-of-pearl studs from Wolf & Badger or this sleek pair from Savvy Cie.

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  1. Mackenzie says:

    I love this outfit, but in practice how could you change this outfit for colder days? The outfit has a jacket and sweater for warmth but your ankles are exposed to the cold!

    I live in Texas so I always have trouble styling workwear when I’m bundled up on top but I only own basic flats or heels so my feet and ankles are always cold.

    December 14, 2020/Reply
    • JC says:

      YES! I cannot figure out winter dressing sometimes, most of my pants/jeans are cropped so they’re never full length. Flats are too cold but all of my boots seem to look weird.

      December 15, 2020/Reply
      • mackenzie says:

        100% yes! I cannot figure out how to style warmer, professional shoes with work pants.

        December 15, 2020/Reply
  2. ana says:

    Nice outfit – this is great outside of work too!

    December 14, 2020/Reply