Post # 1
I live in Canada and hate the weather for the many months of the Alberta winters. Today I am wearing your standard work dress pants, a t-shirt, and a 3/4 zip fleece pullover… with trainer type shoes.
It is FREEZING outside and even here in my office… so I said screw the dress code – I want to be WARM.
In any case, I can’t do this everyday.
Any suggestions for clothes that are professional, stylish, and warm? I own a few blazers but that’s about it… any new ideas/pics would be much appreciated! I’m always cold.. even in summer with the A/C.
Post # 3
sweater dresses, leggings and tall boots.
Post # 4
@canarydiamond: I also live in Canada and although I live in a place where it isnt too cold (Toronto) I’m still always cold! I wear alot of sweaters like cardigans and v neck sweaters that I wear with stylish scarves because my neck gets cold all the time in winter. Another piece of advice would be to buy one of those small space heaters to put under your desk that you can turn on and off when it is confortable for you..I have one and sometimes I even turn it on in the summer when the AC is too cold!
Post # 5
@sweetchiquita12: Lol I have a space heater going right now. I am a lost cause 😛 v-neck sweaters good idea – I have lots of scarves that I hardly ever wear.
Post # 6
@canarydiamond: I’m crazy with the space heater..I would be a icecube if I didnt have it! I have it going right now to and it is plus 14 here today!
Post # 7
Layers, girl! Wear leggings under your pants, knee socks, and a long sleeve shirt under whatever top you’re wearing. I feel you, it is always SO COLD in here. My boss even blocked the vent above my desk because it’s always blowing cold air, but I’m still freezing. My winter uniform is: leggings under pants (khakis, jeans, dress pants, whatever), regular socks under knee socks, boots, long sleeve shirt or thermal, and a sweater (and sometimes a scarf).
Post # 8
@vorpalette: I think I need to invest in sweaters and try your leggings idea!!
Post # 9
I wore a lot of cashmere sweaters while living in Boston, with silk thermals underneath. Always with thermal leggings under pants, serious wool socks under boots (which can be cute or not depending on the snow/salt situation). I changed shoes once I got inside a lot. The salt ate through my good shoes too quickly to wear them outside much in winter!
I also had one set of scarves for outside – serious heavy fleece – and a cute knitted one for inside if it was cool at my desk. Winter there meant carrying tons of crap around! Don’t miss it at all.
Post # 10
I dont like bundling up thats why I got a canada goose coat.
You can literally wear a tank top underneath the coat and still be warm. Best investment in clothing I ever made!
Post # 11
wool dress pants with a silky lining
long sleeve t shirts. i get mind from target in the pajama section, they are called tissue tees and thin enough to be warn under most sweaters or shirts. you can also find more stylish silky long underwear.
also, knee socks or tights/pantyhose under your pants. the key to comfortably wearing pantyhose under your clothes is to buy the biggest size you can find. you will be amazed how small 6x pantyhose looks when you get them out of the package, but they will be super stretchy and way more comfortable than your normal size. go as big as you can (and this might be TMI) i usually cut out the crotch lining, otherwise that area gets a bit hot. yes, they look silly but no one will ever see them.
footless pantyhose are great for this, they are easy to wear with socks.
also, get a scarf for around your neck, fashionable and will keep you warm.