The Winter Workwear Inspiration You Need To Get Out Of Bed In The Morning

Curate a capsule wardrobe of these seven pieces and you'll be sorted.

Tamu McPherson wearing a grey blazer at PFW

by Natalie Hammond |
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It's officially getting cold, which means the temptation to crawl back under the duvet instead of getting dressed for work is all too real, especially now that the clocks have gone forward. In my humble opinion, however, winter workwear is a missed opportunity. Once you've got over the fact that it's no longer summer, the colder seasons mean that your looks can get layered. And interesting. If you're still feeling a little sea, wondering how to properly kit yourself out for the impending cold snap while still looking smart, we've the curated the best winter workwear inspo that you can copy and paste into your wardrobe.

After extensive research, we’ve developed a theory about the seven cornerstones that will make winter workwear a cinch, from bankable tailoring to the new (and improved) power dress. Take note...

The Oversized Blazer

Tamu McPherson at Paris Fashion Week
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An oversized blazer is definitely the coolest way to do tailoring (or any work clothing for that matter), especially if you pair it with lo-fi additions like a cable-knit jumper knotted around the waist and smart sneakers.

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A cable-knit jumper is a must-have item when the temperature drops. Pair yours with jeans, a midi

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Trainers are essential for a comfortable commute - and your best bet is a sleek leather pair like

The White Shirt

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A basic button-down, tucked under a sweater vest or into pleated skirt, is the cornerstone to many a great work outfit. To make it even more winter-appropriate, add a fine-gauge polo neck into the mix (and, obviously, a sheer pair of tights).

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You really can't go wrong with a white poplin shirt.

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A sweater vest is an instant outfit-booster.

The Comfy Jumpsuit

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A jumpsuit always has chic-factor, but you can ensure comfiness, too, by picking something with a wide-legged silhouette. COS' might look pin-sharp, but it’ll almost be like wearing a onesie (and will disguise the fact you've squeezed thermals underneath).

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COS' crew-neck jumpsuit has a relaxed silhouette that can instantly be sharpened with the help of

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This Mango jumpsuit would look top tier with ankle boots or some stylish trainers.

The New Power Dress

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Sharp-shouldered power suits are all well and good, but if you're more of a dress person, how about a leather midi to really bring the polish this winter? Top-to-toe leather might be too 'directional' for some offices so this feels like a good compromise. Pair with knee-high boots and you're good to go.

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If you're a dress type of girl this one is long in length - perfect for the colder months.

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Boots are a must in your winter arsenal. These are knee-high and crafted from shiny, chrome-free

The Wide-Leg Trousers

Pornwika Spiecker at Paris Fashion Week
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Wide-leg trousers, with a knife-pleat down the front, are a one-way ticket to looking 100% smart with 0% fuss. Dress neutral colours up with brighter coloured shirts or choose bold hues for your trews and keep your top half muted.

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Why wear white when you could wear fuchsia?

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Sometimes we forget to wear colour in the winter! These trousers come in petite, regular and long.

The Chunky Loafers

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Think of chunky loafers like your back-to-school shoes - comfortable, sturdy and so much practical than schlepping around in spindly heels.

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Toga is our favourite footwear brand right now - and its loafers offer a point of difference for

The Smart Winter Coat

Lindsay Peoples Wagner at Paris Fashion Week
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The puffer jacket is a great companion for off-duty days, but for work, smarten up with a sleek overcoat. Single-breasted styles with large lapels, à la Lindsay Peoples Wagner, are your best option.

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With its striking revere collar, tie belt, and large, slouchy fit, this garment is the epitome of

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Arket's single-breasted coat is a classic of the genre. This will really go the distance in your

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I love the scarf detail on this jacket; it's a two in one.

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