Hey ladies - I seriously need some help.
I've mentioned before that I started a new job this year, where the dress code is business casual. I previously worked at an advertising agency where, I'll be honest, if I would have shown up unshowered and in my P.J.s it probably would have been fine. [I did not do that. Not in college, not ever in life. Just sayin']
During the spring and summer, I didn't really miss getting to wear jeans to work because of my collection of dresses, skirts, and linen-y dress pants.
HOWEVER - I am now freezing in my thin-ish dress pants. As a native Floridian, I feel I am at even more of a disadvantage. I was doing well to dress warmly in casual clothing.
I should also mention that it is perpetually cold inside my office as well. Something with the a/c constantly running because the guys with large windows in their offices get warm...don't get me started.
I've lived in the South Carolina Upstate for 3 years now, and I absolutely love that we get 4 seasons here. The winters are consistently chilly if not downright cold, and we get a little snow. But until this winter, I had also been able to wear jeans, boots, a chunky sweater, scarves, etc. to work each day. And all of that is now reserved for the weekends.
I feel absolutely helpless in dressing for the cold weather and looking professional. HELP!
I hear talk about lined leggings - okay, someone explain. And also, how do I make this look professional. I want to know.
And wool pants seem warm. I should get some I guess?
What I struggle with is feeling stylish in bulky winter work wear. There's only so much you can do when you're covered head-to-toe in wool. I miss my boots and jeans.
Okay ready...GO. Tell me what to buy. Tell me what your winter work mainstays are. Tell me what you can't live without. Pretend I that I just moved to Buffalo from Miami and I will scale back accordingly.
Many thanks, my friends! I owe you one.