15 Business Casual Winter Outfits

Whether you’re working in the office, from home or a hybrid, many us of us are required to dress business casual. Business casual is a more relaxed dress code compared to business professional. Business casual is typically a skirt or dress pants and a nice top for women. For shoes, pumps, flats or even open-toed shoes are acceptable. Throughout the winter, it can sometimes be challenging to balance style and warmth. But if you find the right balance between fashion and function, you’ll see it’s easy to look your best in your winter workwear. Today, I’m sharing a roundup of business casual winter outfits.

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15 Business Casual Winter Outfits

Below is a roundup of some of my favorite workwear pieces. I included a mix of textures, silhouettes and colors to provide inspiration for a variety of fashion preferences. Some of the exact pieces I’m wearing are out of stock. Therefore, I included a variety of similar pieces in the widgets below each outfit.

Straight Leg Pants with a Layered Top

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The first business casual outfit featured in this roundup is one that has many staple pieces for a business casual wardrobe. I always say that if you have the right staples, putting together outfits is a breeze. This outfit features the Spanx white button down underneath a cashmere sweater. The layered top look is an on-trend style right now, and helps you stay warm throughout the winter.

Staple pieces in this look:

My favorite workwear pants are the Spanx straight leg pants. I also like their wide leg pants too. You can use my code AMANDAJOHNxSPANX anytime for 10% off your purchase on Spanx’s website.

Straight Leg Pants with a Cream Sweater

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Keep it simple with straight leg pants and neutral cardigan or sweater. Loafers or mules are great business casual options to wear with straight leg pants. Mix up your sweater and straight leg outfit combination with fun accessories like pearl earrings or a hair ribbon for your pony tail.

Lace Top with Wide Leg Trousers

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If you enjoy wearing color, try wearing that pop of color in your trousers. It instantly elevates your look and brings a little sass and a lot of fun to your overall outfit. When wearing wide leg pants like these, I like to wear neutral pumps to elongate the leg.

In the winter, it can get tricky to wear pumps into the office, if it snowed or iced. In those instances, wear snow boots into the office and then change into your pumps when you get inside.

Wide Leg Trousers with a Cardigan

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If I had to choose one pair of workwear pants to keep in my winter business casual wardrobe, these would make the top of the list. They have a relaxed fit and give the legs-for-days look. What’s even better about these is they have a pull-on design, so no buttons or zipper to mess with.

The Juliette cardigan is an easy piece to incorporate into your winter fashion looks. From workwear to casual outfits, this is a great option to have in your closet. I talk all about it in THIS post.

Knee Length Dress with Boots

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Knee length dresses are an alternative to trousers for business casual workwear. Throughout the winter, you can pair them with tights and knee high or over-the-knee boots to provide extra coverage to your legs. With business casual attire, you can wear flowy, casual dresses like this. Add a cardigan or blazer over the top for a little extra warmth.

Wide Leg Trouser with a Neutral Sweater

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A cream wide leg trouser is another workwear staple to have in your winter wardrobe. This pair has a seam down the center of the leg. I paired my favorite neutral high heels with these pants. To make it business casual, layer a casual sweater or cardigan to finish the look.

Silk Midi Skirt with a Fitted Sweater

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Don’t forget about skirts to mix into your workwear wardrobe. This silk midi skirt in a beautiful chocolate brown pairs well with knee high boots. I paired a long sleeve ribbed sweater with it and tucked it into the skirt to give the look more structure. Have fun with accessories and add a patterned scarf with your outfits for extra warmth during cold weather.

Patterned Button Down with a Skirt or Pants

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This next outfit idea styles a patterned blouse with a skirt and straight leg pants. A fun, printed blouse can be styled with a variety of neutral bottoms. This tops gives me Zimmermann vibes without the Zimmermann price tag.

Faux Leather Pants with a Turtleneck

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A fun texture to work into your winter fashion is faux leather. I love the trend of working faux leather into straight leg pants. These are perfect to wear to work and style with a simple top like this neutral turtleneck. To see a variety of ways to style turtlenecks, head to this post HERE.

Cropped Cardigan with Pants or a Midi Skirt

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To round out these business casual winter outfits, I styled a cropped cardigan two different ways. The first way is with straight leg pants. I simply front tucked the cardigan into the pants for an easy, casual look.

You can also pair the cardigan with a flowy midi skirt. Pair the skirt and cardigan combo with knee high boots for an effortlessly chic look that’s comfortable to wear throughout the day.

Business Casual Essentials for Winter

Like I mentioned earlier, every well-rounded wardrobe starts and ends with a capsule wardrobe. Below I rounded up some of the pieces to include in your business casual rotation. That way, creating and styling outfits is not only easy, but fun too!

Outerwear

When it comes to outerwear for business casual outfits, a wool coat is a must for the winter time. It’s the perfect outerwear piece to keep you warm when you need a coat that is a little dressier than something like a puffer. As it gets closer to spring, a trench coat is a great option. It’s waterproof and lighter, yet still keeps you warm. Then, to round out your outerwear pieces, incorporate a neutral blazer into your wardrobe for a fun layer to add to any outfit.

Staple outerwear:

  • Blazer
  • Wool coat
  • Trench coat
Tops

For tops, you want to start with a basic white button down and neutral turtleneck. Both are great options to wear alone or layer underneath a sweater, blazer or cardigan. An open-front cardigan and a button-up cardigan are the next two tops I would recommend. These are great layering pieces. To round out your winter wardrobe tops, a short sleeve sweater is nice to have, if your office runs warmer. It’s nice to have for those days when it’s not overly chilly too.

Staple tops:

  • White button down
  • Neutral turtleneck
  • Open-front cardigan
  • Button-up cardigan
  • Short sleeve sweater
Bottoms

Two must-have pant options for your winter wardrobe are wide leg trousers and straight leg pants. It’s nice to have both options. Wide leg pants pair well with pumps, while the straight leg pants pair well with flats. Then, to add a little feminine flair to your wardrobe, have a pencil skirt and midi skirt in your workwear rotation.

Staple bottoms:

  • Wide leg trousers
  • Straight leg pants
  • Midi skirt
  • Pencil skirt
Shoes

You only need a few different pairs of shoes in your workwear wardrobe. The first would be a great pair of neutral pumps. The second is a comfortable loafer. These are especially important to have if you’re on your feet often throughout the day. A mule or different flat is nice to have to be able to mix it up. Finally, a nice pair of knee high, neutral boots are essential in the winter.

Staple shoes:

  • Pump
  • Loafer
  • Flat or mule
  • Knee high boot
Jewelry

Jewelry really isn’t essential. But jewelry pieces do provide a beautiful finishing touch to your outfits. A nice watch (though it doesn’t have to be expensive) looks beautiful with business casual outfits. Layer a bracelet or two with your watch. A pair of gold hoops or pearl earrings are all you really need to wear with your workwear looks.

Bags & Sunnies

To complete your business casual winter outfits, pair a tote bag with your look. This is great to carry all your essentials in from your laptop, cellphone, planner and other day-to-day necessities. Complete the look with a pair of sunglasses.

What’s your favorite outfit combination to wear to the office in the winter? Let me know below!

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