Whether you’re working in the office, from home, or a hybrid, many 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.

For more business casual workwear outfits, you’ll love this post.

13 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 similar pieces below each outfit.

Straight-Leg Pants with a Layered Top

black skinny pants with a layered sweater top

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 a white button-down top underneath a cashmere crewneck sweater. The layered top look is an on-trend style right now and helps you stay warm throughout the winter.

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white button-down top with flare pants

This workwear look is a classic that will never go out of style. Pair a simple white button-up top with a pair of wide-leg pants for a stunning look. To elongate your legs even further, add a pair of dependable neutral heels for the perfect finish to this winter workwear outfit.

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Lace Top with Wide-Leg Trousers

wide leg coral trousers with a white lace top, business casual winter outfits

If you enjoy wearing color, try wearing that pop of color in your trousers. Pairing bright pants with a lace long-sleeve top like this one instantly elevates the look and brings 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 heels 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.

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Wide-Leg Trousers with a Cardigan

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. This sweater blazer is an easy piece to incorporate into your winter fashion looks for work. From workwear to casual outfits, this is a great option to have in your closet. For another classic winter look for work, I love to pair wide-leg pants with a button-up cardigan. To add some personality to your look, you can even add a colorful cardigan.

For my full review of this sweater blazer, see this post!

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Knee-Length Dress with Boots

mini dress with knee high boots, business casual winter outfits

Having a knee-length dress in your winter workwear wardrobe is a great alternative to wearing trousers if you’re someone who prefers to change it up. Throughout the winter, you can pair them with tights and knee-high 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.

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Wide-leg trousers with a Neutral Sweater

A light neutral wide-leg trouser is another workwear staple to have in your winter wardrobe. This pair has a seam down the center of the leg that elevates the look. 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.

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Satin Midi Skirt

brown midi skirt with ribbed crewneck sweater, business casual winter outfits

Don’t forget about skirts to mix into your workwear wardrobe. This satin midi skirt in a beautiful chocolate brown pairs well with brown leather knee-high boots. I paired it with a long-sleeve top 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.

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duster cardigan with fitted ankle pants

This is a winter business casual look that you will be grabbing for time and time again. This long duster cardigan is perfect for pairing with your favorite, but still workwear appropriate, comfortable t-shirt. Add a pair of high-rise skinny ankle pants and a classic pair of slingback low heels and you’re out the door in no time.

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Faux Leather Pants with a Turtleneck

faux leather straight pants with ruffle neck turtleneck

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 ruffle turtleneck and neutral heels.

To see a variety of ways to style turtlenecks, head to this post here.

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Cropped Cardigan with Pants or a Midi Skirt

To round out these business casual winter outfits, I styled a button up cardigan in two different ways. The first way is with straight-leg pants. I simply front-tucked the cardigan into the pants and add a pair of flats 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.

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Business Casual Essentials for Winter

As 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!


When it comes to outerwear for business casual outfits, a wool coat is a must for the wintertime. 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


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-sleeved 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


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 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


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:

  • Pumps
  • Loafers
  • Flats
  • Knee-high boots

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



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