Well, ladies, I like to call this outfit my boss betch ensemble.
You know those days when you have a really important meeting or presentation at work, and you really need your outfit to exude confidence, but also be comfortable, so you can focus on the task at hand instead of ill-fitting clothes?
In those situations, I always reach for this outfit. And I think the cape blazer is really the key piece that ups the ante on this look for me.
So what exactly is a cape blazer?
It has the structure of a blazer, but sits off your shoulders and lacks traditional sleeves like a cape. Because of this, I find it an extremely versatile piece for work since it’s easy to type and move around due to the lack of sleeves—something that is hard to come by in other winter clothes!
In the winter, I generally opt to wear pants because it’s so cold outside and abhor traditional panty hose. However, I recently discovered Hue’s Brushed Sweater Tights and I am in love. They are just as warm as any pair of leggings or pants, are easy to wash, and don’t run like traditional panty hose.
I usually wear my UGGs on the Metro to work because I’m a wimp when it comes to the cold, and then switch into my BP Trolley Ankle Booties when I wear these tights since they’re thicker than normal ones and thus do not work as well with normal heels. If you do need footwear that is a little more elevated for your office—mine is pretty casual—high-heeled booties like these would work extremely well.
Got any tips or tricks for dressing professionally for work when it’s cold outside and all you want to do is bundle up in a sleeping bag you can wear? Share ’em in the comments below!
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Sleeveless Pearl Collar Dress—similar here
Project Gravitas Cape Blazer—similar here and here
Hue Brushed Sweater Tights
BP Trolley Ankle Booties
Ray Ban Original Aviators
Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch—only $88 on Amazon!
Revlon Lipstick in “Cherries in the Snow”
Photos by Monica