Winter in many areas brings freezing cold temperatures. So when you’re feeling like you need to be wrapped in a blanket with layer upon layer of sweats and hats on, what can you do to help you still look professional when you leave the house for work?
To help you see just how this can be done, here are three tips for looking professional when the weather turns frigid.
Splurge On A Long Coat
When you’re having to go from your home to the car and into your place of work, you’re going to need a warm coat to help you stay comfortable and keep out the chill. Luckily, if you’re able to invest a bit of money into a quality coat, you can easily find one that will keep you warm in cold temperatures while also helping you to look professional while wearing it.
The first thing you’ll want to look for is a coat that will cover your suit coat or jacket. Nothing looks less professional than your clothes sticking out of your winter coat, so shoot for a coat that’s about knee-length. Look for a coat that essentially looks like a thicker version of the suit jackets that you wear as part of your work attire. And to look even more professional, get a coat in a color that complements the work clothes that you’ll be wearing under it.
Treat Your Clothing Properly
For outerwear that you’ll be putting on before heading to work, it’s important that you treat those items properly so that you’re able to keep wearing them until the weather starts to heat up again.
For your shoes, make sure you waterproof them and choose footwear that has strong traction on the bottom so you don’t wind up slipping and falling on your way into work or an important meeting. You’ll also want to choose hats and gloves that won’t hold into moisture and wind up smelling bad halfway through winter. And if your coat gets dirty, make sure you take it to a professional for cleaning.
Keep A Change Of Shoes Ready
In most cases, your winter boots won’t look great with your other corporate attire. Knowing this, it’s a good idea to have an extra pair of shoes that you keep at work so that you can change out of your boots when you get to work.
Having a change of shoes ready can also help if the shoes you wear to work end up getting wet while you are outside. This way, you can still wear work-appropriate shoes while your other shoes dry.
If you’re worried about how you can still look professional while dressing for freezing temperatures, consider implementing some of the tips mentioned above.