Foolproof Winter Workwear Inspiration | NYFW 2019

Grab a little winter workwear outfit inspiration with this foolproof 9-5 winter workwear look that’ll award you best dressed in the office!

Winter White Workwear Outfit Idea, Workwear Style | Trench Coat, White Sweater, White Slouchy Chinos, White Booties featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

c/o everlane drape trench coat | c/o joseph a. mockneck sweater (get 50% off with code LR50) | c/o everlane slouchy chino pants | similar silk scarf | c/o beck bags classic medium tote (carlyle) | c/o marc fisher bellen booties

Okay first, before I dive to far into talking about workwear I feel like I need to state something. I have unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) never had a job where I needed to “dress up” or dress professionally. Now I couldn’t come to work like a straight slob or rock my pajamas (until I started working from home) but I could always wear jeans, a simple dress, or sometimes even leggings and sneakers. 

So with that said, I’ve never really had the opportunity to have fun with workwear looks. However, in NYC earlier this month for NYFW I kind of took a stab at it with this midi dress + trench combination and then again with today’s look. And to be honest, I absolutely loved it! Like truly had a blast diving into this new arena I’ve never been in. How lame do I sound right now? I’m feel like I sound pretty darn lame or super annoying to those of you who do have to dress for the corporate world every day. But hey, the grass is always greener, right?

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Winter White Workwear Outfit Idea, Workwear Style | The BEST Classic Trench Coat featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Winter White Workwear Outfit Idea, Workwear Style | Trench Coat, White Sweater, White Slouchy Chinos, White Booties featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Winter White Workwear Outfit Idea, Workwear Style | Trench Coat, White Sweater, White Slouchy Chinos, White Booties featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Anyways, today’s look is one I would 100% wear if I worked in a professional office. The look is clean, modern, and pulled together yet totally reflects my personal style and has a very chic factor to it. If I had to guess, I would say you probably have several of these pieces in your closet (or super similar ones). A chunky knit sweater, chino pants, booties, a large tote, silk or satin scarf, and a classic coat. The fact that the sweater, chinos, and booties are all white definitely give it that chic feel and dress it up a bit. However, you could totally opt for black if that’s more your speed. Or even navy, olive, or brown. 

I personally loved the white as I LOVE white clothing in the winter. It’s such a nice change of pace from the darker colors we typically gravitate towards when the temperatures cool. Also, with spring right around the corner I’m absolutely ready to welcome it with all crisp bright white! 

Winter White Workwear Outfit Idea, Workwear Style | Trench Coat, White Sweater, White Slouchy Chinos, White Booties featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Winter White Workwear Outfit Idea, Workwear Style | Trench Coat, White Sweater, White Slouchy Chinos, White Booties featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Winter White Workwear Outfit Idea, Workwear Style | Trench Coat, White Sweater, White Slouchy Chinos, White Booties featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Winter White Workwear Outfit Idea, Workwear Style | Trench Coat, White Sweater, White Slouchy Chinos, White Booties featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

c/o everlane drape trench coat | c/o joseph a. mockneck sweater (get 50% off with code LR50) | c/o everlane slouchy chino pants | similar silk scarf | c/o beck bags classic medium tote (carlyle) | c/o marc fisher bellen booties

I talked ALL about this trench coat on Tuesday so I won’t say anything additional other than it’s absolutely fabulous and you need it! Also, these slouchy chinos are game changers. Perfect for the office during the day now and through the summer season. As well as being perfect for after work and weekend life. Trade the sweater for a sassy blouse or a simple body suit and you’re ready for drinks. No need to change up anything else about your look. Except maybe add a pair of statement earrings! Come warmer temps, pair them with a crop top or body suit and your favorite wedges + straw handbag and you’re good to go for spring/summer living. 

Now who’s ready for those spring/summer temps?!

30 Comments

  1. dana mannarino
    February 21, 2019 / 9:28 am

    This is SUCH a perfect wear to work look! We’re pretty casual at Free People, but sometimes it’s fun to actually get dressed!

    The Champagne Edit

    • February 21, 2019 / 11:35 am

      Thank you so much Dana! I had a feeling y’all may be more on the casual side. Makes life nice and easy – more comfortable too!

      xo laura Leigh

  2. February 21, 2019 / 10:37 am

    So cute! Love this combination of neutrals, and you fit right in with NYC!

    xx
    Sam

    • February 21, 2019 / 11:36 am

      Thank you Sam! Definitely felt more like it in this look – although I had on a lot more white vs. black then most New Yorkers haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. February 21, 2019 / 11:39 am

    I like this sweater, pants and trench look, especially with the boots. I don’t dress up for work, but this is definitely making me want to shop at Everlane.

    • February 21, 2019 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you lots lady! Everlane definitely has some super casual pieces too – you’ll have to check those out!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. February 21, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    I’m loving this chic look! You tote is so cute too!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  5. Em
    February 21, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    such a cute look – I am obsessed with that trench!

  6. Liz
    February 21, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    You are the epitome of class! This outfit is just divine – love the trench and boots. And you reminded me that I really need to check out Everlane!

    • February 21, 2019 / 5:51 pm

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much Liz! You are too sweet girl friend 🙂 Yes, you absolutely need to – so many goodies!

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. February 22, 2019 / 10:30 am

    You would ROCK IT at the office in this outfit!! I’m loving the all white and the pop of “Laura Leigh blue”!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • February 22, 2019 / 10:43 am

      Thanks girl friend! And I didn’t even think about that but you’re so right – definitely my little blue pop.

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. February 22, 2019 / 11:23 am

    thinking I need these booties for spring!

  9. February 22, 2019 / 1:51 pm

    I love this outfit!!! Love how you added a trench coat to make your outfit pop even more!

    xoxo Sarah

  10. Anabelle
    February 22, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    I need that blue bag!!! So cute!

    • February 23, 2019 / 9:25 am

      Yes you do! Beck Bags are the absolute best – truly couldn’t recommend them more. The quality is amazing!

      xo Laura Leigh

  11. February 24, 2019 / 1:40 pm

    Love the white on white with that jacket!! Great workwear outfit. xo~ Megan

  12. Nailil
    February 24, 2019 / 2:26 pm

    Love this outfit! The booties are so chic!

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

    • February 25, 2019 / 10:02 am

      Thank you! They are the absolute best – wore them to church yesterday 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. February 27, 2019 / 10:45 am

    I’m pretty removed in the workwear area too, so it’s always fun to switch things up. Love the bright white for winter!

    • February 27, 2019 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you girl friend! Definitely feel those of us who don’t get to wear workwear regularly could totally rock this for meetings or church on Sunday (aka I wore this to church last Sunday haha).

      xo Laura Leigh

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