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Cold winter weather is a challenge for work style. This post shows three outfit ideas how to bundle up in chic layers for comfort and still look effortlessly stylish.

  1. Stylish November outfits with multiple layers for frigid weather
  2. Pattern mix diamonds with glen check winter work outfit
  3. Winter office look with sheath
  4. Casual posh layering
  5. 184th Top of the World Style linkup party

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Stylish work outfits with multiple layers for frigid weather

There is this weather that I call “Winter in Germany”, i.e. high relative humidity, windy and temperatures just below the freezing point. Gray sky, deep hanging clouds. Depressing. Creepy. It gets to the bones.

If I had the choice between weather like that and 20 below (-28.9C), low relative humidity with clear blues skies, I would chose the latter over the former any time. Sounds weird for everyone who hadn’t been in the latter weather – yet or who is a beach gal. I know, I know. However, when it’s frigid cold you can at least layer to feel comfortable, while you can’t get comfortable in the “Winter in Germany” weather. Learn more about how to layer for style and comfort.

Pattern mix diamonds with glen check winter work outfit

Midi skirt, tights, over-the-knee boots, sweater at the office and an old diamond leopard print jacket as outerwear to stay comfortable. Can you believe I have this jacket since I was a teenager?


style book author Nicole wearing a skirt, otk boots and winter outerwear

over 50 years old style blogger in diamond pattern jacket winter jacket
Dior over-the-knee boots, YSL work bag, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, Pendleton wool midi skirt, cat print neckerchief and barrette (all own)
mature woman in winter office look with leopard print, cardigan, glen check skirt, suede boots
GNW leopard print sweater worn as top, Moda International dyed cardigan worn as a second layer, Jord bamboo watch, Pendleton glen check pleated midi skirt, Dior suede boots, and Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own)

Winter office look with sheath

I have a knack for sheath dresses. They are easy to style up and down depending on whether I meet with students, the Dean or Director, or have a meeting or to give a talk. They are very, very versatile, nearly chameleons in the closet. Do I have to say also that they are a classic that never goes out of style? It’s just important to not look like a leftover statist from the Mad Man TV series. The same outfit idea just in another color gives you already a new office look – like one dress two ways. You can find more ideas how to wear your fav sheath in different ways in the guide at the link.

Every woman should own at least one sheath dress. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet

midlife woman in dress over sweater with belt and chain decorated boots

Alaskan fashion blogger Nicole in burgundy and orange sheath work look
Calvin Klein burgundy sheath, silk pink and burgundy zebra pattern with orange roses neckerchief, GNW tight, Vince Camuto suede tall boots, Paloma Picasso kiss belt, Hermes collier de chien (all own) and wooden chromograph c/o Jord
#midlifestyle lady with jacket and hat standing in front of a restaurant
Calvin Klein sheath, snake skin imprint shoulder bag worn as clutch, GNW tight, Vince Camuto footwear, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves (all own) and fedora c/o Thenth Street hats
winter footwear details
Zoom-in on the footwear to show chain details

Casual posh layering

Casual Friday doesn’t just mean jeans and T-shirt. Take a look of what weekend clothes you have in your closet and combine them for new looks for Friday at work.

Style tip: When layering make sure to accentuate your waist to not look frumpy.

#casualover40 woman in posh casual street style with skirt, hood downvest
Harley Davidson booties, Banana Republic straight skirt, Kieselstein Cord belt, Festina watch, barrette, GNW tight, R&O hoodie downvest(all own), boot-toppers c/o My Top of the Boots, and halftee c/o Halftee
#midlifestyle lady in posh casual winter look with vest, skirt, tights and booties
Front view of casual posh cold season layering look Harley Davidson booties, Banana Republic straight skirt, Kieselstein Cord belt, Dionysus buckle, statement necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle, GNW tight, R&O downvest (all own), boot-toppers c/o My Top of the Boots, and halftee c/o Halftee
#midlifefashion woman drinking wine
Harley Davidson booties, Banana Republic straight skirt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, statement necklace, Kieselstein Cord belt, Dionyseus buckle, R&O downvest (all own) Chico’s best girlfriends bracelet and halftee c/o Halftee


You can find more on chic layering for thermal comfort and style in the guide at the link.

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184th Top of the World Style linkup party

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Ada

    Even though you live in a super cold place you always look amazing, Nicole. Love all these looks. Great fur coats and I love those burgundy boots so much!

    Happy December! Welcome by and join my linkup this week and every Thursday. Thanks, Ada. =)

  2. Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom

    I just love the diamond pattern on this jacket, it is so unique yet looks so sophisticated!


  3. yourtrueselfblog

    Hi, Nicole
    Your jacket from high school looks like it’s still in perfect shape! You must have taken such good care of it. And I love those Vince Camuto chain-detail boots and that green outfit!
    Thanks for showing us how you do it!

  4. Emma Peach

    The diamond leopard print jacket is fabulous, and so unusual! I prefer cold crisp days to grey and miserable weather. It’s been horrible here in the UK, so grey and raining non stop. I want to see the sun again!

    Emma xxx

  5. Gail Hanlon

    I love how you match your hosiery to your outfits. Those berry compared tights and boots are just gorgeous.

  6. Nadine Fei

    Georgeous Outfit, dear Nicole! Love the combi of the jacket and the midi-skirt. You look very pretty 🙂
    I like the burgundy sheath dress and the casual friday look with the BR skirt very much too.

    Lots of love,

  7. fiercefashion

    I always enjoy your fashion mixes, Nicole. I cannot believe you can still ear something from HS, that ship has sailed for me-LOL! I really love the CK burgundy dress and boots combo and would wear it in a hot second. Have a great week! P.S. Thanks for the feature!

  8. chezrama

    These outfits are perfect for our cold weather. You rocked these coats with your outfit like no other. They look chic and warm at the same time. And I would never guess that the jacket is from your teenage time. WOW it looks amazing on you and you elevated it beautifully.

    Thank you for featuring me today. I am honored.

  9. This Main Line Life

    Ha, I’m definitely one who can’t even imagine 20 below. I break out the parka at 30 degrees. That diamond jacket is great.
    x, Julie

  10. shelbeeontheedge1

    Nicole, I am loving your coats and boots! All great outfits made even more spectacular by the boots and coats! That first coat has me dying over here!


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