How to Dress Smart in Winter

How to Dress Smart in Winter
As summer leaves and winter approaches, it's time to put the shorts and linen shirts away and crack out the winter coats. Although it can be depressing when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it can also be a great opportunity to wear some smart and stylish looks. Here's all the tips and tricks on how to dress smart for this winter season. Read more Men's Style Guide features. shopthelook

How to Dress in Winter

When it comes to smart winter clothes, it's all about layering. As you will probably know, the weather in the UK can be extremely inconsistent and unpredictable, especially during the colder months so it's best to prepare for all eventualities. Through layering, you keep yourself warm but still leave the opportunity to remove items to regulate temperature, while maintaining a stylish finish. Check out some of our best cold weather outfits below.

Winter Outfit Ideas: Men's Smart Outfits

If you're in need of some work outfits for winter then you'll probably be thinking about how to get a smart winter style. Depending on how formal your office dress code is, the winter commute can be a great opportunity to dress smart this winter. If you need to dress formally for work then stick to a thick dark coloured suit like black, grey or navy as they'll go with more clothes, making layering easier. Combine this with a pair of black formal shoes and a white shirt for a simple but stylishly smart winter outfit. Finish with a tonal overcoat and a scarf to complete the ensemble.
 
shopthelook Another simple, yet smart, outfit suited to the chillier days would be to opt for a roll neck underneath your suit as opposed to a typical shirt. While some office settings may still deem this too casual, most workplaces will consider it more than acceptable, as well as being a great choice for your winter going out outfits.
 
shopthelook Finally, another easy way to winter ready your smart suiting is by layering with a v-neck jumper and warm pea coat. Notice below, a light v-neck sweater will add an extra layer of insulation while still maintaining a streamlined and slim fit. The key here is to ensure you go for a fine fabric - no chunky knits here.

Winter Outfit Ideas: Men's Smart Casual Outfits

If you're lucky enough to be working in an office with a more relaxed dress code then, in theory, the outfit you choose to wear to work every day should be a little easier to work with. You still want to remain professional and smart, but also allowing for some more casual style aspects to make your look a little less serious. Stick with a white shirt as before, this will offer a formal base layer for you to frame the rest of your outfit around. Pair this with a pair of slim cut or skinny black jeans / dark blue jeans for a more casual touch. On the top layer, throw on a black or light grey overcoat to provide you with warmth as well as style. Finish the look off with a pair of suede Chelsea boots, or simple white trainers for a perfect smart-casual winter outfit that is great for a casual office environment.

  
shopthelook Another great smart-casual outfit is the simple pairing of a roll neck sweater with a pea coat. Depending on the setting, you can opt to go for some smart trousers and loafers on the bottom, or for something a little more laid back, go for a pair of minimal trainers and slim fit jeans. The latest news from style, life, arts, and culture and everything in between. Whether it's a new brand arriving into our style, our latest drops and editorials. You will never miss a beat with us.

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