Looking for ways to hit two birds with one stone at the office? Try a cute cardigan or jacket. It will keep you cozy from the chill and also add a glam element to your work outfit.
Personally, I categorize my cardigans and jackets into two — 1) the casual and comfy group, and 2) the chic and power group.
The casual and comfy group, as the name suggests, are the ones I can quickly throw over any casual ensembles. But just because they´re supposed to be casual and comfy doesn´t mean they aren´t cute. They still function in a way that the jogger I wear with a simple pullover (my typical outfits when I take my toddler and his bike outside) will still look flattering.
And then there´s the chic and power group. They´re the cardigans and jackets that I would use to amp up any smart outfit when the weather calls for it.
Since they´re a topper, cardigans and jackets quickly define the entire look. That´s why it´s important to pay attention when you´re choosing one for yourself, and if possible invest on something not only stylish but of higher quality.
Here are five pieces you may want to checkout for your own work wardrobe:
1. A bomber jacket.
Get the Look: Tranquility woven bomber jacket
At first glance it looks like a cardigan but it´s actually a polished version of the street style bomber jacket. It´s feminine, but also bold and fierce. The floral are larger-than-life, which suggests you too have about the same level of confidence, and despite their bright colors they don´t need toning down.
It´s done with perfection so that you don´t have to worry about wearing florals to the office or wondering if your professionalism is being jeopardized … NOT.
This bomber jacket suits a black pair of culottes or a black pencil best.
2. A sport-luxe cardigan.
Get the Look: Harmony print zipped cardigan
Wanna go under the radar? Play up your femininity in this pale pink cardigan with floral finesse. Worn with white and peach, people will think you´re harmless. Too girl? Too feminine? But watch and behold, you´re ready to kick a** at work.
But what if you´re a solopreneur like I am? That´s nice. Wear it to business meetings and let it speak for your brand — you´re girly but you´re very capable. (You´re a girl with b*lls).
3. A pleat back cardigan
Get the Look: Splendour pleat back cardigan
Here´s the kicker, “Talk to my back.”
The front view is serious, it says “I mean business”. But the back view says, “I may be busy but I don´t lose my sense of style.”
Pretty, splendid and coveted. I`m at a loss for words I just know I love it!
4. A star jacquard cardigan
Get the Look: Star jacquard lurex cardigan
For days when you want to go head to tow black, you may want to break it with some stars and stripes design in metallic lurex. The cropped fit and three quarter-length sleeves of this cardigan also allows for versatility o that you can wear it with a pencil skirt, a fit and flare dress, or a even with a front pleated trouser.
Moreover, you can also rework it for a weekend look with a balloon skirt or with a more playful silhouette.
5. Camel Reversible Cardigan
Get the Look: Xavier Camel Reversible Cardigan
I love reversible pieces because it means you double the number of looks you can create with it. This camel cropped fit cardigan is so universally friendly you can literally wear it with anything. But it also features a bolder version, its contrast navy striped reverse side which you can wear for statement-making occasions.
Wear it with a white cotton top and a navy pinstripe trouser for work. You can also wear it over a leopard print dress.
See: 5 Stylish Ways to Wear Cardigans for Women
So these are the five stunning cardigans and jackets I suggest for you, working girls. They´re great for transitional weathers outdoor but will keep you warm and cozy in the office.