Happy Friday! The work week is just about over for many and I’m wrapping up my mini style series, How to Feel Warm and Look Stylish this Winter. Today I’m sharing a colorful office look that I layered on. In fact, this post is also part of another style series, 5 Ways to Wear a Red Suit. Today I’m styling my bright red suit with soft blush to look stylish at the office. See what you think!
Having moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, from southern Arizona recently, I’m still learning how to layer on warmth during the winter. But I’ve learned a few tricks that I’ve been sharing this week in different looks.
Because my red suit is sold out, I’ll focus mainly on those Warm + Stylish Tips in this post. But I will have links to similar products throughout the post and in a shopping widget at the end.
As with the previous looks in this style mini series, this outfit begins with layers you can’t see much of. Close to my skin, for optimal warmth, I’m wearing this camisole in nude. On top of that I’ve layered on my white ribbed long sleeve t-shirt. This soft, stretchy tee is also available in black, camel and a couple of other colors, too. But sizes are going fast!
Warm + Stylish Tip – To keep your look stylish but also warm, start adding on the warmth in your base layers. Don’t wait to just add on a cardigan or coat.
I love, love, love the combination of true red and pale blush pink. It looks so contemporary. But pairing the blush pink with a red power suit also keeps it smart and feminine.
Unfortunately, my blush blouse is also no longer available, but I’ve built a shopping widget below with lot of pretty blush pink blouses. I think the key is to look for a true blush pink and to steer clear of mauve or anything with a purple undertone.
My pants are lined so that adds significant warmth. But if you need to add another layer below your suit pants, I suggest either nude pantyhose or something very form fitting such as these footless tights. I only suggest nude so that they won’t be seen through your pants, but if you’re wearing black or other dark pants colored tights probably won’t be a problem.
You could also opt for something even more warming such as these Cuddle Duds Fleecewear Stretch Leggings if you need even more warmth for traveling between appointments or outdoor events.
Warm + Stylish Tip – Choose suits in fabrics that help keep you warm, such as wool or silk blends. You might also want to opt for lined trousers.
I didn’t include outerwear in this photo session, but I would simply wear either my wool coat or even my puffer coat over this suit. But, especially for the office or church, I’d reach for a neutral colored scarf, gloves and hat. That’s why I have this scarf in medium grey heather, similar fingerless gloves in dark grey and this black beanie.
Warm + Stylish Tip – When layering on warmth for an office look, choose a coat and accessories in coordinating neutrals. You could wear black and greys, camel and brown or even winter white. But selecting solids in neutrals will look more chic and professional.
My blush bag is no longer available, but this leather satchel is the same brand and color. Oh, and this one is a nice option, too. They’re both significantly reduced and would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for yourself.
You could certainly wear boots or booties with this suit for more warmth. But I chose to wear my nude colored snake skin pumps (similar). If you’re leading a meeting, giving a presentation or going for an interview, I suggest wearing you nice shoes. So pack them in a separate bag and change into them if needed.
Like I said, most everything in my look except for my jewelry is no longer available. But the shopping widget below is full of options at different price points to replicate this entire look.
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I hope you enjoyed this week’s mini style series, How to Feel Warm + Look Stylish this Winter. Did you catch each of the posts in this series? Just click on the bottom of the image of one you missed.
And if you’re especially interested in the red suit, don’t forget to check out the other outfits I’ve posted in this mini series so far, too. So far I’ve styled the red suit with black, more red and now blush.
Have a red lettered day, sweet gal!
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Sometimes I know the truth, but I still doubt. Can you relate? When I’m working through a decision or trying to take a leap of faith, I consult God’s Word to find how I should proceed. He is faithful to give me the answers I look for, but sometimes I just can’t fathom how obedience could result in a good outcome. Those are the times when biblical precepts butt up against common wisdom and don’t mesh.
But God clearly tells us in James 1:5-8 that if we ask Him what to do we need to trust His answers. When we don’t, we’re setting ourselves up, not just for failure, but also for turmoil. Certain peace comes only when we allow God’s Word to dictate our course and then rest in the wisdom He has so generously provided.
Has He already provided an answer you need, but you’re still wrestling with it? Lay it down, sister. Trust His provision and His protection. Proceed forward and know that He will bless.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. ~ James 1:5-8