BRR, IT’S COLD IN HERE! THERE MUST BE SOME WINTER OFFICE APROPOS OUTFITS IN THE ATMOSPHERE, I SAID BRR!
Sorry, whew, I guess I should cut myself off there but I’ve literally always wanted to do that and this is the first time I’ve ever been given the privilege of writing a winter Office Apropos intro, so who am I to defy destiny? I would not dare. Speaking of destiny, though, isn’t that a little bit how putting together an outfit in the middle of January can feel? Like the weather has full control of the fate of what you wear to an extent that can feel oppressive by virtue of the prioritization of warmth above all else — particularly your heart’s true desires? Practical dressing is kind of a honey badger. It don’t care about your heart’s desires.
That’s what I love about winter Office Apropos in particular, though. It’s a cozy reminder that not only are we all in this together, but there are also a sizable number of what I like to call winter outfit “hacks” available for the plucking — ones that allow you to beat the honey badger at its own game and express yourself despite every ounce of windchill challenging the effort.
Such hacks include:
+Accessorizing your eyeballs up the wazoo with sunglasses that resemble a summertime popsicle
+Gracing your lips with a hefty swipe of berry-colored lip balm
+Donning a coat that shouts its existence from the rooftop of your person
+Sticking your legs inside a corduroy watermelon
+Wearing a frilly summer blouse with a sneaky second layer underneath
+Gloves! Scarves! Hats!
+Smiling with your teeth
And just like that, it doesn’t seem so heartless after all. Enjoy the 20 outfits in the slideshow above and please, oh please enumerate your joy-injecting winter outfit hacks below.
Photos by Edith Young.