Choosing Corporate Wear for the Cold Weather

Many people who work in professional settings don't just sit in an office, but also spend much of the day outside travelling between buildings and branches. That means during the cold weather their corporate wear needs to include some classy and appropriate outer wear. Here are some hints to keep people looking professional and warm all winter. 

A well fitting coat

One of the best ways to keep warm is a coat that can keep out the wind and rain or snow. A trench coat is a good idea and should be waterproofed and lined with a warm internal lining such as wool. It is important to have a well fitting coat that fits well over a normal suit and, if necessary, a sweater. A classic trench coat is a great investment as it will never go out of style. It is worth getting the coat tailored so that it fits you perfectly as not only will it look better, but it will also be more effective at keeping the weather out if it fits well. 


One of the first places that people get cold in very cold weather is the extremities including the fingers. It is a good idea to get gloves that have finger tips with electroconductive tips so that you can continue to use touch screens, particularly if you need to answer calls or check emails and messages on the go. Equally it is a good idea to get waterproof, lined gloves if you live in an environment that tends to get snow or that has very cold winds. 


In very cold environments it can be important to keep the head protected from the cold with a hat. Unfortunately many styles of hat can lead to 'hat hair' which is how the hair gets flattened by a hat. In order to keep the headwear professional it's a good idea to go for a dark, neutral colour such as black or brown which can go with a range of outfits. It is also a good idea to go for a hat that has a smooth lining which is less likely to cause static and fly away hair. 

If you need to wear corporate wear in a very cold climate choosing the right cold wear accessories is an important part of looking professional even when the weather is cold. Chat to a corporate wear specialist about your outdoor work tasks for more specific advice.