OOTD: Modern Workwear Chic

Fall/Winter #OOTD: tan wool coat by Mackage, striped turtle neck, black culottes, Ferragamo bag

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice lately I’ve been really into workwear style. In the spectrum of fashion, in the past I had always thought of workwear to be rather basic and boring. Since I had spent most of my career working for tech startups and more liberal work environments, I had naturally gravitated to more a freer casual style. But after starting a more corporate role this year, I discovered that workwear has really come a long way since the days of plain black pencil skirts, blazers, and neat blouses.

Nowadays workwear is modern and chic. It’s drastically changed over the last 10 years, with more options than ever, dressing for the office has actually become fun! From smart suits to sophisticated separates, office-appropriate attire doesn’t need to feel safe or boring anymore. It’s all about striking the perfect balance of professionalism and style.

Workwear chic look: wool coat with striped turtleneck and culottes Winter Lookbook from YesMissy - Toronto Fashion Blogger
Streetstyle look - workwear chic with wool coat from Mackage, striped turtleneck and culottes



This is one of my latest workwear looks. I’ve paired a striped turtle neck and black culottes with a lightweight wool coat. I’ve found that culottes make great office pants, not only do they have great clean shape, but they’re remarkably comfortable as well with their loose fit. This particular pair has tailored details like a crease down the front which gives it a polished feel, while the bow-tie waist adds a bit of fun to them. I’ve paired it with a striped turtle neck, adding a bit of character with a print while still being a classic pattern. This wool coat has been a staple in my closet for many years, and I love the simplicity of its clean lines with the sweater collar accent. I’ve finished this look off with a pair of classic nude patent pumps, and a simple crossbody purse.

Outfit Details:
Top: Striped turtleneck c/o Shein
Bottom: Bow belted culotte pants c/o Shein
Coat: Wool coat from Mackage
Shoes: Nude patent pumps from Marciano (similar)
Bag: Miss Vara cross body bag from Ferragamo

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Street chic LOTD - Canadian lifestyle blogger YesMissy
Streetstyle OOTD: Ferragamo bag, Mackage wool coat Fall/Winter look - Love these pants!


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  • chelsea
    December 5, 2018

    Love this outfit. Funny you say you’ve been wearing more workwear with a more corporate role. I find I actually dress nicer and more “workwear” now that I work from home than when I worked in a super corporate setting! Guess I found the right “work” for me hey? 🙂 Cheers!
    xo Chelsea | https://completelychelsea.com

    • Eileen
      December 5, 2018

      Thanks Chelsea! lol That is interesting! As long as you get to wear what you love, that’s what matters!

  • consciousbykomal
    January 31, 2019

    Such a cute look! I completely agree workwear has revolutionized in the last decade or so. I love it though!


    • Eileen
      January 31, 2019

      Thanks Koman! Same here, workwear is so much more fun these days!

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