Layer-up in the workplace this winter
Winter and trans-seasonal uniforms can seem like hard work. Heavy layers and staff variation in size & height can mean everyone can start to look a bit messy on the workplace floor if your uniform design is not a considered one. Here’s four ways to mix your essential uniform pieces, beat off the work-commute chill and stay comfortable all day this winter.
1. Soft wool-blend Knits for all-year layering
A high-quality wool-blend knit is a classic essential that gives your uniform versatility throughout the whole year. Worn over a t-shirt or shirt, and under vests & jackets, the design details deliver elevated style in corporate and retail workplaces.
An instant sharp look for a team of all sizes is a crisp shirt under a V-neck or crew-neck knit. Button down collar shirts are great for layering and always look professional. Another classic look is showing an inch of shirt cuff, at the sleeve of the knit for great tonal contrast and smart corporate style.
2. Durable & Cosy Puffer Vest
The perfect addition to keep your body core warm, while still having the freedom of movement. The eco-friendly plant-based filling keeps you warm without the puffy bulk, making it an essential layering apparel piece for work warehouse staff, delivery drivers and sales teams on the road.
Scout Puffer Vest also has fleece lined pockets & neck for luxurious comfort on those outside shifts or sales teams on the road. Zip-up Scout to keep out those icy winds on your morning commute then unzip around the work place. It’s versatility makes it THE winter uniform must-have.
3. Chino: comfort & style cred
Chino pants are the modern alternative to traditional slacks or jeans, while still looking professional for the workplace. Their stretch fabric means they’re perfect for all body types, comfortable and trans-seasonal.
You can still keep your rolled-up Chino look in winter, simply add socks, or roll down and pair with a boot for a more casual look. Add a jacket & brogue to elevate your Chinos or a Puffer Vest and sneaker for workplace style cred.
4. Rethink the humble Shirtdress
The Shirtdress came to dominate in the 1940’s when women entered the workforce as part of the war-effort. Today it still delivers a confident and empowering look for the workplace; from day to night, hairdresser to boardroom and summer to winter.
There is no wrong way to wear the Smith Oxford Shirtdress; cinched in at the waist for a flattering, feminine silhouette or worn without the tie for a modern utilitarian look. Add a statement necklace and a jacket and you’re ready for after-work drinks. As the weather gets cooler, wear with tights and your favourite pair of boots or wear over jeans, worn either loose or cinched with the tie to the side. For a more formal, feminine vibe, tie the bow at the back.
How to bring your crew’s winter uniform together
You’ve sourced the essential winter apparel pieces but how do you bring together the look for your staff – from back of house & warehousing, to front of house and sales teams.
We asked our uniform styling team what their favourite winter looks were:
Combining knitwear, chino pants, shirts, a shirt dress and puffer we have created a consistent look for multiple job roles across your business. Catering to both male and female staff members in a wide range of sizes, your winter uniform can come together with modern finesse. Dress your executive team in stylish pieces and your hard working on-the-go team in high-quality separates.
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