The holidays are coming to a close (say it ain't so!), but winter is just beginning. And, even though stores are already rolling out resort wear, our bodies are still all about chunky knits and big boyfriend coats. Which means that our decidedly toasty wardrobe gets to stick around for the next two or three months, at least. Enter Jason Wu's edgy pencil-skirt ensemble. We're talking exposed zippers, oversized sweaters, and sleek, black leather — amped-up iterations of your standard 9-to-5 wear that craft a refreshing look without making you stray too far from your comfort zone. Pair with a classic shoulder bag, ankle-strap heel, and a large cuff (or even a menswear-inspired watch), and you've got a look that's office-appropriate, on-trend, and winter-ready. Drinks after work? No problem! Simply unzip the bottom few inches of the skirt for a scintillating happy-hour outfit.
La Garçonne Moderne Sylvia Alpaca Handknit Pullover, $425, available at La Garçonne; Sandro Joker Leather Pencil Skirt, $300, available at Sandro; Jason Wu Daphne Shoulder Bag, $1,875, similar style available at Nordstrom; Kendra Phillip Large Blythe Cuff, $147, available at Kendra Phillip; Aldo Nolazco Pump, $41.99, available at Aldo; Urban Decay Naked Flush, $30, available at Sephora.