Right about when the excitement accompanying the new year begins to wear off, reality starts settling in, and that often means an office to get back to, a schedule to embrace again and a long list of responsibilities to resume. Perhaps the most appealing thing about going back to work remains your freshly organized wardrobe and all those styling tips & tricks you cannot wait to try for yourself.

Aiming to make the transition into the New Year feel a little bit easier, our back-to-work selection of outfits celebrates diversity, comfort and elegance, whether through a bold colour, or a comfy knit.

After the break, 9 back to work outfits to wear now.

If monochrome looks are your thing than Doina’s modern yet timeless outfit can only inspire you to add some gorgeous minty shades to your office repertoire this year. Colourful and chic, this is the perfect antidote to winter dressing:

Photo: The Golden Diamonds.

best winter outfits to wear to work

Knitted, belted and ultimately chic, Adriana’s luxurious-looking combo proves that office outfits during winter shouldn’t be resumed at strict tailoring, nor at all- black:

Photo: Fake Leather.

best winter outfits to wear to work

Simplicity is the one ingredient that never fails to impress in an office environment; a classic shade of gray, a basic white tee and a tailored suits that ditches pants for on-trend culottes makes for a winning combination, time and time again:

Photo: Song of Style.

best winter outfits to wear to work

If you plan on breathing new life into your favorite white button-downs in 2016, nothing like a trendy suede skirt and a camel coat to do the trick. Perfect the office look with a loose chignon and snakeskin pumps:

Photo: Happily Grey.

best winter outfits to wear to work

Colourful knits at the office make for great outfits if styled right. Opt for bold tones and interesting patterns, and balance off their casual vibe with a pair of high-wasted tailored pants, and classic leather accessories:

Photo: Style Scrapbook.

best winter outfits to wear to work

Chanel-inspired numbers are the epitome of office-chic, choose them in black, white and gray and their elegant feel is only bound to increase. Style with pointy flats and slick ponytails:

Photo: Frassy.

best winter outfits to wear at work

A classic pencil skirt, a tucked-in merino wool sweater, navy on navy and just a touch of gold: follow Nicole’s easy recipe for success by using monochrome as the effortless way to elevate basic pieces:

Photo: Gary Pepper Girl.

best winter outfits to wear to work

If jeans are allowed in your office environment, pick out your favorite piece of denim and polish it off with a pair of printed pumps and a classic camel coat. Add to the preppy mix with a striped button-down, layered underneath a loose, relaxed sweater:

Photo: Lovely Pepa.

best winter outfits to wear to work

For the retro enthusiasts and colour lovers alive, a 1960s inspired dress in burnt orange will make for an office ready-look if worn on top of a printed, pussy-bow blouse, and styled with a simple pair of brown suede knee-high boots:

Photo: Bittersweet Colours.

best winter outfits to wear at work

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