Plus Size on a Budget – Winter Work Outfit Idea 1

A plus size winter work outfit for my “plus size on a budget series!”  This is the first of two looks that will have you looking chic at the office all winter long! 

Also, make sure you check out this post for another plus size work outfit.

Plus Size on a Budget – Winter Work Outfit Idea with Wine Cardigan, Stripe Button Down, and Bootcut Work Pants - Alexa Webb #plussize #alexawebb

My “Disclaimer”

I want to prevent some anticipated feedback.  So please keep these things in mind:

  • “Budget” is relative.  Some people easily spend $300 on sunglasses, while other people allocate $300 for their annual clothing budget.
  • You may be able to find these items elsewhere for less.  These are just some “budget-friendly” finds I have come across.  And I typically don’t link to clearance items because they sell out and then people are disappointed.  Also, I have no way of linking to thrift stores, but obviously, if you want to check out your local thrift stores, I think that is a great idea!
  • Recycle & reuse.  As with all of my posts, I hope that you can use the pieces you already have in your wardrobe.  Additionally, I assume that you can reuse all of the pieces below in other combinations with things in your closet to create a variety of looks.  Meaning, I think it is unfair to judge the expense of one outfit as though that is the only way to wear the pieces.

Outfit Details

This is one of my favorite “formulas” for workwear.   Start with a neutral base of a button-down and work trousers

Add some color with a cardigan, in this case, I chose wine.  And then add one or two coordinating accessories, like a headscarf and mules.

This scarf can be worn tied around the head like a headband, around a ponytail or bun, around the neck, the wrist, or even a handbag strap.  

The rest of the accessories are also neutral.  I added some interest with a snakeskin print tote.  Then some basic jewelry like silver hoops and a set of silver link bracelets.

Plus Size on a Budget – Winter Work Outfit Idea 1

Plus Size on a Budget – Winter Work Outfit Idea with Wine Cardigan, Stripe Button Down, and Bootcut Work Pants - Alexa Webb #plussize #alexawebb

Shop the Look

Plus Size on a Budget – Winter Work Outfit Idea with Wine Cardigan, Stripe Button Down, and Bootcut Work Pants - Alexa Webb #plussize #alexawebb

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22 thoughts on “Plus Size on a Budget – Winter Work Outfit Idea 1

  1. I agree that what you spend is ‘relative’. I also appreciate ‘recycling’ what I already have. Actually, you have given me some ideas that I have found in my closet.

  2. Thank you Alexa, as always, for the inspiration! I have similar pieces (a wine colored cardigan, gray slacks, etc ) in my closet, but am really out of practice putting outfits together. I love the wine colored mules! They’re really cute and look comfy too.
    Happy New Year 2021!

  3. I 💕 this outfit! I would definitely wear this!! The only problem is the cardigan is already out of stock. Great prices!!

  4. I need an office wardrobe and this is a great start. I’m glad I found your website and can now get office outfits that are beautiful and affordable.

  5. Not too brag, but I definitely got this cardigan at Walmart for $3 on clearance!😁 I went looking for it after I saw it here. ♥️

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