How to upgrade your winter workwear by Lollie King

The east wind of autumn has truly breezed by, and now winter is upon us. With the change in temperature comes the need to update our wardrobes to adapt to the dropping climes.  While the falling temperatures will convince us the only way to stay warm is to pile on layer upon layer, here’s our guide to accessories that confirm comfort, style and functionality are all achievable this winter.


Work in some subtle colour

Dressing for the cold can feel like an arduous task, but adding subtle seasonal colours such as burgundy and green could quickly upgrade your workwear style. While the tendency in winter is to always wear black, try experimenting with darker graphic patterns. Our V&A inspired, Night Forest print backpack and briefcase present a confident, chic counterpart to your traditional black style.

Winter_workwear_backpack_Knomo_accessories_bag V&A Print Berlin Backpack in Monochrome


Or if you want to make a real statement, invest in a Monochrome print style to bring energy and a twist of Roaring Twenties glamour wherever you go and through into Spring.


Hands free is freedom

No matter how hard we try, we always end up making at least a few Christmas shopping trips during the working week. Feeling weighed down and flustered is, quite simply, the worst – so your usual work bag may no longer be appropriate with the number of shopping bags that you’re juggling. For more back support and to keep your hands free, the functionality of a backpack would is far more suitable.

The elegant Beaux backpack is “for the must-be-hands-free commuter”, and the perfect luxe accompaniment this winter. Crafted entirely from soft, full grain leather, this slim style will be a saviour while navigating the high-street frenzy, especially if you’re carrying a laptop and all your work gear at the same time.

Winter_workwear_backpack_Knomo_accessories_bag_leather_slim Beaux Backpack in Black Leather

Keep your belongings close

This said, wearing a backpack can be tricky if you have to continuously get things in and out, and we’ve all struggled wearing a backpack over our big winter coats.

Enter the Audley. The same leather beauty in compact tote form, either carry by hand or attach the strap and wear across your body – always able to quickly access your travel cards or purse inside the compartments of the bag.

Winter_workwear_backpack_Knomo_accessories_bag_leather_tote Audley Tote in Black Leather

When the party never stops

With the festive season comes the party season, and the perfect opportunity to use chic, clever accessories that work seamlessly between a day of meetings or a wild winter night out. The Elektronista is here to answer prayers everywhere.

Winter_workwear_backpack_Knomo_accessories_bag_shoulder_battery Elektronistsa Digital Clutch in Grey Fabric


Created in collaboration with the digital trends expert Christiane Vejlo, this bag is the perfect choice to take you from the office to the office party.  With a detachable strap for wearing as a cross body, or carrying by hand as a clutch – the Elektronista also includes a 5000mAh portable battery and cable, so you’ll always be able to keep in touch with your friends, and book your Uber home at the end of the night. Choose between gorgeous full grain leather or premium splash-resistant fabric, and know that your belongings are always safely organised (and charged up) inside.

Winter_workwear_backpack_Knomo_accessories_bag_digital_clutch Elektronista Digital Clutch in Grey Fabric


We hope you find the perfect new Knomo to work into your staple style this winter. Banish the all-black wardrobe and keep in control of your belongings all season. From backpacks to totes to clever clutches and smart shoulder bags, Knomo is here to sort all your winter workwear woes with a range of accessories that will keep you going on and on.

Discover the full Knomo range here.   

Lollie King