I try to make skirts/dresses work for as long as I can, but there is certain point in the season where it so cold the wind hurts my face. When this happens I try to keep my dress wearing to a minimum and switch over to pants. The major perk of pants is that in addition to being naturally warmer, they offer the option of wearing an extra layer beneath.
The options reach far past the boring slacks of years past. Wearing a trouser can actually be a major outfit upgrade. The important things to focus on are fit, cut, and design. Black pants are great to have, but it’s important to mix things up with fun colors and prints. Here are some pants that would be great for your next work look.