This is not the sexiest recommendation, but stick with me: whether you hate wearing unlined wool pants to work or you have a super windy commute or you’re always freezing, don’t forget about silky long johns for a really warm, comfortable base layer for your pants. (There are also layers for beneath tops and sweaters; just note that they’re usually a bit on the sheer side.) For long johns: they’re more durable than tights, thinner than leggings — but I’ve always found the true magic of silky long johns to be in the strange way I forget I’m wearing them once I’m inside the building. Lands’ End has a number of cute options on sale right now (including the polyester/spandex long johns pictured, available in regular, petite and plus sizes), we’ve rounded up other good options for silk long johns under unlined work pants in the past, also. Pictured: Base Layer Long Underwear Thermaskin Pants
2019 Update: We’re adding these silky long johns to our Workwear Hall of Fame because after they are still around, coming out in new colors, and getting rave reviews.
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