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.
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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