New Office Looks to Spruce Up Your Work Week
Dress codes come and go, but one thing’s for sure: dressing for work can sometimes be more trouble than it’s worth.
Considering we spend most of our lives at work, keeping things interesting with your outfits can stave off some boredom and get you looking forward to each day.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to thinking of work-ready outfits, even though it may not seem like it. The key is to take some time to plan your look and stick to flattering silhouettes that can take you from lunch to your meetings and beyond.
Jumpsuits are a great sartorial pick for any occasion, especially for work. They’re perfect for days when you wake up with only five minutes to spare, and go great with heels for a more polished look. This Isabel Marant piece pairs a solid black hue with puffed sleeves to create a piece you’ll want to wear even on days off. Its cotton twill fabric also ensures maximum comfort, making it perfect for those days when you need to tie your hair up and get to work.
Stylish and fitted basics
There’s nothing wrong with classic workwear. The standard usually consists of a smart shirt, some slacks, and a blazer. This is a no-fail outfit that you can pull off for virtually any scenario, but it can be reinvented with a few twists. Woman Within’s button down shirts fit any body type and are the perfect canvas for your new work look. Borrow some style tips from the boys and wear a longline blazer to create a more utilitarian silhouette, and top off the look with d’Orsay flats to keep you feeling comfortable throughout the day.
Easy matching with coordinates
Ever since co-ordinates hit the scene, brands on both the high and low end have been playing around with sets to create new looks. Steal some inspiration from Moschino’s blazer and skirt combination, and find co-ordinates with a funky print to make you stand out. Just make sure that your bottoms are appropriate for work. And if you’re wearing a particularly daring set, accessorise with a minimalist clutch and some light jewellery.
Going monochrome gives you major style points with minimum effort. In fact, monochrome trousers and shirt combo can work even better than a flashy dress and loud accessories. Need proof? Check out Styleholic’s guide to monochrome dressing, and opt for a grey-on-grey outfit to take a break from your usual blacks and whites. Play with textures to make your outfit more visually appealing, like pairing a wool sweater and a twill skirt.
Casual Fridays galore
Give your jeans a breather and dress up your joggers for an unusual take that will still have you looking effortlessly cool. Aritzia’s Babaton joggers are designed in a slim cut, which veer away from the frumpy silhouette traditionally associated with joggers. Throw on a cozy sweater over the top and slip on some kitten heels for a fuss-free look that’ll work a treat for a night at the local pub. You could also opt for mules if you’re not a fan of heels, or try leather trainers.