What sort of outfit do you think of when someone says “smart, work-wear”? I’m about to teach you a few lessons as to how to look stylish and contemporary, while still following the “work-wear guidelines”.
When I worked in retail, we could wear anything we wanted – to a point – as long as most of it was from our brand. Now that I work in the corporate world, it’s important to look professional and mature. This doesn’t mean I have to dress in ill-fitting suits, pencil skirts with a white blouse and black Mary-Jane heels.
These are things you will most definitely have lying in your wardrobe.
Black Blazer (mine is a peplum style)
White blouse (I’ve gone for a ruffle front)
Your favourite heels
Black heeled boots
What to wear them with
Taking some of your favourite items from your wardrobe and making them fitting for work. I’ve created five looks to inspire your work week outfits.
Your Friday outfit. Simply add your black polo neck top to that ditsy, floral dress with black boots, and voila! It’s appropriate for work and for those post-work drinks!
Dress – (sold out) find a similar one here
Wide leg trousers
The comfy, office outfit. Team your wide leg trousers with the black jacket, polo neck and boots and you’re off!
Trousers – Topshop
Clashing prints with a skirt and blouse
The more daring look. You mean business and in the most stylish way possible. Wear your black boots and jacket to “calm” down this gorgeous outfit.
Blouse – Savida for Dunnes Stores
Skirt – Savida for Dunnes Stores
On Wednesdays we wear pink
You’re ONLY allowed to wear this on Wednesdays, in true Mean Girls fashion. Just take your white blouse and heels, and strut your stuff.
Trousers – (sold out) find a similar pair here
Clean and simple
The most “office-y” outfit I could pull together. The day of meetings attire!
Jacket – (sold out) find a similar one here
Black Trousers – Missguided