Creating Stylish Work-wear Looks

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.

The essentials

These are things you will most definitely have lying in your wardrobe.


Black polo-neck


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.

Floral dress

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

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