We spend roughly 40 hours a week at work, so we may as well mix it up a bit and have fun with our style while we are there. How you dress will depend on the type of company you work for. Luckily many offices now adopt a smart but relaxed approach to office wear, and we no longer have to wear stuffy suits every day. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to make a good impression and come off polished, chic and successful. Here’s a look at some of the key pieces that will inject some fresh style into your 9-5 wardrobe.
Wool Peg Pants And Heels
Go for a duo color palette with instantly chic wool peg pants teamed with a shirt in the same color and elegant pumps in a right hue. You’ll instantly look polished but also fresh and modern too. Peg pants are great for comfort at work as they are looser on the hips and taper elegantly at the ankle. The silhouette is sophisticated, as long as you remember to cinch in your shirt with a skinny belt too, or choose to tuck your top in. Choose wool for a more formal look.
Sheer Shirts That Reveal But Conceal
Add a super luxe feminine touch to your workwear wardrobe with a sheer shirt that reveals yet conceals. So no showing off your underwear to your work colleagues! Choose a shirt or blouse that comes with a fitted camisole underneath and has beautiful sheer sleeves with just a hint of opacity. Make sure you add smart tailoring with impeccably cut trousers or a chic skirt. This is a feminine but elegant look for the office. You can search online for codes such as Nordstrom discount vouchers for great savings on modern work wear.
Fierce Leather Midi Skirts
Want to assert some power into your office wardrobe? Try a fierce leather midi skirt to up the ante. A-line skirts work well to soften the look slightly. Team with high black pumps, bare legs and a fitted shirt or a relaxed designer sweater for modern femininity. This style will certainly boost your confidence in the office. Angelina Jolie and Olivia Palermo wear this look well.
Sharpen Up Your Dresses
Choose multi-tasking dresses for the office that can also take you into the evening or can be worn in the evening. Opt for a feminine fit. Go flirty with silk and florals and toughen them up in the office with a tailored black tuxedo jacket. Jersey wrap dresses in feminine prints also look great in the office and travel well on business trips. Celebrities such as Olivia Palermo and Kate Moss have the look nailed, sharpening up their outfits with a mixture of textures and styles.
Feminine vs. Masculine
Mixing both feminine and masculine pieces in the office gives you a modern edge that says don’t mess with me! Invest in masculine-style tailored trousers and pair with pretty in pink shirts and sweaters. Team a feminine above the knee dress with perfectly polished flat loafers. Or wear a tailored white dress shirt and skinny tie with a swishy midi skirt. Mixing menswear with womens wear makes for a perfectly polished style that screams that you mean business.