“More and more offices are adopting this quasi-casual, dress-down, informal approach.” (Independant UK, 2018) I’m so here for this! I’m lucky enough to work in a ‘wear what you want’ environment that doesn’t require me spending all my dolla’ on sharp suits. Casual has become the norm in work, however, conversations are still being created around the topic of what to wear to work.
Coming from a fashion background, I enjoy and love dressing for work. As well as working with the best team, I can express my creativity and professional identity through my outfit choices, without the fear of being judged.
Although, finding the right clothes for work can be a struggle. There’s a constant struggle between staying fashionable, without breaking the bank or organising your wardrobe strictly for workwear (which I’ll cover in another article!) As a young professional woman, who spends most of her time in work, I love planning out my office outfits and staying stylish during the week. The reality of it is that I have less of a social life now so I might as well stay fab in my 9-5.
This article is a visual diary of what I wear to work and the type of outfits I incorporate into my work wardrobe. I always start the week on a high with a power suit, to avoid the Monday blues, of course, and end the week in a much more relaxed look but still appropriate enough for last minute work-dos. To mark special occasions which normally require a quick outfit swap after work, settle with a silk blouse and some sleek pants which will easily take you from day to night. Simple right?
You can make workwear work for you, it doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. Invest in quality pieces that you can wear repeatedly, and focus on the essentials first. If you need a buddy to help guide you along the way, then you may want to have a little look, here.
So which look below is your favourite?
boss your way through the day in a power suit.
throw on a jumpsuit for comfort and ease while on the move.
add accessories for extra chicness.
a valentine’s day special to mark the occasion.
a satin pyjama shirt for casual friday,
appropriate enough for unplanned work-dos.