It's time to take the 'I have nothing to wear' moment out of your morning routine.
Make dressing for the office the highlight of your day by building up a selection of appropriate and chic workwear options. Here, we answered your top workwear questions to ensure you feel confident, on-trend and prepared to take on any challenge in your office attire.
ARE DRESSES WORK APPROPRIATE?
With such versatility in style and design, dresses are the perfect choice when it comes to women's workwear. Midi dresses are a transeasonal, always-relevant option for work. Midi dresses with blouson or long flutter sleeves are ideal for the office, layering easily with your favourite blazer. If your workplace is casual or creative, go bold with a sleeveless midi in a bright colourway. Wear yours with court heels and a structured tote for an elevated look.
WHAT CLOTHING IS CONSIDERED WOMEN'S BUSINESS ATTIRE?
Appropriate business attire will vary depending on your office dress-code. For a sophisticated business-formal option, pair a blazer with tailored pants and a work shirt. If your workplace doesn't require suiting, a blouse or knitted top teamed with a pleated skirt is one of our favourite looks. For casual workplaces, opt for the jeans and blouse combination. In warmer months, drape a blazer over your shoulders for an effortless, chic look. A longline coat and boots will elevate your office ensemble in winter.
WHAT PANTS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR WORK? Slim leg, tapered trousers are the best fit for work pants. Tailored pants with a mid-rise waist are the ultimate work trousers that pair perfectly with a tucked-in blouse and court heels. Wide-leg pants are also a work-ready option that will add flair to your workwear staples.
WHAT TYPE OF TOPS ARE IDEAL FOR THE OFFICE? No matter the workplace dress code, a blouse is the go-to office top. Think lightweight puff-sleeve designs in summer and long balloon sleeves in colder months. Mix up your work wardrobe with a varied selection of blouses in floral prints, neutral colourways and embroidered lace fabrications. If your workplace is casual, experiment with camis, knitted tops and elevated tees.
Sweaters and cardigans can be a suitable option for work when teamed with the right pieces. For a polished look, ensure your knitwear is well-kept and void of pulls. Pair your cardigan with a pleated pencil skirt and ankle boots, or tuck your sweater into cropped work trousers. Layer with a trench coat for added warmth in winter.