What does workwear mean to you? I mean, when I was little I always thought you had to either wear a uniform or a suit when you ‘got a job’ and obviously we know this isn’t true!
Workwear is only something that I’ve started to really think about now that I’ve moved to a slightly more professional office. Not gonna lie, I used to wear dungarees when I worked at UNiDAYS and it was totally normal. Now, I have a lot more client meetings and I don’t feel as productive if I’m not wearing what I class as my ‘workwear’. I feel like I’ve said ‘workwear’ way too many times now but let’s just roll with it shall we. I have three staples when it comes to getting dressed for the office and I wanted to share a little inspiration with you babes just in case you fancy a workwear wardrobe update!
If I do wear jeans to work it’ll be black skinnies because I just don’t feel productive in Mom jeans at the moment. I don’t know what it is? Maybe because they usually have to be paired with knitwear and then I just feel a bit frumpy. What do you think?
I love to pair trousers with tees and simple knits, they make me feel instantly smarter, even if I’m wearing trainers if I’m wearing trousers I feel ready for work! I love these check belted trousers and mini black check trousers from Dorothy Perkins (they have 25% off everything at the moment too!) and these Marks and Spencer lilac trousers will be perfect when the sunshine finally comes out.
I love a blazer for chucking on over a slogan t-shirt with jeans when it’s not 0 degrees outside. I can’t wait for the spring when we can all just actually wear our wardrobes and not be worried that we might freeze to death if we don’t wear the same pair of black jeans and cosy sweater. I love this navy double breasted blazer from trusty New Look – it’s just classic and will go with so many different outfits just like this awesome grey checked Topshop number!
A-Line for life
I mean, we all know from my winter uniform essentials post that I love these lil’ skirts. I just find them really flattering and comfortable. I pair mine with a striped top or some knitwear, two pairs of 80 denier tights and some boots. Usually pointy Chelsea boots or my chunky velvet boots from this post. New Look are killing the 70s vibes with this cute tan corduroy a-line skirt and I’m loving these two double breasted ASOS skirts, in burgundy and grey. I think these are all really smart and are a little different to my standard black leather mini.
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