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Style File: Outfit inspiration to get you through any work week this season

Posted by Katie Tweed on 2016-03-14

 

Heading to the office can totally suck, especially if you aren't feeling confident, and confidence is hard to come by if you aren't happy with how your outfit. 

Dressing for work is completely different to dressing for other occasions (though it does depend on your office situation) and it always requires some extra thought. 

You are often required to dress modestly, look polished and professional. 

When I am planning an outfit for work, I stick to four different formulas; one for dresses, one for trousers, one for pencil skirts and one for floaty skirts. 

If you are lacking on inspiration, these formulas will make getting ready work work super easy. 

 

 I love to wear pencil skirts, in fact I think they are one of the things that I purchase most - my weakness! 

Always pair a tight pencil skirt like this one by Fate Clothing with a loose, button up top - I like this one by Ellis and Dewey. On a more casual feeling day (you know those ones where you don't have any meetings and you feel kinda bleugh) wear it untucked (this also helps on days when the dreaded bloat kicks in) but tuck it in to look a little more formal. 

Spice up the look with a jacket in a contrasting colour or fabric - this one is leather by Mesop

 

 

I love wearing trousers because of the comfort factor - I think I feel more myself when I am wearing pants. 

Every woman's wardrobe should not be complete without a great pair of trousers  - this Very Very pair is a favourite. Wear them with a classic button up (don't be afraid to wear one with a crazy print like this one from Binny) and a cute jumper by Darling over the top. A pair of loafers (these ones are by Dept. of Finery) won't go astray either. 

 

Floaty, a-line skirts are great for women with hips and a bum. While I am sure your curves look amazing in a pencil skirt, (as a woman with these assets) sometimes it feels nice to not wear something that hugs right to you. 

For autumn, pair your skirt (this silk number by Binny is a favourite) with a gorgeous knit that is super soft, like this one by Charli. Thinner knits can be tucked in or left loose. Wear a pair of funky shoes, a piece of jewellery and carry your favourite bag

 

 

Styling a gorgeous dress for work is simple - a pair of sensibly sized heels, a great handbag and sunnies will complete your outfit - it is choosing the right dress that is the challenge. 

I always opt for something that comes to the knee, or a bit above, like this gorgeous dress by Sacha Drake. Choose something that is fitted or flattering or has clean lines. Sacha Drake makes beautiful dresses that are perfect for work. 


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