When it comes to workwear, the possibilities are endless – do you prefer a blouse and tailored trousers, a skirt with a top, a blazer, a matching suit, a dress, with stockings or without? A good workwear wardrobe has pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different looks so when you’re trying things on (or filling your cart online), make sure you consider how they will fit with what you already have.
There are many different styles of tops that are great for work – I look for comfort, a good range of movement (it’s very important to be able to move around without feeling restricted), and fabric that feels nice on – you’re going to be wearing them for a whole day after all! You’ll also want to consider if you’re going to be wearing anything on top of it like a cardigan or blazer.
I know that black and navy are easy go to colours when it comes to workwear (after all, they’re a classic!), but don’t be afraid to go for a bold print – especially if you’ve chosen a classic style like a pencil skirt or well tailored trousers. Culottes have been making a resurgence lately as well, and I for one am definitely a fan.
Shift and wrap dresses are a workwear wardrobe staple for many, but think about taking a step away from dark neutrals and embrace colour, prints and interesting details.
The finishing touch to your outfit, jackets can be anything from sleek and classic to a statement piece. If you favour a classic look for the rest of your outfit, try pairing it with something bold (either in print, colour or both!) to step it up a notch.
Meagan Kerr also writes at This is Meagan Kerr.