Shopping for work clothing can be a daunting process, and with the pressure to wear something different everyday, it can become a little stressful (both on you and your wallet!). So how do we get around this dilemma? Thankfully it’s much easier than you think. The first step is to shop smart and invest in key items you can mix and match effortlessly with existing pieces in your wardrobe.
A classic white blouse, a neutral toned pencil skirt, black slim ankle pants and a tailored blazer are all essentials in your office repertoire. These are pieces that can be easily dressed up or down, just by tweaking a few items. For example, a white blouse works just as well in the office paired with a pencil skirt and pointed toe pumps, as it does on the weekend teamed with your favourite pair of jeans and flats.
If you’ve already got your basics sorted and looking to inject some cool into your workwear, try experimenting with more relaxed silhouettes (a big trend for Autumn/Winter16). A pair of pastel culottes or a masculine tailored pantsuit offer the perfect update for a more androgynous feel. Adding some burgundy to your wardrobe is also a great refresh, not only is this powerful hue one of the hottest colours of the season, it also teams nicely with black, white, beige and blue.
Whether you’re in need of a workwear overhaul or just a mini style refresh, keep scrolling for our edit of over 30 chic options that’ll transition effortlessly from work to play. And if you’re stuck on how to incorporate these pieces into your weekend wear, scroll to the bottom of the page for our styling suggestions. With prices starting from just $20 and nothing over $159.95, you’ll be sure to find an absolute bargain (or two!).
PANTSL-R: Asos Skinny Crop pants approx $47 here ; New Look culottes approx $32 here ; Country Road 3/4 Sateen pants $99.95 here L-R: Asos Natural Fabric Tapered pants approx $74 here ; Asos Premium Linen Suit culottes $81 here ; Witchery Slim detail pants $119.95 here
TOPSL-R: Warehouse Square Funnel Neck top $54 here ; Backstage Jamie top $129 here ; Witchery Pussy Bow Blouse $159.95 hereL-R: Asos Sleeveless white shirt $43 here ; Seed Funnel bodysuit $149.95 here ; FRS Flare Sleeve top approx $56 here
SKIRTS L-R: Dorothy Perkins Side Buckle skirt approx $24 here ; Atmos + Here Izzie Eyelet skirt $59.95 here ; C/MEO Collective City Sounds skirt $143.95 hereL-R: Witchery Double Face skirt $129.95 here ; Witchery Double Button mini $99.95 here ; Forcast Sharon Pinstripe suit skirt $49.95 here
SHOESClockwise from top left: Spurr Blakely lace up flats $20 here (available in three colours) ; Head Over Heels by Dune Addyson nude court heels $83 here ; Asos Libra Tassel Pointed loafer $38 here ; Nine West Gledia in Taupe $159.95here
STYLING WORKWEAR ON THE WEEKEND
Just because your work dress code differs from your weekend style, doesn’t mean you can’t mix and match to create the perfect off-duty look! We’ve styled this on-trend pussy bow blouse by Witchery with a high waisted denim mini and black lace up flats and this sleek double face skirt with a cute Seed Heritage bodysuit and white Adidas trainers. Super cool, super easy!
Repost: Rebecca Judd Loves (rebeccajuddloves.com), written by Fashion Editor, Greer de Burgh