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Your 9-5 Wardrobe Update

26 May 2020

  

Navigating your workplace dress code can be confusing. Here, we answer your top workwear questions so that you can feel confident, on-trend and prepared to take on anything.

  

Are dresses appropriate for work?

With such versatility in style and design, women's work dresses are the perfect choice when it comes to office attire and job interview outfits. Midi dresses are a timeless, trans-seasonal option for work. Neutral colourways are ideal for mixing and matching with your favourite blazer and bag, while soft hues such as blush, powder blue and sage green can add an understated element of colour to your work wardrobe.

If your office favours a formal style try sleek knit dresses with practical mules and a luxe, minimal bag. However, if you're looking for a semi-casual workwear feel, try fresh utility-inspired styles and shirt dresses paired with trending clean white sneakers.

 

What clothing styles are considered appropriate for the office?

Appropriate business attire will vary depending on your office dress-code. For a formal workplace, suiting is always an easy option. Team a matching blazer and tailored pants with a chic white shirt and heels for an outfit that will inspired confidence all day.

For a more relaxed workplace, we love pairing a luxe knit tank with an elevated leather midi skirt or flowing wide-leg trousers. Don't forget refined details like practical, yet refined footwear such as mules, pointed flats and white sneakers.

 

Should I wear tailored slim pants or wide-leg styles to work?

No matter your workplace dress code, you can add both fits to your nine to five wardrobe. Tailored pants with a structured waistband can work in both a slim and wide-leg profile and; our new workwear edit contains both. Have fun styling both tapered and wide-leg trousers with elegant blazers, polo neck tops and relaxed shirting. 

What jackets can be worn to work?

In the warmer months, jackets for work can be tricky - but on occasion, you'll need a cover-up for a  brisk morning start or chilly evening commute. A light, relaxed blazer is your answer, here. Try a boyfriend blazer in grey or soft shades like nougat or rose for an easy way to add warmth but also to elevate jeans or work pants instantly.

Another classic jacket option is the timeless trench. Invest in a camel coloured version and wear with everything from denim to midi dresses.