What To Wear : To Work
I recently asked on Instagram what you need help styling. I got A LOT of responses, but the most popular response definitely had to do with workwear. Now, I work from home which means I don’t have to wear a business casual look very often. Every now and then I’ll have meetings that require it, but that’s very rare which is why you never see me posting work #ootd’s. BUT I love a business casual look, so I was so excited to hear this is what a lot of you need help with because it meant I got to search the web and style some looks that I would love to wear if I worked an office job. I think these looks will definitely help bring some classy trends to your work wardrobe!
While putting this together, I made sure to include staple pieces I think are important have in your work wardrobe, but I also made sure to throw some trendiness in there because staying on-trend while keeping it classy is what will keep you from getting bored with your workwear, and will make it easier to take your looks from desk to dinner.
WHITE TOP: Of course, you can wear lots of different colors when it comes to tops, but I think one of the most important tops to have is white. I try to always have a good sweater, T-shirt, and classic button-up ready in my closet. Offices are usually cold which is why the sweater is a must, plus it can look super cute layered over a collared blouse! A T-shirt is a must no matter what kind of wardrobe we’re talking about. I love this bodysuit tee because it’s meant to be tucked in (obviously) which is definitely more appropriate for work and an easy way to wear a tee to the office. You can NEVER go wrong with a button-up, no matter what your job is. Wear it untucked and layered under a blazer, tucked into a pencil skirt, or french tucked into a pair of jeans - the ways are endless which is what makes this piece a definite must.
PANTS: Of course, you need pants. You probably already have a pair of black or tan colored pants which is why I didn’t add them to the lineup - if you don’t, you definitely need to get some! Instead, I started by adding a pair of black pants with a tuxedo stripe. The tuxedo stripe is very on-trend and a nice way to add some style to your classic work look. For those of you who struggle with stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new trends, this is a great piece to start with. Next, color. Switch things up from the classic neutral colors by bringing some colored pants into your work week! Last, put some print on it. Plaid print is a classic, yet happens to also be on trend when it comes to work pants, so a chic pair of plaid print trousers are a great way to show off your classy yet stylish side when headed to work.
SKIRTS: Wearing a skirt to work can be fun, especially for those of you who usually stick to pants or dresses. Plus, they’re a great way to get a little more dressed up, keeping it casual with an easy-going top. A midi is a must because it’s definitely more work appropriate. The length is great and most midi-skirts are loose, so you don’t have to question if it’s too tight for the office. A pencil skirt is another classic, and one that I think easily gets forgotten or overlooked. This printed, knitted pencil skirt is another more casual option when wanting to try a pencil skirt. It will pair well with just about any kind of top whether it’s a tee, blouse, or sweater. Lastly, if your workplace is on the more casual side, a denim skirt is a cool piece to add to your work look. Just make sure to dress it up with a nice blouse and blazer, or a chic sweater, and of course a cute pair of dress shoes.
A DRESS: A piece you can get lots of wear out of when it comes to a business casual look. Get trendy with a belted shirt dress, keep it simple with a colored shift dress, or have a little fun with a printed dress. The ways to accessorize dresses like these are also endless, which make them another must.
JEANS: White, black, and classic denim are all great go-tos for those of you who can wear jeans to work! Just make sure to avoid distressing or too skinny of a fit. When it comes to work-wear, a straight and high waisted fit is my favorite because it gives off the vibe of a straight fit trouser.
BAGS: When it comes to a work bag, you’ll most likely want to go for a tote style and keep the color more neutral. I know that when I used to work in an office, I liked to use a bag that wasn’t too cheap or expensive because I knew I was going to be pretty rough on it with all of my work equipment (laptop, planner, papers, etc.).
SHOES: When it comes to your work wardrobe, shoes are a great way to have a little more fun! A classic black pump will go with just about anything. A neutral colored, yet very chic finished block heel, will show that you have style. And a mule is a more comfortable and on-trend option that you can’t go wrong with.
HOW TO STYLE THESE PIECES
( Just Some Ideas )
When shopping for wardrobe essentials, don’t be afraid to throw in some trends. They’re an essential too!
I hope these pieces inspired you, and get you excited to get dressed for work this week! Keep the questions coming! I look forward to answering more in the upcoming weeks.