Back to work: 5 outfits to ease you back into dressing for the office
We welcome September with the back-to-work routine, that almost feels like a start to the new year and with that comes a new wardrobe. The overwhelming options of workwear broadens all the time with companies relaxing theusual formal office attire. It can be hard to distinguish between the 9-5 outfit and something we’d wear on the weekend. Think midi dresses, wide leg trousers, printed blouses and tailored blazers, let us inspire you to nail the power-dressing fit for any work place.
The midi dress outfit
The midi dress will always be the answer to a smart casual setting – it's all about how you style it for the right occasion. When heading to the office this Septemberstyle this dress with a simple black ankle boot and then switching out for a longer boot when the colder weather sets in. We love thesubtle colour and brushed zebra print; adding some print to your workwear wardrobe will not only make you feel better but also help to elevate your look. The fit and flare style in a super flattering tea dress shape, with a more forgiving empire waistline, creates a shape that hugs and then skims past all the right places. Perfect for comfort and looking good even past the office hours.
The midi skirt outfit
Much like the midi dress the midi skirt can also slot itself very easily into a variety of occasions. But unlike the dress you have more options to play around with how casual or formal you’d like to look. Opting for a t-shirt (with a puff sleeve twist) is casual enough for most work settings whilst still feeling like you’ve made an effort. To take this to the next level switch the t-shirt for a chiffon blouse, creating a dressier outfit. Pair this with boots for this season ahead, but this can also be worn on the weekend with trainers.
The wide leg trousers outfit
Gone are the days of slim-trousers, everyone has now embraced the loose wide-fitting style in favourof a modern and chic look. This particular styleembraces the casualness of corduroy and the elegance of tailoring, making it perfect for the relaxed but still smart office working space. Team it with a patterned blouse, this new print from b.young is going to be a firm favourite. The lose fit blouse and lose fit trousers only balance so well when the top is tucked into the trousers and the waistband is defined with a belt like this one.
The jumpsuit outfit
An easy all-in-one outfit, get ready in seconds when all you have to do is pop this on. Tailored to perfection and oozing elegance, this jumpsuit will have you ready for anything work decides to throw at you. The double-breasted (almost wrap front) is super flattering, falling into the ultra-sleek and modern wide leg, all pulled together with a belt to complete the outfit and creates a beautiful silhouette. This is everything you need for power dressing!
The LBD outfit
An LBD is a classic for a reason it’s timeless and will never ever date! This ribbed knit style is more up to dateand the extra tie belt detailing at the front will hug your curves in all the right ways – plus this stretchy knitted fabric will be comfortable all day long. Finish the look with a blazer and opt for some pattern as you have kept the rest of the outfit simple. This blazer is perfectly tailored nipping you in at the waist so you don’t lose the shape of the dress underneath, plus it is great for styling out of the work setting too, pop it on with your favourite denim jeans at the weekend. It’s all about making the most of your wardrobe!