While your actual output is what matters at work, there’s also no harm looking polished and chic when meeting clients and giving presentations. Prove to your bosses that you’re not just professionally competent—you make the grade in the fashion department, too! Below, 10 non-boring outfit ideas to try from Mondays through Fridays:
1. Blush hour
Can’t escape the dreaded suit? Instead of dreary black, choose one in a soft, flattering color like blush or powder blue. Match with neutrals like cream or gray to tone things down.
2. Pencil in
Experiment with textures and patterns to brighten up classic office pieces. A pencil skirt with a detailed hem is far more interesting than a plain black one.
3. Wear the pants
Don’t be the last to try culottes and gauchos! If you’re wearing this cut to work, consider luxurious fabrics like suede or leather.
Transition your tried-and-tested weekend attire of cuffed jeans and a high-neck tee by adding a slightly oversized blazer into the mix.
5. Waist away
Sloppy silhouettes have no room in a corporate environment. When wearing a dress, go for something that’s cinched at the waist to flatter your figure.
6. Short order
Shorts for the office? If your workplace allows you to wear them, go! Just remember to choose a decent length and fabric, and pair with something structured up top.
7. Utility chic
For casual days, swap your blazer for a lightweight parka. When worn with a classic Breton shirt and well-fitting pants, it becomes less music festival attendee and more career girl.
8. Top of the morning
Make early starts more bearable with a foolproof blouse-and-trouser combo. We love silky fabrics and pretty pastel hues for a feminine feel.
9. Nautical mile
Create the illusion of an elongated frame in floor-grazing wide-legged pants. Top-wise, you can’t go wrong with a staple striped top.
10. Clean slate
Meeting your guy right after you time out? Embrace a girly aesthetic in dreamy fabrics like lace and eyelet. Accessories-wise, try nude or blush as black is too somber.
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