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|7 Aug|2 mins

Styles You Can Wear 7 Days A Week

Fix up, look sharp.
Elle Glass
7 Aug
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How to dress for the office is a question our Editors get hit with on the daily. Whether you’re running your own show or working for The Man, looking sharp at work is a non-negotiable. Your workwear needs to have that pulled-together feel to it. You’re going for polished, for clean-cut; for the tailored look. Think blazers and wrap dresses; crisp shirting and clean lines.

The reality of work, though, means that these pieces aren’t solely relegated to the office. Nine-to-five is more of a case of eight ‘til six and costume changes post work – however well-intentioned – rarely happen. Deadlines come up, emails needs to be answered, someone wants to meet just that little bit earlier. So, your workwear needs to work hard – it needs to be able to carry you past clock-off, to take you from desk to date night..

The trick, then, is to pad out your wardrobe with styles you can wear seven days a week. Investing in solid pieces means you want to get the most out of them – you want your pieces to work for both the weekend and work days. A blazer will take you to that board meeting and is perfect teamed with denim and kicks on the weekend. A wrap dress, the same. A top you can team with a work-ready skirt or with jeans.

When choosing your wardrobe, comfort is where it’s at and finding pieces that give you confidence is key. You need to select styles to live in, to love. Go for classic, easy-to-wear pieces, like tailored separates whose cuts sit just so. Make sure every piece is a don’t-think-twice affair, a works-first-time effort.

Some hot tips from our Style Team?

Start your Monday off with your dressiest, most polished outfit. Not only will this show that you mean business, but it will help you erase the sins of Sunday past. To keep your look feeling fresh, make nice with your dry cleaner. It will mean you get way more wear out of each piece and never have to iron. And finally, go for colours, too, that you adore. The ones you’ll want to wear every day – navy, pastel blues, blacks – and the ones that can play nice with just about anything in your wardrobe.

We’ve pulled together some key looks for you to borrow verbatim.

Advice
|7 Aug|2 mins

Styles You Can Wear 7 Days A Week

Fix up, look sharp.
Elle Glass
7 Aug
Share:

How to dress for the office is a question our Editors get hit with on the daily. Whether you’re running your own show or working for The Man, looking sharp at work is a non-negotiable. Your workwear needs to have that pulled-together feel to it. You’re going for polished, for clean-cut; for the tailored look. Think blazers and wrap dresses; crisp shirting and clean lines.

The reality of work, though, means that these pieces aren’t solely relegated to the office. Nine-to-five is more of a case of eight ‘til six and costume changes post work – however well-intentioned – rarely happen. Deadlines come up, emails needs to be answered, someone wants to meet just that little bit earlier. So, your workwear needs to work hard – it needs to be able to carry you past clock-off, to take you from desk to date night..

The trick, then, is to pad out your wardrobe with styles you can wear seven days a week. Investing in solid pieces means you want to get the most out of them – you want your pieces to work for both the weekend and work days. A blazer will take you to that board meeting and is perfect teamed with denim and kicks on the weekend. A wrap dress, the same. A top you can team with a work-ready skirt or with jeans.

When choosing your wardrobe, comfort is where it’s at and finding pieces that give you confidence is key. You need to select styles to live in, to love. Go for classic, easy-to-wear pieces, like tailored separates whose cuts sit just so. Make sure every piece is a don’t-think-twice affair, a works-first-time effort.

Some hot tips from our Style Team?

Start your Monday off with your dressiest, most polished outfit. Not only will this show that you mean business, but it will help you erase the sins of Sunday past. To keep your look feeling fresh, make nice with your dry cleaner. It will mean you get way more wear out of each piece and never have to iron. And finally, go for colours, too, that you adore. The ones you’ll want to wear every day – navy, pastel blues, blacks – and the ones that can play nice with just about anything in your wardrobe.

We’ve pulled together some key looks for you to borrow verbatim.

The suit

Match and match your separates for an all-over look. Sharp silhouettes and relaxed tailoring makes taking care of business a breeze. To break this look up for the weekend, pair the pants with an oversized T-shirt and slides, or take the blazer to brunch over a simple slip dress.

The blazer

A must-have in any wardrobe, this MVP dresses up your denim and is perfect over a slip dress or skirt-and-tee combo. Always go for a blazer that’s slightly longer in the body – it means you can wear it with so much more.

The wear-everywhere dress

It’s all about the neckline. A halter-neck is super elegant and gives your look that tailored feel. Keep it casual with your favourite denim jacket and office-ready with a pair of block heels and an oversized carry-all tote.

The wrap dress

Ultra femme, the wrap dress is another wardrobe staple. Refined, it’s the one-piece answer you need of a morning. On the weekend, wear yours with white trainers and a denim jacket, while for work, team it with heels and an over-the-shoulder bag.

The skirt and top

A classic, go-to combo that’s feminine and floaty. Effortlessly elegant, wear it with a long-line trench for work or toughen this look up for after hours with a leather jacket and your favourite sneakers.

Elle Glass
Writer
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