Finding clothes to wear to the office can be a real hassle. If you're strugging to put your outfits together in the mornings, these staples will make getting ready a lot easier...
Pairing a blazer with a top or dress instantly polishes. It's also a great to pair with a sleeveless top that may be a bit too casual for work.
I think of my black dresses as a canvas. They're easy to dress up with statement necklaces and heels, or you can pair them with a cardigan and some flats. Plus, if you're meeting up with your friends for happy hour later, all you have to do is switch up some accessories and you've got a great going out look!
Black trousers are an obvious staple for work, but pants with a subtle pattern are great for switching things up a little. These trousers would look great with a simple top and colorful heels, or with a silk blouse and statement earring.
Black trousers are a must for any office setting. I definitely recommend taking them to a tailor and having them professionally hemmed. They can make or break an outfit, especially if the length is all wrong.
It's easy to overlook statement necklaces, but they instantly make an outfit look more polished. They're great for dressing up simple tops and dresses, and they look fabulous on anyone. If I'm rocking second or third day hair, I like to throw my hair up in a messy bun and wear a statement necklace — it makes me look a little more put-together and it balances out the messy hair.
If you're keeping your work ensembles clean and simple, wearing some statement earrings with a pop of color is a great way to add a little personality to your outfit. If you're going to be wearing them, I'd recommend keeping the rest of your accessories simple and toned down.
This is hands down the most versatile piece in my closet. Not only are they perfect for work, but I can easily dress mine down on my off-days, too! Like the black trousers, it's essential to make sure the fit is tailored and perfect — that means no gapping buttons, no wrinkles and no baggy shoulders. I pair mine with a statement necklace and simple black trousers with a colorful heel, or with a skirt and flats. On my off days, I typically wear mine with a messy top knot, cigarette pants and a patterned shoe.
A pencil skirt is a classic option for the office. Take it to a tailor and have it professionally hemmed and you'll have a great option to pair with a blouse, Oxford shirt and cardigans.
I don't know about you, but I can't handle walking around in heels all day — it really affects my work. Even if these aren't your back-up shoes, owning a classic pair of black pointed flats is a must.
A good pair of heels is a must-have for work — they can instantly improve your posture and confidence. If you're not too comfortable in heels, I recommend stashing a pair of back-up flats and investing in some foot cushions. Honestly, I can only wear them for a couple of hours, so I tend to alternate shoes throughout the day if time permits.
What are your workwear essentials?