Which won’t leave your clothes looking fifty shades of grey.
Do you find yourself constantly looking for workwear even when you are not in the office?
Look smart and stylish by investing in timeless clothing pieces mixed with a few fashionable trends to spice-up each outfit. We show you just a few different pieces you need for a day at work, or even appropriate for an interview coming up.
A button down shirt is a wardrobe essential, purely because it can be worked into a variety of different outfits. Our first rule is to never buy online; you need to try on a few different shirts in person, and settle on a fit which flatters your body.
Try a sweater or button down cardigan for those chilly days in the office. These are more casual pieces which can be refined by choosing the right accessories. A statement necklace or belt are good options if you need to give your outfit a trendy twist.
Rather than wearing jeans in the office, choose a pair of smart, cropped pants instead. Not only are they flattering to every body type, but you can also experiment quite a bit with colour. Black, navy, grey, and even off-white pants are deemed appropriate with the correct footwear.
If stiletto pumps or flats just aren’t your thing, choose a happy medium with a classic ankle boot. Stick to black just to be safe, and stay away from trendy hardware such as rose gold which can look a little tacky.
Any corporate look isn’t complete without a fitted blazer during the colder months of the year. Choose a collared blazer which suits your body type, and isn’t too oversized either. This shouldn’t mean that you’re stuck with just a black wardrobe; grey, white, navy, and other colours are also appropriate if the rest of your outfit is relatively toned down.
An essential is of course the black pencil skirt which most women wear every single day. Invest in a comfortable material which doesn’t crease easily (no linen or silk), and of course, flatters your body! Complete the outfit with nude pumps or a simple pair of ballet flats.
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Every gal needs a good pair of boots to get her through those colder months. This fall, the boots – like the clothes – are wild. Sixties-mod styles dominate, but there is no shortage of quirkiness if you’re brave enough. Be inspired by these fall runway looks.
Knee-high and thigh-high boots
You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of knee-high boots, like Valentino‘s wide-legged, heels – perfect for both day and night occasions. However, we also love Alexander Wang‘s fresh, modern take on the style, with his low-heeled, tri-toned thigh-highs.
On-trend with the popular mod look, are these Lanvin (left) and Gucci (right) boots with square, block heels. Blue is a popular color this season, as is the tan leather.
Textures and prints
Snakeskin patterns and reptile textures are hot – just see Tom Ford and Gucci (left-right). However, Valentino is also making waves with his colorful retro-print ankle boots (pictured top).
Straps, buckles and laces
Adornments of all kinds were seen on the fall runway, but my personal favorites are the Isabel Marant stiletto boot, and Louis Vuitton‘s tan ankle boot with a patent finish.
Flat and casual
Calvin Klein showed a range of sporty sneaker-boots at his show, but the velvet-textured Doc Martin replicas are the street-friendly winner. Also loving Rick Owens‘ boots/tights/sneakers combo shoe.
Images via Elle/Vogue/Glamour