Make it work 9-5: How to style your workwear


Make it work 9-5: How to style your workwear

3 June 2020

Just as grabbing your morning coffee is essential to start a good day at work, choosing the right look is critical to ensure you feel your most confident self at the office. 

Whether your office is corporate, creative or casual, you can remain true to your style while keeping things office-appropriate. Here, we share styling ideas to inspire your working wardrobe refresh.

Corporate office

In a corporate office, we look to suiting. The bonus? With a wide selection of cuts and colourways, there is a blazer-and-pants combo to suit every style. Keep things classic in black full-length slim pants and a structured blazer. If you're looking for a sophisticated suit with modern accents, team cropped pants with a wrap blazer. To take your suiting to the next level, make an impact with a flare-pants-and-blazer ensemble in a bold, seasonal hue. For an impeccable finish, pair your suit with stiletto heels and a laptop bag.

Creative office

Push your styling boundaries and experiment with trending looks in your creative office. Team wide-leg pants with a tipped-shoulder blouse and low heels to show you think outside the box in work and in styling. When the weather cools, slip into a floral midi dress and faux-fur collared coat for a luxuriously chic look. Add knitted sock boots and a messy bun for an effortless on-trend finish.

Casual office

Make the most of a casual office by mixing and matching wardrobe staples. Timeless denim, knits and balloon-sleeve blouses are the essentials for a casual work wardrobe. Straight leg jeans will keep you comfortable all day and are ideal for wearing with a lightweight shirt or turtleneck jumper depending on the season. Layer with a leather jacket or trench coat for extra style points. Strappy square-toe heels and a tote complete this casual office ensemble.

At a glance: dress for work with these five tips in mind

1) Add a print or pop of colour

Keep your office outfits diverse by adding a touch of colour or a seasonal print. Start small with a scarf or cami before moving to blazers and pants in trending patterns and colourways. 

2) With jewellery, less is more 

Opt for a fine necklace and subtle studs to elevate your look while ensuring it's still office-appropriate. 

3) Invest in shoes for all seasons

Choosing footwear for work can be challenging. Look to strappy low heels, sock boots and court heels as your staple work shoes that will see you through the seasons. 

4) Keep accessories neutral

Your wallet should work with every outfit, so opt for neutral tones such as blush, tan or porcelain. 

5) Don't underestimate the power of the perfect bag 

A bag brings together your workwear look, so it's important to make sure it is cohesive with your outfits. A structured tote with gold detailing is our go-to.