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

16 August, 2018

Styling and words by Tania Gomez

Photography Sevak Babakhani

Along with your morning coffee, it’s important to start your work day with just the right look. Whether the vibe of your office is corporate, creative or casual it’s important to feel confident in what you’re wearing and always ready to kick a few career goals along the way.

Creative Office

A creative office welcomes a little more experimentation when it comes to colours and silhouettes so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. A wide leg pant is a classic staple that can easily be paired with a neutral top and finished with accent colours in soft pastel hues.

Corporate Office

A formal environment calls for a sleek look, which is where a classic black suit comes into play. Quality suiting can take you from your desk to a client meeting with ease and can be elevated with understated accessories and an ultra-feminine blouse for a reliable work look that’s eternally chic.

Casual Office

Whilst the style rules are a little more relaxed in a casual business setting you still need to maintain an element of polish. Denim or skirts worked back with a blouse in a striking print marries the two without looking over the top. A structured tote and scalloped edge flats provide the perfect finishing touches.

The 5 quick tips for dressing for work

1) Add a pop of colour

Adding a touch of colour to most of your workwear looks will keep it fresh and modern. New to colourful pieces? A pair of slimline trousers is an easy way to introduce it into your wardrobe.

2) Keep jewellery to a minimum

Adopt a delicate necklace, a slimline watch or fine hoops for a look that’s on trend but also appropriate for the office.

3) Invest in great footwear

Your choice of footwear can really make or break an outfit. For a look that’s always a winner invest in classic pumps that will perpetually feel sophisticated and stylish.

4) Keep accessories sleek

Update your everyday go-to accessories such as your wallet with an understated style in a modern, luxe shade.

5) Your bag is your finishing touch

It’s easy to dismiss your bag as just being something to carry your lunch and laptop in but it really is one of the cornerstones of any workwear look. A structured style, with elevated finishing touches such as tassels or metallic hardware is one way to make a statement with your trusty carryall.