14 June 2018
It’s Sunday afternoon, you’re having a nice cup of tea when suddenly it hits you … tomorrow – back to work! What the heck am I going to wear?! You think about your endless to-do list and the zillion emails in your inbox. The week looks tough and you know you won’t be able to have time to wake up early and come up with an amazingly fashionable outfit every single day. Don’t worry! Grab your tea, walk to your wardrobe and let’s get creative.
It’s good to keep in mind what kind of dress-code your department is after because you might end up wearing an outfit which may make you feel either overdressed or underdressed.
Smart casual dress-codes are quite the common thing so hurray for us! There are a lot of accessories and fun stuff to add to simple-yet-smart outfits which won’t break the bank. The key is to keep everything simple and sophisticated. Don’t over-do it! Ultimately, you still need to feel like yourself and comfortable for at least 8 hours! Essential things to have in your wardrobe:
#1 Mom Jeans
They’re a big must at the moment. You can easily combine these with thin fabric knitwear or a plain t-shirt and a boyfriend blazer. Keep it simple – just wear a pair of gold hoop earrings or a very dainty necklace.
Quick tip: Swap your pumps for a pair of heels and you’re good to go for happy hour after work.
#2 A Vintage Flared Skirt
If you feel like a girly-look during the week, then this is the must-have item for you! Go for a knee-length skirt and combine it with a plain shirt. Add a thin waist belt and wear with flat shoes or heels. This is a very comfy look for the office, yet stylish, without worrying about any figure-hugging clothes. Go for it!
Quick tip: Feeling chilly? Add a playful shawl.
#3 A Suit
You need to have at least one suit in your wardrobe to suit it up! Just combine with a plain t-shirt (if the suit is patterned) or vice-versa. If you’re looking for a simple fashionable look, don’t overdo it with accessories, just a pair of earrings and some fancy rings will do it. A pair of moccasins will also add a touch of WOW to your outfit.
Quick tip: for a more modern twist, swap your handbag for a backpack.
#4 A plain pencil skirt
Even if you’re not a huge fan of skirts, it’s essential to have at least 2 pencil skirts in your wardrobe. You just need to find the perfect size and you will feel comfortable all day long!
Just add a skirt, cardigan (if it’s a bit chilly), a pair of glasses (yes the nerdy touch will give the extra oomph you’re looking for) and you’re set for the day … YAY!
Quick Tip: give your pencil skirt outfit a chic and glamorous look by wearing a peplum top
#5 High-waisted trousers
Of course, it’s also stylish to have the tomboyish look once in a while. With a pair of high-waisted trousers, plain waist belt, shirt, and a boyfriend coat you’ll never go wrong.
Quick tip: Give your lips a colour boost by adding some red lipstick to set the perfect work mood.
So yes, it’s very easy to fall into the same attire-boring-pattern. But remember your clothes portray an image of yourself. So on a Sunday evening go to your wardrobe and select at least 6 outfits (you know, an extra one for the special day when you just wake up in a stingy mood and don’t like anything). This will save you time in the morning to enjoy a nice cup of coffee.
Just remember – Less is the new more!
Written by Maria Engerer
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