It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to dressing for work and often, our only consideration is which dress is clean and close to hand.
However, putting your best foot forward is vitally important and having the right image can be a major confidence boost.
To take the hassle out of dressing for the office, we’ve done all the hard work and put together five outfits that will strike the right note – whether you’re heading for the boardroom or dashing around town.
A shift dress and blazer is our go-to outfit for important meetings as it always looks smart and doesn’t require too much co-ordination on a busy morning! The print and collar detail of this South dress (€47) is feminine and stylish, while the So Fabulous draped blazer (€39) and Fearne Cotton black court shoes (€39) add a business edge.
Pencil skirts are an office staple. This Savoir design (€37) incorporates a hidden panel which is super flattering. Add some colour with this Glamourous wrap front blouse (€46) and Shoe Box patent courts (€24).
We all love our jeans and there’s no reason that they can’t work for the office too. The key is opting for a well-fitting pair in dark wash (we love these Rochelle Humes skinnies, €37) and teaming with a stylish heel, like these Dune ankle boots (€149). For a more casual office, add a printed top like this fab long-sleeved number from French Connection (€105).
Lace is big news for A/W and this Definitions blouse (€34, which you might have spotted in our new ad!) is the perfect blend of polished and pretty. We’d wear it with these tailored trousers from South (€45) and these patent heels from Shoe Box (€32).
If your day involves dashing from one place to another, you want an outfit that is going to be comfortable and a wrap dress is a definite winner. This South cross-over dress will look smart, while these So Fabulous slipper shoes will be comfortable as you run from A to B. Another essential is a bag that you can carry your life in and our pick of the bunch is this Coleen tote, as the vibrant pop of colour will brighten up any outfit.