INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
5 ways to breathe life into your work wardrobe
By Maybelle Morgan, August 15, 2017
A suit doesn’t have to be a briefcase-vibes ordeal. Give your look a cooler Scandi feel by opting for a navy two-piece with wide-leg pants. Swap out your standard work shirt and brogues for a casj white tee and premium leather sliders. Add sunnies and a large canvas bag for an even more chilled out look.
Stripes on stripes are a foolproof way of adding instant smarts to any outfit. To avoid going too clash heavy, opt for chunky navy and white pinstripes on the bottom and subtle lines on top. Keep accessories plain to avoid a pattern overload — think black heels, shades and silver hoops.
All in the details
Fake it until you make it, right? If in doubt, feign a smart work wardrobe by copying the color palette (grays, monochrome and navy win hands down). Match a pair of charcoal-gray mom jeans with a cropped high-neck white shirt and add a cutesy twist with pointed leather-bow mules.
If your office situation is more chill freelancer than stuffy cubicles, then you’re allowed a little leeway with your uniform. For a cool-casj look that still says profesh, mix and match smart tailored pieces with jersey staples. Wide-leg pants and gray marl tees are rounded off with smart leather lace-ups, while shift dresses are layered with longline blazers and finished with fresh white sneaks.
An easy way to up the pretty on your office gear? Swap your classic staples out for monochrome pieces with sassy detailing. This blogger amps up her outfit with tassel-hem pants and a ruffled wide-sleeved top. Add sleek black mules and XXL earrings to seal the deal.