10 pieces to boss your 9-5
By Sarah Kershaw, 5 June 2017
At the weekend, you’re nailing a rainbow palette for festivals or denim days in the park. Come Monday morning, though, it can feel like all those sunny vibes fly out of the window as you step through the office door. Here are 10 pieces that’ll keep you feeling fly when you’re desk-bound this summer.
1. Dressed to frill
A white shirt to the office? Same, same but different. It may not fit under your blazer but it’ll look damn good at your morning meeting.
2. Là là little black dress
What the imaginary French girl in your head wears for a day of ballin’ at work. Now you can wear it, too. Red lips optional.
3. I’m-no-fool mules
And look at these – the perfect partner to that new LBD. Chic, comfy and totally commute-appropriate – sold.
4. Jump to it
In 9-5-ready grey but with a little party in the back, this’ll be your new workwear MVP. The best bit? It’s an all-in-one boardroom-to-bar solution, so absolutely no outfit planning required.
ASOS jumpsuit with shirt detail and tie back, £50
5. Va va Victoriana
Can’t kick your weekend denim habit come Monday? This chambray-coloured shirt with its just-prim-enough ruffles and pintucks means you don’t have to.
6. Gold stars
For those mornings after the night before, when all you can throw on is your plainest go-to outfit, pop these statement jewels in and your boss will never know.
7. Checks out
Part summer ’17 sweetness, part Erin Brockovich badass, this gingham game-changer is the perfect update on your classic white, blue, pink blouse rotation.
8. Tell me about it, stud
For when you’ve got a job interview at 4 and your mate's gig at 8.
9. Jacket all in
Power shoulders and pinstripes will never not make you feel like a baller – the bows on the cuffs are just an extra touch to show you’re really bossin’ your office wardrobe.
10. Payrise-worthy pants
Yes, they’re smart cigarette trousers in a punchy summer orange, but they’re also ski pants. Which makes them about a million times cooler.