Friday, July 4, 2014

Work Wear Essentials

In my mind buying clothes for the office can be looked at two ways, option one - I spend most of my time there, I might as well look my best while I am earning that pay check or option two - work clothes are a snooze and I refuse to put effort into how I look 9-5. If you know me at all from this blog or personally you can pretty much figure out I was an option numero uno kinda gal during my corporate office days. I am always a big believer in being dressed to impress in work and socially, so with a dear friends recent job change I thought I would put together a little round up on a few fashionable workwear essentials to help build a killer business wardrobe. The best part is with a few classic pieces you can create several looks without wearing the same five outfits every week.
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accessories & shoes
I like adding color through handbags while keeping the jewlery simple. I also adore a kitten heel to give a bit of height without losing comfort for long work days. I personally opt for one solid in a nude or a black and one pattern for amping up your outfits stylish factor. Comfy leopard flats are also a fun way to mix prints without being to loud in a conservatively dressed office. 

stud earrings  // layered necklaces // blue tote // yellow tote // nude patent leather pump // printed bow pump // leopard flats


dresses
A conservative sheath dress is always appropriate for important meetings and pairs great with  day to night looks. In the winter add the blazer and tights to keep warm. A shirt or a wrap dress is another great office essential. You can add a more interesting belt to help make the look a bit more sophisticated. 

grey sheath // tan shirt dress 

skirts
A pencil skirt in a dark hue is flattering and super versatile. The navy one I chose goes with every single top in the roundup while the pleated midi skirt is a bit more fun for the warmer months. 

pencil skirt // pleated skirt 

tops
A few great shirts can be easily worn several ways. A classic white button down and striped top is a necessity in any wardrobe and looks great on the weekends with jeans and those fab leopard flats. A black cardigan with a little embellishment make the look a bit more interesting while keeping you cozy in frigid offices. 

chambray shirt // silk blouse // embellished cardigan // striped tee // white button down

pants
Everyone needs a great pair of black pants, I always opted for an ankle length straight leg to show the shoes, but a great long legged trouser is super slimming and dressy. I also love the idea of a printed pair of pants to help keep the workwear fun and youthful. 

black trousers // printed pants 

jackets
A great trench coat is quite possible the best coat you can invest in. While a tweed blazer is a styish addition to a slew of the outfits below creating a pieced suit without looking boring. 

classic trench {this one is super stylish for less money} // tweed blazer

Check out below more on the outfit combinations using the above items!

looks one & two
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look three & four

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look five & six 

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look seven & eight
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