Mastering your everyday work wear with three staple pieces
Dressing for work can be a challenge, there’s a drive to look your best, dress like a girl boss and generally look & feel confident in your outfit, yet this is contradicted with an innate desire to just be comfortable. If only pyjamas were acceptable in the office right?
This struggle is something I face every single day, some days my inner girl boss takes reign and I rock a power outfit with tons of enthusiasm, other days I look in the mirror and realise I look like I’ve just stumbled out of bed. And no one wants to look like they’ve stumbled out of bed, not least when you’re meeting clients, running a team and generally trying to look professional. And that’s where the fail safe every day work wear ensemble comes in, and for me this relies on three key pieces …
. Some Classic Worn Denim . An Oversized Boyfriend Shirt . The Power Pump .
SHOP MY EVERYDAY WORK WEAR
For me everyday work wear requires three statement pieces; a classic denim jean, a capsule & classic shirt and a serious shoe to finish things off. Whilst denim might not feel like a suitable work wear option, the rise of Fashion Bloggers has disproved that theory entirely in my opinion. These days a good fitting pair of jeans can look undeniably chic, effortlessly professional and rather powerful too. A lot of the outfits I pin are a sophisticated denim ensemble, pairing a good pair of jeans (preferably slightly rough & ready) with an oversized, crisp shirt creates the perfect work outfit. Either a starch white boyfriend shirt or a classic chambray or stripe shirt works best in my opinion; but the key is opting for something a little oversized (a tailored shirt would KILL this look). But what takes this ensemble from ‘painting attire’ to ‘girl boss office wear’ is of course a killer shoe. Whether it’s a designer pump, a pointed brogue, or something a little more classic like these Zara flats (or these New Look alternatives) or the ultimate Prada loafer. A classic and formal shoe is what transitions this look into a professional, chic work attire, that I believe even the Parisians would be proud of (after all they are the Queens of effortless chic work wear). And of course my personal ‘finishing touch’ is always a luxe accessory …
Are you part of team ‘denim for work’, or do you tend to save your boyfriend jeans and oversized shirts for weekends … if you fall in the latter camp, I urge you to add a killer shoe and give it a test run in the office. It’s an absolute fail safe for me and with the right pieces, I’m sure it could be for you too!