How to dress working from home has been written all over the world in the past few weeks and it may have had an effect on our existing wardrobe. Specifically, we have pieces which have been the most versatile during this time like the comfortable long sleeved top and loungewear trousers to get us through dressing for a conference call or zoom meeting in an effort to look workwear appropriate at home. Since lockdown rules have started to ease a bit more, the contemplation of returning back to work is quite daunting to think about; it’s a whole new season out there, our work home outfits are just not practical anymore, and it’s fair to say that wearing pajamas all day is at the bottom of the glamorous hierarchy.
We know that your fashion requirements vary from season to season, but it’s important to build a go-to, stylish workwear wardrobe to look fresh and feel like the ultimate girl boss! Creating your clever return to work wardrobe doesn’t have to be scary, a well curated one will be your confidence booster. While there are countless ways of head-to-toe ensembles, we figured to give you a head start to put together street style inspiration for back-to-work outfits to ensure that your looks will be stylish and those that are right for now.
Back To Work Tops
Surprisingly the tank top has been the unlikely hero of our WFH capsule wardrobes, and there’s no denying that it’s taken a more elevated tone. But it must be noted that the office attire you wear entirely depends on the workplace and work culture, as some are more formal than others. Classic business wear is the most common form of office dressing, so why not learn to style a crisp shirt.
A back to work top should master into a work wardrobe because of it’s mix and matching style and a crisp button down will be your fail safe choice for those “I have nothing to wear" days. Work tops can tuck into midi skirts, cigarette pants and is elegant enough to dress up for denim on casual Fridays. There’s absolutely nothing more crucial than a crisp shirt to add to your back to work office tops that’s tailored to fit, and to make you feel neat and powerful. Of course if you’re looking for a trendy statement - go for a puffy sleeves or an off the shoulder top number.
Wear Prints To Work
Does the thought of wearing prints to work make your spine shiver? Don’t fear! Switching out your plain tops to a more feminine blouse will automatically transform your back to work outfit and elevate it to one that’s more stylish with minimal effort. A few people will pull off the multiple clashing prints trend, but it may be too distracting. Instead, for the sake of being on the safe side - set a neutral base for your outfit such as beige, navy or nude and creams to keep it simple and style the printed work top or skirt as the statement item. It could be a leopard print top, a printed skirt, a whimsical floral sleeved blouse or polka dot tops to suit your style. Let your prints do all the talking!
Add A Bit Of Colour
Whether you’re going back to work after a break or just beginning in your career, most people think of it as the end of fashion. Wearing unconventional colours to wear to work don’t always equal to unprofessional so add that bit of sunshine into your work wardrobe today to stand out from the rest of the bunch. White, black, grey? The usual colours. Bold and bright? People will notice you in the best ways (aka how much you're busting your ass!) In fact, see it in a way that you’ve put a work outfit together to show your passion for yourself and creativity. Add a bit of colour into your blazer, blouse or a colourful printed work top over your work bottoms and for a punch of exclamation, a statement clutch to finish the look.
Jumpsuits Are Your New Workwear Go-To
Thankfully, jumpsuits are getting their office-worthy claim to fame over the years deeming it also suitable to add into your work wardrobe. The great thing about jumpsuits is, you can throw them on in the morning without much thought and just head out the door! Jumpsuits are your new workwear go-to because of it’s versatility to wear as casually or dressed up as you like and will get you through seasons to come. For your new workwear jumpsuit edit, it's all about choosing a structured shape, or adding something more formal like a blazer to make it workwear appropriate. It'll be perfect going from work to drinks with the gals, and you'll be wondering why you never thought about it before.
Make The Effort To Wear Heels
Outfits for going back to work can be difficult while we’ve been on that steady sweatpants rotation, so it's no surprise we'll all make the effort to wear heels again (because we just miss it okay!) To finish your look and if you’re the Carrie Bradshaw out of your friends, stylish heels will be your best friends for dressing up a more casual business attire. People can underestimate the power of clothing and if wearing heels makes you feel dressed, you'll approach your day with confidence and purpose. Considering which heels to wear to work? think about the office environment you'll be in. If you'll be on your feet all day, kitten heels will be perfect addition for your back to work office outfit without burning you out. But you can also never have too many classic nude pumps, or black stilettos to update your daily rotation too.