Trying to change up your work-wear staples can be a daunting task. We all get into our comfort zone and end up wearing the same button-through white shirt and black pencil skirt to every board meeting and Skype conference call. But you don’t have to be stuck in a work-wear fashion rut. You can update your on duty closet with fashion-forward pieces that are office appropriate.
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We show you five easy fashion updates to give your on-the-job style a serious make-over. And it’s so easy. Simply add fashion-forward touches to your essential work-wear items. Jazz up your court heels with funky texture or print, add a touch of masculine tailoring to pant-suit. These little changes will have you looking fashionable and powerful in every meeting.
The not-so-classic court
Ah, the court heel. Comfortable and versatile, having this style of heel as part of your work-wear arsenal will serve you in more ways than one. This season, go for one with snake (or croc) skin effect. It’ll add texture and interest to even the most simple of work-wear outfits.
Borrow from the boys
Masculine tailoring has been trending for a couple of seasons now, and its time you gave it a try. Nothing says “I’ve got this” in any meeting or just around the office” than a power suit. They come in so many different colours and price points; you’re bound to find one that perfectly suited to you.
A pop of colour
Bring a little colour into your work-wear attire with a carry-it-all tote bag. Depending on where you work, you can be as loud or demure as you would like with this update. This pretty sage bag comes in one of the hottest colours for the year; sage green. And is neutral enough to be worn to even the most stuffy of offices.
A fresh white blouse
When choosing a white blouse, go for one with unique yet trendy detailing. Victorian-inspired necklines, statement or puff sleeves, and even ruffle detail will make the perfect addition to your work-wear wardrobe.
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Love (faux) leather
Whether you prefer a pencil skirt or the fit & flare style, a (faux) leather skirt is the perfect midi skirt replacement to amp up your work-wear collection. Faux leather skirts come in office-friendly neutral colours, and if you find the right shape and length to suit your figure, they are quite flattering too.