September, the month that will forever be known as the start of the new school year. For some this will be the start of a new chapter; the start of your life as a working girl. If so, congrats on the new job! What nobody probably told you is that this can have some serious complications on the wardrobe, depending on the company of course.
From now on choosing clothes will be even harder as you have to ask yourself every time, “Can I wear this at work?” Before you flip the switch and get rid of everything in your closet, I’ll give you a couple of tips on how to transform your wardrobe without breaking the bank first.
Good basics are key when it comes to work-to-weekend style and they’re probably things you already own. When I think about the office girl’s uniform, a blazer comes to mind straight away. A well tailored blazer just breathes professionalism when paired with a blouse, pencil skirt or tailored pant and some heels. This is a great look for the office, important meetings and job interviews. And on weekends you can easily switch it up and pair it with a loose tee, skinny jeans and flats for a date with the bf. The colour doesn’t really matter, but neutrals and pastels always work.
The time when jeans was a no-go at the office has long gone (thank god). I like to feel comfortable about what I wear at the office and a good pair of jeans is just about as comfortable as it can get. 2 of my favourite work-appropriate and versatile styles are the skinny jeans and the boyfriend jeans. Both look good under the blazer I just mentioned. If you’re working at an office, go for a pair without rips (I know, I love ’em too) in a classic blue wash and roll them up to show off your ankles. Pair them with a loose fitting blouse and/or knit with some heels or brogues.
Other office staples for me are accessories such as leather handbags and heels. Accessories are the place where I spend the most money on as I want them to last me for years to come, especially when I plan on wearing them both during the week and on the weekends. In this case I will almost always go for neutral colours (mostly black) in styles that are timeless such as the items pictured above. They are sometimes quite the investment, but definitely worth it as they can be worn with anything. The messenger bag has a classic feel thanks to its leather texture and gold zippers. The size is just about right to carry some documents and go out on a weekend. The heels pictured here are quite high and perfect for under a party dress, yet the platform offers support to be able to get through a long day at the office while maintaining a classic image thanks to its shape and suede fabric.
In short my tips for work-to-weekend outfits?:Invest in good basics and take it up a notch with durable accessories. After all, what feels better than to spend your hard-earned money on some new gear?
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