The 7 Items You Need for a Chic Work Wardrobe

The 7 Items You Need for a Chic Work Wardrobe

Looking to inject some oomph into your work wardrobe? Step right this way.

By Amber Lowther | 20th April 2016

If you loved our article on Insta-worthy corporate fashion accounts, you NEED these items to take your corporate fashion game to the next level.

Leather Pencil Skirt

Image (L to R) : Miranda Kerr & Blake Lively, Pinterest work chic wardrobe corporate dress

Image (L to R) : Miranda Kerr & Blake Lively, Pinterest

Going from work to drinks with friends has never been so easy! A leather pencil skirt can go from office staple to super-cute after-work outfit in a heartbeat. Add a pair of pumps and keep a fun blouse on hand and you’re good to go! Don’t forget the bold lippy!

Tailored Blazer

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Image: Pinterest

If you need a sensible meeting outfit and protection against the office air-con, a tailored blazer goes a long way. Both chic and durable, this is a piece that can carry you from season to season looking put-together and effortlessly fabulous!

A Classic White Shirt

Image: Harper and Harley campaign, Pinterest white tshirt corporate dress work chic

Image: Harper and Harley, Pinterest

Where would we without a classic white button-up? Raid your partner’s wardrobe or purchase one slightly larger than your normal size. This way, you can also use it as an overshirt with a simple top underneath. Just be careful of spillage at lunch time - you don’t want to be THAT girl.

Flowing Pants

Images: Pinterest

Images: Pinterest

Flowing pants are the epitome of #goals when it comes to comfortable workwear; it’s like the fashion version of a cheat meal. If you’re struggling to get out of your PJs in the morning, chucking on a pair of these bad boys will have you feeling like you’re still wearing them. No one can tell when it’s pared back with heels and a t-shirt.

Circle Skirt

Images: Pinterest

Images: Pinterest

Speaking of flowing goodness, a circle skirt is your new best friend! To channel all things feminine and pretty, go for a pastel circle skirt with a white blouse. This is always a winner and can double as a glorious weekend outfit. Did someone say high tea?

Structured Dress

Images (L to R): Gigi Hadid, Jessica Pearson from Suits & blogger, Pinterest

Images (L to R): Gigi Hadid, Jessica Pearson from Suits & blogger, Pinterest

Every woman needs at least one structured dress in her wardrobe. There’s nothing better than chucking on such an easy outfit before you head out the door. Get one that doesn’t require too much (or any) ironing and you’ll have found your fashion soulmate.

A Killer Pair of Heels

Image: Sophia Webster heels, Pinterest

Image: Sophia Webster heels, Pinterest

What would any wardrobe be without a pair of killer heels?! They’re perfect for the office and you can get as creative as you like! (Well, unless your boss is mean and boring. In which case, godspeed.) Let your mood radiate from your bright shoes through to your work. If you’re a shoe fanatic like me, you’ll already have options galore just waiting to be used for your work wardrobe! You know you have a problem when your pay cheque keeps going to your Sophia Webster fund.


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Article by Amber Lowther

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style


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