Office outfits aren’t exactly something we’ve been very invested in of late. Over the past 18 months, plenty of us have been lucky to work from home. But now, many are returning to the office and, as a result, are suddenly scrambling for ideas on what to wear now that they’re back in the world of takeaway coffees and Zoom-less meetings. A quick look at Google Trends proves that searches for the term “what to wear to work” have been slowly increasing over the past couple of months. So we’ve done what we do best and put together a few office outfit ideas to kick-start your style that don’t include a stretchy waistband or Birkenstocks.
For this piece, we’ve put together five outfits that run gamut of work-friendly attire. Whether you’re in the more corporate world that requires you to wear a dress or suit or have a more creative occupation that means you have more freedom to be expressive with your fashion, we think you’ll find plenty to take away here. Keep scrolling for the office outfits to wear right now.
Style Notes: A blazer with well-fitting jeans (no distressing) is the ideal casual work outfit. It’s smart but not so overly so, so you won’t feel stuffy.
Style Notes: If you work in an environment that requires a suit, why not switch it up a little with a brightly coloured shirt underneath?
Style Notes: There are a few patterns that work well in an office environment, and houndstooth check is one of them. Add suede boots, a leather jacket and a gold necklace to keep it chic.
Style Notes: The beauty about dressing more corporate right now is that tailoring is a big trend this season. Opt for loose-fitting tailored trousers paired with a vest over a white shirt, and add loafers and a smart bag for real finesse.
Style Notes: Pencil skirts are a classic office look. Keep it fresh for 2021 with an oversized checker-pattern knit, knee-high boots and a bright bag.
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