Dressing for the office has it’s obstacles when it comes to choosing pieces that are both professional, yet stylish. Especially for a strict business professional environment, the dress code can be tricky to navigate. Understanding the limitations is one thing, combining formality with your own personal style is another. With that said, wearing what makes you feel best is the ultimate workwear attire. See a week’s worth of outfits that are just as fashion-forward as they are appropriate for the office.
One of my favorite outfits to kickstart the rest of a good week is a two-piece tailored suit—in black, of course. This matching blazer and pants set from Aritzia has an elevated shape that speaks both business and style. I highly recommend investing in at least one or two pairs of well-fitting suits you can mix for other outfit options. I paired the look with this silky blouse underneath for a hint of color.
The easiest way to oblige with HR guidelines is wearing a dress that meets all the proper criteria: appropriate length, high neckline, sleeved, refined silhouette, and finally, not too casual. Having a few classics you can always fall back on will save you on those mornings you find yourself saying, “I don’t know what to wear”.
The outfit formula I always have on rotation is a sweater + pencil skirt. In this iteration, I’m wearing a halter sweater from Zara with a black skirt and a longer cardigan over top, tied around my waist. This effortless pairing elgonates my frame while being very comfortable for any busy day.
Whether in meetings or returning emails, an oversize blazer is the ideal piece to feeling comfortable while looking polished. A blazer is one of those quality staples you’ll wear over and over again. Not to mention it’s the perfect piece to wear from work to after-hours occasions. Pair with tailored pants, a chic, printed blouse, and a pointed toe heel to complete the look.
Casual Friday outfits don’t have to be boring. Make the most simple outfit still cute with just a few key elements. Instead of the usual all-black attire, try wearing a pop of color in a blouse or cardigan with plaid trousers. To level up your comfort shoe game, try these cool, chunky Dr. Martens Mary Janes.