There’s nothing more devastating than coming back to work after the long hiatus 2020 has thrown our way—a chore, made inevitably worse with the chilly temperatures outside and when your outfits for the last few months have relied on a rotation of tracksuits and activewear. We know it’s hard, especially when you’re dealing with the dress code of ‘business casual’—where linen pants and elevated slippers are acceptable, but sweat pants are probably not.
It’s a fine line and a tricky one at that.
Which is why we’re here to help. To make your transition back to the 9-5 a little easier, we’ve curated the perfect selection of work-appropriate attire that will make getting ready in the morning that bit more enjoyable. Featuring a mixture of cool, lightweight materials, easy throw-on dresses, and the perfect on-hand blazer for unexpected client visits, we have well and truly got you covered.
Keep scrolling for the items we’re definitely including in our back to work wardrobe (whenever that presents itself).
For those unexpected client meetings, business lunches or events, having a blazer in your kit means you can easily elevate your casual day outfit without a sweat. Thrown over a maxi dress or a crisp white T-shirt and tailored pants, all you need to add is a pair of strappy heels and a few accessories and your outfit automatically exudes office chic!
Wear the pants
As far as pants go, the best option is a style that’s sophisticated, but still versatile. Pair with a blouse of the same material and a top-handle mini bag to take you from office hours to drinks, even if your Zoom party can’t see them.
Comfort is key
Thankfully, the need for a versatile work shoe doesn’t seem to be going anywhere this coming season, which means if you haven’t already, you should be adding a pair of these comfortable and practical flats to your wardrobe. Available in a variety of styles and colours, there’s no shortage of options and is the easiest way to dress up your look, while still keeping it office appropriate.
For those days when putting together a multi-faceted outfit requires too much effort, it’s essential to have an easy-to-throw-on dress at the ready. You can keep it simple, opting for a neutral palette, or have a bit of fun sporting a print.
The finer details
If an outfit just isn’t gelling, it’s probably because you’re missing the final piece – accessories. Add a spot of sparkle or a spritz of gold to your look and watch it all come together.