As anyone who works in an office knows, figuring out a different outfit for every single day of the week is a challenge that we’ve all faced more times than we can count. And what working girl has time to riffle through their entire wardrobe day after day, searching for an appropriate work outfit that’s both stylish and comfortable? It’s no small task. But the new year means a new wardrobe and starting the year as I want to close it. In order to start the year at your absolute best, you need to feel your best! Which means a lot of us will be heading to the shops to find ourselves killer outfits that will dazzle all of our colleagues in the office. Ready to shine? Here are the looks you need to freshen up your 2018 work wardrobe:
A blazer can transform a mundane jeans and tee combo into something which is reasonably professional. When you work in the denim and a chic pair or shoes, it’s sufficiently modern to work for most smart casual environments.
blazer Zara R1500
Tassel blazer Mango R1399
Red blazer H&M R799
A white blouse or top is a key workwear item—but certainly not a boring standard white shirt as that can be too clinical. Something with some kind of detail—be it a collar, or a bow or a lace panel—will still look smart but chic too.
Rouched shirt Woolworths R450
Lace inset shirt Mango R699
Puffed sleeve shirt Foschini R399
Sneakers are the perfect way to dress down miniskirts, tailored trousers, joggers—they go with literally everything. You will soon find them so comfortable that you’ll never really feel like wearing anything else.
Black Gazelles Adidas R1499
Nike Cortez Nike R1199
Nude Gazelles Adidas R1399
The skirt is a universally flattering piece, so we’d be silly to ignore its power. For a twist on the old-school favourite, go for one with small style tweaks such as ruffles, pleats or in a fashion-forward pattern such as gingham.
Pleated skirt Woolworths R1099
Wrap skirt Foschini R450
Pinstripe skirt MRP R149.99
To make your officewear go from dull to designer, look to functional bags with subtle detailing. We recommend you try these:
Black striped bag Zara R1020
Metallic shopper H&M R329
Baby blue bag Woolworths R499
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