Getting dressed for the office is never an easy task. Working Monday to Friday, nine to five, it takes a shed load of inspiration to always look on-point in a professional environment. While black is the easy-go-to when we’re lost for what to wear, switching up your colour palette when it comes to your office wardrobe is a great way to bring versatility to your work wear. You can gradually build your way up to a bolder look with brighter colours – no need to jump in head first.
If shying away from black and dark colours is a challenge, start with neutral, brighter hues first. Camels and beiges are a good place to start for a timeless look. You can gradually inject more colour with bright shirts, blouses and accessories.
The Gaggler tip: Go for shades that match your natural skin, hair and eye colour.
THE NEUTRAL DRESS
A dusty pink or caramel dress is easy to wear to the office. Accessorise with a belt and pumps to get that professional look.
DRESS 1: Seden snake-print midi dress
Wear with… Schutz Analira pumps
DRESS 2: Trendyol belted dress
Wear with… Guess snake-print leather pumps
DRESS 3: Reiss tailored wrap front dress
Wear with… New Look court shoes
THE BRIGHT BLOUSE
Instantly inject a bit of life into your outfit with a colourful printed blouse. Keep the rest of the look neutral so you don’t look like a Christmas decoration.
BLOUSE 1: Dorothy Perkins gathered printed top
Wear with… Quiz navy paper bag trousers and Zara soft tassel loafers
BLOUSE 2: Pieces long-sleeved blouse
Wear with… H&M A-line skirt and crocodile-pattern ankle boots
THE COLOURFUL SUIT
If you mean business, you don a suit – but you can keep things light by choosing either an adventurous pattern or a bright block colour.
SUIT 1: Elisabetta Franchi monogram two-piece suit
Wear with… Kurt Geiger Alyx faux patent leather courts
SUIT 2: Zara tuxedo blazer and trousers
Wear with… Next slingbacks
Looking for more ideas? Here’s how to update your office style.