The holidays may be long gone, but at least you can get excited about a fresh new work wardrobe! These 10 easy pieces will mix and match with your existing wardrobe to easily update your 9-to-5 looks.
1. Statement suit
Show you mean business in a seriously powerful suit – but give it a cool 2019 twist in an unexpected colour. Pair with simple accessories and a winning presentation.
2. Gingham pencil skirt
Cooler than a black pencil skirt and more pulled-together than a pleated midi, this gingham pencil skirt will see you through lunch meetings and boardroom talks with ease.
3. City shorts
Yes, you can totally wear a slick pair of longer-length shorts to work. Keep the colour dark and pair with a blazer for a new spin on suiting.
4. Wide-leg trousers
Keep cool, calm and collected in a breezy pair of wide-leg trousers, which works equally well with a tucked-in T and blazer or a soft blouse. Pair with mules or loafers.
5. A cool yet practical laptop bag
Big enough to tote your laptop around, yet stylish enough not to look bureaucratic. Win-win.
You can keep the rest of your outfit simple if you let your accessories do the talking – like a dramatic pair of gold earrings, which are not too small to be missed but not big enough to be a distraction.
7. Comfortable heels
It’s a heel, but without the pain… Enter the mid-level block heel, the answer to your semi-casual dress code woes. And why not get a bright red pair to brighten up long days?
8. Pussy bow shirt
More feminine than a button-down, the pussy bow shirt was made for easy office wear – and it will work just as beautifully at lunch with the girls.
9. Leather strap watch
Give your arm candy a practical spin by wearing a classic leather strap watch – with the added bonus that you’ll be less inclined to constantly pull out your phone.
10. Shirt dress
This is the ultimate wardrobe work horse – a dress you can formal up with a belt and heels, or throw on over your bikini on weekends.