How To Create A Flawless Workwear Wardrobe

12th Sep 2017 / By The Blog Team

Have nothing to wear to work? Not this time! Say goodbye to morning tantrums with our easy guide on how to create the workwear wardrobe of your dreams. Your 9-to-5 capsule wardrobe should include a selection of office-friendly pieces that never go out of style. It’s time to walk out that door looking chic in minimal time! Here’s how to create your capsule wardrobe in 6 simple steps.

Be strong

Yeah – we’re talking to you, shopaholics! Resist impulse shopping (we know, it’s hard) and always ask yourself these four questions before you make a purchase:

  • How does this item of clothing make me feel?
  • Is it suitable to my office environment?
  • Can I combine it with other clothes in my wardrobe?
  • Do I already have something similar?

Invest in staples

The idea is to invest in key pieces. You want to aim for around 30 garments, which you can combine with other pieces to create an infinite number of different looks. You should be able to dress these pieces up or down. Think: morning briefing to networking drinks. Don’t be afraid to spend a little more for quality.  In order for these pieces to be timeless, they need to last you.

Detox your wardrobe

Be honest – we know you love that sequin top, but how often have you actually worn it? Never? Chuck it out! Spring clean your wardrobe (yes, it’s autumn, but you know what we mean) to make room for your new capsule collection.

Say no to monochrome

Choose 3 or 4 colours that are consistent with your personal style and pair well together. Think of block colours that can easily be styled with bolder prints or patterns. The selection of your core colours is up to you, but here are some combinations we love:

  • Black + White + Grey
  • Black + White + Caramel/Beige
  • Grey  + Burgundy + Black
  • White + Navy Blue + Red

Take Notes

We take style seriously, and that means taking notes!  Lists can help for a number of reasons: if you rocked a great outfit and loved how you combined the pieces – write it down! If you spotted a look on the street that inspired you and you want to try to replicate it – write it down!  You can also make a list when going shopping to tick off what you need to buy and to prevent you from making those sneaky unnecessary purchases!

Prep your look

Put an end to the usual morning madness by planning your outfits in advance. Trust us – it will save you so much time! You’ll also be able to be more creative with your outfits. Staring blankly at your wardrobe at 7am makes this tricky! Feeling uninspired? Have some fail-proof outfits in reserve that you can always go to.

Get inspired – our top work looks

Look 1: Trenchcoat +  Black Dress +  Heels 

Look 1 is the perfect balance between classic and trendy. The black courts with a metallic heel add a bit of glam, while the trench coat oozes sophistication. What’s not to love?

Look 2: White blouse + Black trousers + Booties

You can’t go wrong with this look. A white blouse paired with black trousers and black booties never fails. We love this bootie with metal studs. It adds a bit of edge to a classic look.

Look 3: Dress + Moccasins + Tote

A girly dress and flats is perfect look for when you have a busy day and still want to look stylish. Swap the flats for heels to take your look from desk to dusk!

Have an office look to share with us? Send us your snaps via Facebook or Instagram!


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