Do you ever find yourself feeling like you've got nothing to wear to work? Take a smart approach by filling you office wardrobe with only staple pieces! A small collection of high quality basics will allow you to mix and match for both formal and casual occasions, making your everyday dressing undoubtedly easier. Here are 5 wardrobe staples to own for your 9 to 5 job:
A CRISP, WHITE BUTTON UP SHIRT
Whether you work in a corporate or a more laid back office environment, a white button-up shirt is a must have due to its simplicity, versatility and chic look. There are a hundred different ways to style a white button up shirt. For a more formal look, dress your outfit up with brightly coloured midi skirts, and black ankle boots or heel pumps. For a more casual look, leave the top two buttons unbuttoned, and pair the shirt with high-waisted pants and clean, white sneakers. Keep jewellery minimal, dainty gold necklaces and thin gold rings would compliment this minimalist look.
Structured blazers that are clean cut and sharp are the epitome of the office look. Blazers however are not only for corporate settings - it can be taken beyond formal occasions. It's all about how you style the piece of garment, and can definitely be dressed down for a more casual office environment to make your outfit pop with a fashionable and clean feel, yet still look relaxed. For a more formal look, pair your blazer with a matching pencil skirt or suit pants, or give an edge to a simple outfit with a statement blazer. If you work in a less corporate environment, pair your blazer with a leather mini skirt or jeans, and finish your look with some ankle boots or sneakers.
WIDE OR FITTED CROPPED LEG PANTS
Cropped pants that are either mid or high-waisted are an easy staple piece to style with many different looks, and are versatile to wear in both summer and winter. Checked patterns are the ultimate classic favourite to wear at the office. To go for a more casual look, style with a simple t-shirt and black boots, and if you're heading to a meeting - a sharp blazer and pair of bold pumps will add that extra polish and sophistication to your outfit.
HEELED BLACK BOOTS
Heeled black ankle boots are a modern wardrobe staple for every fashionista. They are not only office appropriate, but are also more comfortable for your feet more than your classic heels. If you're planning to wear dark jeans to the office, heeled black boots are a great way to add that extra height and sophistication to your business casual denim look.
Undoubtedly, the shoe of spring and summer has been the humble mule. They're the perfect pair of shoes, easy to slip on and go, oozes sophistication and is a staple in all seasons. If you're looking for a more done up look, go for a pair of heeled mules that instantly dress up any outfit. Show off your favourite pair of mules by pairing them with cropped jeans, midi skirts and dresses, or culottes.