In the middle of the hustle and bustle, we find ourselves dashing from the office to dinners, to dates and everything in between. With a busy schedule, we want our outfits to require minimal effort, while looking effortlessly chic. Whether you work in a corporate setting or a more casual office, here are a few staple pieces that will allow you to look smart and sophisticated at your desk job, then jump straight from desk to dinner!
LITTLE NOT-SO-BLACK DRESS
For years, the little black dress has been the classic piece every woman must own. However, times have changed and bold colours and patterns are well accepted in offices these days. If you're working in a corporate environment you can pair a printed dress with elegant jewellery pieces and some minimalist heels. For more casual office environments, pair your dress with some ankle boots and a cardigan. When night hits, simply swap out your everyday tote with a statement clutch bag and you're ready for after-work cocktails!
A-LINE MIDI SKIRT
If you love to experiment with colours and patterns, midi skirts in bright pops of colours are for you. Its laid back and breezy constricted structure, and appropriate length will allow you to feel comfortable, carefree and confident all day and night long. Pair with a basic black or white t-shirt, and some fresh white sneakers to complete the smart-casual look. For a more sophisticated style, don a leather pencil midi skirt with a printed blouse, and comfortable boots or heels. When it's time to go out for dinner, accessorise with a statement necklace - a quick and easy way to glam up your look.
PAPER BAG WAISTED PANTS
High-waisted pants are becoming more and more trendy and are universally flattering on all body shapes. Unlike the classic office suit, this fashion piece is a great option for your 9 to 5 desk job and into the festivities at night. An elegant and sharp pair of pants can be paired with an equally elegant blazer, and some contrasting suede pumps. For that extra wow factor, go for a velvet texture, and opt for solid, rich colours such as maroon, navy or mustard. Going from your desk job to your dinner should be minimal hassle. An embellished clutch bag will add some extra sparkle to your outfit.