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7 Office Wear Ideas & How To NOT Dress Boring To Work

What to wear to work every day of the week and nail the office wear game?

We get to play with fashion and take style to work in our office outfits. Yay. Mondays – they’re the best of times, they’re the worst of times. Or maybe just the latter if you’re to pay any attention to all the facebook memes going around. Still, not all is lost on Mondays, cause alongside the blues and the weekend hangovers we’ve got office wear!

Please contain your excitement.

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If our love for all sartorial things has taught us a valuable lesson it’s that this ‘passion for fashion’ blissful crap is both a gift as well as a nightmare.

How many of you really wake up and start singing of joy cause it’s Monday, and use the extra hour before work to try on work outfits ideas with a smile on your face, only to finally, in an even more fake-happy state of mind, pick a colorful posh combo office attire to go with your Monday happiness?

Yeah. I thought so.

If this is you, then read no more.

If however, every week 3 out of 5 times you find yourself running late, buried in clothes that to a mere mortal would make a killer office look, but to you they’re all ‘stuff’ that bring out the fashion monster inside you, leaving you looking stupid in your underwear staring at piles, and I mean PILES of clothes thinking ”Great! I’ve got nothing to wear”, then I’ve got 2 things to tell you.

(1) This post is for you, and

(2) You’re husband/BF/roommate (with no fashion penchant) probably thinks you’re crazy.

What to wear to work?

Cause the recurring question of ‘what to wear at work’ is pertinent from Monday to Friday, why not take a deep breath and put our creative fashion minds to work? With one side note: we need to figure out how to stop dressing boring to work! If you’ve got the secret please share. Errr please know, simple and classy do not boring make.

7 work outfit ideas to get you going from Mondays to Fridays.

1. The CLASSIC Look

Probably the most common and easiest way to dress for office and nail the wear to work situation, this work outfit is perfect for all jobs. But it’s also the most likely to get you looking boring, unless you remember this ONE TIP:

*always wear a statement piece, or add a fun item to your look (shoes, bag, jewellery, watch, lips, nails. It’s all in the details.).

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2. The CASUAL Business Office Look

It’s the easiest, and it  basically translates to jeans office wear.

The TIP is to always pair casual work outfits with heels, a very smart/feminine top (think silky blouse, men-shirts, structured tops), a blazer and a professional bag. Have fun with accessories and even shoes and bags depending on your job.

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3. CARELESS CHIC

A look for those who’ve got slightly more penchant for fashion and ladies office wear, but look like they don’t give a crap, yet, to the trained eye they’re street-style-worthy.

The TIP: clash different style items, play with shapes (slouchy versus fitted), with looks (feminine and masculine). Heels look best with this style, yet brogues or oxfords do the trick as well.

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4. GLAMOROUS at the Office

This office outfit is for all those sexy women who also run the world, but prefer to do it in glam office attire: bright lips, sky high heels and office outfits that can go from 9 am to late dinner cocktails.


The TIP: fabulous heels, expensive perfumes, rich fabrics, pencil skirts and silky blouses, long trousers, statement golden necklaces, brand watches and massive bags or clutches. These ladies are not afraid to flaunt it all.

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5. SOPHISTICATED Office Wear

This office outfit is easy to do, but it needs training, so experiment away and have fun with clothes.

The TIP: enjoy fashion and always wear at least 1 statement piece, clash styles, use a classy look for a start base and then add itemes according to your personality and job.

Men inspired looks with super sexy heels, massive bling, sporty luxe sweatshirts with classy pencil skirts, hats, prints, leather, sheer, denim – all that the non-connoisseurs label as work inappropriate is quite the opposite, because it’s about styling them & making them work. Hence… it’s about having fun with your outfits for work.

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6. SIMPLE & FEMININE office wear ladies.

It’s an easy peasy look if you’re the kinda gal who loves flowy flirty dresses, tiny jewelry and looking casual smart all the time. If you think chiffon and flirty is not for office think again.

The TIP: it’s all about the hem. Wear knee-length or over-the-knee dresses or skirts in any color or print, cinged at the waist, paired with smart blazers. Shoes wise, heels look better however you can also don ballet flats.

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7. The EDGY office looks. 

They’re not for the faint hearted ones, nor for all work domains, although, one can add a slight edge to any look and get away with it.

Probably this style is more appropriate for those who work creative jobs and have less of a strict office attire, therefore they can add a bit of their own thing into their outfits for work: boots, leather, T-shirts, darker lips, nail-art, tennis shoes.

The TIP: mix and match statement with simple pieces into great work outfit ideas. 😉

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In conclusion, consider this your office wear inspiration for the week.

xoxo

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41 replies
  1. Michael Robinson
    Michael Robinson says:

    Thank you so much for all the advice on how to not dress boring to work but also to look professional. Just like you mentioned, there is nothing wrong with a classic look. I think that this read would be perfect for my girlfriend who does not know what to wear to work a lot of the time. Thanks again!

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  2. Weston
    Weston says:

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  3. Yilliang Peng
    Yilliang Peng says:

    Thank you for posting those pictures of what to wear when going to work! Depending on where you work, some of this might not be appropriate! I cannot imagine going to work in the fields dressed in a suit — that would be funny! Thanks for the post!

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  4. Deborah Smooth
    Deborah Smooth says:

    Sexy outfit are great outfits and real inspiration. It inspired women to renovate up their work wardrobe. I think this blog is good to reduce my desire of buying new dresses. You can always wear them in office.

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  5. Linda
    Linda says:

    I am a working lady and always in confusion what should I wear for office but now I can follow your blog.
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  6. Deepika
    Deepika says:

    What a fantastic blog post. We have a few blog post catering to ethnic Indian clothing. You may find our blog in How to choose the right Saree to Work informative for the Women from the Indian Subcontinent.

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  7. Carol Goulding
    Carol Goulding says:

    Hi
    The blog post you have shared is very helpful. I personally feel that Casual Dresses For Women are perfect addition to a girl’s wardrobe as they look cool in scorching summers. There are numerous online stores operating over the internet that deals in women’s dresses, tops and more. You can shop online from these stores while sitting in the comfort of your home. I already have a good collection of these kinds of summer dresses that I buy online.

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  8. Rosina Ricci
    Rosina Ricci says:

    Thanks alot for sharing this beautiful blog with us. Wow very nice tips to look beautiful and smart in workplace. I am a working lady and always in confusion what should I wear for office but now I can follow your blog. If you are looking for mesmerizing outfits for women, you need to go with DressSpace fashion clothing.

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    online fashion boutique says:

    Nice collection of outfits they are perfect for office wear and I mostly used to wear long skirts with long sleeve t-shirts for office and I would like to know whether “open toe mules” match with my office wear.

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  10. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    Wonderful post but can someone tell me who is the maker/designer of the black and white long sleeve pinstripe blouse with the white cuffs? The woman in the pic is sitting and has on a black pencil skirt with it…
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    work clothes for women says:

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  13. Belle
    Belle says:

    Hey, Thanks alot for posting on this particular topic. Also they are very practical as well as sophisticated at the same time. Thanks again……… keep writing.

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  14. Manoj Chauhan
    Manoj Chauhan says:

    Hi Dana,
    good tips shared it with my girl friend. Keep updating we would like to be abreast with the corporate latest trend. You doing a good job

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    • Audrey
      Audrey says:

      Love this post! We couldn’t agree office clothes don’t have to be boring. We posted some advice on this as well on our blog http://bit.ly/1Cmst6E – Audrey, The Dress Movement

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  17. matthewsimpson1992
    matthewsimpson1992 says:

    Thanks so much for posting this. I really like some of the high wasted skirts you posted. Alas, in my line of work we don’t have to dress up. Maybe at my next job I’ll get to break out more of my cardigans.

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  18. Linda
    Linda says:

    Very inspirational and I do love office clothing. But what do you think about winter and office outfits? How would you dress to the office when it is -15 degrees and very windy? 😀 I like your blog a lot!

    http://shoesspeaklouder.blogspot.fi

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    • Fashion Tag (Dana Cristina)
      Fashion Tag (Dana Cristina) says:

      thanks so much Linda! ah… winter (hate it!) and except for layers there’s nothing great about this season (to me, anyway). So I say: make use of tons of layers, wear comfy sweaters over crispy shirts, trousers or pencil skirts and boots preferably (no heels I guess). Coat or even thick parka on top. You can have fun with accessories though 😉 Also, when it’s that cold, really fashion is probably the last thing on our minds, and comfort + staying warm come first. xoxo

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  19. Mammu
    Mammu says:

    Great post as always hun. Fashion is fun but you make it even more fun with your posts! Sometimes I wish I worked in office to have an excuse to wear heels and look cute all the time 😀 I’d probably go with styles nr.2 and nr.6 🙂

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