Spring is finally here and it’s time to give your work wardrobe a new lease of life. We have pulled together our top work wear picks from our SS18 collection to make sure you look stylish in the office (and in the bar for after work drinks!).
When it comes to office attire, there are a few staples that work for both corporate and casual environments but the blazer fits into any work wardrobe. The versatility of a good blazer means that they can dress up anything from jeans to a pleated skirt adding instant polish to an outfit. For spring, choose a lightweight blazer made from satin or linen with a less structured fit. Spring is a great time to start injecting color and print into your wardrobe so be brave a try this bold hot pink blazer or floral print design for statement look with an element of sophistication.
THE PRINTED DRESS
Florals for spring aren’t groundbreaking but we still reach for them every spring and florals have had a chic update this year. Think pretty floral prints on darker backgrounds or mixing floral prints on stripes for new twist. If florals aren’t your thing then try this check swing dress, the touch of yellow and voluminous sleeves on this dress make it a real statement piece that is perfect for the office.
THE STATEMENT TROUSER
As the weather starts to warm up it is the perfect time to wear something eye-catching and vibrant so go bold with a pair of printed trousers. Wide-leg trousers and culottes are great office staples as they can be dressed up or down depending on how relaxed your dress code is, plus they are really comfy. If you have a corporate work place stick to tailored styles and experiment with color or subtle prints and pair with a crisp shirt.
THE PATTERNED BLOUSE
Blouses are another workwear staple that can easily be refreshed for spring and now is great time to introduce lighter colors into your wardrobe after the darker hues of winter. This blue stripe blouse with its dramatic sleeve is office friendly without comprising on style. Look for lightweight materials that will keep you cool as the weather starts to warm up.
THE SMART SHOE
Swap your brogues and boots for loafers this spring. These pointed loafers are great for warmer days as aren’t as restrictive as brogues but still offer the same smart style. If you have a relaxed workwear dress code then, these backless mules will look great with cigarette trousers or wide-leg culottes.
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