Dressing up for work can be such a hassle but Folake Huntoon’s work wardrobe is one with so much flare. Folake Huntoon of the Style Pantry has one of the most explicit wardrobes, and her work outfit ideas inspire any woman to feel more confident!
While many ladies think that work outfits have to be boring and so baggy if not long, that actually shouldn’t be the case. We spend so much time at work, no need to settle for uninspired workwear!
So, no woman should be forced to disregard her femininity and look all drab in work outfits. Even at work, she should look just as chic yet good enough for the work environment. But ladies, we don’t mean sexy here.
A chic woman is elegant and decent; she looks modest and her femininity shines naturally through all her outfits. On the other hand, a sexy woman really shows off quite a lot even in her dressing and in most cases, she looks so provocative in a negative way and comes out as a woman who is trying too hard to gain attention.
Girls, we are not even going there! Sexy is not our mantra here; we are all for a chic and feminine vibe.
Since we are now on one page, let’s consider some amazing work outfit ideas that we can all rock to the office, courtesy of the Style Pantry. In this article, we share 10 pieces to perfectly suit your work wardrobe.
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Choose neutral and solid colors for your work outfits!
In most work environments, wearing patterns and too much color is hardly allowed; unless it is on a casual Friday, weekend or you are the boss around and haven’t specified the dress code.
So, to make it easier for yourself, pick solid colors which are one-color pieces. In that way, you can color block when mixing and matching the pieces.
Picking neutral colors like black and white would be a wise option but to liven up your mood, add more solid colors to your wardrobe. Talk about blue, grey, red, pink, yellow, maroon or beige.
Neutrals and solid colors work in sartorial harmony for sure!
10 Work Outfit Ideas to Spice up Your Work Wardrobe
1. Midi Pencil Skirts
While you can have a ton of pencil skirts just for the office, a longer length looks more directional that knee-length skirts. In fact, a midi pencil skirt in a solid color pair perfectly with literally every top and blazer in your wardrobe.
Good enough, a midi pencil skirt is decent enough and the best part is that even as you sit down, the skirt won’t get drawn up that much up your laps. We hate seeing women pulling down their skirts over and again since it pulls up while walking or as they sit down.
Girl, get a midi pencil skirt!
2. Midi Skater Skirts
Midi pencil skirts are good but midi skater skirts are even better.
Forget short skater skirts you wore in high school and get a longer one that is of thicker and sturdier fabric. Such befit the modern working woman and can be dressed up or down easily for any day at the office or client meetings.
Anyone would want to look more stylish yet suited for the office in such a skirt!
3. Wide Leg Pants
Dressing for the office doesn’t always require a collared shirt and slim-fitting work pants. There are plenty of other pant options and one of them is a pair of wide-leg pants.
Wide leg pants paired with a good blouse create a good mix-up better than your normal skinny pants. The look is stylish, sharp and definitely not boring!
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4. A Jumpsuit
When you want to feel comfortable yet still look smart and put-together, a good pair of jumpsuit is an easy, no-think outfit to wear.
A work-inspired jumpsuit is easy to throw on in the morning, and if it gets a little dull, throw atop a good blazer or coat just to spice things up a little bit further! You can always layer a collared shirt or turtleneck sweater underneath your jumpsuit to make it chic and smart.
5. A Detailed blouse
A white button-down shirt is a classic office piece. However, just to rework your office wardrobe this time, a detailed blouse will do for the office. It could be short-sleeved, mid-sleeved or long-sleeved with sleeve or neck details; talk about turtlenecks, bell sleeves or ruffled necks.
For a polished look, tuck your shirt into the skirt or pants if it’s on the longer side or wears it loose if it is more cropped.
6. A Suit, patterned or solid
While a black suit is everyone’s must-have workpiece, you can spice things up a bit by having a patterned suit or one of a different color.
Rock the darker solid color suits for important client meetings; and the brighter and patterned suits for regular weekdays at work.
It is also important to consider the fit. Slim and well-structured suits appear sharp and polished while loose and unstructured suits are more laid back for relaxed days.
7. Skinny Work Pants
Skinny pants and a button-down look instantly more polished with the addition of sleep black pumps. The classic office staple appears sophisticated especially if tailored or well-structured to fit you just fine.
To complete the outfit, just pair your skinny work pants with a tucked-in, detailed top before wearing a pair of stilettos.
8. A Day-to-Night Dress
Every lady deserves a look that seamlessly takes her from the office to after-work drinks or even so, evening work parties.
While this dress should be sophisticated and polished enough for work, it should also be stylish and appropriate enough for after-work dinners or cocktails. Talk about a fashionable dress with a serious side!
If your dress is on the shorter side and falls at the knee or just above, you may want to consider covering your legs a little with a good quality of stockings.
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9. A Blazer
Layering a blazer over the top adds more structure to your look. It can transform any simple and relaxed look to chic and smart office-ready.
A structured blazer works well for sharp Monday mornings while an oversized blazer will be perfect for Fridays or more relaxed days at work- one can transition from day to night effortlessly!
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A good belt, scarf, watch, a pair of stilettos, and a pair of earrings should be in your office accessory collection because the pieces are versatile enough to wear with every single work outfit, so, stock up and mix and match to your heart’s content!
Always keep your footwear sharp when dressing up for the office. You can choose a pair of heels, booties or pointed-toes to complete your look with a polish!
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Add style to your work wardrobe by embracing these work outfit ideas for an impressive business look.
If you’re feeling more experimental, you can branch out in new combinations, fresh colors, and new details. Set your office wardrobe apart and look great!