The Perfect Work Wardrobe On A Budget
If you want to look stylish at work but can't bear to spend big on -work clothes', there are a few tricks to fab looking work wear without breaking the bank. You don't need to splash out on loads of new clothes, you can just buy a few key pieces to help dress up what you already have for the ultimate office chic.
Not everyone needs a full suit for work these days, but a suit jacket or blazer is your must-have staple in any work wardrobe. Pair skinny jeans or pants with a cute blazer and heels for an instant professional look. A black blazer is the safest as it goes with everything, but there's no reason you can't be brave with a bold colour or pattern if you think you can pull it off.
If we've learned anything from Jennifer Anniston, it's that a smart looking pencil skirt will make any outfit stylish. For office wear, choose easy to match colours like black, charcoal or tan so you can mix and match with the rest of your wardrobe. For a less businessy look add a chunky belt for extra flair.
If drab work clothes are bringing you down, all you need is few key accessories to spruce up your look; a statement necklace, chandelier earrings or a chunky bangle. Just remember not to wear them all at once! Coco Chanel's advice against over accessorising is never more true than in the workplace.
With your key pieces sorted, you can bulk up the rest of your work wear with basics; plain sweaters, singlets and collared shirts. Try to get a range of different colours and prints so you can keep experimenting and have fun with your 9to5 look.
Aside from print trends and seasonal colours, your work wardrobe won't change too much over the years, so your key pieces should have some longevity. And to keep your financial investment low, always try to buy work wear on sale, whether in store, online or second hand on Gumtree. If you start small and slowly build over time, you'll eventually have a killer work wardrobe that you actually enjoy wearing!