Moving from college to your first job means major changes! The independence, the crazy hours, the new people and of course, the new wardrobe. It’s nothing close to the ratty-old jeans we went to attend lectures in. So, here is the only guide you need to get your work wardrobe just right! Once you get your hands on these work essentials, you’ll be set to make a great, long-lasting impression!
1. The Basic Trousers You Can NEVER Go Wrong With!
A classic pair of trousers is an absolute must in your workwear wardrobe. To make the best impression possible, make sure they fit you really well! A dreamy fitting is what you must be aiming for when choosing a pair. Grey is the perfect colour to go for, as it’s isn’t too bland nor too bright! If you aren’t in the best shape and want something that doesn’t fit like a glove you could opt for a pleated pair instead. For a more classes fitted option, these blue trousers are just right for you!
2. The Formal Dress That Makes You Feel Confident!
Every girl needs a work dress, especially one that makes her feel confident and powerful. We love this red body-con just for that purpose! It hugs you in all the right places, while still being totally office-appropriate. It’s also a great choice for important work events, just like the printed and and the striped dress. Trust us, you will look absolutely FAB in these.
3. The Not-So-Basic Shirt You Can Take From AM To PM
Smart shirts that flatter your body are one of the best things to add to your closet. What’s even better is that you can make it work for days not spent entirely at work too! A vibrant fitted blue is a great option and if you find one with vertical stripes, you must grab it! They’re one of the most slimming options out there.
Your office wardrobe can’t be complete without a classic white shirt! It’s as essential as an LBD, girls! While being totally formal, it can be easily quirked up in so many ways with the right accessories. It’s like having a blank slate to work on and show your creativity with. of course, you can also experiment a bit and go for one with some ruffles or a bright colour panel at the placket.
A day without meetings, or even just Fridays for that matter, are incomplete without your comfy jeans. No, we don’t mean that you can get your distressed jeans out - a dark-coloured pair is a much better option! And if you want to go for a blue, choose a solid blue instead of the denim blue. Pair them up with one of your work shirts and you’ll be good to go!
A formal blazer is just the right piece of clothing you need to complete the “I mean business” look. And, of course, if the blazer fits you better than anything else ever has, you know you’re set for all those super important meetings. Go for a classic black one for your first one and experiment with different colours like a navy blue and brown as you go along.
7. The Standard Shoes That Make You Thank Your Stars!
You MUST own a pair of shoes that are so versatile that they can be paired with almost anything in your closet. And a pair of heels that adds a few inches to your height while complementing your posture is just what you need! That’s why we love this beige pair, it just goes with everything. The peach and blue mid-heels are something you’ll thank your stars for, especially on days when you have a bit of running around to do.
The multi-purpose pencil skirt! This one can be paired up with literally every colour of clothing you own. What’s amazing about it is that it’s very slimming while still being totally fashionable! Get one in which you feel comfortable, though - you don’t want anyone in the office to see you struggle while climbing stairs.
9. The Trusty Handbag That Holds All Your Essentials!
This is your lifeline! A handbag that holds all your essentials, things you just can’t live without, is a must. A smart bag is an easy way to take your style quotient way high and a structured bag makes sure everyone knows you mean business. You can even opt for a unstructured one for casual days or for when you don’t have many out-of-office meetings.
Yes, a belt. They look very formal and make you look presentable, especially when your pants have loops! Trust us, belts make a great impression, especially on people who notice details. You can easily wear these with formal trousers or even your casual pair of jeans. And since they’re not just limited to workwear, they’re totally worth the buy!