Corporate Fashion That Always Works

If trainers and denim don’t exactly meet office protocol, looking to the latest trends isn’t going to help get your work wardrobe in order. But dressing for a board meeting or corporate event doesn’t mean hanging up your sartorial tastes entirely – the high street and beyond provide endless options for professional women who want to look good. We’ve broken down exactly what to wear and when, to guarantee a fashion-forward business wardrobe.

For A Big Meeting

1. Forget dated, fitted dresses – a midi skirt and structured blazer are a modern approach to high-flying fashion. Layer up with a pale top (spring appropriate but with a modest high neck), and incorporate classic nude courts into the look to add layers in the neutral colour palette.

2. A two-piece suit is another contemporary way to do corporate dressing. This Zara design has a flattering tie-waist and fashion forward check print – and team with pared back accessories for a grown-up look.

For Comfort

1. For busy, run-around days, going oversized is the fashion girl’s hack for combining comfort and style. Invest in boxy shirting, adding slim pants in feminine hues for appropriate balance.

2. Flat shoes for the office needn’t be casual – try teaming a directional backless pair with a full skirt, adding a comfortable knit for modesty points. 

For Hot Weather Days

1. If summer ever actually arrives you’ll want to be prepared, so look to stylish shirt dresses for a wearable office look. Look for long-ish hemlines and flattering tie waists, then add smart flats for a polished finish. 

2. Want to make a trend piece work for the office? Invest in a utility skirt, adding white silk blouses and subtle accessories for a summery take on corporate style.

For When You Are Going Out Later

1. Knitted separates are your friends when it comes to work-to-play dressing – there’s something deceptively smart about the look. Stick to neutral shades, adding fashion-forward heels and delicate earrings for an edit that works wherever you’re headed.

2. For days when only a smart dress will do, look to brands like Cefinn and layer up with cool accessories for a night-time ready take. A black bag you can stuff under your desk and a killer oversized trench will work wonders. 

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