Dressing for work has always been a challenge. When you haven’t got a uniform to stick to or a strict dress code, it can be difficult to figure out what to wear to your 9-5 life. While suits and pencil skirts can seem to be ‘smart’, they can also be really uncomfortable for all-day wear when you factor in your commuting time as well. Are there ways to make workwear comfier? You bet there are!
Ready to enjoy a more relaxed look at work? Put the comfy into your working day with these tips for working casual into your office wear.
Choose looser, less tailored clothing
There’s good news for those who prefer comfier clothing – loose tailoring is in! From wide-legged trousers to oversized jackets and blouses, there are all kinds of looser items that are making their way into the workplace. Stretch-fit can be a welcome relief to the skinnier silhouettes we’ve become used to while still looking smart in the workplace. If you’re going to choose an oversized jumper or blouse, keep your bottom half tailored, and vice-versa – it will help create shape and balance for the ideal workwear look.
Take a look at some great tips on how to wear oversized clothing.
Make casual shoes work-friendly
Changing up your footwear is one easy way to work casual into your office wear. Is there anything better than ditching the heels and slipping on a comfy pair of trainers? Styled carefully, you can make casual shoes work for your work wardrobe. Team your Vans with your trouser/blazer combos and your longer skirts and dresses too. You’ll be stylish AND comfortable in no time!
Embrace longer lengths
Longer lengths in skirts and dresses have really taken off this season. Midi and maxi floaty lengths are usually associated with the summer months, but with so many great styles, they’re everywhere! Longer lengths can be extremely comfortable, especially those with the elastic waistbands we’ve been seeing lately! Style your longer lengths with shorter top halves (but no cropped styles in the office) to create the right balance that looks smart and put together.
Dress up your denim
While denim is usually reserved for dress-down Fridays, it can make its way into the rest of your working week. Paired with a smart blouse or a blazer, there are some fantastic ways to wear denim at work. Big statement blouses are very on-trend for the spring/summer season, so think bows, ruffles and oversized sleeves to really make an impact with your work wardrobe.
Choosing clothes for work is a daily struggle that most of us face. Having a separate wardrobe for work and play can be a pain, so it’s nice to be able to blur the lines from time to time. Whatever your preferred style, there’s a way to make it work for you. Take advantage of the latest style tips to help you keep your look on point.
Love Lilla xx