Three fashion rules for your back-to-the-office wardrobe
As we get ready to transition from remote working back to the office, most of us are likely wondering what we can get away with wearing to work. Maybe some of us got used to pairing pajama bottoms with a blazer when we had to log in for Zoom calls. Although we can’t wear PJs to in-person meetings, it might to be necessary to pack away all our comfortable favourites. Explore the following three fashion rules for putting together a solid back-to-the-office wardrobe.
Dress up those leggings
What’s the first rule of autumn 2021? Comfort is key. Just because we are headed back to the office in person, doesn’t mean it’s necessary to stash our favourite comfortable clothes in the back of the wardrobe. Those who had a go-to look that worked perfectly for meetings on Zoom could likely transition some pieces back to the office, as comfort will reign supreme this season. Think relaxed yet polished basics that look put together without sacrificing the comfort we’ve come to count on whilst tackling emails.
While it may not be possible to work in sweatpants from the sofa, one can certainly dress up their working-from-home favourites and rely on looser silhouettes like caftans, cardigan-like jackets and wide-leg trousers in the office. Pair chic tailored leggings with cute flats and a chunky yet structured sweater, or top off an autumn wardrobe with a blazer for a professional look.
Find some fabulous and fun accessories
Rule number two: When dressing up, one can always let fabulous accessories do the talking. Pearls rank as one of the top fall 2021 women’s fashion trends, and it’s easy to efficiently work this elevated but oh-so-fun accessory into one’s daily look. Try dressing up a cosy sweater with a set of pearls, or wear them with a sleek but stretchy LBD for a special event. This one autumn trend goes anywhere.
When it comes to the office, pearls are ready to transform any look. There’s nothing like the instant sense of classic style that these natural jewels deliver to any outfit. Pair a string of pearls with a button-down shirt and menswear-inspired trousers for a comfortable and fashion-forward look ideal for big presentations and more casual office days alike.
Splurge on some great new shoes
Finally, complete a back-to-the-office look with one more rule in mind. When it comes to shoes, one can bring the fashion as long as they keep things comfortable. The “ugly” shoe trend is still going strong so that one can stay comfortable in the office and during a commute. Have fun coordinating shoes with other office-ready fashions this season.
One can also take the trend from the other angle by keeping their office clothing comfortable but upgrading their look with some super stylish footwear. Wear a ribbed dress with heeled boots or a matching set with on-trend mules. Just as accessories like pearls can take your office look to the next level, so can the right pair of shoes.
While we can’t wear the fuzzy slippers and pajamas we had tucked under our desks at home, one can get close to this feeling of cosiness. This autumn’s back-to-the-office fashion is all about comfort combined with style.
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