Let's be honest, the end of the holiday season is not exactly the best time of the year. After a nice refreshing break celebrating Christmas and New Years, it is time to face reality and get back to work. Now if you are feeling down about putting your Christmas lights away until next year, or packing up your holiday home, think of this: new year, new work wardrobe! That's right, a fresh new wardrobe and brand new outfits for the office will make you feel inspired, confident and well just fabulous overall.
If one of your new years resolutions is to step out of your comfort zone, they why not opt for bolder and braver looks. You could try the suit trend, which its core inspiration is power dressing, or go for brighter and patterned outfits that extenuate your self confidence.
Blazers are such and on-trend item at the moment. The great thing about them is that you can easily take them from office to a more casual look. They look great at work and also with your favourite pair of denim jeans.
Persuit Jacket by Wish, Eagle Rock Blazer by Fate + Becker , Mother Nature Blazer by Pizzuto, C1014A Blazer by Carbon 12
PRINTS AND COLOUR
Why not make 2019 a year to try wearing pops of colour to work or even bolder prints. If you are not quite ready to go full print or wear bright colours, then why not add a blazer to your outfit. That way you also have the option of work to evening. Summer is a great time to start experimenting with different looks, use the warmer weather to your advantage.
Franny Dress by Socialight, Casey Dress by Socialight, Caribbean Cut Out Dress by Pink Ruby, Blue Curacao by Amelius
WORK FASHION ESSENTIALS
It is always a good idea to have some staple pieces in your wardrobe for work. These items can be used to base your outfit around. Here are some work essentials to think about.
An oversised shirt is a great simple piece to have. It can be tucked into a high waisted skirt or over a pair of pants with a chunky belt.
A pencil skirt is one of the most popular work fashion items. It is simple yet sophisticated and easy to pair with. For the colder months, throw on a pair of warm tights underneath and a pair of heeled ankle boots. You may even opt for a blazer which can be taken off for an evening look for after work drinks.
Cigarette pants have become more and more popular over the past few months, due to their stylish fit and their comfortable nature. They differ from a normal pair of pants due to the fact that they finish a couple inches above the ankle, making them a nice option for warmer weather. Black cigarette pants look fabulous with printed tops.
A sheath dress is also a good piece to have in your work collection. A sheath dress is a fitted, straight cut dress that often have sleeves and are worn at the knee. This allowing them to be an appropriate choice for work, especially if the dress code is particularly strict. You can pair your sheath dress with a blazer for an extra formal look.
Live-in Oversized Shirt by Fate + Becker, Simicuilar Skirt by Pizzuto, Rocco Linen Pant by Betty Basics, Costa Rica Dress by Pink Ruby