These 5 no-brainer office outfits will take the work out of your working wardrobe - giving you more time to sleep in and keep hitting that snooze button on your alarm clock.
Read on below to discover the must-haves this week to turn your 9-to-5 (for some of us, more like 8-to-11) into your personal walk of power and poise.
Start off your week with a bang. A V-neck blouse and high waisted trousers is a combination that will not only elongate your body, but also mentally get you out of the weekend zombie-in-pyjamas-mode by portraying polished professionalism. Oftentimes we forget how much the external can influence the internal and this ensemble is guaranteed to get you through a Monday feeling polished stylish and capable.
The Monique Bow-Cuff Silk Shirt by Reiss has a modern twist on a timeless design to keep you looking up-to-date and fresh off the runway.
Turtleneck Tuesdays are all about staying warm and cosy (we haven't quite yet gotten over having to leave that comfy bed). This is a toasty winter-ready look that will keep you warm and chic. The leather skirt adds an edge that will ensure your colleagues do not mistake you for a fuzzy teddybear, and instead treat you with the respect (and a tiny bit of fear) a #BadAss woman like you requires.
Modern Rarity for John Lewis - Leather Skirt, £200
Midweek calls for celebration and an injection of life into your wardrobe. Oxblood red is the must have colour this season - not just because the fashion Gods say so, but because you have most likely been out of the sun for far too long now and could use a little injection of colour in your week. Wearing red to the office may feel a bit too "seductress chic" to some, but keep in mind that hitting the right balance is key here. This knitted red dress by Joseph Fashion is much more Alexa Chung than Brigitte Bardot (not that there is anything wrong with owning your sexuality). Go all out by topping it off with the gorgeous military knit jacket by Ralph Lauren - an investment piece that is sure to stay with you for years to come. Style with black suede over the knee boots (the dress will fall over the ending of the boots).
Take a note from the Parisians and leave the office on Thursday to pursue a glass of red wine. Whether enjoying your drink alone or with your friends, a moment of reflection is often needed after a hectic week. Exude modern elegance and be desk-to-dinner ready in the beautiful somerset jumpsuit, whilst keeping warm by wrapping up in the Sailsbury Wrap coat (both by Baukjen).
The Duran black leather heels add a lean and leggy lift to this ensemble.
With the weekend just around the corner, it is officially a wrap! Celebrate accordingly with a chic wrap dress by Ciriana. The bold colours of this dress are perfect to combine with the timeless elegance of pearls.
And that's it! Which pieces are your favourite? How do you stay on top of your working wardrobe during a hectic week? Let us know in the comments below.