As that diva of the country music world sang, “Working nine to five, what a way to make a living!” Well tell us about it, Dolly Parton…after all most of us now spend a lot longer than just eight hours in the office and what we wear to work is most likely what we wear for the majority of the time. Whether you have an ultra strict dress code or work a more casual, creative job, what you wear can say a lot about your abilities in the workplace so it pays to get it right.
Here’s some top tips and insider stylist secrets to looking good every day, no matter how much you are rushing out the door in the morning!
1. Many people need multipurpose clothes that will work as well for a boardroom meeting as for picking the kids up from school or going out for client drinks. Look for simple, classic basics such a great black blazer, which will work with everything.
2. Keep makeup and hair simple and groomed. Leave overtly fussy or trend-orientated looks for the weekend, unless you work in a more fashion-based industry.
3. Footwear can be key to lifting your look. If you need to look super smart for a meeting invest in a great pair of court shoes to give you an edge. Try these elegant but up to date Kurt Geiger ones.
Featured items: Black blazer John Lewis and Kurt Geiger Evie courts at House of Fraser