Here’s an incontrovertible truth: What we choose to wear to work can affect how we’re perceived in our role.
Our office wardrobe is an indirect sign of our competence and professionalism, so it’s imperative that we constantly keep our workwear game strong. Herein lies the million-dollar question: How do you constantly impress your boss and colleagues at work without busting your budget?
Marks & Spencer has just the solution for you with its sharp and tailored workwear collection, which will render you chic and stylish, and with minimum effort to boot. Ahead are seven key tailored pieces from the workwear collection you need for a classic and contemporary wardrobe.
A crisp white shirt is a workwear staple that everyone definitely needs to own. To make an impression, switch it up with an elevated version, such as this luxuriously comfortable cotton piece amped up with a statement placket on the front.
Tapered trousers are perfect for switching things up. This beautifully printed piece will offer a great chromatic contrast when worn with a top in a solid hue, and will also telegraph your fun-loving personality whilst helping you to look put together at all times.
A no-nonsense straight skirt is a stalwart piece in your wardrobe because it can be styled for both business and pleasure. However, you don’t always have to gun for one in a safe black. Marks & Spencer has created a fresh version of this silhouette – complete with nifty military-inspired pockets to stash your swag on the go – rendered in an absolutely gorgeous cornflower yellow that will turn heads at your office ... in a good way, of course.
When the going gets tough in the morning, you might struggle to put together something decent and professional looking. Cue the foolproof monochromatic shift dress which you can throw on and go; this will really help you to shave precious minutes off in the morning.
A well-made blazer is a powerful piece of clothing. It has transformative qualities – it can work as a key item in completing a professional business look while giving you the ability to layer and create visually captivating pieces with the addition of accessories, even if you’re pressed for time.
With the revival of the ‘70s on the runway, pants with exaggerated silhouettes (think a wide leg or flared bottoms) are more stylish than ever. This pair of palazzo trousers from Marks & Spencer boasts a figure-flattering high-waisted fit that accentuates your waist and elongates your legs.
Sometimes, all you really need is a great dress to win the office over, with a figure-skimming dress being the epitome of effortless glamour. To keep your morning routine fuss-free, you can opt for one in a foolproof black-and-white colourway – this beautifully sleek and quietly luxe baby will go with just about anything, really.