Style Tips: Overcoming Your Monday Fashion Blues
Tired of rummaging through your wardrobe first thing on a monday morning looking for something to wear? Here are some top tips on how you can look office chic but feel comfortable all at the same time.
Dressing well is a form of good manners.
It’s that time of the week again where the weekend seems to disappear in the blink of an eye, and before you know it it’s time to go back to the office. Work can be stressful sometimes and unfortunately so can trying to find an outfit that works well for office hours without putting you out of your comfort zone. There’s nothing worse than a rude awakening on a Monday morning. After all, dressing well is a form of good manners as Tom Ford once said. To make life a little bit easier and to take away some of your Monday blues, here are examples of three outfits that will carry you stylishly through the week.
Start of the week
This first outfit is a great way to begin the week. It’s elegant, sophisticated and simple. Part of the stress of getting ready for work is actually putting the outfit on. This outfit is easy to wear and it has no fussy zips or buttons that you’d have to deal with on an early Monday morning. A little black dress, like this one by Ted Baker, is every girl’s best friend and it should be a staple piece in every woman’s wardrobe. Why not pair it with a tailored blazer to add a touch of formality to your outfit. This white number, also by Ted Baker, has jewel detailing around the neck and adds a touch of glamour to your everyday office look. Finishing details such as shoes and bags are also an essential part for finishing off your outfit. The court heels and oversized bag are both from Zara. You don’t have to go any further than your local high street to find a great outfit.
As midweek approaches, comfort becomes more and more essential when choosing your outfit. A great pair of cigarettes trousers, like this pair that can be found at Topshop, coupled with a white shirt such as this piece from H&M can be a great combination. To add a bit of character to your outfit why not wear a colourful blazer such as this red Mango ensemble. Midweek also means it may be time to take a bit of a break from heels, so ankle boots or Chelsea boots are a great way of adding comfort to style. The pair featured in this image are from Mango’s A/W collection.
Thank God it's Friday!
The end of the week has finally come and it’s time to get your dancing shoes back on. This button up Zara jumpsuit is a great way of illustrating how your everyday pieces can be included in your work wardrobe. Jumpsuits are very simple statement pieces which require no effort. This means you don’t have to try to look great, looking great just comes as part of the package. Add some block heels like these ones from Kurt Geiger to add height and sophistication to your look. To brighten up the look, why not add a white blazer from Mango. If you decide to go out for a meal with a friend after work or for a few cocktails with the girls, you can take the blazer off, making it a great transitional piece between work and ‘play’.
The key to looking office chic is making sure that you are comfortable in everything you wear. Fashion isn’t supposed to be restrictive so enjoy it! Don’t be afraid to include your everyday pieces into your work wardrobe, after all looking great can be quite costly. However, make sure you invest in timeless and classic pieces that you can wear on many occasions but in different ways. Looking good doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.