Styling Tips

The workplace is no longer a suited and booted affair, with the rules of attire more relaxed than ever. Enter the modern version, which calls for a more laidback look that we like to call smart casual. With the demise of corporate workwear, the challenge is to find the sweet spot between dressing down and looking smart. So, in the spirit of workwear’s new easy-going mood, we’re sharing our top three looks to take you from desk to dawn.

Work to Weekend Wear


The workplace may have lost its reputation of formality, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a blazer. Nobody is expecting you to arrive head-to-toe in a formal suit. Instead, switch out the tailored trousers for a pair of printed pants or skinny jeans. This brings a casual air to the boardroom staple. Add a blouse and heels and you’ve got yourself an outfit that is both dressed up and relaxed. Plus, you can always take off the blazer if you feel overdressed. A bright manicure is essential for completing the look. After all, a successful businesswoman is just as likely to be wearing jeans and red polish as she is a grey pant suit.

Work to Weekend Wear


Us Review gals love a work dress as much as the next. Short, long or midi – the power of a dress shouldn’t be underestimated. A pencil dress is suitably sleek for the workplace, especially when styled with a statement belt and patent pumps. Look for a length that hits the knee, it’s both feminine and appropriate. There is also the option to add a pair of tights when the temperature drops. If you’re in and out of the office, a jacket is essential. Try a structured blazer or make a statement with a warm wool coat in a bright colour. Cute bag at the ready and casual Friday here we come.

Work to Weekend Wear


It goes without saying that a skirt and jumper combo can look smart, chic and laidback all in one. Mini hemlines are fun and flirty but can be smartened up for client meetings when styled with a knitted cardigan, flat pumps and opaque tights. It’s important to counteract the short length with covered shoulders. Alternatively, you can’t go wrong with a feminine A-line skirt. It has an impossibly figure-pleasing silhouette to suit any shape or height. Tuck your knitwear into the waistband for the most flattering nip-waisted effect. There are no rules when it comes to colour, try colour blocking, prints or a single colour from head to heels. Just mix it up with texture on top.

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