Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Spring Formal Office Wear


Office wear is something I have to think about every day and I can do smart/ casual on most days, but there are other days when I am going from meeting to meeting between my office, HQ or another associated office and I need to be a little smarter. However, travelling around London can be quite a hot and stuffy nightmare and wearing a suit is just not for me, I am more of a dress, tights, flat shoes and blazer kind of girl.

So, I have created an office wear wishlist that would see me both comfortably cool without a blazer and not to hot and stuffy when I do need to wear one and the blazers in this collage I actually own, so picking dresses to go with them was quite fun to do.

Spring Office Formal
There is a lot of choice when it comes to buying office wear both online and on the highstreet and there are always a nice variety of styles to suit every one.
  • Hale Bob UK Body con dress in black to the far left of the collage is the most expensive dress but I love that it goes from being a classic LBD but with a slight twist, it can be dressed up for going out with just a pair of boots and would work well with a leather jacket! 
  • House of Fraser caught my eye with the Dickins Jones Fit and Flare Dress which is currently in the sale here and it again has a slight twist in that the top half is detatchable, so you can again dress it up or down.  
  • In the middle is a black ruched sheath dress that I saw in TK Maxx at the weekend and almost bought, but I have one which is very similar with longer sleeves. What I love about these types of dresses is that when you are having one of those 'meh' days and nothing fits right, these dresses always make you look fabulous and again it is perfect for the office or going out afterwards.  
  • The Evans Jersey pocket dress is the only one with pockets and I love the shape and design of it, perfect for wearing to work and is a dress that can be glammed up for a night out.  
  • The final dress is from New Look and is a black scallop hem Tunic dress which has a v-neck, cap sleeves and a scalloped hem and is again perfect for the office, adding a blazer too or going out in.
Now that I have my office wear sorted, it is time to find some suitable shoes!  





29 comments:

  1. They look fab, I like the Hale Bob dress a lot. It's a shame it's a little pricey.

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  2. I love all of the black dresses! Would totally get all of them.

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  3. These are lovely items, I rarely wear dresses at work but some of the jackets on here look amazing, any idea when they're from? x

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  4. Great selection! I'm also a dress, tights and blazer type of girl and I love your choices - thanks for sharing x

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  5. These dresses and blazers look fab I'd definitely wear these if I ever work in an office.

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  6. While I do miss working, I definitely don't miss office wear at all. I hated having to dress-up, I've always been the casual jeans and t-shirt type. I do however, love your choices! :)

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  7. I'm like this - I love black for smart occasions like going into the office... though in my office I can be in anything from PJs to jeans and a shirt! H x

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  8. Some lovely outfits. I really miss wearing my suits/smart things to work. Now I'm either in comfy stuff at home or in a uniform at the hospital.

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  9. Some great suggestions for office wear! I need to update my office wardrobe so might add some on to my wish list too. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Great selection, love the jackets and their pattern but why aren't you using some colors?

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  11. These are some great suggestions I never know what to wear when I do work experience etc. so these are great ideas xxx

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  12. I love the striped dress it is beautiful, you have some great work wear ideas and then you can party in them as well!

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  13. Great ideas! Some of those work for a night out as well.

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  14. what a brilliant combination, and so much versatility there. Weekends I wear uniform to work and during the week when out cleaning in the community it is joggies,t-shirts and trainers. Often feel it would be nice to have a job where I could wear something a bit more decent.

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  15. Great selection, but you definitely need some colour in there! Spring is all lighter colours, so I would have paired some coloured jackets with the dresses, or gone for lighter dresses with a bit of colour.

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  16. Great direction. When I was working in an office these are the sort of things I'd have picked. I get to dress a lot more casual now I'm self employed

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  17. These clothes make me want to start working in an office. I get so tired of working at home and not having to dress up! Gorgeous x

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  18. I love fit and flare dresses and you one you linked in House of Fraser is definitely one of the nicer ones I've seen!

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  19. I miss working in an office an having to get dressed up daily. Love your look!

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  20. They look really smart and I like they mix and match so well. I tend not to wear black, but could see these choices working well in navy too.

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  21. I love all these, not that any would look good on me right now but clothes do give me the motivation i need to keep going with my fitness and weight goal. I cant wait to go shopping for a whole new wardrobe! :) marie

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  22. I don't envy you having to travel around London. I hate the tube, I always get into a right sweat. These clothes look perfect though. Good choices

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  23. Lovely outfits, I'm lucky I have a uniform to wear for work but I can see what you mean about travelling around London especially in the heat!

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  24. Loving the New Look scallop hem tunic dress. I am more a jeans girl, though :)

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  25. Oh I would wear more color in spring, even in the office! The fit and flare in a red color would be my pick

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  26. I love your picks, with some added splashes of colour especially!xx

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  27. I can't wait when it gets warmer so I can start wearing dresses :) Love your picks, black dress si stylish and classic

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  28. now that is my colour palette for spring haha we don't have a dress code which is great i guess

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  29. That's a great list of things you've picked. The colours will last you whatever season x

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