Once the clock strikes five, most of us (myself included) are guilty of going out after work pretty much each Friday. That means we all need an outfit that can do double duty – unless you’re one of the lucky ones that has time to go home and change.
Transitioning your look from a day at the office to dinner and drinks with your friends is easier than you think. This usually includes a few accessories swaps like adding high heels and statement jewellery, for example.
Whether you’re a freelancer, work in a creative environment or simply have a more traditional office job, look for pieces that are versatile.
An easy place to start is with a timeless tailored jacket that will go with pretty much everything in your existing wardrobe. Peyton is my new favourite jacket for autumn – a real investment piece that I’ll cherish for years to come and guaranteed to elevate my workwear wardrobe in a flash. It looks equally as chic when paired with a crisp white shirt for work or a t-shirt for a stroll in the park.
Another option is an office – friendly tweed skirt – like Carole, for example. While a mini skirt can easily venture into date territory, it can also be made work-appropriate if worn with tights and low-key pumps. What I love most about Carole is that I can easily dress it up or down, depending on the occasion. When I leave the office, I ditch the shirt in favour of the Seaham Chenille jumper, which is the cosiest jumper I have in my wardrobe and swap the pumps with trainers.
If you’re not a fan of skirts, go with an updated version of the workwear classic: a gingham printed, button-down shirt (currently on sale) and jeans. Accesorise with a neck scarf and a cross-body handbag for a look that can be worn to the office and then to dinner and drinks after.
Thank you to our dear friend Andreea for working with us on this post.
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