5 Workwear Approved Outfit Formulas To Try This Week

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Ah, Monday again. No matter how much you love your job, there’s no denying the universal reaction to the Monday morning alarm is rarely positive. Here at The Style Edit, we’re all about creating uplifting content that one way or another encourages us all to be the best versions of ourselves and that includes sartorially. We know how much a good outfit can boost your mood and your confidence so while we’ve spent a lot of time chatting about the importance of creating the perfect morning routine, outfit preparation has been our go to to tactic in making Mondays all the more bearable. If like us you need a little extra push in the organisational direction, we’ve taken things one step further and pulled together five workwear approved outfit formulas for you to try this week.

The Simple Life

Some weeks Monday’s come with a fresh start kind of feel, channelled through freshly washed hair, head to toe exfoliation and a double cleanse to scrub away the weekend’s sins. Other days, the above is out of the question. Instead it’s dry shampoo to the rescue, which is totally fine, we’ve got a uniform for those kind of days too. Keep yesterday’s hair at bay with a hair band – understated but still sophisticated. Add some gold hoops to the mix, a classic white t-shirt and cigarettes trousers. In terms of a coat, oversized and military inspired should keep things professional. A prime example of simplicity being key.

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Black Knot Alice Band, £10 at Topshop
Basic White T-shirt, £8 at Pretty Little Thing

The Skirt Suit

This season’s trends revolve around nostalgia and the skirt suit is no exception. Synonymous with the 80s career woman, get ready to power walk your way into the boardroom with this look, completing the outfit with a roll neck and knee high boots.

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Boucle Cropped Jacket, £25 at Topshop
Boucle Skirt, £20 at Topshop

The Jumpsuit

Nothing beats an all in one outfit. The joy you will feel when stepping into a jumpsuit, knowing how little effort it took to look so put together will counteract all outfit frustrations of Mondays gone by. Just like the skirt suit, call upon your fine knit roll neck to complete the outfit and keep ankles warm with a pair of boots. Plus, it looks great with trainers, making life easier during the commute shoe switcheroo.

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Open-Back Jumpsuit, £115 at Karen Millen
Roll-neck Cashmere Jumper, £55 at COS
Burgundy Ankle Boots, £89 at Topshop

The Waistcoat

Back again to reclaim its rightful place in our wardrobe, the waistcoat should never be underestimated in terms of sartorial superpowers. Perfect for the ‘do I, don’t I?’ coat debate during transitional seasons and equally as helpful when layered over chunky knits the don’t allow room for a coat.

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Sleeveless Belted Trench Coat, £35 at River Island

The Camel Tones

Deemed the fashion hack to make you look rich, incorporating tones of camel, nude and browns into your workwear is the easiest way to smarten up your look while keeping it cosy. Nude and champagne tones visually look very chic and high-end regardless of their price tag. Channel style icons such as Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham and Olivia Palermo while making the trend your own this season.

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Double-breasted Blazer, £29.99 at Bershka
Cable Knit Polo Neck Jumper, £34.99 at H&M
Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a freelance writer covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle articles. Her work has appeared in IMAGE magazine, image.ie and Emirates Woman. Niamh is also a blogger at niamhserena.co.uk and podcast host of Werkin’ On It.

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