Must-Have Classy Office Wear


Summer 2024

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As we finally transition from remote work to in-person, many women returning to the office are seriously considering a wardrobe revamp. To look classy at the office doesn’t necessarily mean you would walk in everyday looking like you just got off the fashion runway.

Each work environment has its dress code for what is acceptable and what is not. With the right inspiration, you can look elegant without going overboard. If you find yourself returning to the office and feeling doubtful about your outfits, don’t fret, we have gathered a few outfit ideas that will make you look elegant and that you can easily pair with other clothes for a classy look.

The Pencil Skirt

A great pencil skirt comes in a more fitted style, and it would usually need a slit or a vent to allow movement. You can’t go wrong wearing a pencil skirt to work all year round. It also works well with simple high heels or flat shoes; in winter, you can even pair it with chic boots.

Where to get it: FarFetch P.A.R.O.S.H High-Waisted Leather skirts

The Blazer

The blazer stands out as a multipurpose piece that can smarten up a dress or pair of pants. From big and oversized to cute and fitted, the classic blazer has always been a smart office outfit that always stays in style.  

If you have broad shoulders, go for blazers that are less structured in the shoulders or one without a collar. A fitted blazer is a smart alternative if you have small or narrow shoulders. An elegant blazer can easily be paired with a suit, trousers, or a pencil skirt and looks chic with weekend outfits like jeans and a t-shirt.

Where to get it: ZARA

Monochromatic Outfits

A monochromatic outfit doesn’t necessarily mean you would only wear one colour from head to toe. The pleasure of a monochromatic outfits is wearing different shades and tints of the same colour without looking monotonous. Sticking to a dominant colour in an outfit, especially one that stands out from the traditional black and white, adds interest to your style and elevates your look. 

Where to get it: ASOS Design Pop Suit in Lilac Co-Ord

Flattering Pants

One of the classic looks women choose to go for today is the high-waisted pants. They suit almost all body shapes, and they make you look slimmer. High wasted pants elongate your legs.; Tthis style of trousers is also versatile and can easily be paired with a work blouse. They are also a great piece that can be paired with a crisp white blouse or a leather jacket.

Where to get it: Nakd Fashion Wide Leg Pants

The Tailored Coat

The tailored coat can make you look elegant anytime. An ideal tailored coat in a neutral shade like gray, black, or cream will carry you through the seasons and create a refined classy work ensemble. Because it is a versatile piece, a tailored coat can be paired with smart casual pieces like jeans and complemented by high heels.

Where to get it: Zara tailored coats

Sheath Dress

Sheath dresses come in a variety of styles, cuts, and lengths. The neckline can vary from V-neck to a halter; almost all sheath dresses are sleeveless, with a few exceptions. Although some women might be adamant about wearing this dress style at work, it is classic and work appropriate. Stick to solid flattering colours instead of prints for an elegant look. It is always best to choose a cut that skims your curves instead of tight styles. 

Where to get it: Ann Taylor 

Figure Flattering Wwrap Dress

A flattering wrap dress defines your waistline. The wrap dress gives an ultra-slimming effect when paired with a tie waist that tighten the slimmest portion of the torso. This dress style is ideal for summer; when you want to keep it work appropriate, simply pair it with high heels.

Where to get it: Artizia 

Statement Heels

Looking office appropriate doesn’t necessarily mean barring your sense of style. Work clothes can get a bit monotonous sometimes; nevertheless, you can always add a bit of colour and elegance with high heels. Elegant shoes can extenuate your look and add a dose of style to your 9-5 workday. 

Where to get it: Nordstrom

Carry-All Tote Bag

A carry-all tote bag is a perfect accessory for an elegant look at the office. Ideal for storing everything from a laptop to lunch, it will keep you organized while you are on the go to and from the office. 

Where to get it: Ivy Cove 

Aaron Levinson | Staff Writer

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