Normal life looks set to resume once more. With further lockdown restrictions being lifted at last, many of us will be preparing for a return to the office. However, after a year of being stuck inside and only dressing from the waist up, the thought of a work wardrobe seems daunting.
If you are planning a full or partial return to work in the near future, or simply want to vamp up your work from home attire, here is our guide to getting back on track with your return-to-office wardrobe.
Planning your wardrobe ahead of time
Getting your work wardrobe sorted is all about planning. Luckily, most offices will be giving their employees advance notice about their return to work. Providing ample time to plan your work wardrobe. Planning the night before is also a good way to prepare and it makes your morning easier too.
Create a capsule wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is a great idea for managing your work looks. Compiling a selection of pieces that all work together to form different outfits takes so much of the stress out of getting ready for the office every day. Generally, a capsule wardrobe of 30 pieces will prove useful.
If you are struggling to pull your return-to-office wardrobe together, why not use our top tips below for some inspiration. We have covered everything from one-piece outfits to smart casuals.
Pops of bright colour
As summer approaches, bright colours generally abound in fashion. After such a dark year and many of us feeling the impact of lockdown, cheering pops of colour in the office could go a long way to brightening everyone’s moods. Head-to-toe looks create impact, while blouses are great for adding colour.
Smart-casual with comfort
It might seem daunting to throw in a tailored suit after a year in comfortable clothing. Opting for smart-casual looks that put a focus on comfort is a great way to ease yourself back into office dressing. Women’s trousers are perfect and there are so many styles to choose from.
One-piece outfits are a great way to up the style stakes without having to think through your look too much. Tailored jumpsuits in premium fabrics and prints are perfect for the office. Midi-length dresses also work well and come in a range of different styles to suit your personal style.
Smart jeans with an oversized shirt
A classic, contemporary look for many women, a smart pair of jeans and a crisp, oversized shirt is the go-to outfit for many Scandi-inspired minimalist women. Seen on the likes of style icons such as Victoria Beckham and the Duchess of Sussex, this look bridges business and comfort with ease.