Here’s my theory about dressing for work: it’s easy to overthink it, especially when you’re new to this whole professionalism malarkey. Once you’ve nailed the job interview (after, no doubt, spending hours the night before not prepping for the interview, but stressfully tearing apart your wardrobe in search of something to wear) and handled the anxiety that comes with it, the next thing you may begin to fret over is what you’re supposed to wear to work.
Fret not. It’s easy to forget that the days of power shoulders and dodgy skirt suits are long behind us.Unless you’re required to wear a uniform to work (in which case, you should feel blessed for all of the time you will save in the morning!) or you’ve just been hired somewhere that prides itself on being super-conservative, you shouldn’t see workwear as a minefield. Just think of it as a smarter extension of your existing style. So, if you’ve got some high-denier tights to pair with it, wear the mini skirt that makes you feel like a goddess. And as long as they’re not acid-washed or too baggy, wear the bloody dungarees. Hell, some of us can even get away with wearing trainers to work. It’s enough to make your granny balk, but it’s 2016, and dressing for work has never been more fun.
Here are some of the best affordable, work-ready pieces available on the high street now.