Work It: Simple ways to take workwear from blah to bold

Feeling uninspired by your workwear wardrobe, like you just blend into the crowd on the train and in the bustling city streets? Here are some simple tweaks that will make you stand out from the crowd and put a spring into your step during the workweek.

The Road to Eldorado

Gold adds a touch of luxury to any outfit and is the perfect way to jazz up your workwear (and honestly, who doesn’t feel a little special draped in gold?!) Go for pieces that have a “trinket” quality, which subtly reveal a glimpse of gold from beneath a collared shirt or sleeve cuff. Try mixing and matching different pieces, stacking rings and pairing bracelets and bangles.

Loafing About

It’s all about the loafer this season, with Gucci’s Brixton ultra-luxe loafer ushering in the trend. Loafers offer a nice polished choice for work when you don’t want to be in heels. Seek out a pair with the signature gold hardware for the ultimate in style and comfort. And on those days you want to add some height, but still want to be cruising in comfort, go for a block heel – super versatile and comfy too!

Trailblazing

Whether it be a pair of cigarette pants with a button-down shirt or any one of your weekday work dresses or suits, a fitted, well cut blazer will tie your outfit together. Go for a checked pattern or a double-breasted option for something that’s up to date and adds interest to your ensemble.

Time To Accessorise

Nothing says “I’ve got this” more than being able to whip out your cards in a presentable holder, rather than scrambling around the spare pocket of your suit or bag. A classy card holder can make all the difference to how you pull off that card-exchange moment. Go for something leather, refined, up to date and polished.

The Bright Time

Most people’s work wardrobes consist of a vast array of neutrals; blacks, greys and whites, so why not drop a bright colour in there to bring some excitement to your work week? Ladies, try a top in a bright jewel tone and men, drop the colour bomb in the form of a bold tie to add some interest to your workwear but still appear polished.

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