My “go to” work outfit formula

My go to outfit

Sometimes shit really gets real. You have a sucky week where you need to prepare for two exams, land a big project and organize a working group with stakeholders in different time zones. Whatever happens, you need to keep the sexy alive no matter what. So what do you wear?

We all have a “go to” (or emergency) outfit in our wardrobes that we use for those lazy or crazy busy days. I have 3 and today I am going to share the formula of how you can make  a few of your own and then I will show you one of mine 🙂

In order to ensure that no matter how busy you get, you still look on point you need to ensure that in your wardrobe you have the following 4 things (more than 3 is admin):

  1. First and foremost, it must be weather agnostic, or else it cannot be used in case of ANY emergency
  2. Black cotton crop trousers
  3. a plain blouse that needs little to no ironing or buttoning
  4. Shoes that are comfortable, but don’t look it

You will see that on this list I have not included any accessories. The aim with these “go to” outfits is to look like you made enough effort not to look like the effort was “just enough”. I really like to keep my looks as minimalist as possible, if I am wearing a necklace on my super busy days, I need to be congratulated ’cause I would have gone out of my way for real. Usually its just wear a watch and studs.

Here is one of my favorite “go to” outfits that ticks all the boxes and I feel is simple yet super chic!

All black outfit

 

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How to wear Burgundy shoes to work

how to wear Burgundy shoes

Depending on how adventurous you are or the culture in your workplace is, one might find themselves feeling a little out-of-place if they step out of the black, blue or grey trend in the office. I recently bought a pair of Burgundy shoes from Zara which have been receiving raving compliments at work and here is why.

As mentioned before, my wardrobe consists of predominantly black clothes and shoes,  it’s what I feel most comfortable in.  However, very recently I decided to step out of my mould. My wardrobe needed some color and a new pair of shoes so I thought why not, let’s go ox blood-red/ burgundy!

Because of the style of the shoe, which has quite a low heel, I have found my shoes to very easily be adaptable to both formal semi formal and casual attires which I love. One day you’ll find me wearing them with a pair of chinos and the next day with a pair of distressed jeans, maxing out that ROI I tell you!

One of the ways I love wearing them though is with my soft pink cigarette pants (as seen below) which I pair with an off white blouse. I feel this look is quite different to my constant black, but also very soft and feminine while maintaining the professional look which I like.

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What do you love to wear when you want to take a break/ diversify your corporate look?