3 Office Appropriate (and comfortable!) Outfit Ideas

3 Office Appropriate (and comfortable!) Outfit Ideas

 

Whether you work at home and have the occasional client appointment OR you work outside of the home in a traditional office setting – dressing for work can be a bummer.

Besides having to navigate how to dress professionally while also staying true to your personal style, there’s also the problem of trying to find something comfortable to wear.

 

After all, you spend a lot of your time at work and you also likely spend the majority of that time sitting in one spot (not to mention more sitting while commuting to work and back), so you want to be comfortable in your clothes – literally.

That’s why I want to share with you 3 of my top outfit ideas for work that are not only office appropriate, but comfortable as well.

 

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1. Tailored Pants + Longer Top

When I say tailored pants, I mean a very slim leg style (almost skinny) that has some stretch for comfort – just make sure they are in an office appropriate print or a darker colour that works for the office.

Now, if they are super skinny with no zipper or button closure at the waist, you will want to treat these like leggings, so make sure your top is long enough to cover your crotch and bum.

Then just add a pair of heels and some jewellery to dress it up.

 

2. Shift Dress + Long Vest

A shift dress (or an A-line style) is about as comfy as they come without adding extra bulk to your frame.

Add a long tailored vest and some cool shoes that reflect your personality and voila – funky and functional!

 

3. Belted Kimono + Knit Skirt

Starting with a straight or skinny knit skirt (knee length or midi length) add a fitted top and then layer a kimono style jacket over top of that.

Belt the kimono jacket to add some tailored shape to your outfit and pair with some cute booties and accessories and you are good to go!

 

 

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There you have it – 3 comfy but totally office appropriate looks you can start wearing right now.

And if something doesn’t feel like your style, just play around with it until it does.

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Boho Style: How To Wear It At Work

Boho Style: How To Wear It At Work

At one time it was considered a passing trend, but Boho Style, Hippie Chic, Bohemian – whatever you prefer to call it – has become a very mainstream style of dressing.

Not only is it a statement making style, but what makes this style of clothing so great is that it can be worn in so many ways!

Whether it’s an embroidered peasant blouse, fringe handbag, suede booties, or belted poncho…there is something for every shape and personal style.

It’s a very popular look in more casual environments, but what if you love it so much you want to bring some of it into your work wardrobe?

 

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Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered my Boho loving friend!

The Boho Style happens to be something I get tons of questions about. 

People are LOVING it and wanting to wear it, but worried about looking too “costumey” and don’t know how to make it work for them.

Like this question I got from Tanya:

“I’ve see a lot of 70’s boho influence in the stores (which I absolutely love!) with suede, fringe, flares, ponchos, etc. I’m a Teacher who generally wears casual (but not too casual) attire, so is there a way I can incorporate that look into my work wardrobe without being too casual? “

The key to doing Boho without looking too casual or (even worse!) “costumey”, is to focus on one single Boho element.

So, pick one specific boho element to focus on – whether it is design details (like fringe), textures (like suede or embroidery), or prints (like florals or mosaics).

Then build the rest of your outfit around that one statement making piece.

As you get more comfortable with it, you can add in more Boho elements.

 

Here are some Boho at work outfits to inspire you:

1. One of my personal faves because of the head to toe comfort (while still looking super stylin’) is the jogger style pant in a fun Boho print.

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Pair this one Boho inspired item with some cute flats and accessories, a denim shirt and simple cardigan style blazer – and you’re good to go!

If you need to take it up a notch though, swap out the denim shirt for a dressier blouse and/or switch the cardigan for a more structured jacket/blazer.

2. Ready for a double dose of Boho with a mosaic printed dress and fringe booties?

Now, depending on your work environment and comfort level, you could wear this outfit with or without some tights.

 

You can also take the look down a notch to make it even more casual for the weekend by swapping out the draped jacket for a jean jacket or cardigan.

 

3. Blend head to toe Boho (peasant top, silk jacket, and suede fringe booties) with the hottest colour of the season (a deep wine colour) for a standout style statement.

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This is a great look for a creative, or more casual, work environment!

So, what do you think? 

Are your ready to “Go Boho“?

I’d love to hear your ideas on how you take part in this style of clothing – at work or otherwise.

Come on over and tell me (or even better, show me) in my FREE Style Society Facebook Group.

It’s a super fun, positive community of women just like you cheering each other on and building one another up. 

I know you’ll love it!

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In the meantime…

Happy Styling!

 

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