Five Workwear Basics For Women

We all love to look good… but sometimes maintaining a fashionable edge when it comes to office wear can prove to be tedious. By incorporating these staple items into your capsule work wear wardrobe and with a little mix and match you will achieve office appropriate outfits with ease.


The White Shirt

A white shirt is so versatile  it complements a pencil skirt as well as it smartens up simple jeans, so its styling potential is endless. Its neutrality provides the perfect blank canvas to add a neckpiece for a touch of glam while still keeping it professional.

The Shift Dress

Shift into business gear in something feminine and structured. It’s impressive and adaptable enough to take you from the boardroom to after work cocktails, making it an investment for every woman out there. Wear with a thin waist belt to create a streamlined silhouette… and throw on a pair of heels to elongate your legs and flatter your shape.

The Tailored Blazer

A blazer is an instant outfit updater and should always be kept handy. For an on-trend approach, loosely drape it over your shoulders or style it with ankle grazer pants and striking pointy heels to give your look an androgynous flair.

The Pencil Skirt

No matter which way you style it, whether with a blouse or even just a basic tee, the result will be nothing short of fiercely fabulous. Keep in mind, however, that the blouse and pencil skirt combo is a failsafe option when going corporate.

The Nude Heels

Neutral heels go with absolutely everything so you can’t go wrong with a pair of these babies. Regardless of whether your outfit is printed, bright or muted, they will give any look a chic finish. Court or block heel styles won’t apply pressure on your foot, ensuring you can confidently strut your stuff through day.

By Mbali Mthembu

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