Now my version of ‘work wear uniform’ when it comes to blogging usually means that I am sitting in my pants- and not American pants, I mean KNICKERS- , as I type away on my laptop. Because lets face it, I can be as nude as I like in the safety of my woman cave, that I like to call my room. And all my huns out there know the struggle is real when it comes to deciding whether to go naked or slip into a cozy onesie, that turns you into a magical unicorn. But what happens if you actually need to leave your house and going naked will have you arrested for obscenities against the public?
Well no worries my friends, I will show you how to go from nude to fabulous in a matter of seconds. The real question is, what should you wear to work that A. will show your individuality , B. not get you arrested- so sorry no gimp masks- and C. not make you look like the office drones that wear the same suits, until they quite literally blur into one massive pile of homogeneity. Well have no fear because Jasmine AKA the funnier more brash version of me is on hand to tell us why going naked to work is not a good idea and how items like colourful suit dresses and pencil skirts, can be reinvented to create a fabulous working wardrobe that ‘works for you’!
- The Colourful Suit Dress
Like all good mermaids know, even the most colourful maven still has to wear some sort of ‘suit’ in an office environment. And while rocking up in a good ol’ fashioned mermaids tail seems like a lot of fun, I am not sure that your wanker of a boss would quite appreciate that ‘kind of fashion’. So while you might moan at having to put on a suit dress, look at unique tailoring and colours to find an aesthetic that is still professional but at the same time, moves away from the navy’s and grays of the ‘tailoring world’. While pink might not be your colour- and if it isn’t shame on you, you will be drowning in pink in my wardrobe haha- colours like cobalt blue, orange and plum can be worn as blazers, suit dresses and trousers to add some colour into your working life. And if you’re still not convinced, workwear fashion retailer Simon Jersey have some fabulous workwear options that I have been coveting like this wonderful cobalt blazer, that is tailored but still ‘fun enough’ to be incorporated into my own working wardrobe. FYI I’m not just saying that because the models are ridiculously attractive- although they are- but I found some dresses and blazers that wont break the bank and are pretty enough to be in my life! However if pastels are your thing then my fabulous pink suit dress will be ideal to wear to work.
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2. The Embroidered Striped Shirt
While a ‘striped shirt’ might be a main staple in any working wardrobe, an embroidered shirt means that it can transform from a formal shirt, to an after works drink outfit that can be paired with jeans for a more laid back approach to social events. The applique embroidery stops you looking like the stale suits next to you and will take you to funky town and back, aboard the super cool ‘ colourful work train’, assigned to those who like to rock individuality, even when they are leading team meetings. Because at the end of the day its still a formal shirt, just one with fun snazz appeal! So who’s with me? Would you rather have a snazzy yet formal work shirt that makes you one of the cool kids or boil away in a suit and tie, while you secretly cry inside?
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3. The Wide Leg Trousers
Now being petite, I unfortunately lack the height to pull off wide legged trousers and look like I can carry a few children at the end of my trouser legs. But for those of you glamazons with height in your favour, prepare to tower over your workmates in your glorious wide legged trousers; take them on the ride of life that they call work, as they watch you take deep powerful strides. Whether you are after wide legged trousers that are so wide that it looks like you are ‘wearing a dress’, or are after more tailored beauties, Mama Jasmine has scoured the web to bring you the comfiest, work appropriate wide legged trousers that you could ever want in your life!
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4. The Striped Shirt Dress
Aw yes I know we had the striped shirt earlier, but technically this is non-embroidered so a completely acceptable option. Or at least that is the justification that I give myself when I see I have at least 100 striped shirts and dresses sitting in my wardrobe. And my imaginary pugs love shirt dresses too: after all they often mistake it for being a dog nest so they are all too happy to snuggle into my lap, while I stroke them absentmindedly. All in my head of course friends. But anyways, back to the shirt dress , whether you chose to wear it belted to create a ‘skater silhouette’ or decide that you prefer it a-line, the great thing about a shirt dress is that it is stylish, modern and practical meaning that your all kitted out for the work life experience!
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5. The Formal Tea Dress
The formal tea dress- whether it be made from faux silk, faux wool or faux leather-is a great addition to your working wardrobe because its 50’s vibes make you look like a vintage starlet whose professionalism shines through the clothing that she wears. Besides, worn with a belt it can give your figure definition. So not only does it not look like you are wearing a shapeless sack dress , but it also adds a pop of colour, depending on the accessories that you choose i.e. a colourful belt/ shoes/headband ect that can all make you look fabulous. A print like floral or stripes would be ideal for a working environment, although obviously if you work in something like hospitality a striped tea dress would probably be more appropriate for that kind of job. Remember that accessories are key to nailing the ‘tea dress’ to turn you from a normal human being to a colourful mer-unicorn who can be doused in a wonderful display of confetti and glitter!
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Please note this is a paid collaborative post but all thoughts are my own and has not been affected by monetary compensation.