When I was still employed, one of the challenges I faced was going back to work after a long holiday. I had to drag myself, almost literally. One tactic I did to trick myself (read: motivate) to get excited to work was updating my work wardrobe. Whether it´s a new skirt or a new top to spice up my separates, dressing up in the morning for work was actually a good pat on the back and made me look forward to go back to work.
Do you still have the holiday hang-over? Hush it with these ten work-wear essentials that are not only chic but also super versatile.
1. Faux-Wrap Blouse
A roomy wrap blouse is comfortable and looks its best with pencil skirts.
2. Plaid Pencil Skirt
Tired of same old same safe solid pencil skirts for work? Put your hand on this plaid pencil skirt for a change. It works with any solid tops.
3. Ruffle-Front Blouse
Ditch the button downs at least this New Year to give way to this lovely ruffled front silk top. It partners well with skirts and tailored trousers.
4. Boyfriend Sweater Cardigan
To keep yourself warm at work, whether it´s due to the air conditioned or the freezing winter temperature outdoor, layer your outfit with the most versatile boyfriend cardigan.
5. Gray Blazer
Is climbing the ladder and getting promoted your biggest goal for this year? Seal it with a tougher blazer in gray.
6. Studded Pump
Yes, darlings, you can wear studs to work too while looking more professional than trendy.
7. Boucle Zip Blazer
Classic tailored blazers are the go-to topper for most professional women especially when they have to perform in boardroom meetings. But for days when you crave for a change, this boucle zip blazer will come in handy.
8. Slim Ankle Pant
Sleek, sexy, elegant and comfy. You gotta have these trousers, girls.
9. Midi Skirt
From flats to high heels, a midi skirt will always look elegant for work as long as you keep the toes pointed and you avoid the ankle strap.
Now over to you, girls, are you ready to update your work wardrobe this New Year with these chic essentials?