If one thing’s for certain, Instagram is a great source for outfit inspiration. With the swipe of your finger, you have instant access to some of the best-dresed women in the world. But rather than just using Insta to plan your next date night look, why not use it to decide what to wear to work as well? We’ve scoured our feeds and tracked down the fashion bloggers and street style stars that know a thing or two about styling an outfit for the office. Whether you work in a casual office, in the corporate world or you’re an intern, we found a style star to inspire your next office outfit.
If you work in media, marketing, advertising or public relations your work environment is usually casual Fridays throughout the entire week. And while this might sound amazing to most, a casual office vibe can leave creative divas unsure of what they can actually get away with without over stepping their boundaries.
It’s almost like there are no boundaries on what you can wear since the dress code is so casual. While this is definitely better than a strict set of rules, you have to ask yourself, “Do I really want my boss to see me in a tube top and shorts?”. The answer is no. You have to find the perfect balance between casual and office chic. That’s why @blaireeadiebee is the perfect wardrobe inspo for those working in a more casual environment.
Blaire Eadie is a NYC blogger who loves to experiment with bold prints, colours and patterns but always makes sure it’s done with a whole lot of class. Her midi-length skirts and touch of ruffles on almost all her pastel tops, make her the perfect inspo for all the creatives out there. She expresses her love for adventure by wearing all the colours of the rainbow but still keeping it work appropriate.
Similar Items for This Look: Noisey May Multi Stripe Knit, $16.00, available at Asos, Pleated Metallic Skirt, $68, available at Lord and Taylor, and Aquazzara Alix Block Heel Velvet Pumps, $725, available at Matchesfashion
When it comes to being fashion-forward, it can be a little tough in the corporate world. With the plethora of spoken and unspoken rules on how to look professional, looking cool at work can be a little demotivating. Like all rules, there are loopholes to this. You can still be trendy and bold without your boss giving you the side eye. Take blogger @9to5chic for example. Her Instagram will remind you that your nine to five doesn’t always have to equal to a suit and tie.
The San Francisco-native Anh shows all the corporate gals they too can look chic and attend five-morning meetings without breaking a sweat. Anh’s looks are a good mix of neutral colours that make a statement, and a constant use of pieces from a suit mixed with more everyday clothes. She also knows how to rock a killer denim and blazer combo for your casual Fridays. Don’t sleep on her work worthy outfit inspo and you’ll be waking up ready to take your #WOOTD (work outfit of the day) to the next level.
Similar Items for This Look: Helen Berman Gingham Trench Coat, $190, available at Asos, Calvin Klein Pocket Blouse, $66.75, available at The Bay, Tahari ASL Straight Leg Pant, $70.62, available at Macys, and Lost Ink Nude Heel, $73.36, available at Asos.
Intern Outfit Inspo
As if landing your internship wasn’t already enough of a struggle, finding an outfit is just another obstacle in this fashion game. Dressing for your internship is always a challenge because you’re torn between looking young and a-la-mode and looking like preppy professional to impress your boss. The intern life is very quick so your fashion needs to keep up. That’s where blogger @MeganEllaby comes in. Her killer style shows you that you can be the preppy professional and stay true to youthful trends you can’t help but be a part of.
Hailing from Manchester, UK, blogger Megan Ellaby’s style is the perfect inspo for the young professional on the rise. From her affordable high street pieces mixed with funky luxe trends of today, Megan shows the balance of where to splurge and where to save. On her page, you’ll find the best outfit inspo for your Monday to Friday uniform without breaking the bank. Her use of cool prints, patterns, and accessories will have you standing out at the office for all the right reasons. It also helps that she has a killer comfortable shoe game. Cute shoes, that are comfortable? With the endless errands you’re about to run, what more could you ask for?
Similar Items for This Look: Cherry Print Blouse, $138, available at Free People, Topshop Slim Fit Trousers, $80, available at The Bay, and Truffle Collection Heeled Espadrilles, $57.06, available at Asos
Image courtesy of 9 to 5 Chic
1. Noisey May Multi Stripe Knit, $16.00, available at Asos
2. Pleated Metallic Skirt, $68, available at Lord and Taylor
3. Aquazzara Alix Block Heel Velvet Pumps, $725, available at Matches Fashion
4. Helen Berman Gingham Trench Coat, $190, available at Asos
5. Calvin Klein Pocket Blouse, $66.75, available at The Bay
6. Tahari ASL Straight Leg Pant, $70.62, available at Macys
7. Lost Ink Nude Heel, $73.36, available at Asos
9. Truffle Collection Heeled Espadrilles, $57.06, available at Asos
By: Prescylla Veronique, Toronto, @prescyllav
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