2022 Capsule Wardrobe for Work
Are you one of many standing in front of your closet on a Monday morning before work, dramatically declaring, “I’ve got nothing to wear!”?
We totally get it.
As the temperature rises, so does our desire to embrace the latest trends. Especially when you want to head to the office feeling chic and confident.
And yes, workwear doesn’t have to be boring.
So, let’s ease into the new season with a capsule wardrobe you can easily mix and match to make a statement this spring.
We’re seeing tons of bold looks with saturated hues, playful prints, and breezy fabrics that can easily be styled and made office-appropriate. So, if you’re worried about having to start from scratch, don’t.
Whether you’re working from home or back in the office, let’s nail this new era of workwear with must-have spring staples.
Here are five top-to-bottom essentials that make dressing up effortless and delightful.
A Basic Tee
Having a great T-shirt you can throw on under a blazer or jacket is an excellent start for your easy work-ready ensemble. In fact, a well-made, perfectly-fitting tee belongs in any transeasonal wardrobe.
And because spring is all about having fun with fashion, choose one with a detail that makes it pop. Try a scoop neck bodysuit in bright hues, a figure-flattering draped style blouse, or a drawstring tie waist top in animal print.
STYLE TIP: Make your base piece feel more formal by pairing it with trousers, heels, and a nice tailored coat or soft blazer.
Wide Leg Trousers
A pair of wide-leg trousers is a non-negotiable for any spring capsule wardrobe! More polished than sweatpants & PJs, but just as comfy. This fashion hero will save you when you’re in a frenzy about what to wear.
You can find more spring-ready iterations with pleats and playful patterns. Keep it office-appropriate with lightweight fabrics like chiffon and rayon in black or white.
STYLE TIP: Ease from a busy workweek to an elegant evening out by pairing your pants with strappy sandals and minimalistic jewellery.
Dress It Up
Silhouettes ease towards relaxed shapes freshened up in unexpected colour, print, or texture.
Choose figure-flattering cuts like wrap dresses - they will always make you look great without much effort. We also love power dressing with a feminine midi or mini in a bold shade.
STYLE TIP: All you need to finish the look are some pumps, a sling bag, and a smile.
Love it or hate it, a nice jacket will always be an essential part of every work wardrobe. Move past the regular ol’ black blazer and give this staple a minor refresh this spring by opting for the more trend-forward versions of this style.
You can’t go wrong with a trusty denim jacket, a brightly coloured blazer or a lightweight knit.
STYLE TIP: Go for boss lady vibes by layering it over a monochromatic outfit in the same palette and a pair of cool shades.
The Finishing Touch
From bags, to shades, to shoes, and jewellery – the right accessories can make or break any attire.
A great work bag adds polish to any outfit and wins you extra points for looking professional. Whether it’s an oversized tote, shoulder bag, or sling – it’s a great idea to invest in trendier styles in neutral hues.
The same goes for your footwear – if you can’t muster the energy to take on the day in pumps, invest in a classy pair of nude low-heeled mules. Strappy sandals in black or chic ballerina flats in cocoa also win you half the battle to looking professional.
STYLE TIP: You want pieces that look basic but are far from bland. These staples can be styled in various ways to add the perfect touch of fun to your professional outfit.
Remember ladies, office dressing doesn’t have to be dull or expensive. So, before you go shopping up a storm for your spring-ready outfits, take a quick look at these everyday essentials to see what you have to work with.
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