10 Workwear Essentials Every Twentysomething Should Own

You hear the word workwear and you think dull, school uniform-esque outfits that you wear whilst you endure a boring day at the office, but your work wardrobe doesn’t have to be boring.

Stick with the ten workwear essentials below to ensure you smash workwear-chic every time.


A Basic White Shirt

How-to-wear-a-masculin-white-shirt
Polishing Colors

A white shirt can be worn in a whole host of ways: tucked into a pencil skirt, over smart black cropped trousers or with tailored shorts and sandals for summer. One of the best brands for a white shirt is Equipment and a great addition to your workwear wardrobe


A Versatile Bag

Le-Fashion-Blog-Winter-Officewear-Leather-Biker-Jacket-Dark-Blue-Culottes-Large-Leather-Satchel-Patterned-Strapy-Pumps-Via-Fashion-Agony
Photo via: Fashion Agony

The ideal bag is big enough to hold all of your office necessities and have: a zip to protect its contents, a handheld strap for easy carrying and a long-length strap for when you haven’t got enough hands for your coffee, your photocopying and all your ‘essential’ items.

Get the look:
+ J.D.Y Matt Leather Look Biker Jacket
+ Vince Little Boy Tee
+ ASOS Shopper Bag
+ Eileen Fisher Organic Linen Crop Wide Leg Pants
+ Ivanka Trump Floral Print Pumps


A Sophisticated Coat & White Tee

Career-Girl Daily-Blog-Fall-Office-Style-Work-Look-Camel-Coat-Sunglasses-V-Neck-White-Tee-Leather-Belt-Grey-Pants-Buckled-Strap-Heels-Via-Linh-Niller
Photo via: Linh Niller

Get the look:
+ Ray-Ban Clubmaster Acetate Sunglasses
+ Missguided Double Breasted Camel Blazer
+ Wilt Base Long Sleeve White Tee
+ Theory Mustadio Wool-Twill Cuffed Pants
+ Expresses Slim Triple Strap Sandal

 


Ankle Boots

Career- Girl- Daily-Fall-Workwear-Round-Sunglasses-V-Neck-Sweater-Plaid-Button-Down-Shirt-Leather-Bucket-Bag-Striped-Culottes-Black-Ankle-Boots-Via-Daily-Look
Photo via: Daily Look

Yes, you may be at work, but the inner fashionista in you doesn’t need to suffer. Ankle Boots are perfect for livening up a dull work outfit.

Get the look:
+ Quay Coy Sunglasses
+ Six Days Crisp Days V-Neck Sweater
+ CHC Small Leather Bucket Bag
+ Finders Keepers Culottes
+ Chinese Laundry Zip It Booties

 


A Blazer

Career-Girl-Daily- Fall-Style-Aviator-Sunglasses-Camel-Blazer-Striped-Turtleneck-Light-Skinny-Jeans-Suede-Pumps-Via-Viva-Luxury
Photo via Vivaluxury

Come rain or shine a blazer is ideal. Worn with a dress and sandals or with a shirt and tailored trousers, a blazer is the perfect item to add a fashionable edge to any office outfit.

Get the look:
+ Missguided Double Breasted Tailored Wool Coat
+ Urban Outfitters Turtleneck Top
+ The Sak Silverlake Leather Crossbody
+ Joe’s Jeans Rolled Skinny Ankle Jeans
+ Truffle Collection Tegan Point Pumps

 


A Perfect Fitting Pant

B7854_BL8133_m

Get the look:
+ Ryder Pant
+ Elsie d’Orsay Pumps
+ Boy shirt In End-On-End Cotton


A Pair of Heels

Career- Girl- Daily-Casual-Friday-Work-Style-JCrew-Navy-Leather-Jacket-With-Ribbed-Sleeves-Blue-Button-Down-Shirt-Dark-Wash-Skinny-Jeans-Classic-Black-Heels
Photo via J.Crew

As career girls in heels, we need heels which are practical, fashionable and make us feel great.

Get the look:
+ J.Crew Collection Standing-Collar Leather Jacket
+ J.Crew Boy Shirt In End-On-End
+ Topshop Moto Leigh Skinny Jeans
+ Michael Kors Arianna Pumps

 


A Sleeveless Blazer

Career-Girl-Daily-Black-Sleeveless-Blazer-Vest-White-Tee-High-Waisted-Jeans-Black-Round-Watch-Effortless-Wavy-Hair-Affordable-Budget-Friendly-Via-ASOS
Photo via ASOS

You cannot go wrong with this black sleeveless blazer from ASOS

Get the look:
+ Skinny Ankle Grazer Jeans
+ The New Forever Shirt
+ Leather Black Dial Watch
+ Sleeveless Blazer


A Basic Shirt Dress

 

Career-Girl-Daily-Easy-Style-Look-Oversized-Statement-Sunglasses-Illesteva-Tortoise-Hamilton-Black-Shirtdress-Long-Sombre-Hair-Pink-Wall-Via-The-Dreslyn
Photo via: The Dreslyn

A basic dress can be dressed up or down. Pair it with a blazer and heels or a super formal look or pair with a waistcoat, tights and boots for a less formal look.

Get the look:
+ Illesteva Matte White Tortoise Hamilton Sunglasses
Steven Alan Shirtdress

 

Featured photo: With Love From Kat