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3 Back to Work Looks That Are Anything But Boring

By Chloe Wilshere, Content Creator

Having only had to worry about dressing our top halves for the best part of 18 months, September dawns the back-to-reality return to office for many of us, even if it is only for a few times a week. The sudden realisation we’ll be saying goodbye to our loungewear and hello to getting dressed up for face-to-face meetings is very real. And, after creating next to no ground-breaking outfits for the past year thanks to WFH, getting dressed up to head into an actual office can feel a little daunting.

If you’re struggling with back-to-work outfit ideas but want to ensure you stroll into your office in style, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up three back-to-work looks that are anything but boring.

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1. Boardroom Sass

If strutting back into the office in style is on your agenda, look no further than this outfit that’ll make sure you take the boardroom by storm. It’ll take you through 9-5 boardroom meetings, all the way to well-deserved after-work drinks. And, best of all? You can wear each versatile piece individually, too. As we edge closer to autumn pair our 2-in-1 corset shirt with leather leggings and biker boots, and you know our straight leg jeans look good with, well, everything.

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2. Oh-so Preppy

One trend that’s come out of nowhere but has taken over the back-to-work world is the preppy schoolgirl look. Thanks to the gossip girl re-boot, chunky loafers, frilly socks, and sweater vests are everywhere.

We’re in love with this green zebra midi dress, and not only is it perfect for work but also quite literally any other occasion you’ve got coming up. For the office, style it like you’re part of the Gossip Girl cast by chucking a knitted grey sweater vest over the top and wearing office-appropriate chunky loafers and white frilly socks. Finish off with a black stylish slouchy tote bag.

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3. Summer in the City

If you’re looking for the easiest way to look stylish and pulled-together when you step back into the office, the answer is tonal dressing. It’s as simple as pulling out multiple shades of the same (or similar) colour and wearing them all at once. Best of all, tonal dressing is always on-trend.

So, get set to embrace summer in the city by going top-to-toe tonal. Style our white broderie-sleeve shirttext with camel striped high-waisted shorts, and layer it up with our must-have stone trench coat of the season. Complete your B-T-W look with a cream crossbody bag, gold hoop earrings and cream strappy heels.