Head Back to Work in Style

Article by Caitlin Taylor

Heading back to the office after your summer break can be hard. The transition from jandals to heels is always a tricky one, especially when it's still nice and warm outside.

So to help you transition, I've put together three looks that will keep you feeling professional and put together in the office, but you can still totally rock if you're making the most of the long summer sunlight hours and heading to dinner or drinks after work.

Having a wardrobe that works efficiently is all about getting versatility out of your clothes, so hopefully these three looks from Shore City will give you some inspiration on that front too...

OUTFIT # 1

A pleated skirt is always a great basis for an outfit. You can dress it up for work, or make it more casual with trainers and a tee.

This style of skirt is designed to be worn on your waist (not your hip) so buy the size that suits accordingly, and also make sure you're tucking your top into the waistband of the skirt, trust me, it will create a much more flattering silhouette.

SHOP THE LOOK AT SHORE CITY: Portmans "Charlotte" ruffle keyhole blouse $49.95 | Jacqui E "Windsor" 3/4 sleeve crop blazer $99.95 | Max "Pania" pleated skirt $99.99 | Mi Piaci "Yasu" dress sandal $260.00 | Country Road "Camilla" cross body bag $349.00

 

OUTFIT # 2

Jumpsuits are such a big trend this summer, and the good news is that there is definitely one for everyone out there, you just need to try a few until you find one you love.

One of the things I love the most about jumpsuits, is that they are easily one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. Take this Country Road one below - add a blazer for work, then simply take it off for a night out.

Mustard and navy are such a great colour combo too - and adding a lighter blue jacket keeps it feeling summery.

SHOP THE LOOK AT SHORE CITY: Country Road jumpsuit $199.00 | Mi Piaci "Helsinki" hoop earrings $100 | Max "Lenny" linen crop blazer $149.99 | Merchant 1948 "Omni" dress sandals $199.90

 

OUTFIT # 3

The khaki + tan combination is such a classic, you can't go wrong. The beauty of a dress like this State of Play number from Farmers is you can add your own belt and it will completely change the look!

By adding some tan accessories, we're making it casual enough to head to dinner with the hubby after work, but we've still got a heel and a smart dress, so perfect for looking professional through your day of meetings.

SHOP THE LOOK FROM SHORE CITY: State of Play ruffle shirt dress from Farmers $139.99 | Max plaited belt in tan $59.99 | Merchant 1948 "Jas" heel in tan on sale $151.92.

Dressing for work doesn't have to be all boring black pants and suit jackets, besides, it's way to hot for that now!

Have some fun with your professional wardrobe, and remember to look for key pieces that have some versatility so you get more wear out of them!

Until Next Time Happy Shopping,


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