A bit of a different Friday Frock today, dipping this blog’s toe into workwear for the very first time! EXCITING RIGHT.
Oh, the dreaded workwear. It used to be my least favourite thing to find outfits for, and I inevitably settled on black bootleg trousers and v-neck jumpers. No offence if this is your daily uniform but… BORING. I never felt particularly smart in the ensemble, and was always envious of the women in my offices of the past who managed to pull off smart, comfortable and stylish.
It was a couple of years ago that I made a pact with myself to give up trousers. I hate trousers – they never fit properly, they tend to be unflattering on me and I can NEVER get the length right. Despite being only 5’1 the short ones are always too short and the normal ones are always ridiculously long. So: skirts. All the way.
And, of course, as soon as I inflicted this rule, I found myself embracing workwear. Who doesn’t feel smart in a skirt and heels? The a-line shape is an hourglass girl’s best friend, TRUST ME.
Shoes: New Look
Necklace: GOGO Philip
This H&M dress is one of the smartest work outfits I have – it always gets wheeled out for conferences (handily, I have it in grey too). However, for an average day in the office I tend to jazz it up – I just love navy and red together.
The shoes were purchased in the New Look sale last December. They were £3, and I very nearly didn’t buy them, but at the last minute grabbed them (when I say my sister and I took armfuls of shoes to the till, I mean it literally). The cost per wear must be pennies by now – I wear them at least once a week. They’re super comfy, great for adding a splash of colour to a drab outfit and, really, can you ever have enough pairs of red shoes?
“Red shoes, no knickers…”