Most of us ladies love to drool over the fashion editorials in the glossy mags and pine over the latest trends, yet so many of us find it hard to pull together fashionable outfits from our work wardrobe. So many women wear drab work clothes and live for the weekend to wear their fashionable pieces.
In a [button link=”” color=”#012cf1″]Ladbrokes Ireland[/button] survey done recently, 44% of the people that took part said they were fashion conscious in the workplace., 75% said comfort was key for your workplace fashion, 68% of you would wear the same outfit twice and only 18% of those surveyed said they felt comfortable in a dress.
The survey also revealed that during work hours, 9% of people were online shopping, 5% played online games, 8% on Facebook and 7% on Twitter.
Now here’s a post that will show you how you can be on trend during your boardroom meetings and 9-5 jobs and that just one key item can transform a boring shirt and trousers into a stylish ensemble.
One new trend which is in every high-end store and high-street store is the ‘loafer’. I know loafers are quite masculine but there has been such a feminine twist on the trend with the all new heeled loafer. This look is so on trend and can dress up any simple dress and tights. These ones are Shelly’s of London on [button link=””][/button]
Another staple for your work wardrobe should be the ‘satchel’. Satchel bags are everywhere right now and there are so many varieties of this look. For all those work files you may have to lug around I would opt for a large satchel bag. If you want to splash out on payday I would highly recommend you check out Rebecca Minkoff – there is a Rebecca Minkoff bag to suit all tastes.
If you are on a budget this one from ASOS is a good bet!


Monochrome dressing is still huge and what better colours for the office than black and white. I love this look from ASOS. Add tights and some black pumps and your all set for a stylish day at the office.

Another great way to wear this trend would be with a monochrome dress. There are so many structured dresses out there at the moment. A good dress can make you feel amazing and you’ll look amazing too when your brimming with confidence. This one is from [button link=””]River Island. [/button]

To complete any workwear outfit this AW season you will definitely need to invest in a good coat. Whether you want longline or something shorter there is a military style coat for all shapes and sizes. There is a classic elegance to a military coat – it just doesn’t date. I love this one from Mango!
And last, but not least, keep your work makeup toned down and neutral – nothing is worse than an orange shirt collar. A good base, nice natural lipstick and some mascara is all you really need for your 9-5. Then you can easily transition your makeup for some after work partying.
Hope this will make your 9-5 that much more wearable…and bearable!
Love Amy

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