Summer in the office

Latest trends, Reviews

Some great picks from Dotti Australia that will freshen up your office look!

Office dress code can put a lot of people off. Everything becomes too complicated, all those limitations all around, a lot of clothes that you like are deemed inappropriate and so on. All in all finding suitable office clothes that you will actually enjoy wearing can be a nightmare.

So I put together a bunch of items that you can use to create your very own office style. All of them are super affordable and most will be in accordance with your company dress code.

The fastest way to glam up any office look is to wear a jacket. Jackets can be different, the kind I am talking about here is a more relaxed tweed or perhaps knit jacket, just like the one below. It instantly adds chic and femininity to your look, regardless of what you are wearing.

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 Jacket is always a chic addition to any look Basic top that will make your outerwear last longer. Always wear underneath!  Figure hugging dress in this length is appropriate for office and looks great

The only thing is – you gotta be careful with the length. We don’t wanna reveal “too much”, especially in the office. So my advice is to only wear short jackets with a skirt. Unless you really want to flaunt your perfect thighs.

Longer jackets, on the other hand, will look best with pants or jeans, especially if they are made from the same color material.

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Inject color in your look if the dress code allows Latest trends – culottes, so comfy!  Why not try a denim shirt instead of a cotton one for a change

For the lucky few whose company is more laid back – make the most of it. It is summer time! Inject some color in your look and brighten the whole office. Denim shirts will look just as appropriate as cotton ones, but don’t they feel much more comfy?

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 This color block shirt will lengthen you legs if worn with black pants  Show off your skinny ankles with this cropped pant  Absolute classic and an appropriate substitute for a classic pant

In the summer time we naturally want to open more flesh to the sun, however it can be hard to do that and still keep to all the corporate rules. But what rule can stop us from showing off our ankles? I don’t think so!

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 Great choice for style and comfort all year round  If open toe is allowed in your office you can try this sandal for an edgier look  

So there we go – a little bit of inspiration goes a long way. And I hope that the prospect of buying office clothes this summer is less daunting now 🙂

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10 Work Wear Looks to Steal

Latest trends

Gone are the days of boring navy pantsuits, black-and-white office looks, or neutral monochromatic ensembles. Although professionalism and dress code maxims are still paramount in the work place, there is more space now for more personal stylish extras and fashion forward flourishes.

There are so many ways to spice up your work style, and inject more of your own taste and flair into it.The quickest way to get noticed is to distinguish yourself from the pack, in a good way, of course.  Look chic while looking office appropriate, let these 10 looks inspire you to embrace more color, print, and trendy yet tasteful accessories into your work wardrobe.

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A sheer sleeve detail gives a modern spin on an all black office attire. Trendy details like this makes your work style look more current.

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Spring/summer colors are toned down with a crisp, white button down and a pair of sensible cognac pumps. The aqua lace skirt and multicolor statement necklace add a bit more breezy and feminine style into your office looks.

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A white sheer shirt buttoned all the way up looks refined yet alluring paired with black slacks and pumps, an office wear staple. A structured leopard print tote gives your work look a much needed punch of print.

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Don’t limit yourself to black, brown, and navy when shopping for trousers. Embrace color and keep the rest of your work outfit conservative and neutral.

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A double-breasted checked blazer gives a black and white dress more polish. This tailored blazer upgrades this look and makes it more stylish and elegant. Definitely an outfit for taking on the boardroom.

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Muted yellow pants combined with a tomboy chic navy blazer is a refreshing take on a typical pantsuit. The relaxed fit of the pant and white button down is what separates this outfit from your standard office wear.
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If you want to give a contemporary update to your gray skirt suit, simply add some edgy accessories into the mix. Studded pumps, gold aviators, and a structured red snakeskin tote don’t look so bold when paired with this conservative and classic ensemble.

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Wearing one neutral from head to toe can still look refreshingly chic when the pieces are tailored to perfection. An oversized blazer, midi skirt, and pointed toe pumps are pieces worth investing in. 
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Make your LBD work for the office by layering a crisp blazer over it to tone down its evening appeal. Low heeled yet trendy pumps give this getup a bit of pizzazz.

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You can do prints and bright color in one look, if you blend the colors together to make it look more in harmony. Color clashing is too busy and might be a tad inappropriate for the office.

What trends and chic details will you be working into your daily office outfits? I hope this post inspired you!

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