How to Look Chic in the Office
Love happens when you go to the office with the most fashionable style that everyone will love. The top designers in the fashion world got together to give you the best tips from head to office shoes. While we’d all rather be sporting a bikini, poolside, there’s work to be done, which presents a dressing dilemma: how to make the most of the sunshine while remaining office-appropriate.
1. Black is the New Black
While we advocate midnight black on cooler summer days, or warm Grecian evenings, it doesn’t pay to create your own sartorial hot house. Navy is your cut off point. The same applies to leather. Don’t do it.
2. Be natural
Jersey, satin, lamé…any clothes that shimmer or gleam in bright sunlight will make you sweat limitlessly. Your faithful day-long fabrics are silk or cotton. Keep Jo Malone’s ‘Red Roses’ in your desk drawer for a discreet spritz at 4pm.
3. Skirts and Shorts
Bleached denim cut-offs should not wander into any office, anywhere, ever. Shorts, of the crisply tailored variety, do work, however, especially with a high neck ribbed vest. Pick a darker shade of short – plum, navy or khaki are a KOKET’s office favourite – and opt for a high waist.
4. Keep it classy
It’s one thing to risk a glimpse of silken underwear over a vodka martini on a balmy summer evening, but quite another to flash your knickers at an 11am with your boss. If your dress reveals the outline of your legs when you look in the mirror at home, leave it at home. Heat wave or no heat wave – breezy, opaque cotton is a far chicer alternative to putting it all on show.
5. Accessorize it!
The TIP is to always wear heels, a very smart/feminine top (think silky blouse, men-shirts, structured tops), a blazer and a professional bag. Have fun with accessories and even shoes and bags depending on your job. But remember the most important is how office shoes make your legs look.
And do not forget to just have fun with it and will find the most opulent and at the same time sober looks in your wardrobe. For more looks check out our latest article on new collections.