In case you didn’t know, I started a new job this week! And like all changes happening to me or around me, I found new fashion inspiration. So to commemorate my new job, I had to share some spring workwear inspiration (also works for winter too!).
While my office isn’t quite as dressed up as the befitting the outfit I’m sharing, I feel like there are a few principles to take away from the outfit. One thing that always elevates a look—and in this case makes it look more professional—is a monochrome palette. The cream and beige head-to-toe screams elegance. I love the soft, fresh colors for spring, but this tip definitely works year round; wearing all gray, all black, etc. has the same effect!
What I love about the pieces I’m wearing is that they’re both so versatile. So while I might not wear a lacy blouse and pencil skirt to work, I might pair the blouse with a pair of dark jeans or the skirt with a light sweater.
This is especially important for spring workwear because the weather is always so iffy. One day you might have snow in March and the next day it’s sunny and 70 degrees. The key is to look for pieces that can be mixed and matched (this also helps your wallet!) and layered accordingly.
My last tip is to pay attention to silhouettes when it comes to spring work outfits. The lacy blouse I’m wearing comes with a high, ruffled collar and balloon sleeves fitted at the wrist to give the top an interesting shape. Spring is all about statement sleeves and shoulders, which transfers so well to workwear.
These three tips will have you looking elegant and stylish at the office, whether you can dress more casually like me or you need to wear business professional!