Some people relish the thought of getting dressed for work (see how much my colleague Joy enjoys it), whilst others groan at the hassle of it all. Whether you’re an “up and at ’em” kinda person who’s the snappiest dresser at the communal coffee machine or you’re furious you can’t just roll out of bed and wear your pyjamas to work, this gallery is for you.
This story is chock-full of work-friendly outfits you can use for inspiration throughout this season and well into the next. I’ve gathered a spectrum of office-ready looks that span from simple (trouser suit + top + shoes) to complex (print-clashing blouse + skirt + colourful mules), so you’re covered no matter what your office’s dress code involves.
There may be some ensembles better suited to your needs than others, but remember that there are always ways to be in adherence to stricter guidelines: Soften the colour palette to neutrals, look to demure hemlines and necklines, and (if you must) wear nude tights, but only the best nude tights.
Keep scrolling to see 30 work outfits I’d love to wear…