The wardrobe battle is a constant struggle that working women seem to go through on the daily. It usually starts out with a mental inspection of all the pieces you own and ends with questioning every shopping decision you’ve ever made. And because the outfit you pick is almost sure to play a role in how your day unfolds, it’s crucial to excel at the Sunday-to-Thursday challenge of getting dressed for work. Savoir Flair brings you five outfit ideas, one for each day of the week, to ease that frenzied state you call “mornings”.
Sunday: Masculine Chic
To upgrade your traditional pieces, consider teaming them with edgy footwear. For example, style up a classic tweed jacket with wide-leg trousers and ultra-masculine loafers. The result is fashionably fresh and office appropriate.
Monday: Boss-Lady Layering
When done right, layering gives life to a simple look through the addition of color, structure, and sophistication. Jazz up a monochrome dress with a longline vest in a punchy hue and then cinch it at the waist. Lastly, pull on some over-the-knee boots to make your ensemble more conservative for the workplace.
Tuesday: Classic Edge
Modish black overalls are the talk of the season and make for the sleekest professional look when paired with a feminine silk blouse in a bold print. Tone down your accessories and you’re set for a seriously chic look.
Wednesday: Delicate Elegance
A cardigan is the perfect transitional piece to add atop any look, but wearing it on its own with a pleated skirt is refreshing and super ladylike. To avoid looking over-dressed for the office, pair your co-ordinated outfit with funky booties.
Thursday: Casual Cool
In Dubai, it’s TGIT for a reason: the casual dress code across most offices. You can finally wear your denim favorites to work, so experiment with your casual pieces. Try wearing a cropped top over a crisp-white shirt with jeans for a dressy yet Thursday-friendly outfit.