5 for 5: Transeasonal Outfit Ideas for the Office

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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”.

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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.

Collage What to wear to work
  1. Zara jacket, AED 469/SAR 479, The Dubai Mall
  2. Gucci blouse, AED 3,597/SAR 3,676, Net-a-Porter
  3. Proenza Schouler pants, AED 2,868/SAR 2,930, Net-a-Porter
  4. Topshop earrings, AED 67/SAR 68, The Dubai Mall
  5. Zara loafers, AED 529/SAR 540, The Dubai Mall

 

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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.

Collage What to wear to work
  1. Zara dress, AED 269/SAR 275, The Dubai Mall
  2. Topshop waistcoat, AED 124/SAR 127, The Dubai Mall
  3. Zara boots, AED 269/SAR 275, The Dubai Mall
  4. New Look choker, AED 24/SAR 25, ASOS
  5. BDG belt, AED 125/SAR 128, Urban Outfitters
3

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.

Collage What to wear to work
  1. Zara jumpsuit, AED 269/SAR 275, The Dubai Mall
  2. Gucci blouse, AED 3,597/SAR 3,676, Net-a-Porter
  3. Joseph cardigan, AED 860/SAR 876, Net-a-Porter
  4. Monica Vinader ‘Riva Circle’ earrings, AED 762/SAR 780, Net-a-Porter
  5. Zara velvet flats, AED 199/SAR 205, The Dubai Mall
4

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.

Collage What to wear to work
  1. Markus Lupfer ‘April’ cardigan, AED 1,420/SAR 1,450, Net-a-Porter
  2. Stella McCartney ‘Camilla’ blouse, AED 1,905/SAR 1,950, Net-a-Porter
  3. Topshop skirt, AED 262/SAR 267, The Dubai Mall
  4. Paula Mendoza ‘Yantra’ ear cuffs, AED 550/SAR 562, BySymphony
  5. Sam Edelman ‘Taye’ boots, AED 525/SAR 535, Net-a-Porter
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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.

Collage What to wear to work
  1. J.Crew top, AED 357/SAR 365, Net-a-Porter
  2. 3×1 jeans, AED 1,143/SAR 1,168, Net-a-Porter
  3. Zara top, AED 169/SAR 173, The Dubai Mall
  4. Zara flats, AED 229/SAR 234, The Dubai Mall
  5. Topshop necklace, AED 38/SAR 39, The Dubai Mall
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