After numerous lockdowns and quarantines, pre-pandemic routines are making their return. This means we're likely to spend more early mornings getting ready to go to the office. If months spent at working from home have made us realize anything, it’s that we’ve missed having a reason to dress up and look our best. Pajamas just aren’t going to cut it anymore! True, anyone can don their cutest outfit while on a Zoom call but knowing that you’ll be seeing people IRL is an experience that can’t be replicated online. If you're company doesn't have a strictly formal dress code, being able to express your style makes things so much easier while staying appropriate to an office setting.
It doesn’t take a lot to dress up your everyday pieces for an elevated OOTD. If you’re wanting to dress to impress in the work place while keeping it dressy and dainty, we’ve listed down some workwear inspo for days spent in the office.
LOOK: Chic and Dainty Work OOTD Ideas
1. Long-sleeved Billowy Blouse + Baggy Denim Jeans + Block Heels + Chain Handbag
A statement blouse can automatically make your outfit look dressier already! We suggest pairing a piece like this with some simple bottoms and accessories (mask included!) to balance out your overall look. Now you’re ready to walk into those meetings with confidence
2. Babydoll Dress + Mules + Shoulder Bag
If you’re a fan of the snooze button and woke up later realizing you're about to be late to work, fret not! A cute babydoll dress works like magic for a quick yet still put-together outfit that you can easily throw on. Opt for a pair of minimal mules to slip on plus your go-to handbag and you can be out the door in no time!
3. Cardigan + Crop Top + Printed Midi Skirt + Flats
Ladies who prioritize comfort in their outfit choices, take notes! Channel your inner cottage core vibes by donning a trusty cardigan, printed midi skirt, and a good ol' pair of flats that’s sure to keep you comfy during your 9-5 work day.
4. Mini Dress + Denim Jacket + Shoulder Tote Bag + Slingback Heels
The end of the day in a remote setup usually just means closing your laptop after work. With on-site work, part of the fun is being able to go out with your co-workers after office hours! For a look that can easily transition from the work to the dinner, a mini dress can make for a great option. You can just pack a denim jacket to throw on over if needed!
5. Short-Sleeved Blazer + Crop top + Flowy Midi Skirt + Wedge Sandals + Shoulder Bag
A work OOTD inspo for dainty girls out there is a short-sleeved blazer and flowy midi skirt combination! Keep your accessories matching by pairing your shoes and bag together to keep your look cohesive. It’s the perfect look when going out for a mid-day coffee run, too!
6. Oversized Buttondown Shirt + Denim Skirt + Purse + High Heels
If you have a lot of color in your wardrobe, flaunt it! There’s this preconceived notion that bright colors can seem less serious but we love how fun and approaching a bold hue can look. Pairing colors with denim never fails and now you’ve got yourself a dressy office day ‘fit; just be mindful of your office dress code!
7. Sleeveless Top + Wrap Skirt + Slip on Sandals + Handbag
For girls who like to keep a neutral aesthetic, go with a basic sleeveless top that’s sure to be in everybody’s closet! Tuck this into a wrap skirt for a clean look that accentuates your silhouette, then finish it off with some cute sandals and your favorite handbag. Add a blazer and you're meeting-ready!
8. Blazer + One Shoulder Top + Wide-Leg Pants + High Heels + Handbag
Clueless on what to wear for a company dinner with your boss? We’ve got you covered! Go with wardrobe staples like a simple top and wide-leg pants in solid colors. Drape a blazer over your shoulders for an added touch of corporate chicness!
9. Cropped Buttondown + Crop Top + Button-down Midi Skirt + Mules + Handbag
You can never go wrong with an outfit consisting of basics! Combine loose crop tops with A-line skirts for a timeless OOTD that exudes femininity.
10. Vest and Shorts Set + Tube Top + Handbag + Stilettos + Gold and Silver Jewelry
If you can’t resist donning a hubadera look, keep it subtle and work appropriate with a matching vest and shorts set.
11. Cropped Blazer + Crop Top + Highwaisted Trousers
Tired of the usual oversized blazer? Swap it for one that’s cropped and it serves an entirely different vibe while still maintaining a chic vibe for the workplace! Cropped pieces look best with any high-waisted bottoms that makes for an effortlessly dressy office ‘fit.
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Female Network editors.