My final year of uni about to start (eek!) and the prospect of job interviews and employment is getting closer (I hope!). I know that presenting yourself well I these situations is essential.
Now I’m not one for following the latest fashion really. I’m ashamed to admit I’m more of a ‘throw on an outfit and hope it matches‘ sort of girl.
But on a recent trip to the intu Metrocentre I gathered together what I think are some staples for an office wardrobe.
I think that smart black trousers are totally a wardrobe staple – find whichever cut suits you best. I’m also a massive fan of a patterned trouser too. Who wants to wear black all the time anyway?!
Another find in Primark recently was this peplum top. I know these aren’t for everyone, but I find grabbing a peplum top can instantly make an outfit look smarter than if you had on a plain tee.
This is not me. But it is the top!
After searching through the very glitzy collection that they had in store, I added this one from Miss Selfridge to my little collection.
Taking some time to refuel
We had a pretty awesome day at the intu Metrocentre (I took my lovely boyfriend for shopping-bag-carrying support!) and there were a lot of other purchases that don’t quite make this office staples list!
Another item that does, however, is a trusty pair of smart flats. As much as I love donning a pair of heels, if you’re running about all day then flats are essential.
These are my go-to pair from Topshop – a white pair to go with almost every outfit and very comfy for those days that I’m out and about.
I’ve also added some new stationery to my collection recently too. This one might just be me, but I’m a sucker for a smart set of stationery – I always feel that little bit more professional. I love the pastel coloured pages on this set from Tesco.
I’m hoping I’m well on my way to having a smart office wardrobe! Let me know in the comments, what are you go-to items? And what do you think of mine?
Until next time…
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