Starting your first job or internship can be particularly daunting, university tended to be a uniform of leggings/jeans and jumpers, no makeup! So being able to establish a workwear wardrobe has been fun and a welcome change.
This is a start of a new section on the blog all about workwear wardrobes, with each post dedicated to a different aspect of the wardrobe be it handbags, makeup, blazers or in the case of today’s post – skirts. I personally love a well fitted pencil skirt with tights and some heels, effortlessly classy and feminine. Be aware of the length of the skirt, just remember it is work and not a club! You should also bear in mind that by experimenting with different lengths and waistlines you can still find a skirt that’s really flattering and makes you look great, whilst still being office friendly. The skirt definitely needn’t be black and boring; here are my top tips for what to look for.
A modern tweed
Tweed is not just for Grannies! There is a reason every girl lusts after the Chanel tweed. Look for a modern take on tweed, be it with colour bursts such as my Hobbs skirt from last season with yellows, orange and black. Or a more understated version such as this Jaeger version with metallic silver. I also love this Jigsaw tweed skirt. Great for work all year round, will suit a variety of tops, both blouses and knit-wear.
A pop of colour
You can pretty much find a knee length skirt in every single colour, my most recent purchase was this Jaeger skirt in raspberry that I bought in the sales. John Lewis clearance is excellent for finding great work finds at heavily reduced prices! Another favourite is this this neon blue Hobbs skirt. The Neon Wishbone skirt is another bold and bright skirt.
A pretty print
An easy way to make a statement is to wear a printed skirt with a plain blouse and nude heels, my go-to was the pictured Ted Baker skirt from last season, yet another sale purchase! The J by Jasper Conran zig-zag skirt is ideal for summer, especially with the neon colours! The Ted Baker Origami skirt would look great paired either a black or white blouse.