12 Work Outfit Ideas to Steal


12 work outfit ideas to steal


Do you get stuck in a rut and wear the same outfits to work day after day?  Want some work outfit inspiration?

Here are 6 work appropriate outfits you can use as inspiration for your office attire.

1. Cropped pants with a bootie

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This outfit is medium value contrast as it steps from white, through mid-blue to grey/black and neutral plus 1 colour

Find a similar look: bootie, pant, jacket, striped tee

2.  Plum Coloured suit with patterned tights


Damson suit


This outfit is low-medium value contrast and monochromatic colour contrast (with 1 neutral)

Find a similar outfit: Plum blazer, plum pants, leopard fishnets 


3. Coloured Jacket and a patterned skirt with Knee High Boots

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This outfit is medium value contrast and between monochromatic and analogous colour contrast (as the shades of blue vary from warmer to cooler blues) with 1 neutral.

Find similar items: Patterned skirt, Stretch belt, top, boots

4. Navy Culottes with a Structured Moto Jacket

Neutral staple jacket


This outfit is high value contrast and low colour contrast.  The necklace helps to create a step between the dark and light elements, but sometimes you want a high value contrast in the office as it gives you a more authoritative appearance.

Recreate this look: culottes, oxford bootie, white moto jacket 

5. Navy Dress with a White Blazer

What to wear to work - office appropriate clothing ideas


This is high value contrast (though again I’ve used accessories to create that little step in between) and 2 neutrals plus 1 colour.

Shop this look:  dress  white blazer these turquoise mules

6. Pinstripe Pants with a Cashmere Jumper

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This outfit is medium-high value contrast and neutral plus 1 colour.

Shop this outfit: pinstripe wide leg pants , cowl neck cashmere sweater

Discover more office appropriate outfit inspiration here:

I’m also sharing some inspired work outfits from around the blogsphere to  help you think a little more broadly about what you wear to work.

7. Sheila shares a gorgeous grey pinafore dress

8. Samantha shows her pencil skirt style 

9. Lady of Style shares her formula for wearing jeans to the office 

10. Alison shares how to wear a bright skirt in Autumn to the office

11. Fonda shares what to wear with a brown pant to work 

12. And an interview with Val who shares her thoughts on style and shares some great outfits that would be totally work appropriate.

Plus from my archives more work/office attire posts to help you:

What to wear to work – 5 Office appropriate outfits

8 ways to style a suit blazer

How to style black pants for the office

Wearing flats to the office

What to wear in the corporate world

Dress codes and your work culture

How to look authoritative when you have light warm colouring

What to wear and what to avoid in a business casual office

Business casual wardrobe capsule ideas

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