Prepare for the return to the office by refreshing your work wardrobe
For many of us, it’s been a long time since we last had to go to work in anything smarter than a cosy jumper, comfy trousers and slippers! Having worked from home for the past year, a return to the office might be a bit of a culture shock, not least when it comes to having to think about workwear again.
But with a return to the office on the horizon this summer – even if only on a part-time basis – it might be time to give your work wardrobe a bit of a refresh at last.
Here are some eye-catching and practical workwear options to treat yourself before heading back to work.
Stone Crosshatch Twist Front Shirt – New Look
The short sleeves and light colour of this trendy top are ideal as we head into summer.
Dress it up with a smart pair of trousers or down for casual Fridays with some skinny jeans.
At just £17.99, it’s also great value for money, while the twist detail on the front makes it stand out from your typical work shirt look.
Buckle Belt Mini Skirt – & Other Stories
Return to the office by hitting the style nail on the head with this Buckle Belt Mini Skirt from the ever trendy & Other Stories.
The mint colour is really eye-catching and versatile, ideal for pairing with dark or light colours for something both subtle and chic.
At £65, it could be the perfect statement piece in your new workwear wardrobe.
Forever Dress – Karen Millen
A summer workwear wardrobe simply has to include a dress that says you mean business – and this magenta Forever Dress by Karen Millen hits all the right notes.
Classy, stylish and eye-catching all rolled into one, it might be a little on the pricier side even at £149.25 in the sale, but it’s perfect for sealing that next business deal, nailing that job interview or smashing that presentation.
Dark Green Floral Relaxed Slim Fit Shirt – Hawes & Curtis
If standout, statement shirts are your office vibe, look no further than Hawes & Curtis.
They have plenty of eye-catching shirts to choose from, but we particularly love this snazzy dark green, floral number which strikes a nice balance between understated yet a conversation starter. The colour is also ideal for spring.
It’s £44 on its own but if you’re up for a total wardrobe revamp, they have a great four for £103 offer going, so you can really jazz things up.
Signature Linen Suit Trousers – Next
With office returns likely to be in full swing in the height of summer, dressing in a manner which is smart but practical – not causing pools of sweat to form – can be tricky, especially for men.
These Next linen trousers strike a great balance, particularly if paired with a nice shirt.
At £60, they’re not the cheapest but when the mercury hits 30-plus, you’ll be glad you splashed out. For the complete look, there’s also a matching linen suit jacket too.
Tailored Fit Light Blue Check Suit – Moss Bros
Had enough of the same old boring black suit, but not quite ready to go full Keith Lemon? This light blue option from Moss Bros is a smart alternative if you’re keen to freshen things up a bit.
At £249 for the jacket and trousers, or £329 with the waistcoat as well, it’s not the cheapest option available but it not only looks sharp with the tailored fit and clean lines, but it offers comfort and quality too.