When the office closes for the year, we often ask ourselves – what are we to do with all this corporate clothing whilst in vacation mode. Luckily, we’re here to help shed some much-needed light on how to repurpose this type of attire. You spend five days a week at work, so why settle for uninspired workwear when you can repurpose on-trend looks with ease.
Versatility is one of the critical aspects that you need to have in your wardrobe. The ideal situation is to be able to wear everything in your wardrobe to work and on the weekend. Simply switch up how you wear things by thinking about what you pair it with.
Maximise your wardrobe space by relying on pieces that can pull double duty for work and play. If weekend plans include drinks after work on Friday, checking out a new show at the museum on Saturday, catching up over brunch on Sunday. This is your handy guide to the out of office casual dress code for women:
THE JUMPSUIT – MAKE IT YOUR UNIFORM
I love a good jumpsuit look for the office – it is the perfect morning solution to wardrobe woes. They are light and can be summer-ready with the change of footwear. In classic black, it couldn’t be easier, it is like a suit but way more straightforward.
On Duty: Wear it with a button-down shirt underneath for a professional look that’s chic.
Off Duty: When paired with sneakers, this look is polished yet made for an easy breezy day.
THE SHIRT DRESS – LAYER IT
A workwear dress always gives your wardrobe a promotion. Wearing a dress over pants is a styling trick that’s relatively easy to pull off and practical for a weekend. This look will give shirt dresses a tomboy contrast and will extend your wardrobe by turning a dress into a top or jacket.
On Duty: Wear a shirt dress with heels and a blazer for an effortless corporate look.
Off Duty: Paired with boy sandals and matching pants, will make a perfect look for relaxing.
Wearing: Viscose Sateen Shirt Dress $299, Viscose Sateen Utility Pant $279, Veronika Maine.
Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.