When it comes to workwear, you can never go wrong with classic outfits. These looks haven’t stood the test of time for nothing! They can be versatile and easy to wear, comfy and practical, dress code-friendly, or everything and more. Whether you’re looking for closet staples to mix and match, or tried and tested outfits you can put together in no time, these classic outfits will solve all your workwear woes. Read on to see them!
10 Classic Outfits You Can Wear To Work All Year ‘Round
I try to make my work wardrobe as fun and on-trend as I can, but there are also times when classic outfits reign supreme. Sometimes I’m too lazy or busy to put together a trendy outfit and need a quick fix. Other times I have a strict dress code or need to look like a #GirlBoss in the boardroom. For those days, I can always count on my timeless outfits! Get your white button-downs and blazers ready, because I’ll be showing you a whole range of ways to style these basic pieces into classic outfits you can wear to work, whatever your job is, whatever your age.
1. Camel and White
Navy and white is a classic color combination, but camel or brown is a great alternative if you’re in the mood for something lighter! It’s just as classic, and it looks great with pastel accessories too.
2. Little Black Dresses
The little black dress is so iconic, I can’t even count how many times I’ve said it! When you’re wearing one to work, just make sure the length, cut, and shape are office-friendly. If your hemline is shorter, go for sleeves just to be on the safe side!
3. Sheath Dresses
Sheath dresses are classic outfits for work because you can wear them on their own or with a blazer over! They’re feminine and show off your curves, but they’re office and boardroom-appropriate at the same time.
4. White Button-Downs and Midi Skirts
If you’ve been wearing your white button-downs with plain pants, it’s time for a change! Midi skirts make for an equally classic pairing that’s a lot more interesting! Pick a fun print or a unique silhouette for your midi skirt.
5. Statement Suits
Plain black suits are so boring. When it comes to the power suit, make sure you stand out. If that means picking a suit in a bright color or playing with prints, then by all means, go ahead!
6. Basic Jumpsuits
A basic black jumpsuit is another work-ready outfit you can keep in your wardrobe no matter what the trends are. Just accessorize with stylish pieces depending on the season!
7. Printed Jumpsuits
On the other hand, I also love printed jumpsuits because I can wear them with minimal accessories. I usually throw on a printed jumpsuit with my go-to nude pumps, and I’m out the door in minutes! It’s a lifesaver for busy girls like us who want to look stylish and professional.
8. Black and White
Name a more classic color combination, I’ll wait! No matter how you style black and white, you’ll look chic and polished. A black skirt and white button-down combination seems a bit plain, so keep your eye out for interesting details and trendy cuts like this fun, youthful look.
Here’s another busy girl solution you’ll love wearing to work: co-ords! No more finding a skirt to match your top—all you have to think about is accessorizing. Add interesting touches to your co-ords with bright shoes or structured bags.
10. Blazers and Jeans
Casual Fridays at work? Throw on your go-to pair of jeans (loose, not super skinny!) and pair with a structured blazer. It’s comfy and casual, but still professional.
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Classic outfits are anything but boring! If you’re in a rush, they’re no-fail looks you can whip up in minutes. Getting things done ASAP is really important for us working girls, don’t you agree? These classic outfits can help. What classic outfits do you wear to work? Share them with me in the comments section below!
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