Monday 21 November 2016

How to dress smart for work

When I've had to wear corporate or smart clothing to work, I've always tried to make it fun and feminine. Your style evolves with you over time and for workwear I've changed a lot over the years. Read on for my advice on how to style your workwear and dress smart for the office.

It's all in the details 

Details and tailoring make all the difference for workwear and this pink tailored shirt from TM Lewin has intricate detail with the frills along the button line. I love that it's bright and bold. Paired with a pencil skirt and heels makes this look so feminine and flattering.

Fitting and tailoring 

The shirt was already tailored and a perfect fit when I bought it, but spending a bit extra on tailoring your outfit to make it just right is money well spent in my opinion. The black pencil skirt is an essential piece in my wardrobe and it's so figure hugging and flattering that you can't go wrong for workwear. In the past I have had some suit trousers tailored and it made so much difference, so I would definitely advise you to consider tailoring.

Keep your make up simple

If wearing a bright coloured shirt like this pink, I would suggest keeping your make up simple so that it doesn't clash or detract from your outfit. In this look, I have simply worn a nude lipstick from Benefit and some mascara.

Choose a flattering shoe 

To feel truly smart, I need my heels to complete my look for work. In this outfit I've gone for some black heels from New Look which are quite high but so flattering for the office look. They also make me look much taller than I actually am!

Photography by Kirstie Melville.

What outfits do you like to wear to work?


  1. This is the perfect outfit to wear to work in my opinion and looks fab on you, you can't go wrong with smart tailored pieces!

    1. Thanks Steph! Yes I love tailoring outfits :)

  2. You look great Radhika! It's the perfect smart outfit for work. And the photography is great, I think I need a Kirstie Melville in my life :)

  3. A really smart office look and I live that you have kept it feminine.

    1. Thank you Louise :) Yes I like to keep my outfits for work feminine.