Working It – Ladylike In The Office

Posted by Miss B On August - 11 - 2011
[main image: Sweet 60's Animal Pleated Skirt, £25, Blue Cardigan, £18 and Croc Trim Satchel, £25 all from A/Wear]

A work wardrobe says a lot about you and just because you are in the office doesn’t mean that you can’t be womanly yet mean business. Take a leaf out of the books of TV shows such as Mad Men and be fierce with your femininity in the boardroom. Here are our top picks of outfits that will last you well into the new AW season.

1.  This stunning Rush printed wool silk dress, £149 from Jigsaw, is an eye catching and glamorous piece for your Autumn collection. The twist bow front adds an extra gorgeous detail to a truly beautiful dress that will take you from the desk to dinner in style.

2. This sophisticated Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Philosophy skirt, £220, is perfect for an urban safari in the city with this  Equipment berry signature soft silk blouse, £239,  and tan accessories. It’s a look that’s really fresh and fashion forward. Both from

3. Black Sweeney dress by Roland Mouret, £1,500 from Browns, will show you mean business in the boardroom but can be accessorised for the perfect after-work dress.

4. Team this flirty red dress, £34.90, with a cute leather funnel neck cropped jacket, £114.90, studded belt, £44.90, and fringed woven leather shopper, £54.90, for a very modern office look. All from Mango.

5. Don’t be afraid to be girly in the office and add some colour with this ‘50s-inspired dress by Oasis at It looks great when paired a classic black jacket.

6. This black animal print 2 in 1 dress, £75, from Star by Julien Macdonald at Debenhams, features a satin blouse top with split sleeves and fitted cuffs, adding a sophisticated edge. The bodycon long skirt shows off your figure and contrasts the boldly printed bodice with classic black.

7. With its pleat and split front, Stella McCartney’s heavy wool skirt, £420 from Selfridges, will infuse a retro mood into your wardrobe.

8. This Reiss Katie Bodycon Knit Dress in indigo, £179 from John Lewis, will see you through the day with a crop sleeve cream jacket and then ditch the jacket for drinks with your beau in the evening.

Miss B

Miss B

Miss B is a Belle About Town who likes to bring a little bit of style into every aspect of her life. An experienced journalist with over a decade in the industry she turned to the web to fill a gap for tech-savvy stylish women who want the best life has to offer at their fingertips. She loves a decadent cocktail bar, a beautifully cut dress, the perfect pair of heels, quality over quantity and is partial to Asian-fusion food, enjoys holidaying in the sun and shopping breaks to New York. But her first love is of course London!

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  1. Mim Says:

    Just bought a great little crepe shift from Vivienne Westwood’s Anglomania – PERFECT from schoolgate to boadroom…

    Posted on August 11th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

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