How To Dress for Work: Chic 9-5 Style

Luxury e-tailer NET-A-PORTER reveals how to stay smart and chic Monday-Friday, 9-5! Watch this office style masterclass with Candice Lake, with everything from suits to shirting, dresses to coats, plus shoes, bags and jewellery.

How can you dress appropriately for the office, while staying true to your style, and actually making your outfits look interesting? It's an everyday dilemma for those in the corporate world (or basically, those with 'proper jobs' that their mums are proud of rather than stay-at-home-in-pyjamas freelancers like me).

Firstly, Candice styles an androgynous fitted suit in head-to toe pinstripes with complimentary blue tones with sleek flat loafers, a crisp longline coat, then the same navy striped trousers but with a tan blouse and classic camel jacket and nude heels.

Next, a classic red shirt dress worn with burgundy shoes looks simple and sophisticated, or styled with slim black trousers and a white turtleneck underneath makes the colour really pop.

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Finally, play with proportions by pairing super wide-fit pants culottes with a tailored longline waistcoat, or pop on some skycraper heels with a flared midi skirt and peplum top, keeping accessories chic and simple. Watch the video below to see how its done:


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Ruth MacGilp is an Edinburgh based blogger, and an activist for all things ethical in the fashion industry, as well as supporting the #shopsmall and #shoplocal movements through her work.
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