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White shirt Wednesday: 3 #GirlBoss outfits for the workplace

fashion inspiration for the workplace


Just like our girl crush and mega millionaire empress to the E-store sensation, Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso, we want to act like a boss in the boardroom, and dress like a lady too.

Hailed as the ultimate #girlboss or indeed a ladyboss, bossette, bossina, bosstress of the modern workplace, her unapologetic fashion sense and power dressing ensembles inspire a fresh perspective for 9-5 workwear.

With not a shoulder pad in sight, dressing for the daily grind has evolved past two-piece simplicity and diversified into a creative melting pot of ideas catered for your sector. Whilst we're not proposing that blacksmiths start teetering in stilettos and fire-women don the latest fast fashion fixes, for most of us, the office is just another chance to flaunt our fashion flare and add a little spice into the doldrums of the work-week suit and tie uniform.

Keeping a beady eye on this season's most workable silhouettes, explore three contemporary silhouettes sure to shake up the week ahead...

Pretty in Pink

For the more conservative of workplaces, this pastel inspired three piece outfit oozes with catwalk kudos without raising too many eye brows. Using the oh-so girly VAUGHAN pure white pussy bow blouse as a centre piece, this simple yet on-trend collection of separates is the perfect compromise between high fashion and high luxe. Totally interchangeable for every season, this textured pink tweed midi-skirt from Acne Studios pays homage to lady like dressing,whilst its masculine outerwear counterpart adds a structured element to this feminine silhouette. Worn with these preppy chic metallic patent Robert Clergerie fringed loafers, this outfit is anything but ordinary.

Tomboy Tonals

Playing with the dominant sports luxe trend already styled for this season, this formal interpretation on an activewear trend takes girly separates and pairs them with these sporty platform sneakers from No Name. A clever marriage of formal pieces and contemporary accents, this young aesthetic is the perfect ensemble for creative atmospheres. Using the Cassie pussy bow white blouse as a transitional seasonal staple, play with proportions with these oversized, tapered and darted pants from Maison Margiela and a cute, feminine, floral jacquard blazer from Paul Smith. An irreverent yet sartorially on-point outfit that gives a subtle nod to dominant trends, this tonal tomboy silhouette is a seriously sporty alternative for the active gal about town.

Luscious Leather

A rather racy yet totally sophisticated number for the high profile work warrior, this fashion-forward silhouette is a hot trot trend focused piece for the gal in the know. Centred around this gorgeous silk pussy bow Cassie blouse from VAUGHAN, the light and luxurious sheer material offsets deep burgundy overtones that dominate this outfit. THE colour to covet for autumn and winter, this sculpted leather pencil skirt from Reiss is a style focused alternative to a cotton skirt, worn with its matching cropped leather jacket, this leather two-piece turns the classic work suit on its head. A real coup de cœur straight off the catwalk, these embellished chunky heel leather boots from Rochas elevate this dynamic outfit to near-Wintor perfection.


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