Business Women’s Week: Give yourself a Style Promotion!

Business Women’s Week: Give yourself a Style Promotion!

National Business Women’s Week celebrates working women everywhere (as well as the employers who support them). To mark the occasion, we’re doing our part to recognise our hard-working customers in the best way we at Littlewoods know how: by sharing some style tips as well as our top picks to update your work wardrobe.

The ‘Working Girl’ days of huge shoulder pads and restrictive, uncomfortable suits are long behind us (not to mention the questionable hairstyles). The modern working woman’s wardrobe can run the gamut from sleek sophistication to trendy twists, while trousers, skirts and dresses are joined by ‘dress down Friday’ styles.

Capsule Work Wardrobe

Our top tips for a capsule wardrobe that will get you through the week? We recommend investing in a good blazer to throw on in the mornings over a dress or with trousers and a chic top. A well-cut jacket can dress up any outfit, so they’re just as great on casual days at work with jeans and a striped tee, for example. If a blazer style is too formal for your work place, a coatigan or long cardi is a perfect substitute: a bit more casual, but it still pulls an entire outfit together.

Next, one or two pairs of suiting trousers. Darker colours and a fuller cut on a trouser can elongate legs, while cropped trousers in a slim silhouette work well with a top that has more volume. Or, opt for a trendier pleated or paper-bag waist pair. These fuller styles should be set off with a snugger shirt or knitwear – remember it’s all about proportions, so mix and match styles to find the look that works for you.

Finally, take your look to the next level with the right finishing touches. Choose a pair or two of fabulous shoes and the right accessories to make a style statement and elevate your confidence.

We’ve picked out some of our fave workwear items for the Autumn/Winter season. Click through on the links, have a little browse, and create your own individual capsule wardrobe to up your style game at work!

Trendy Tops

River Island Frilly Blouse, Vero Moda Dellie tiered-sleeve top, Karen Millen leopard print blouse, Coast volume sleeve shirt, Karen Millen ruffle cotton top

Terrific Trousers

Oasis ultimate red suit trousers, River Island paperbag waist wide leg trousers, Karen Millen tailoring collection trouser, River Island high-waisted tapered leg trouser

Jaunty Jackets/Cardigans/Blazers

Lost Ink Coatigan tie coat, RI Plus black blazer, Oasis ultimate red suit jacket

Dynamic Dresses

Karen Millen sculptured tailored dress, Karen Millen Pyramid geo collection

Sophisticated Shoes

Aldo asymmetric strap court, Aldo ankle strap ballerina, Myleene Klass gold heel point red court shoe, Office block heel sandal

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