1. Go with an unmistakeable all-black look
This hue is fashion’s secret tip to look sharp at boardroom meetings — sophisticated and classy, you can use this as an excuse to wear a party look to the office without looking tarty. The good news? You’ll also appear slimmer because black is just an all-round flattering shade. A win-win situation!
Dress, $670, from Raey at Matches Fashion. Shoes, $1,028, from Sergio Rossi. Bag, $279, from Zara. Earrings, $780, from Fendi.
2. A blazer is always a safe bet.
The blazer is a great style hack when you have a work meeting and you want to look like you mean business. Throw some beatnik charm into your look by matching a boxy, boss-blazer with cool flat brogues. Then, slip it off when you’re out the door at 6pm, and you’re good to go to a bar!
Dress, $263, from Miaou at Farfetch. Blazer, $89.90, from Zara. Shoes, $548, from Toga Pulla at Farfetch. Bag, $4,649, from Fendi.
3. Pick midi dresses with sleeves.
Bodycon dresses are super sexy, but they’re usually not appropriate for work. If you want to flaunt your figure and appear professional looking at the office, then go for those with longer hemlines and sleeves to retain a work-appropriate look.
Dress, $1,589, from Khaite at NET-A-PORTER. Shoes, $99.90, from Zara. Bag, $457, from Aesther Ekme. Earrings, $398, from Carolina Bucci at Browns Fashion.
4. Avoid showing too much skin.
If you want to wear a lower neckline, ne thing to keep in mind is to make sure the dip is not too excessive. A rule of thumb is to keep it slightly above your bust line. If your neckline dips below that, be sure to cover up with a tube top or a cute bralette. Keep the rest of your outfit modest and complement your look with some statement necklaces.
Dress, $1,258, from Acne Studios. Shoes, $3.013, from Prada. Bag, $764, from Manu Atelier at NET-A-PORTER. Necklace, $45.90, from Zara.
5. Pair off-shoulder tops with flare pants.
If fussy dresses are not your thing, go for a stylish off-shoulder top instead. We probably don’t have to explain how great this will look on the dancefloor, but to make it work appropriate, wear the top with a pair of tailored flare pants (and throw a blazer over if you need extra coverage).
Top, $59.90, from Zara. Pants, $1,543, from Chloé. Shoes, $710, from ALEXACHUNG at NET-A-PORTER. Bag, $3,099, from Loewe. Bracelet, $332, from Rosantica at NET-A-PORTER. Earring, $1,740, from Gucci.