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Top 10 Work-wear Essentials Every Woman should Own

Need help creating the perfect Work-wear Capsule Wardrobe?! 
Work-wear doesn't have to be boring!
In today's post i'll be showing you the top 10 must have pieces every women should have in their wardrobes. Coming soon! In my next post i'll be putting these items together to make 20 outfits so stay tuned for that!! but for now its all about what you need first in order to help you to create those 20 outfits. With work-wear most women are afraid to adventure out their comfort zone. With these pieces you sure are going to stand out from the crowd at your work place but still looking professional. 

The White Shirt comes in a variety of different styles whether it's long length, short, fitted or over-sized it's your choice to decided which one you want to go for. It also can be worn so many different ways; Off the shoulder, tucked in on one side, worn underneath something or the simple way of just being tucked into a skirt. For work-wear this is a classic staple piece that can make any industry work place look even more posh. I know it is just that white shirt that you used to own back in school day's but now its all about how you can transform this piece to make it look different. 
My top places to find the best white shirt is GAP, ZARA, BODEN, TOPSHOP, H&M, MANGO or NET-A-PORTER.

Replace your Leather Skirt for this Pleated Skirt. Pleated Skirts has been a big trend this season and over the summer too. But in this case for work wear don't be afraid to add this into your wardrobe too. Take this photo above for example this outfit you can definitely wear this to work.
There is also many different ways it can worn; With a White shirt tucked in or out, printed tee, a chunky knitted jumper or layered over a dress... daring I know.
My top places to shop for a pleated skirt is TOPSHOP, H&M, ZARA, ASOS, NET-A-PORTER, DEPARTMENT STORES, MONKI or PRIMARK.


Denim jeans are not only for wearing in the day and night it has now become the staple piece for every women to have in their wardrobe for work-wear. I absolutely love it! You can now wear your favourite jeans to work! Whoop Whoop :-). When Styling denim jeans for work-wear it can be worn so many different ways such as; with a White Shirt, Printed tee and Blazer, change it up with a denim shirt like above, add a knitted jumper or layer your jeans with a long dress. 
My top places to shop for the perfect Jeans is TOPSHOP, ZARA, BERSHKA, H&M, URBAN OUTFITTERS or PRIMARK


Working is the biggest part of your life and that's where you are for most of your day, so you need to have comfortable shoes to walk in, Right?! This season you don't have to worry because ankle boots has become even more chunkier which makes them so much more comfortable. These boots will look great with jeans, skirts or dresses they are so versatile and can make a casual outfit look smart. 
My top places to shop for Ankle Boots is TOPSHOP, OFFICE, NEWLOOK, DEICHMANN, H&M, M&S, CLARKS, & OTHER STORIES or PRIMARK. 

Adding a Blazer to any outfit transforms to a smarter look whether it's a casual outfit or summer outfit. A blazer in your work-wear wardrobe is the best. It's a great layering piece that can keep you warm, with a masculine feminine touch you are sure to feel like a boss. Worn with a summer dress, white shirt, printed tee, polo neck, skirts or trousers. A blazer is the perfect item to feel put together.
My top places to shop for a blazer is ZARA, H&M, TOPSHOP, MANGO, DOROTHY PERKINS, or FOREVER 21.


I just love an over-sized Jumper in the winter, you feel so cosy and warm. Adding this piece to your work wardrobe is just an extra bonus. You can style this piece with a pleated skirt, denim jeans, layer over a long dress or wear a white Shirt underneath. 
My top places to shop for Over-sized Jumpers is ZARA, TOPSHOP, URBAN OUTFITTERS, ASOS, NEWLOOK or & OTHER STORIES


This season the biggest trend has been to layer a dress over a t-shirt and it doesn't stop there. It also comes in different lengths too. For work-wear this dress can be transformed in so many different ways layering over a shirt, over a jumper, underneath a skirt, wearing with trousers/jeans or with an off the shoulder top.
I love this trend so effortless, chic and you can be so creative with it too, it also can be worn by itself.
My top places to shop for this dress is H&M, TOPSHOP, ASOS, MISS GUIDED, BOOHOO, PRIMARK or BERSHKA.

Change your classic heels for some sporty trainers. Trainers has been the biggest trend I have seen them everywhere and I must say although you may think that it wouldn't go with every outfit you are wrong! Seriously just put them on with anything!
My top places to shop for trainers is OFFICE, JD, ASOS or URBAN OUTFITTERS.


Every women needs a bag that can fit there Laptop, Books, paperwork and makeup pretty much their whole life! A ladies handbag is her life and it has to be the perfect size and good quality when it comes to work-wear.
My top places to shop for medium bags is ASOS, TOPSHOP, NET-A-PORTER, COS, WHISTLES or H&M.

Swap your basic t-shirt for a Printed Graphic Tee. You can now bring your favourite t-shirt into your work wardrobe, throw on some jeans and your good to go! Just add a blazer and some ankle boots for the perfect look or also just flats. A printed t-shirt can also be worn with a leather skirt, underneath a dress or over a shirt. 
My top places to shop for a printed t-shirt is BERSHKA, H&M, TOPSHOP, ASOS, MISS GUIDED, URBAN OUTFITTERS or ZARA.

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Stay tuned 20 Outfits using these 10 key pieces to create that perfect Capsule wardrobe!



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