These 5 Buys Will Instantly Upgrade Your Work Wardrobe

It's the beginning of 2018, and now's the perfect time to pull ourselves together—whether that means trying to become a morning person or routinely organising your inbox. Many will have started 2018 with new career goals and are looking for a wardrobe that reflects them. The old saying, "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have," will be a style mantra for many.

The way you present yourself at work is important. Although, it can be tricky to find a look that's polished without being high maintenance. (Let's face it: Losing 45 minutes of sleep to spend longer getting ready in the morning isn't a new life change any of us want). Thankfully, there are a few key buys for this season that can ensure you look current yet smart. Keep scrolling to see our edit of the five key workwear pieces that will instantly update your office look.

1. Stick to block heels.



Style Notes: If you want to try and wear heels more often to work, opt for comfortable low block heels. They look fashion-forward but are still practical. Just remember to keep them polished and get them re-soled.

2. Invest in a chic belt.



Style Notes:chic belt is a hero workwear piece. It gives definition to your waist and adds an interesting accent to your classic black trousers–and-shirt combo. 

3. It's time to ditch your canvas tote.



Style Notes: Carrying several bags always looks scruffy, so it pays to invest in an expensive-looking tote bag that can fit everything—from your makeup bag to your laptop.

4. Pinstripe tailoring will never fail you.



Style Notes:pinstripe suit might sound too much like a uniform, but when it comes to workwear, stripes can act as a neutral. To make the look updated, follow Tine Andrea's lead and look for pinstriped cropped trousers and a neat blazer to go with them.

5. Wear delicate but stylish earrings.


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Style Notes: Workwear icon Caroline Issa is rarely seen without a pair of earrings—they're an excellent way to add a touch of personality to your office look. 

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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