These 7 Expensive-Looking Work Outfits Will Let You Hit Snooze in the Morning

There's no doubt that deciding what to wear in the morning can be tricky. Between wanting to have that extra 10 minutes in bed, grabbing a coffee en route to work and catching the bus or avoiding traffic, there's so much to juggle. So to make everyone's lives a little bit easier, we've decided to build a few affordable work outfits that will never fail.

No two jobs are the same, so whether you work in an office, are still mainly working from home or have never had an office job, we have you covered. Dressing for summer and looking put-together for work are the consistent factors to consider here, and we've found the best looks to copy and add to your capsule wardrobe.

Whether it's a waistcoat and matching trousers like Francesca's outfit (see her COS set below), work-appropriate shorts or a midi dress, these seven outfits will work every day of the week. Everything is from the high street, so you won't have to splurge on essentials. Keep scrolling to see them all. You're welcome.

1. Waistcoat Suit + Chunky Sandals

You can also wear it with jeans and trainers at the weekend. 

These keep selling out for obvious reasons. 

Back for yet another year, these sandals look so expensive. 

This is very similar to a particular designer's version. 

2. Bermuda Shorts Suit + Vest Top

A linen jacket will be a hero piece for summer. 

Yep, you can wear shorts for work. Just go for longer Bermuda pairs rather than denim cut-offs! 


You'll wear these all summer long. 

3. Strappy Midi Dress + Oversized Blazer

No doubt you'll wear it on holiday, too. 

It's already loose-fit, but grab it in a size up if you like the extra-slouchy look. 

To fit your water bottle, note pad and everything else. 

4. Knit Top + Wide-Leg Trousers

Add colour to your work wardrobe by updating your basics in zingy shades. 

Fisherman sandals are a 2022 hero item. 

5. Floral Midi + Trainers

Everyone needs a floral midi dress in their wardrobe. 

Because we all know the British weather can be unpredictable. 

6. Slip Skirt + Oversized Shirt

Wear this undone over a tonal vest. 

Yep, slip skirts are back, and they're so easy to dress up or down. 

7. Denim Shirt + Jeans

Double denim is back, and it's a great option if you don't have a corporate job. 

You can get these in extra short, short, regular or long. 

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