Having enough office outfit ideas when you don't have to adhere to a uniform is about as tricky as a dress code gets. How smart is too smart? How casual is too casual? Are jeans okay for every day of the week, or are they really still for Dress Down Fridays only? So. Many. Questions. So. Little. Time.
Even in the most progressive of workplaces, it can still be frowned upon to turn up looking like a complete scruff. But when you do have the freedom to choose, it's hard to know where to turn. Especially when you've slept through your alarm and your closet is artfully strewn on the floor. Our 30 office outfit ideas (and adjoining handy tips) should do the trick.
Annabel Rosendahl got the brown memo—did you? These chic tonal, textural pieces all add up to create a really head-turning look without being loud. You can get started with just a tan bag in the mix.
Carmen, the founder of Chronicles of Her, knows exactly how to do the high-low mix: A neat vintage blazer and quilted bag are good friends with a motif tee and crystal earrings.
Beatrice has found a very good way to dress up light-wash denim: with a sculptural blazer, smart ankle boots and a roll-neck. Also, she's carrying that new Jaquemus bag we all want—it's called the Praia and it's £520.
Grece's strict colour palette and dramatic wide-leg trousers do all the talking, so essentially this look is quite simple to pull together.
Roll necks and midi skirts—the perfect outfit for a work day when you're bored of trousers. Lisa Aiken adds a playful twist to her office attire with colour-pop boots.
Gala's pastel coat from Mansur Gavriel is the optimum outerwear choice if your on-the-clock uniform needs to adhere to a muted colour palette. The cherry bag from Susan Alexandra is beyond cute, but perhaps not every office would "get" it.
Maja Wyh makes the case for minimalism—her loose navy and black layers are cinched at the waist and complemented by slouchy boots. We love this simple-but-effective combination.
Who says you have to have a suit that matches? Combine different prints and texture like Darja here with her Hofman jacket and Baum Und Pferdgarten trousers, then pair with simple accessories to allow you to get out of the house on time.
Julia's eschewing the more popular trouser suit formula in favour of this bookish skirt suit—it may not be the easy go-to for everyone, but it will start conversations.
Give a knitted dress instant gloss by wearing it with a long double-breasted coat, then finish with a beret and booties. If, like Karina, your frock features a split, try adding a pair of 2018's top tights.