Get a professional look that’s chic and stylish by adding these items to your workwear wardrobe. They’ll ensure you’re dressed for success, while still showing off your style…

An office appropriate outfit doesn’t have to be boring. Add these fabulous pieces to your wardrobe for a professional look that’s fashionable too.

Statement blazer

Blazers are great for the office. But while black and navy are classic choices, they can be a tad boring.

Change things up by opting for a statement blazer featuring a bold colour or print instead. Good choices include monochrome stripes, a block primary colour or a floral print. Let your blazer be the focal point of your look by keeping the rest of your outfit simple.

The good news is that a blazer can be worn with a dress, slacks or a skirt too, so you’ll get loads of use out of it.

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Beautiful blouse

Yes, button-down shirts are the more traditional office choice, but a blouse makes for a more fun and feminine look. Choose one that features a softer fabric, such as chiffon, lace or silk, as well as an interesting detail like ruffles, buttons or statement sleeves. Remember to choose a blouse that flatters your figure for the best results.

Pictured above:

  • Navy satin floral print blazer R399 Zando
  • Pale pink blouse with ruffle sleeves and lace inset R75 Jet

Textured trousers

Trousers to the office are a staple for us all, but it’s time to think beyond your usual straight-leg black pants. Look for a pair that features a textured fabric and update your look in an instant. Fabrics such as tweed and jacquard are great options.

Alternatively, you can opt for a print such as houndstooth or stripes to create the illusion of texture. If you’ve chosen to wear printed trousers, keep the rest of your outfit simple.

Eye-catching necklace

You can transform even the most boring ensemble by adding a bold necklace to it. This will add some personality and a touch of glam to your outfit. You can match your necklace to your shoes for a more coordinated look.

Pictured above:

  • High rise striped wide leg trousers R599 Truworths
  • Burgundy cord statement collar necklace R450 MRP