You’re trendy and fashion-conscious, but you put your style on mute for the workday. Change things up and feel better about your work wardrobe with a workwear style injection.

Give your work wardrobe a burst of style with a few key items and make getting dressed for work fun again.

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Play with colour and patterns

Formal office wear can be boring. The cuts are predictable and the range of typical office colours can be basic. Spice up your look by choosing bold colours and patterns. Sticking to the cut and the shape of classic office wear gives your look enough professionalism to pull off the colour and patterns that express your individuality.

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Don’t be afraid to try some trends

Office wear is not traditionally trendy, but you can customise some trends to fit into your workwear wardrobe. Not all trends are adaptable for office wear; be selective and find trends that suit your style, your office culture and your existing wardrobe.

Consider swopping your pencil skirt for Bermuda shorts or skorts in the same colour, or updating your work suits to incorporate current shapes and cuts.

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Accessories and personalise

Some companies have a very strict clothing policy which can limit how much of your style can show through in your workwear.

Accessories are a great way to personalise your uniform. Something as small as finding and wearing the perfect pair of studs can make a difference.

Having your uniform tailored is a great way to look your best within the limits of your work dress code.

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