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Business Chic – from the office to cocktails

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5 o’clock finish cannot come soon enough! And now that the weather is slowly warming up, 5pm ‘happy hour’ just got a little bit more enticing. Transitioning from office to bar means having to select an outfit that can do both jobs; you want an outfit that adheres to the work attire guidelines during your 9-5, but one that won’t make you feel like you’re still in business mode while you have that post-office tipple. Choosing a business chic ensemble is a task best left to the experts – so let the delegating begin!

3 Business Chic Outfits to Take you from Office to After Work Drinks

1. Black Jumpsuit

Flynn Skye - Ava Jumpsuit - Front
Pierre Balmain - Double-Breasted Crepe Blazer
Olga Berg - Eloise Mesh Envelope Clutch - Black

Jumpsuits are the perfect choice for day to night dressing. Versatile and office-friendly, a wide legged jumpsuit can look super fun and playful when paired with a tailored black blazer and heels or paired with an ornamental belt. Finish off with an envelope clutch to add that bit of evening glam! Read our Blog post Picking the Right Jumpsuit for your Body Type for some helpful tips in making this versatile piece work for you.

2. Colour Block Dress

business chic dress for the office and post-office drinks
Olga Berg - Cady Oversized Matt Pod - Black - Front

Business chic doesn’t have to mean business black. Try a bright dress in a conservative fit such as this mustard yellow crepe dress from Yeojin Bae. Pair with a black blazer while you are in the office and finish with a black clutch for a more sophisticated, pared-back look. Heading to a work function? Read our post Getting Work Function Ready for more style tips for business chic dressing.

3. Two piece outfit

Nicholas - Ponti Wrap Cross Back Dress - Front
Adorne - Diamante Double Ball Stud Earring
Olga Berg - Cady Oversized Matt Pod - Navy

Two piece outfits might appear to be daring however, when styled right they can be a great choice for office drinks. This cross band navy dress from Nicholas The Label keeps it office with its flattering pencil skirt silhouette while the crossover detail adds a little more sass and fun for when it’s cocktail time! During the day try styling with a beige trench style coat or double breasted jacket and nude or classic black heels. Finish with a pair of simple stud earrings and a matching navy clutch to complete the look. Pop on some red lipstick and you are good to go!

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