5 Ways To Wear Office Outfit And Not Look Boring

Wearing traditional clothes to work every day can get boring if done every single day. Personally, it feels like you’re wearing a uniform, just in different colors. Don’t get me wrong; I do like wearing the conventional dress shirt and pants or pencil skirt to work, especially on days that I am rushing and just doesn’t want to think about what I’m going to wear. But, of course, there are days when I just want to feel good and express myself; so what better way to do it than to dress according to how I feel, right? If you ever find yourself in that situation, then look nowhere else; I have some fun ways for you to try to liven up your mood in the morning.

And maybe, just maybe, it will get you excited to go to work too.

woman wearing black polka dot turtle neck zara top, red express culottes, nude sam edelman heels, black chanel GST tote

Culottes – Culottes are great alternative to the conventional dress pants. They are as comfortable, and they go along really well with almost anything; but they are more stylish than the traditional ones. It makes your outfit exceptionally chic. I chose a bright-colored flat front culottes, paired with a fitted sheer polka-dot top, and a black tote for my look.

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woman wearing black jumpsuit with a red belt cinched on her waist, burberry tote, and nude sam edelman heels

Jumpsuit – Jumpsuits are always chic and are great alternatives for wearing dresses. Although, you have to make sure that the style is office-appropriate (you know – pants or cropped and not too revealing). You can either wear it on its own, wear a dress shirt underneath, or even wear a jacket on top of it. I chose a black sleeveless jumpsuit paired with nude heels. Since I am already wearing neutrals, I chose to accessorize my outfit with a red belt cinched on my waist and a fuchsia/nude printed tote.

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woman wearing black and white express fit and flare dress with a red obi belt, red prada tote, nude sam edelman heels, and a pair of gucci sunglasses

Fit and flare dress – Fit and flare dresses accentuate your waist; and (I don’t know about you, but I feel like) it gives me that extra feeling of fabulous-ness whenever I wear one. You could wear it alone, wear a cardigan and a belt (cinched on your waist) over it, or simply wear a jacket over it for a more polished look. For my look, I chose a black and white striped fit and flare dress with a red obi belt to give it a touch of color, and matched it with a red tote.

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woman wearing leopard print Express portofino shirt, black ankle pants, nude sam edelman heels, tom ford prescription glasses, and black Chanel GST tote

Fun shirt – Fun shirts can bring any boring pants or skirt to life. It can be anything brightly colored or those that have fun prints like floral or polka dots. I love anything with leopard prints so that’s what I chose to wear for my fun-shirt-look. I found that leopard print stands out and looks really good when paired with black. To keep it simple (yet classy), I wore a pair of black ankle pants, a black belt, and a black tote.

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woman wearing white button-up sheer sleeveless shirt with studded black collar, paired with an a-lined polka dot skirt with a black belt cinched on her waist and a pair of nude sam edelman heels and yellow balenciaga giant city purse

A-line skirt – While I love pencil skirts, I also adore a-line skirts simply because they are very flattering. Just like a fit and flare dress, it cinches your waist and it’s very feminine. It also hides any problems you may have on your hips and thighs which makes them so easy and comfortable to wear. You can also dress it up or down depending on the tops you wear it with. I chose a polka dot a-line skirt and paired it with a sheer white button-up sleeveless shirt with a studded black collar. I then accessorized my outfit with a black belt, and a yellow purse to give it a pop of color.

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Are you tired of wearing the same boring business casual outfits and office outfit every day at work? This ultimate guide has everything you need to know to make your business casual outfits for women or office outfits for women more fun. It takes wearing dresses, jumpsuit, culottes, fun shirts, and skirts to a whole new level that are office appropriate outfits. And you might just look forward going to work every day because you feel so good about how your work outfit looks.

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  1. August 30, 2016 / 11:06 AM

    Outfit number 4 is my favorite. Perfect inspirations!

    • Belle
      August 30, 2016 / 11:07 AM

      Thank you! 🙂

  2. KJTM
    August 30, 2016 / 12:45 PM

    Jumpsuit looks sooo classy ?

    • Belle
      August 30, 2016 / 12:47 PM

      It really is. Thank you! 🙂

    • Belle
      August 30, 2016 / 1:15 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

  3. Ruth Kroeger
    August 31, 2016 / 10:08 AM

    I love them all! So pretty!

    • Belle
      August 31, 2016 / 10:12 AM

      Thank you! 🙂

    • Belle
      August 31, 2016 / 1:22 PM

      It is definitely one of my favorite shirts. Thank you! 🙂

  4. Tamara
    August 31, 2016 / 1:01 PM

    You definitely took office attire to a whole new level! The first outfit is definitely my favorite! So fab!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Belle
      August 31, 2016 / 1:23 PM

      Thank you! It means a lot! 🙂

  5. September 1, 2016 / 4:48 AM

    I love your outfits, they are very stylish and good inspiration for women like me who work in a similar office environment. My favourite is the last one!

    //Timi from https://imeastyle.wordpress.com/

    • Belle
      September 1, 2016 / 7:55 AM

      Thank you. It means a lot. I love that one too; love the polka dots skirt.

    • Belle
      September 3, 2016 / 8:09 AM

      Thank you! Yes, the last outfit is very feminine and elegantly smart. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Eccentric Muse
    September 14, 2016 / 6:41 PM

    In love with the fifth outfit!

    • Belle
      September 14, 2016 / 6:43 PM

      Thank you! Glad you loved it. ?

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