Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Workwear: 9 Office Chic Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

Workwear: 9 Office Chic Fashion Bloggers You Should Know | Not Dressed As Lamb
It's time for another post in my series of featured fashion bloggers - today I'm all over workwear with office chic fashion bloggers!

Although I don't any more, I did work in an office for many, many years and enjoyed the challenge of dressing 'properly' every day. Of course now I'm working from home I can get away with jeans and sweatshirts - I somewhat miss dressing up that much now! The dress code at my old office was incredibly relaxed - as we didn't meet the public or clients (not often, anyway) we could get away with wearing almost anything, as long as we avoided the aforementioned slouchy combo.

I may not need to dress for the office anymore, but I still like to take inspiration from bloggers who are absolutely nailing workwear - in this post I've featured some bloggers whose niche is office chic, and others that wear all sorts but either feature workwear regularly, or simply have a style that would be suited to an office environment.

Many of the featured outfits would be perfect for corporate environments and others are more appropriate for creative workplaces - but with the odd tweak here and there I'm sure there'll be a ton of inspiration for you if you need to amp up your office wardrobe.

SOME OUTFITS WOULD BE PERFECT FOR CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTS AND OTHERS ARE MORE APPROPRIATE FOR CREATIVE WORKPLACES - BUT WITH THE ODD TWEAK HERE AND THERE I'M SURE THERE'LL BE A TON OF INSPIRATION FOR YOU.

Whether you work in an office or not, I can guarantee you'll still love the amazing style of these lovely ladies - let me know your thoughts!

HAVE YOU FOUND ANY NEW-TO-YOU BLOGGERS THAT YOU'RE NOW OBSESSING OVER? (I HOPE YOU HAVE!) TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!

Workwear: 9 Office Chic Fashion Bloggers You Should Know | Not Dressed As Lamb
Image credit above: Sed Bona | Top image, L-R: Mama in Heels | Memorandum | Corporate Catwalk | Tanesha Awasthi | Style Pantry


Mary - Memorandum

1. Mary - Memorandum

I probably could have made the whole post about Mary's wardrobe - she's the Queen of Office Chic. She even has categories on her blog for styles for different office types (conservative, creative and casual), as well as interview attire, day-to-night and special occasion. Phew. The pieces she wears are high quality and she favours a lot of tailoring, though she's not afraid to wear florals and soft pinks, making them look as office appropriate as a sharp suit. Her blog is the No.1 stop for workwear inspiration.

Follow Mary on Instagram: @maryorton


Olivia - Corporate Catwalk

2. Olivia - Corporate Catwalk

Another blog that does what it says on the tin, Olivia features a ton of sharp, dressy looks based around a muted palette of black, white, cream and navy. She has a great eye for detail and her outfits are subtly but beautifully accessorised with killer heels, fabulous totes and neck scarves or ties.

Follow Olivia on Instagram: @corporatecatwalk


Tanesha - Tanesha Awasthi

3. Tanesha - Tanesha Awasthi

Tanesha's style is a little less formal but still super smart and office-worthy. She doesn't favour trousers over skirts or vice-versa - she looks as gorgeous in a patterned shift dress as she does in a full 50s skirt or a smart-blouse-and-pants combo. You'll find a ton of layering inspiration and Dress Down Friday ideas in her outfit posts.

Follow Tanesha on Instagram: @taneshaawasthi


Anh - 9 to 5 Chic

4. Anh - 9 to 5 Chic

Anh is one of the first bloggers I can remember following, not least because the name of her blog meant I knew I was going to get lots of ideas for what to wear to work. She favours soft tailoring and smart casual looks in neutrals, soft blush colours and black styled in a very classy, effortless way.

Follow Anh on Instagram: @9to5chic


Folake - Style Pantry

5. Folake - Style Pantry

If you want to wear a riot of colour to the office, then you have to follow Folake and her incredible style. She takes typically conservative combinations of blouses and pencil skirts and translates them into an explosion of colour and pattern - sunshine yellow and emerald green or tangerine orange and teal are typical colour combinations. Plus she has the most banging body I've ever seen - that tiny waist is a sight to behold.

Follow Folake on Instagram: @stylepantry


Janise - Mama in Heels

6. Janise - Mama in Heels

Janise has a knack of wearing office appropriate outfits and making them look very soft and feminine. She's quite a classic dresser but always throws in some interesting textures, patterns or colours into the mix. A great blog for everyday office wear inspiration that's easy to emulate.

Follow Janise on Instagram: @mamainheels


Ashley - Sed Bona copy

7. Ashley - Sed Bona

For me personally, Ashley's wardrobe is to-die-for - I'd be as happy as a pig in [blank] choosing what to wear for the office from her wardrobe every day. She has a talent for monochromatic looks and feminine pieces with a lot of skirts and dresses in stunning fabrics and gorgeous colours. Plus, if you want to know how to accessorise your workwear outfits to make them 10 times more stylish, look no further than Ashley's beautiful OOTDs.

Follow Ashley on Instagram: @mushroomstew


Ro - Twenty Eight Via

8. Ro - Twenty Eight Via

If you work in a creative environment or your dress code is very casual, then Ro's blog is a great go-to for relaxed workwear inspiration. She's great at layering and putting together interesting combinations - she's not afraid to wear contrasting textures or subtle patterns. In a nutshell I'd describe her style as "artistic comfortable cool", a style that (almost) makes me want to work in an office again.

Follow Ro on Instagram: @twentyeightvia


Krystal - This Time Tomorrow

9. Krystal - This Time Tomorrow

Last but not least: Krystal, who's been blogging since the early days. I've included her as you may not have thought to go to her blog for workwear inspiration. She leans towards the creative, but with a lot of midi skirts and tailored trousers her wardrobe would be ideal for offices with relaxed dress codes.

Follow Krystal on Instagram: @krystal_bick



Catherine

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  1. What a great list Catherine!
    I, too, am not in the office anymore, but I'm a firm believer that one should still dress up professionally. Especially when you go to a professional office (as a client or patient)---even though you don't work there, it's respectful to dress the part!!
    Besides, who doesn't love some of the "work" wear---they have some great pieces that upgrade t-shirts anyday! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I quite agree, Jodie!! And aren't these bloggers amazing, as you quite rightly said...!

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  2. Thank you for this round-up Catherine! Although I am lucky enough to be able to wear what I like for work I do occasionally "dress it up" to a more formal look. Folake blew me away! Her hair, her style and her love of colour. XXX
    Samantha
    fakefabulous.com

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    1. My pleasure, Samantha - it doesn't surprise me at all that you were drawn to Folake's style...!! x

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  3. Catherine I am beyond humbled to be featured -- especially with such compliments on my closet and with so many bloggers I personally admire! Know that if you're ever visiting Chicago you ALWAYS have access to to my wardrobe!

    Of all the bloggers I've met since starting on this journey, you have been by far my very favorite. Somehow you must have known I was having a rough day today too -- you've given me such a mood boost today with this post! You have no idea!!

    From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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    1. Aww Ashley I'm so glad that you liked the feature - your red wall outfit gave me the *perfect* photo for the text image!! And that's lovely that it brightened your day... it was my pleasure to feature you :))

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  4. I love corporate dressing.Almost makes me want to work in an office! Some beautiful ladies here
    Laurie x

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    1. I feel the same, Laurie!! I kinda miss being that smart every day ;)

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  5. Love the colour and texture of these outfits, every one has such a distinct gorgeous style bursting with personality and confidence, thank you so much for these round-ups, off to subscribe xx

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  6. I follow some of these fab office chic ladies and glad to have some new names to follow!



    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  7. i'm LOVING this post so much. fingers crossed i'll be getting something part time in an office and i'm already searching outfit posts like crazy so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing :)

    - Cydney
    thegoodlifebyme.blogspot.co.uk

    #brillblogposts

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    1. Cydney good luck with your job hunting - I'm sure these great bloggers will help you look fabulous when you get something!! x

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  8. I haven't worked in an office since 2010 and although I do miss getting dressed 'up' every day (currently looking a total mess), I don't miss the office politics! Gawd...no! ;)
    These women are clearly at the top of the style charts. They all look incredible - I wish I could pull off colour the way Folake does. She looks AMAZING!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. I adore Folake's style too, Suzy - puts my colour combinations to shame!!

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    2. Catherine, NO-ONE could put your colour combinations to shame!!!!!!! xxx

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  9. Folake, Anh and Olivia are my favourites

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  10. Fab list, Catherine and thanks for the introduction. All these women are fab! xo
    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  11. Thank you so much for the feature, Catherine. Some of these bloggers I didn't know existed 'till now. I have to check them out!!!

    xo,
    Janise

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    1. My pleasure, Janise - your wardrobe is so fabulous I *had* to feature you again!! x

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  12. What a great selection of styles, I like elements of all of these ladies' style! I'm psyching myself back up to enter the workforce, and my fashion inspiration just got a big boost here thanks! :-)

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  13. Thank you for that great list! These women are rockin' the work wear! Makes me wish I had more excuses to dress up. - Amy -
    www.stylingrannymama.com

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  14. Love the clothes featured...but 90% of the shoes have very high, very spiky heels. Is that realistic for the over 40 worker?

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    1. These aren't ideas for women in their 40s or over, Susie - they're for women of *all* ages... No discrimination here!

      I wear spiky heels and I'm 44...! Not all older women can't wear high heels - some young girls don't /can't wear them. The idea isn't to copy these outfits exactly - as I mentioned in the post "with the odd tweak here and there I'm sure there'll be a ton of inspiration for you"... Emphasis being on tweak!

      I'm glad you liked the bloggers I featured, but you're meant to look at the outfits and emulate the bits that work for you, not copy them! x

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  15. Great selection, Catherine! I love them all. I've followed Style Pantry for ages but lots of the others are new to me. I used to adore getting dressed to go to a big corporate office every day, and I still miss it a little now, but like Suzy said, I DON'T miss office politics! There is nothing like clicking along a corridor in a pair of heels and a killer suit.

    Excellent feature! xx

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    1. I know what you mean, Lisa - it definitely makes you feel empowered when you're doing the heels clicking down the corridor thing, hehe ;)) Thanks sweetie x

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  16. Wow! Thank-you for hunting out and introducing me to some ageless and awesome style icons!

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  17. Catherine, I'm so happy to see my friend Ashley featured here! Her style is such an inspiration! And what's more, you've turned me on to SO MANY other great bloggers! Thank you for doing these round ups. Just when I think I've discovered every talented blogger out there, you refresh the scene!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    1. Aww Heidi it was my pleasure to feature her!! I always love seeing friends on other blogs too - makes you feel so proud, doesn't it :D

      Thanks so much for commenting, glad you liked the post! Enjoy the new-to-you bloggers x

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    2. The sweater dress looks fab. The fall of the dress is perfect.
      :) Zivame Offers

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