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Dressing for the office an sometimes feel a little dull. We’ve identified five office-appropriate trends to add excitement to your working wardrobe.
As the winter season is still in full swing, it becomes increasingly difficult to remain warm and comfortable while still looking like you can work the room. While dress code can differ from workplace to workplace – and knowing that not everyone’s shape and size is suited to every trend – there are a few hard and fast fashion rules you should still embrace. We’ve narrowed down five appropriate items for work that will ensure you look chic (and stay toasty) this season.
Written by: Emma Follet-Botha


Kelso belted knit dress 349.95 SHOP NOW; Kelso rib knit polo neck 299.95 SHOP NOW; Kelso rib knit pencil skirt 249.95 SHOP NOW

A tight knit dress is the perfect svelte solution for those icy days despite initially appearing to be more on the casual side of things. Being a one-piece item and a solid colour, it requires far less thought for those days when you can’t think of what to wear, and it’s effortless to accessorise. A two-piece version is a great option if you’d like to be able to wear the items interchangeably – top the look off with a wide-brimmed felt hat.


Kelso checked midi belted dress 399.95; Kelso multi-colour dress 399.95

Plaid is still having its much deserved moment, and lucky for us it comes in many designs and styles. From a tightly packed tartan-style print, to larger grid-like designs, there’s a style for every taste. Sixties-style shift dresses are ideal for corporate environments as they of a modest length and complement most body types.


Kelso Curves printed dress 399.95 SHOP NOW

Curvier women tend to steer away from prints with the thinking that busy patterns over-accentuate curves. This is simply not true – all you have to do is use pattern in smart ways. Consider opting for a pleated skirt that sits at the smallest part of your waist. This will create a cinched silhouette, so you can wear the trend with ease!


Kelso rouched pointy kitten heel 259.95

Offering a feminine aesthetic reminiscent of a stiletto, yet not so staggeringly high that you would want to throw them off after just one hour of wear, the kitten heel is a workwear staple. Pair yours with paperbag trousers or checked cigarette pants for a modern update on a popular retro look. If thin heels aren’t your scene, block heels offer better support while still giving you a slight lift and will help you maintain an air of professionalism.


Kelso tote bag 499.95; Kelso zip detail shopper bag 399.95 SHOP NOW; Kelso double ring detail shoulder bag 499.95

The tote has to be the most coveted style of bag in, probably, ever – and based on its simplicity and ability to pack in virtually your whole life, we can see why. With a clean, wide silhouette and long handles, this style of bag is perfect for wearing on the shoulder or slung over the arm, and sports enough room for all your handbag necessities, plus notebooks or a laptop. An oversized satchel in a subdued pastel colour will take you from a day full of off-site business meetings to after-work drinks with ease.

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