Don’t let work give you the January blues. Make the most of the new year by dressing for the job you want with a little 9-5 style inspiration from some of the best-dressed ladies in the business.
January is all about getting back into the swing of our daily work routine, so we’re obsessing over our favourite leading ladies – and their working wardrobes. Steal their style and success is sure to follow!
Olivia Pope, Scandal
All hail the queen of monochrome! Olivia Pope can fix any problem, including wardrobe dilemmas. Tailored trousers in black, grey and white complete this superstar’s wardrobe along with a co-ordinating blouse and power Jacket. Don’t forget a statement tote bag to carry off this Scandal-inspired look.
Don’t think sticking to just one colour palette is boring. Invest in the easy shades you love to wear and getting dressed every morning will be a breeze.
Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada
She may be the boss from hell but, with a heavenly wardrobe, Miranda Priestly knows how to dress. Not one to forget that the devil is in the detail, Mrs Priestly has her accessories spot-on, be it statement earrings, chunky necklaces or her signature silk scarf.
One of the best ways to add a little more flair to a work look is by using jewellery, so why not invest in some statement earrings to add some impact.
Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife
Nobody rocks office tailoring quite like our favourite lawyer. We love watching Alicia Florrick’s courtroom dramas as much as we love her chic pencil skirts and bodycon dresses with matching jackets. Alicia Florrick is putting sexy back into the boardroom and inspiring us to go extra-smart for the office.
Simple tailored dresses and skirts make dressing for the office so easy. Opt for block colours so you can mix and match these statement pieces throughout the working week.
Rachel Zane, Suits
She may now be a princess, but Meghan’s wardrobe has remained loyal to her Suits character Rachel Zane’s style that initially catapulted her into the public eye. Think pencil skirts, tailored trousers and a crisp shirt all in flattering muted shades of caramel, cream, chocolate, and soft pinks.
Take your sophisticated style cues from Rachel for a princess worthy wardrobe that works for the office.
Elle Woods, Legally Blonde
It may be well over a decade since the release of Legally Blonde, but we’re definitely still wishing a pet Chihuahua and pink EVERYTHING! Elle Woods is our queen of girly style and had the right attitude for overcoming a bad day – a splash of pink, mini skirts, matching tops and of course super-high heels.
If hot pink isn’t the right approach for you to take in the office, then opt for feminine dresses, shades of blush and pretty printed blouses instead – So you can still embrace your inner girly-girl.
Claire Underwood, House of Cards
Icy cold and effortlessly chic, fictional first lady Claire Underwood is a strong women with a wardrobe to match. With tailoring as sharp as her tongue, Claire’s style proves you can look both feminine and powerful when rocking a classic shift dress.
Take your style cues from Claire and invest in timeless pieces for your workwear wardrobe, because we all know tried-and-tested classics never go out of style.
Need some more career inspiration? Check out our workwear collection for many more brilliant outfit ideas to keep you looking like you mean business!
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