Weekends are a time where your wardrobe can be nothing but comfy clothes, come Monday morning and it’s back to suits and dress shirts (or so you think). It doesn’t have to be like that. With a few key wardrobe essentials and some tricks to pull it off, take your favourite weekend white tee, and wear it to work without anyone telling you otherwise!
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With a white tee as your shirt, you want to make sure the rest of the look is professional and appropriate for your workplace.
A simple black heel can be worn and styled with anything from a pair of pants to a skirt. The mid-heel height is appropriate and comfortable for whatever the day throws at you. Choosing a leather heel as opposed to a patent leather will keep it versatile for all seasons and make it easier to play with textures and fabrics on top.
When choosing your casual white tee, there are a few things you will want to leave for the weekend lounging as opposed to office attire. For your neckline, a scoop neck will sit nicely with jackets and allow you to mix and match necklines more. You don’t want it to dip too low, right at the apex is ideal as it is a flattering cut on all bust sizes. You want the shirt to have some shape to it, choosing something snug and fitted to the body will look best layered under a jacket whether cropped or full length. A fitted shirt can also be paired with almost any bottom – fitted and wide leg as the volume can be added on the bottom or you can continue the slim and streamline outfit shape. However, for maximum comfort, a loose fit tee is still easy to wear. You will just want to balance out the volume with a more tapered bottom – like a pencil skirt or cigarette pant.
For jackets, there are so many options to choose from, you can wear a white tee days in a row without anyone noticing!
- Club Monaco – Zandra Suede Jacket
This suede jacket from Club Monaco has a gorgeous texture and feel to it. This is perfect for cooler summer days and early autumn as you don’t have to worry about wearing an extra layer during the commute to work. The subtle colour is neutral enough to become a wardrobe staple and become pairable with any bottom you have.
- J.Crew – Regent Blazer (heather graphite)
When it comes to classics, they make the best wardrobe essentials. Try a graphite grey colour instead of your regular black blazer. The lighter colour is perfect for transitioning seasons and can be worn as frequently as your black blazer. The cut and shape of the tailored regent blazer is perfect for layering over your white tee, with the necklines complimenting one another, however, it also looks great with a button up layered underneath.
- Loft – Textured Open Jacket
Your wardrobe doesn’t have to be all black, white and neutrals! Colours can be fun and once you get used to wearing them you will love pairing them with some black trousers and a fun heel. Something collarless in a colour will limit the amount of “things” happening in the outfit, and keep the colour of the jacket as the main attention grabber. With that, no one will even notice that you are wearing a comfy white tee!
For back to work this week, don’t stress about leaving the comfort of the weekend at home. Have a go at wearing a white tee for the office!
Nudy Patooty xx