For many of us, holidays are over and it’s time to get back into work mode, but after weeks of cruising around town in whatever you want to wear, it’s easy to get into a rut and just rotate through the same old pieces once you’re back in the swing of things.
The best way to break the ‘I have nothing to wear’ cycle is to stock up on a few standout and stylish pieces that can hold their own on days when you need to get ready in a hurry. Or put a little extra spring in your step when you’re wishing the weekend would hurry up.
I have teamed up with Marks & Spencer show you how to transition from holiday mode back into the daily routine and refresh your wardrobe with a few stylish wardrobe essentials from their new arrivals—with most of my picks under $100.
The cropped trouser
Given Marks & Spencer is an iconic British brand, it made sense to take style inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge and embrace the brightly coloured cigarette pant. I couldn’t decide between the Cotton Blend Curve Hem Cigarette Trousers, $75 (T59/5087U) and the Checked Slim Leg Ankle Grazer Trouser, $67 (T59/5323) so I ordered both.
The pleated midi skirt
Leopard is a new neutral and this Animal Print Pleated Midi Skirt, $56 (T59/7067) is a great a wardrobe staple—for work and play! For a sleek, office-ready look, pair it with a simple white top/blouse, a blazer and stilettos to be office ready, or for a fun twist (perfect for casual Friday or more creative officers) with a white tee, belt bag and bold shoes
Slouchy menswear-inspired blazers are still going strong this year, and this Oversized Checked Double Breasted Blazer, $131 (T59/0588J) ticks all the style boxes. And it’s machine washable (because we’ve all had those days when you spill your coffee rushing to get to your morning meeting!).
The bright and bold pumps
Accessories are a great way to add some personality to your workwear look, while still keeping things all “business” up top. As a bonus, these Kitten Heel Pointed Court Shoes, $37 (T02/2049A) are a great choice if you’re looking to embrace the Pantone Colour of the Year, Vibrant Coral.
Plus you can now get set for Australia Day with 20% off sitewide until tomorrow night! And with free express shipping for orders over $200, you could have your new pieces in your wardrobe within the week!
This post was produced in conjunction with Marks & Spencer and Shopping Links.
Photos by Kate Luke.