How to wear a jumpsuit to work? That is the question.
If you’re a fan of trousers, then wearing black or navy trousers to the office can quickly feel like Groundhog Day – there’s only so many times you can put a different spin on this outfit without it getting boring, really quickly.
This is where the jumpsuit comes in. Infinitely versatile, you literally just throw it on, pick up your bag and go. Perfect for the office and then after work drinks, the jumpsuit can be a real life-saver in the navigating-the-workwear-dress-code-restrictions.
With so many varying jumpsuit styles, there’s something for everyone and every work environment, but there are some rules:
How to Wear a Jumpsuit to Work
1. Go for neural colours
When it comes to knowing how to wear a jumpsuit to work, in formal environments it makes sense to go for solid colours in either black, navy or white. Summer may allow seasonal colours and possibly prints (which I’ll come on to later), but the safer choice in a formal environment would be to keep your jumpsuit to these colours for work.
2. Rules for Wearing a Jumpsuit in a Formal Office
When deciding how to wear a jumpsuit to work, I have a few suggestions for wearing one to a formal office:
- stick to neutral colours
- find a jumpsuit with lapels
- wear a full length, tapered leg
- avoid big, bold patterns
- do add a blazer to make it smart
- add a small smart belt
- do layer a sleeveless jumpsuit over a shirt, smart blouse or turtle neck
- elongate the leg with heels if you like to wear them
4. Incorporate small patterns if you want to
If you’ve followed me on social media for any length of time, you’ll know that I love polka dots – they’re so fun, and can be very flattering so a polka dot jumpsuit if a definite yes from me.
The trick with wearing a patterned jumpsuit to the office is to jeep the pattern small or dainty as opposed to bold or bright floral and still within the colour palette.
3. Jumpsuits to Wear with Caution
As much as I love them, these jumpsuits are definitely for creative environments where anything goes, nights out or on the weekends:
- strapless jumpsuit
- denim jumpsuit
- a jumpsuit with lace or cut-outs
- slouchy jumpsuits
The office environment is changing and fashion is moving on and is allowing for women to have more freedom with what they wear to work. A smart jumpsuit with a blazer is enough in a smart casual office and is also perfect for a business lunch. Plan your accessories well and you have the perfect day to evening look too.
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