After giving you some tips on how to dress for an interview and making a collage of the work attire I’d wear if I actually had money, I now want to show you the creative work outfit I created with clothes from my own wardrobe.
This was a pretty easy task. I work for a fairly young start-up company that operates a no-dress code policy. While some of my colleagues dress very smart, most people in my company wear literally whatever… Disco pants with trainers and a blazer? I’ve seen it. Hot pants and crop tops? I’ve seen it too.
At my workplace anything goes. As I work from home most of the time, and grace the office only once a week with my presence, I usually don’t have to worry about work attire and just wear whatever lies on the floor from the day before. But when I do go to the office, I like to keep it comfy and smart-casual.
In general, however, I’d say, dress to impress. If you actually work in a very creative or even fashion-oriented company, you might want to keep up with the creative office vibe and keep things as stylish and chic as possible. And that’s where my new Astrid Derbies* from Hobbs come in. These shoes are the epitome of chic workwear without forfeiting their contemporary appeal (pointy toe and patent leather? I’m sold!), and they couldn’t be more ideal for a long day on foot.
So yeah…they’re basically perfect in every way possible and will definitely become my go-to work shoe come autumn. The rest of the outfit is simply an extension of my footwear: the usual bright orange culottes from Topshop to let the shoes shine bright like diamonds, the Celine-esque brush stroke top from Zara to add a creative eye-catcher, and a Zara bag just big enough for phone, bank cards, keys and a few makeup essentials.