Look The Part: Creative Workwear

Look The Part: Creative WorkwearAfter 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.

Look The Part: Creative WorkwearThis 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.

Look The Part: Creative WorkwearAt 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.

Look The Part: Creative WorkwearIn 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.

Look The Part: Creative WorkwearSo 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.

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  • Wafaa Hassan

    Love how you combined these colors and the print of the top, really great styling.


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much Wafaa! I’m happy you like the outfit 🙂 xx

  • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

    Ohh noo.. well since my previous comment got deleted I’ll just write a new one 🙂

    Again, you look absolutely stunning in this outfit and I just love your culottes! I really need to get a pair SOON! SO yes, we should really meet up sometime 🙂 Xx


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Awe..darling! That’s so sweet of you :-*

      Be quick with the culottes…cropped trousers weather is almost over 😉 Hit me up whenever you’re back in the city, and we can sort something out 🙂 xx

  • mary latuch

    nice outfit. love your pants 🙂


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Mary 🙂 xx

  • jointyicroissanty

    This is so stylish, chic but still comfy outfit, perfect for work (but not only). Combination of colors, textures and forms is just awesome!


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks a million Babe! That’s such a compliment. One of the things I love about this outfit is that you can easily take it from day to night 🙂 xx

  • http://livinginaboxx.com/ Lauren

    I wish I could get away with not being full on smart for work. Doesn’t happen in my line of work though. Love this outfit

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Lauren! I’m happy you like the look. It’s a shame that you don’t get to wear something a little less smart in your line of work! Not even on casual Friday? What do you do then? xx

      • http://livinginaboxx.com/ Lauren

        I’m a lawyer so no dress down Friday for me. I’ve started mixing in some colours with the black though 🙂

        • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

          Ahh I see! Well at least you can get creative with colour. Some banks in the City wouldn’t even allow that… 😉 xx

  • http://www.fashionoverreason.com/ Fashion Over Reason

    Those culottes are the bomb! They seriously make for the perfect creative environment workwear and that graphic top you paired them with is the perfect compliment. Also, it must be said: your skin is flawless! Looking stunning, lady!

    xx Hélène

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Hélène! That’s incredibly sweet of you to say. I had a good makeup/skin day I guess 😉 xx

  • lornaluxe

    Adore the red, perfect street style darling xxx

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks so much Lorna! It’s so sad that I’ll have to bury these beautiful culottes deep inside my wardrobe soon…I wish this summer would never end 🙂 xx

  • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

    I absolutely looove your outfit!! The culottes are just perfect, I still didn’t buy a pair yet ahh.. We should go on a shopping trip together like that I’m SURE to buy one haha 🙂 And I’m in love with your shoes <3


  • Rachel

    Your shoes! They are amazing. And I love this entire outfit, colour looks so good on you 🙂

    Love, Rachel

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much Rachel! I wonder how much colour I’ll be wearing once temperatures drop below 20°C…In autumn I tend to swap all colour for all black everything.. 😉 xx