WhatLauraWore: My Working Wardrobe

Evening All, how was your day?

Thought I’d share an outfit of the day for you today.  The dress code at my workplace is smart casual and many of the girls wear black trousers and a nice, not too revealing top and some wear little blouses with fitted waistcoats and pencil skirts or suits.  It really varies from department to department but essentially you can wear anything you like as long as it isn’t jeans, sportswear, clothing with large logos, shorts, that kind of thing.

Today I chose to wear quite a plain outfit, very black but with gold highlights.  I was in a huge rush this morning to spritzed in a bit of Umberto Giannini’s Backcomb in a Bottle and applied some very natural, basic make up.  These photos were taken when I got home from work tonight.

Outfit Breakdown

Cropped Cardi- black with gold hearts- from the Beth Ditto Collection at Evans

Simple Tie Vest in Black from the So Fabulous range at Very

Black Extra Wide Leg Jersey Trousers by Evans

Black bow pumps with gold stud detailing from Primark

Tan vintage bag from Primark


Time is of the Essence Pocket Watch by Love Suzie

Charm bracelet from Primark

Vintage floral ring from Primark

Vintage stud earrings from Primark

My engagement ring

Nail Polish is Nude Beige by Models Own.  Read my review here.

As you can see from my pictures, I like to be comfortable at work.  I’m not too bothered about being all dolled up, I’d rather be smart but comfy.  I think until I lose some weight, the suited and booted look just wont suit me!

What outfits do you wear for work?  Is your workplace really strict on what you can wear or are they quite lenient?


  1. Christina Marie
    January 24, 2011 / 6:30 pm

    I've been so tempted to get that necklace from Love Suzie! Love the outfit (i have that ring from Primark too) 😀 x

  2. missy_ellie_uk
    January 24, 2011 / 8:04 pm

    Love that cardigan, it's really cute! I go for the pencil skirt or suit look for work if I've got a big meeting or something, otherwise I'm similar to you in black trousers and tops. x

  3. beckiangel44
    January 24, 2011 / 10:33 pm

    love the heart cardi 🙂 xo

  4. Hayley
    January 25, 2011 / 4:39 pm

    I love your jewellery – so pretty xx

  5. ♥ Sadie ♥
    January 30, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Love the cardigan :).Sadie xhttp://brandnewbutterflywings.blogspot.com/

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