Work wear can be drab and dull but this post is about work wear outfits from River Island your wardrobe needs now!  River Island is one of those shops that have really come on and started to inspire me all over again.  I have started shopping there again after a hiatus but because I’m so pleased with their clothing as it has a sharp clean edge that stands them apart from other retailers.  Indeed, they have really started to get my attention specially with their work wear taking tailored pieces and adding unique and inspiring detail and with a splash of colour.


If you are fed up with your current work wear wardrobe or fancy a change, here are some great work wear outfit ideas that you might consider.  These will keep you warm, stylish, fashionable and of course you will most certainly be Instagram-able in any of these!  So check them out below and let me know what your favourite outfit is!


Work wear Coat

I had the pleasure of receiving this Camel belted robe coat from River Island.  It is so luxurious and ideal for work wear.  It is made from felt fabric, has beautiful shawl lapels, a tie waist belt, front slip pockets, a single vent at the back and is fully lined.  Honestly, it is just beautiful on and at £85 a must for your work wear wardrobe.  Of course there are other coats too if you want something that you can wear on a weekend.



Work wear White Shirt

What is not to love about a crisp white shirt for work?  This frill front white shirt is stunningly beautiful.  The poplin fabric sits beautiful and the frill detail at the front adds a unique look.  Teamed with trousers or a skirt a must have piece for your work wear wardrobe.  This key piece will keep your work wear wardrobe refreshed.


Work wear Trousers

There’s nothing more classic than wearing black trousers with that white shirt above!  These black trim belted culottes is a unique twist on the classic black trousers.  These beautiful culottes are a soft woven fabric, with pleated trim, tie waist and a cropped leg.  So very much in season and a great addition to your work wear wardrobe.


Work wear Boots

Remember I was talking about that splash of colour?  Well just look at these amazing red boots!  Perfect for adding some colour to your work wear outfit and to make you smile this autumn/winter.  So if you want something comfortable and stylish you must purchase these red patent pointed ankle boots from River Island.


Work wear Handbag

You can still have a little fun with your work wear wardrobe outfit by incorporating a bit of colour with your handbag.  I absolutely love this green faux fur colour block bag from River Island.  It is almost too cute for words.  A very stylish and fun bag to add to your work wear wardrobe.



As the season changes and we move in to autumn and winter, I hope I was able to find you some amazing and inspiring pieces to add to your work wear wardrobe.  All from River Island which are stylish, classy and look great without breaking the bank!  So give River Island a try and let me know what you think.


Now, let me know what your favourite item is from the list above.  I’d love to hear them.  Oh and if you are wearing River Island, take a selfie with the tag #IMWEARINGRI and upload to Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win £100 in River Island vouchers.




Need some work wear inspiration for your wardrobe? Head over to my post to read up on some unique and inspirational pieces from River Island.


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How To Transform Your Gym Clothes into Work Appropriate Outfits

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Athletic wear is so comfy, it’s tempting to wear it even when you aren’t at the gym. Which is okay when your plans are to watch Netflix on the couch, but less okay when you need to attend a work meeting. But maybe that doesn’t have to be the case. With the right outfit and accessories, you can take your leggings from Pilates to the office. Read on for ideas for merging the workout and work sections of your wardrobe.



Sheath with a Secret


Here’s the thing, a plain pair of workout leggings are essentially a thicker, comfier, footless pair of tights. Slip on a sheath dress and switch out your running shoes for a pair of block-heeled booties, and no one will be the wiser. You’ll be able to give a big presentation to your boss with a secret smile, knowing that you are wearing yoga leggings underneath your tailored dress.


Workout Tank As Workplace Cami


What’s the difference between a workout tank and an office appropriate cami? Turns out, not much. Go straight from barre class to your cubicle with a loose fitted athletic tank in a muted color. Simply slip a cardigan on top and throw a pencil skirt on over your leggings. Add an artistic flair to your look with some turquoise jewelry or a patterned scarf.



Tunic Over Leggings


If you work in an office with a “creative casual” dress code, you can probably get away with wearing your yoga leggings with a dressy tunic. Toss on a long collared tunic over your sports bra and performance leggings, and layer a long chunky cardigan on top. With some dangly earrings and a cool pair of ankle boots, your leggings are transformed from sporty, to creative professional.


Add Some Pizazz with a Print


A boldly printed black and white workout tank can add a fun pop of pattern to your work wardrobe. Create some structure with a tailored blazer and a pair of cropped work trousers. With a pair of pumps and a swipe of red lipstick, you’ll be ready to walk into a board meeting.


Double Duty


Athletic wear has come a long way since terry cloth sweatbands and polyester running shorts. Some of it could pass as street-wear, just made out more breathable, sweat friendly materials. Draped long sleeve work out tunics look just as professional as an ordinary work blouse when paired with tailored trouser. Performance brands are even making dress yoga pants, which are made out of a thicker, sturdier material. Enjoy the stretchy comfort of yoga pants all day at your desk, while fooling your co-workers into thinking you are wearing slacks.


Some companies have even started making workout skirts and dresses. Wear them to the gym for a low impact workout, and dress them up for the office with a pair of tights and stylish blazer.


Wearing your athletic wear to the office will expand your work wardrobe, and save you time as you rush from your early morning soul cycle class to work. An added bonus: performance fabrics are sweat and odor resistant, so if you get nervous at a big presentation, no one will be the wiser. Gym clothes aren’t just for the gym anymore, bask in the stretchy spandex comfort of your leggings all day long in your cubicle.