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Nicola Kearney

Posted on April 25 2018

We've all been there. Rummaging through the wardrobe trying to find something to wear to get into work. With these pieces in your wardrobe, you can't really go wrong! Adjust them to your personal style, but these are the items style experts swear by. 

Smart Jeans

A plain (ie not trashed!) works best for the office. Choose a straight cut jean that will go with everything and be dressed up and down. We love H&M straight leg vintage cut in the dark wash. 

Black tapered trouser

Need we say more? We love a tapered cigarette pant, but paper bag trousers are also great. Topshop have some great styles. 

The Floral dress

Great with a blazer or just add a heel and a leather jacket for date night.  

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The Smart dress / LBD 

Everyone needs one multi tasking dress for meetings or a date. We love a classic style that you can add your own twist on. 

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The White Shirt 

Goes with everything, for anything. Tie it in a knot, wear it loose or tuck it in.  

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The Breton Top 

Fab with a red lippy, this is one of our all time staples. 

Pretty Top 

A feminine top with a frill is always a winner. 

The Trench 

The belted trench is so flattering and really the only thing that can handle the spring weather (in the UK at least!)

Classic Black Jacket 

A tailored black jacket is something we could not live without. We love it with a jean and striped shirt. 

Classic Black Tote Bag 

A classic black handbag that works as hard as you do is hard to beat. Our Fact + Fiction Sophia Tote is a twist on the norm, with space for a change of shoes or packed lunch at the bottom, as well as space for files and handbag essentials up top. Need a bag that can carry a laptop? Shop our collection of women's laptop bags here 

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Black Courts

A fave of Meghan Markle. The ultimate go anywhere, wear with anything item! If you've got a Fact + Fiction bag you can always carry a change of shoes (read flats or trainers for comfort) thanks to the clever anti smell shoe compartment. 

A flat, coloured mule 

We LOVE a mule.  White is our fave but make sure to get ones that you can clean easily!

Share your work staples with us! Looking for the best gym bag for women or a classic gym tote that's work appropriate? Shop our range here


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