How to dress for work? 5 tools

How to dress for work

How to dress for work is wondered by every person starting their career on the labor market. And also every mother who ends her maternity leave and returns to work. Check what things cannot be missing in your wardrobe.


If you work in a large company or corporation, there is a good chance that you have a dress code imposed. This restriction gives a sense of security - it is enough to follow the rules to look in line with the expectations of the Employer and (probably) Customers. The problem arises if you run your own business or the company you work for does not have any dress guidelines or they are too general, and you meet at work not only with colleagues, but also with clients and want to do well before everyone else. Okay, that is, present yourself as a professional, experienced and wise person, right?


Here are 5 things that will help you create a professional business look.


1. Classic black high heels

Of course, with heels, but not higher than 8 cm (such may not necessarily evoke business associations) and one that will allow you to gracefully navigate the company's corridors and city sidewalks. Such shoes are +10 to feminine chic. They fit everything, giving each styling a business look.


I bought my last two pairs of black high heels at Bata and Ryłko, and I also appreciate shoes from the Kazar store. Business pins should be made of grain leather and should not have any eye-catching decorations.


Shoes to buy here: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5



2. a white shirt

The perfect complement to any wardrobe. The more classic the cut, the better. The indoor buttons add elegance, but this is not necessary. I like how the shirt is made of a slightly thicker fabric, thanks to which it fits better and is not so translucent.


It is good that it gently emphasizes the waist and is long enough that it does not come out stuck in a skirt or pants. By choosing a white shirt at 100% you will gain a professional image. If you have a loose dress code in your work, unzip a few buttons, roll up your sleeves and combine it with jeans and black high heels that are perfect for your figure. If the jeans do not pass, choose cigarillos or a fitted skirt.


Is the shirt in the body version a good solution? Yes, but not always. Unfortunately, under very tight pants or skirts it can impress a lot, while under skirts made of circles or even more on the body, but made of thicker fabrics with structure, I really like to wear them.


white shirt fashion blog

Shirts to buy here: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10



3. Nude underwear

Nothing looks worse in a business style than sheer lingerie, and this one white is most visible under white things. Therefore, in your wardrobe you need to have flesh-colored underwear with the least amount of seams, which will not be distinguished by the color or texture or lace under the white shirt or blouse, or the seams under the skirt or pants.


The best fitting, nude and smooth bras can be bought from brands such as Panache, Freya or Wonderbra, for the lower part of the underwear go to Oysho or Intimissimi - you will be delighted with the quality of ordinary panties.


And most importantly - you must have a bra that fits perfectly, it's best to put yourself in the hands of an experienced brafitter, but I will also prepare a small manual on the subject for you.

flesh-colored underwear

Underwear for sale: I 1 2 | I 3 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8


4. A classic handbag

In neutral beige, gray or classic black, it will be an ideal and timeless solution, as well as a great investment in your own wardrobe. It should be leather and very good quality, but if your budget does not allow for such expenses today, ZARA usually offers high-quality classic models at a price of up to PLN 200.

Business look dress code purse

Eco-leather bags to buy here: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

the best purse to workLeather bags to buy here:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8



5. eleganc watch

First of all, it will allow us to watch over the passing of time perfectly, it will complete the professional image. When we look at the phone at the meeting to make time, we never look professional and you never know if we're checking Facebook. I would choose a simple, elegant, timeless form. It is safest to bet on the watch in the color of the jewelry that you wear most often, and the metal bracelet will give us years of use. A leather strap can be just as elegant, but it will need to be replaced sooner. Be careful of a gold watch, not everyone looks good in very business situations.


capsule wardrobe watch

Watches to buy here: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12



I'm curious what is the most missing in your wardrobe? And what would you add to my wardrobe must-have list?

Leave a comment:

  • 02.11.2020

    A very interesting combination. I'm just after choosing a shirt for work. A tip from me - pay attention to quality. We definitely prefer how the shirt looks impeccable all day long, rather than how it is all crumpled up right out of the box. A few times I found myself buying a beautiful shirt, but it was completely impractical. Best regards! 🙂

  • 25.09.2020

    To this set, I would add a classic blouse or t-shirt with print and a classic black jacket 🙂 such office style "relaxed"

  • 08.01.2020

    Preferably comfortable and in accordance with the working standards. I like being at ease, but I can because I work in a store, but in offices they have to be smart.

  • 28.12.2019

    Cool tips that will be useful in dressing.

  • 02.12.2019

    I really like this elegance at work

  • 18.02.2019

    For me, the best addition to styling is a watch and it's more on a bracelet than on a strap

  • Monika

    I would add classic ballerinas (I recommend Hegos), a classic coat, shirts also in a more casual edition (if we can afford it - recently my favorite linen from Lambert) - and, as you wrote, less or better (I only mature about the horror of this) and I also gradually change my wardrobe (I know the history of cheap ballerinas very well - it's nice and cheap: D)



  • Natalia

    Where does this pretty skirt get photos? 😀

  • 14.09.2018

    Classics reign supreme at work, but fortunately we live in a country where you can also allow yourself to be crazy - it's worth introducing something individual!

  • Martyn

    Very useful post! I have already entered my watch on the must have list 😉


    White shirt always rules.

  • Joanna Demko

    Great compilation, thanks to it I found your blog :). Please make as many such combinations as possible! I would love to see some elegant work T-shirts that are not shirts - maybe you have an idea? Regards 🙂

  • 14.08.2018

    It's not entirely true that the heels match the dress code. The most stringent ones do not allow women to wear heels. However, if we have our own company - it gives the proverbial 100 points to be a great boss 🙂

    • 15.08.2018

      I have never encountered such an interpretation. Classically sewn shoes, full-grain leather, high heels 5-8 cm is a basic element of formal dress code, it is a necessity to wear a skirt, it will look good in a flat suit, but I would put on high heels again. However, these heels should not have 12 cm heels, because then instead of gaining professionalism we can have the opposite effect. Or maybe you have an example for these flat shoes?

    • 15.08.2018

      I have - my work regulations, but unfortunately I cannot share them. I find it strange, but corporations are corporations.

    • 16.08.2018

      I thought so, that is, it is a specific regulation of a given organization and by all means, every employer has the right to do so, while in general a formal dress code provides for women's heels and this is a very safe choice. I do not know, for example, a bank where employees would be banned from wearing high heels, but there is often a maximum allowable height of 8 centimeters, because higher heels can evoke sexual associations.

    • Ana

      At my company, I can't wear high heels, max 5 cm. High heels are reserved for less formal visits and all dance parties or dates.
      As for the watch, hardly anyone wears a real gold one, and all the rest looks shoddy. Today gold and silver are peacefully mixed.

  • 14.02.2018

    Great blog and guide;)! However, it is worth adding, in the case of watches, that it is best to buy real Swiss watches. Because only then will we be sure not only of the excellent quality of the watch, but also that such a watch will last for years;).

    • 14.02.2018

      Thank you very much, although my favorite is Swedish, and Wojtka is Danish - we are already a few years old, they are beautiful, timeless and I think they will be used for a few more years 🙂

  • 21.08.2017

    And what do you think about wooden watches? 🙂 Very professional and comprehensive entries. pzdr

    • 16.08.2018

      I think it is a wardrobe element that will perfectly emphasize our individual style and character.

  • 06.08.2017

    When it comes to replacing classic black high heels with nude, it all depends on what business occasion, in most cases yes. It's been a long time since I bought other business clothes than maternity clothes - but I can't wait to replenish my business wardrobe after a year of break 🙂

  • 09.01.2017

    A classic everlasting. It is a fact that there are certain items of clothing that look best in an unchanging form and in many cases stylists try to refresh and use traditional styles unsuccessfully. Awesome entry!

  • KaroDeco

    My classic black high heels are on the must have list, because I have but on the platform and I do not hide that once a little out of fashion, two, after two children I no longer move in such grace with them. Not that my pregnancy somehow hurt 😀 but I just got used to such high shoes.
    At the moment I have classic gray high heels that go with everything. 🙂

    ps Nude underwear is top of the top, it should probably be in the first place on your list. I was not aware that it would look best under white things. You have already enlightened me before You and my friend, when she came to me, I with a slight surprise in my eyes that under the T-shirt virtually all lace has nothing. I was wrong 😉

    I would add a jacket or jacket, in black or navy blue. It suits many styles, even classic jeans, shirt and high heels can be a professional outfit in this combination 😉

    • 01.09.2016

      Nude underwear is a perfect example of a small change = a big change 🙂
      And even the most beautiful wedge heels are not "ordinary, black heels" - this year I am also looking for some divine pair for fall. I had gray for my wedding and I loved it long after that 🙂
      Jacket and blazer - oh yes, they fit the list perfectly. I would choose one made of wool that would be of the highest quality, not crease and always be beautiful.

  • 19.08.2016

    Every year I buy such classic black high heels 🙂

    • 19.08.2016

      It's just like me - and I bring last year in a car just in case

    • 04.12.2018

      I have two pairs under my desk;)