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Heading back to the office? Here’s what to wear (spoiler: they’re loose fitting)

Get your home comforts in the office...

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 19.06.2021

With light at the end of the tunnel as we return to our offices, we’re left with one question. What are we going to wear?!

Gone are the days of Zoom meetings, wearing a nice top but with sneaky pyjama bottoms hidden off-screen. Now it’s time to make an effort.

But how can we bring our much-loved working from home comforts back to the office?

From oversized dresses to loose-fitting trousers, we’ve handpicked some staple items for your wardrobe to give you that loungewear feel whilst looking ready for business.

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Loose-fitting trousers

Time to put away your joggers, we’ve found super-comfy alternatives for you. With the loose fit and elastic waistband, these pants will make your transition back to the office a breeze.

Pink Boutique – So Smart Stone Belted Wide Leg Trousers – £25.00

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Barbour - Summer Cabin Trouser - £69.95

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Zara - Retro Jacquard Trousers - £19.99

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JulesB - Crea Concept Linen Trousers - £108.05 (was £155.00)

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Oversized dresses

Paired with a chunky belt to enhance your waist, these oversized dresses will give you that chic look that flatters any figure. Oversized but not with over effort just take that staple dress off the hanger and wear it. No hassle, so simple yet effective.

Saint Belle – Clemence Dress – £135.00

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Eleven Boutique - Floaty Floral Shirt Dress - £55.00

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Zara - Midi Dress with Panels - £29.99

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ASOS DESIGN - Button Through Mini Smock Dress - £30.00

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Jumpsuits

Our workwear wardrobe’s version of a onesie. We love these, they are perfect for being behind a desk. With comfort, style and boss lady vibes all wrapped into one piece of clothing. What’s not to love?!

Mango – Cotton Print Jumpsuit – £89.99

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Pink Boutique - Heartbreak High White Polkadot Jumpsuit - £35.00

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Silk Fred - Khaki Animal Printed Wrap Jumpsuit - £35.00

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Mimi's Edit - Cut Out Back Jumpsuit - £38.00

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Block Heels

After a year of wearing slippers and fluffy socks, we’re dreading trying to walk in heels again. But don’t worry we’ve got you covered…

To avoid the embarrassment of faceplanting in front of your colleagues, here are some life-saving block heels to help you step back into office life with grace.

Barbour – Scarlett Sandals – £69.95

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Inuovo - Slouchy Leather Block Heel Mule - £52.50 (was £75)

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Misspap - Studded Black Block Heels - £22.00 (was £28.00)

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ASOS DESIGN - Harvest Block Mid Sandals in Tan - £35.00

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