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6 Back to work outfit ideas for 2020

We seem to have spent the first half of this year at home. The reason is obviously due to it that should not be mentioned. Anyways, now the world is gradually easing back to work. Some of us are either working from home or back to the office environment. If you’re still working from home, you can check out my post for inspiration on work from home outfit ideas. Otherwise, it’s time to ditch the home wear for the work wears.  After about three months of working in my pyjamas or legging, now I have to transition to work wear. So, to get you ready for the office style, here are a list of 6 back to work outfit ideas you need right now.


As a working professional, your typical work week may involve an early morning rush with little time to get coffee. Also, you may get home late and exhausted to start planning your outfit. A simple workwear outfit idea you need in your closet is a dress. Dresses are so easy to wear with little styling effort. All you need is to add a necklace or wristwatch and a pair of heels to start your day. There are so many options of dresses you can choose from. Midi dress, bodycon, stripes, or A-cut or belted dresses. Personally, I love bodycon dresses or belted dresses. These types of the dress make it easy to look put together. So, I opt for dresses that flatter my frame. You can shop for work dresses from Chic me. They are so many options; floral dress, stripes or bodycon

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6 Back to work outfit ideas for 2020


Another outfit you need to get back to work is a structured blazer. It is a versatile outfit you can wear on casual tops, tee shirts, or bodysuit as workwear. So, with a blazer, you can easily transition your casual wear to work outfit. I work in a place where the air conditioner is directed at me. So, my blazer is useful to keep me warm while at work. After work, I do take them off when it’s warmer outside. Also, there are days where you need to party with colleagues after work. A blazer on a dress or tank top makes it easy to transition from work to party wear. All you need is to switch your flat workwear to heels and statement jewelry.

For your back to work ideas, add shop for vibrant color or pattern blazers for your summer work wardrobe. This adds a touch of color to your work wear.

Turtle neck top

Turtle or roll neck top is a staple wardrobe piece for your workwear. I love this outfit because it is so versatile. You can get a lot of use from a turtle neck top. Moreover, it is a classic wear. As workwear, you can wear it with so many bottoms. You can wear your turtle neck top with a midi skirt, maxi skirt, or pants. You can also wear it with denim pants as a business casual outfit. Turtle neck tops can be layered with a blazer to keep your warm at the office. I really love layer my turtle neck top with a blazer. It is stylish as workwear. You can shop for a turtle neck top from chic me or shein. There are so many options to choose from.

Basic wears

Basic wear is very useful as workwear. They are also essential and versatile pieces you need in your closet. Basics are bodysuits, tank tops, tee shirts, jackets, etc. We all need this basic outfit for both casual and workwear. One of my best basic outfits is a bodysuit. Bodysuits are like onesies. It is versatile. You can get as many books as you want with a bodysuit. For work, you can wear a bodysuit with a blazer or jacket. Also, there is a stylish bodysuit you can choose from that are super easy to style ad workwear. I would recommend shopping bodysuits as part of your workwear staple.

Other basics you need as workwear are well-structured pants, denim pants, midi skirts, bodycon skirt, button-up sleeve shirts in as many colors as you want, and of course pleats. I love pleat skirts. Also, pleats are huge as a part of the 2020 fashion trend. You can also read my post on 2020 fashion trends you need to jump into.

Shirt dress

Another of the 6 back to work outfit ideas you need right now is a shirt dress. A shirt dress is a classic fashion piece to own. You can shirt dress both as a workwear or casual outfit. A shirt dress is not really classic Monday wear if you’re working in a firm that is strict on dress code. I also work in such a firm with strict rules on the dressing. Since the rule is always less strict on Fridays, why not? You can wear your shirt dress to work on Fridays or Thursdays as I do. For me, a striped button-up shirt dress is classic workwear. Also, you can shop for your own shirt dress options from Chic me.

Knit wear

Knitwear is always a look for me. I love knit outfit because of its cozy feel. You can wear your knitwear either as work or casual outfit. Also, for those of us working from home, you can wear knits for your zoom meetings. Personally, I love this year’s knitwear with rainbow colors. The horizontal stripes rainbow knit is a classic. For your workwear or work from the home outfit, you can shop knit tops, dresses or sweater top.

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