- Bootcut is universally flattering and current.
- Dark denim is dressy enough for a casual office, and can also be quite slimming.
- Skip embellishments; if you find a pair of jeans that really fits you well, you'll want them to be versatile.
- Our Women's Jeans guide is a great place to start your hunt!
- Often as comfy as denim, a nice pair of slacks are a good choice for times when you need to look professional, but also want to feel a little more laid back (i.e. if nobody wears heels to work at your office, you're probably in the Work Casual zone and it's safe to wear these).
- Khakis or chinos call for interesting but casual shoe choices like , sturdy flats, or comfy ankle boots .
- These are a fabulous wardrobe staple! You can wear them to work but also dress them up with a fancy top to go out.
- Careful with your choice in trousers here as you're at risk for pants lines. Wear thongs or boy shorts to look sleek.
- Make sure the trousers cover all but the front of your shoe.
- For the best look and fit, make sure your pants are secure at the hip and fall straight down.
- There's a time and a place for these; ankle length can look mumsy, but something shapely and hitting the calf is effortlessly sophisticated.
- Wear with strappy sandals to a party or casual event and close-toed shoes for work.
- Balance a flowy skirt with a fitted top or even a blazer to look sophisticated .
- Be careful when putting together bright colours and patterns; only one piece of your outfit should stand out as both might cause a clash.
- Fabulous, but probably not appropriate for work (do the classic pencil skirt instead). Still, minis are versatile.
- Footwear can take your mini all sorts of places:flip-flops for the beach, casual sandals for lunch, fancy flats for a night out. These also go well with tights and boots for colder weather.
- Depending on the length of your skirt, make sure your heels aren't too high! This might give you a different look entirely.