The 9-5 Minimalist
As anyone who works in an office knows, managing to pull together five looks per week that nail the chic-yet-professional-yet-comfortable brief is no easy feat. We don’t claim to be mathematicians, but according to our calculations, that’s around 240 looks per year. TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY. *Whistles.* In essence, the workplace is where a capsule wardrobe really comes through to save the day.
If your work wardrobe was a prized recipe, this would be the ingredients list:
1 x versatile jacket (in muted tones)
4 x tops (a basic white button-down and a handful of silk tanks with high necklines)
1 x well-tailored suit
2 x pants (a dark-wash denim for casual Fridays and the like, and a pair of slim-fitting black pants for everyday)
2 x skirts (note: pencil skirts never go out of style, and it’s advised that you have a neutral and patterned and/or colourful version in your arsenal)
2 x dresses (a shirt-dress will nail all dress codes)
3 x shoes (more on that below)
The shoes you need to complete your look: When it comes to a minimalist wardrobe for the office, all your shoe department requires is a pair of slick black ankle boots and a pair of work-approps heels. So, in that exact order we present you with the Davis Black Ankle Boots, the Khan Black Lunar/Block Como Ankle Boots and the Hank Milk Capretto Heels .