Wearable Workwear For Autumn

You might think this is a bit odd but I LOVE choosing what to wear to work everyday. I’m one of those ‘plan the night before’ people, even if that involves lying in bed at 11pm and picturing something in my head. I have all of my clothes out on clothes rails in our second room, so it’s easy to see what’s in front of me and what I could potentially pair together.

Autumn is definitely my favourite season for workwear, and to be honest I have so missed wearing trousers. I have become more of a skirt/dress girl over the last few years, but I feel so comfortable in work trousers – I do, however, really struggle to find work trousers that fit well.

This outfit nails autumn workwear. It’s still warm enough to wear tops without knitwear or cardigans, and you can still get away with heels/sandals before ankle boot season takes hold. You’ll notice I’ve mixed black and navy together, but personally it’s a combo I’m a fan of.

A few weeks ago I shared an image on instagram of my favourite new work trousers, which are these beauts from Topshop. They’re the ‘high waist cigarette trouser’ and I originally got them in black. A week or two later they went into sale and I nabbed some navy ones, because sometimes it’s nice to not have any black in your outfit.

The trousers were only £22 at full price and now £15 in the sale… so they are seriously a bargain if you’re on the lookout for some fab fitting trousers! (P.s. I get them in the tall range! I’m 5 ft 7 if that helps and I roll them up a bit).

I’m obsessed with wearing this blue button-up top with my new navy trousers – the top also comes in orange but I realised I’ve already bought 2 new orange tops in the last couple of months, so blue it was. I love the boxy and easy-to-wear fit, and of course the buttons add to that ‘button trend’ that is covering the high street at the moment.

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve mixed black and navy by wearing a black bag and black heels. I don’t think it’s all that clashy to be honest, but if you’re not so keen then either blush or tan/camel would be a good alternative. I wore this bag in a summery fashion post about dressing for comfort, and it’s ideal for work because it can *almost* carry the kitchen sink in it.


Top – Topshop

Trousers – Topshop Tall/Regular (I also own in black – Tall/Regular)

Shoes – c/o Charles & Keith (in the sale!)

Bag – c/o Fashion World

Watch – Daniel Wellington

Earrings – New Look

Are you a workwear fan, or more of a casual girl? Let me know in the comments what you think of this BARGAIN outfit, and especially if you like the trousers!

If you also want the low-down on A/W trends for 2018 – check out my new post on the Total Guide to Swindon website! Click here to have a read and find out where my fave new leopard print culottes are from…

R x


* c/o shows items gifted to me for the post, but all opinions and styling are my own *


  1. 17th September 2018 / 2:12 pm

    This outfit makes me want a job where I can choose what I want to wear, over the typical nurse’s uniform. I absolutely adore the top, the colour is just beautiful!

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

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