While some people might work under the impression that “it’s what’s on the inside that counts,” any working, professional woman will tell you otherwise. While brains and determination can never be left at home, equally important is what you wear to work. Not only does a woman’s wardrobe shape the way she is perceived, but it alters the way she sees herself, giving her the ability to face any room with confidence, poise, and grace.
However, finding the right professional wardrobe is far from easy. With limited options hidden amongst lines from a variety of brands, finding several go-to pieces to get you from Monday through Friday can feel like finding a needle in a haystack! Thankfully, women now have the talented Sahira Mullins and The Work Wardrobe on their team.
Having spent seven years working in investment banking as a headhunter specialising in cutting-edge technology, Sahira made an unexpected career change, derailing herself from the fast-track to director. Discovering that she was expecting twins, Sahira realised that the long commute to her corporate 8 to 8 was no longer feasible (or desirable).
However, as a young woman with experience in the corporate office environment, Sahira understands how important a woman’s wardrobe is. The right one makes you feel confident and allows you to be taken seriously. The wrong one can leave you feeling uncomfortable or unprofessional. Therefore completely immersed in her new role as a mother, Sahira embraced another major life change this year, wholeheartedly welcoming another fresh role to her life: starting her own business. The Work Wardrobe.
The Work Wardrobe, Sahira’s brilliantly simple yet innovative idea, solves the problem so many women face: finding the right wardrobe for their Monday through Friday life. Delivering as promised, The Work Wardrobe is an online women’s workwear shop that carries chic investment-worthy pieces that are sourced from a variety of sustainable, conscious brands including Rose & Willard, Jennifer Anne, The Shirt Company and Bianca Elgar. A one-stop-shop for busy working women, The Work Wardrobe is backed by an intelligent and dedicated team that also offers specialist fashion advice, as well as “Look Boxes”, which are uniquely crafted for specific events or occasions.
Almost everything a professional woman needs for her capsule workwear closet can be found at The Work Wardrobe, from smart coats and jackets to feminine dresses and skirts. As well as tailored suits and trousers, tops and blouses, and an exclusive Petite line.
Our Favourite Pieces From The Work Wardrobe
While each and every item from The Work Wardrobe can happily call our closet home, these smart and super stylish tailored pieces are getting us especially excited for Monday morning, which, as any working woman can tell you, is a feat in itself!
Women’s Tailored Work Dresses
Ictus Dress | £195
The seam lines on this dress flatter and fit, giving every woman the confidence she wants when she walks into the office. Crafted from rich Italian virgin wool, this shift style, dusky pink dress is given a unique spin thanks to its asymmetric neckline and full sleeves.
Helix Dress | £175
British-made, this Rose & Willard dress is made from crease resistant textured Italian Jersey, which means it’s easy to care for and an intelligent choice for business travel. Simply change your shoes and transition from office to evening in a snap.
Women’s Suit Jackets and Tailored Trousers
Clean and simple lines offer an intelligent slimming effect that women will love. But it’s the Italian virgin wool blend that makes it a staple you will return to again and again. This beautifully crafted jacket showcases a deep v-neckline that is feminine yet understated. Made using the same luxurious wool blend as the Isen jacket, the smart Isen trousers offer a slim fit, gently tapering at the ankle. Smartly placed seam lines flatter a woman’s curves while the simple detailing makes them a great staple piece for mixing and matching throughout the week, pair with a blouse or wear as a full suit to show you mean business!
Although classically tailored, this elegant trouser suit manages to remain feminine thanks to its contouring and structure. Cut from a luxurious soft Italian wool-silk blend, the attention to details will ensure you make the impression you’re after.
Women’s Work Shirts & Blouses
Magdalena White Long Sleeve Shirt | £79.95
From The Shirt Company, experts in women’s shirts and blouses, the Magdalena is the ultimate women’s work shirt, sharp and stylish, made of cotton and elastane for a super comfortable fit. Boardroom meeting, presentation or sales pitch? Dress for success by pairing with a full suit, tailored trousers, waistcoat and an open jacket.
The Bethany features just the right amount of detail with a beautifully embroidered soft tulle front panel and pearlised cufflinks. The convenience of being able to machine wash and the easy iron fabric will make this one of your favourite pieces.
Petite Women’s Office Wear
From the Jennifer Anne Collection who has designed a stunning range of clothing specifically for the petite market, this pretty dress is the perfect fit and colour combination. For the office add black accessories or be inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge and pair yours with a nude handbag, court shoes and white gold jewellery.
The Libera ivory blouse with 3/4 length sleeves featuring see-through panels is sophisticated and feminine with just the right amount of detail to make it stand out. The flattering neckline, allows you to dress it up with your favourite necklaces or pair with a cropped jacket. Shown here with the Maia Pencil Skirt to complete the look.
Remember, the first step to achieving your goals is dressing the part.
The Work Wardrobe will be partnering with more brands and adding to their ranges over the coming weeks. To view the full collection and shop online, visit: theworkwardobe.com