Ten Smart Casual Workwear Staples

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In my latest reel, I share my top 10 workwear staples. There are a fair few pieces in the video, so I’ve included links to all of them for you below, as well as sizing information, so they’re all in the one place. 

It takes time to build a solid work wardrobe but as a petite person (I’m 5’2 / 158cm), these items have really worked well for me. I’ve been working in an office environment for almost 20 years and this list of workwear staples has largely remained unchanged.

Before I get stuck in, let me quickly share details of the outfit I’m wearing throughout the reel:

Size AU 8 in the vest, size S in the trousers, use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40 off my heels*

Alrighty then, here are my top 10 smart casual workwear staples:

#1 – Classic blazer

L: The Curated blazer* (sz XS) Arket tee (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Manolo Blahnik mules (watch my try-on here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: The Fold blazer* (sz UK 8 – similar here and here), Arket knit top (sz S), The Fold trousers* (sz UK 8 – similar here and here), Bellroy Tokyo Wonder Tote* (featured here), Ally Shoes heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Arms of Eve earrings

Featured in my reel: The Curated blazer* (sz XS) & The Fold navy blazer* (sz UK 8)

#2 – Statement blazer

L: Sezane blazer (sz UK 8 / US 4 / FR 36), Arket t-shirt (sz S), Anine Bing skirt (sz S, also here and here), Bared Footwear sandals (sz 36 – featured in this dedicated post), Celine bag (watch my review here), Arms of Eve earrings*, bangle*, beaded bracelets*, beaded necklace* & chain necklace*; R: Sezane blazer (sz UK 8 / US 4 / FR 36), Bellroy Tokyo Wonder Tote*, Arket t-shirt (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Ally Shoes heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Ray Ban sunglasses

Featured in my reel: Sezane pink blazer (sz UK 8 / US 4 / FR 36) & Sezane check blazer (sz UK 8 / US 4 / FR 36)

#3 – Base layers

L: Anine Bing Eva tankAnine Bing skirt (sz S), Manolo Blahnik mules (unboxing here); R: Arket tee (sz S), Anine Bing silk skirt (sz S), Sarah Flint slingbacks* (use ‘SARAHFLINT-CCVIRGINIA1’ for 15% off), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

Featured in this reel: Anine Bing racer tank (sz XS), Arket crew neck tee (sz S) & Arket merino top (sz S)

#4 – Knitwear

L: Sezane knit* (sz XS), Arket tee (sz S), Nobody Denim jeans* (sz 26), Gucci bag (also here and here), New Balance sneakers (also here), Arms of Eve earrings*, Arms of Eve ring*, Ray Ban sunglasses; R: The Curated knit* (sz XXS), Everlane trousers* (sz US 2 – new season style linked), Ally Shoes boots* (use ‘VIRGINIA50’ for $50USD off – review here), Celine bag (watch my review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

Featured in my reel: Sezane striped cardigan* (sz XS) & The Curated turtleneck knit* (sz XXS)*

#5 – A timeless shirt

L: Lilysilk shirt* (sz M), The Fold trousers* (sz UK 8 – similar here and here), Celine bag (watch my review here), Dior slingbacks (also available in nude), Ray Ban sunglasses R: Power Of My People shirt* (sz M – use VIRGINIA10 for 10% off), The Fold trousers* (sold out – similar here and here), Ally shoes* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off all heels – read my review of a similar, but higher, style, here)

Featured in my reel: Power Of My People white shirt* (sz M – use VIRGINIA10 for 10% off), Lilysilk khaki shirt* (sz M) & Lilysilk striped shirt* (sz M)

#6 – Trousers

L: Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Arket trench coat (sz XS – featured in this blog post), Fisherman’s sandals (I’ve linked a similar version that I’m now loving), Bellroy backpack (as featured here) R: The Curated blazer* (sz XS) Arket tee (sz S), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Everlane flats*Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

Featured in my reel: Frankie Shop black trousers (sz S)

#7 – Clean denim

L: Levi’s jeans (sz 26), Unison blazer* (sz AU 8), Sezane tank (sz XS), Bellroy Tokyo Wonder Tote*, Arms of Eve earrings, Status Anxiety sunglasses* R: Nobody Denim jeans (sz 26,), Celine bag (watch my review here), Celine beltThe Curated blazer* (sz XXS), Arket tee (sz S – current season colours linked), Ally Shoes boots* (use ‘VIRGINIA50’ for $50USD off – review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

Featured in my reel: Levi’s jeans (sz 26) & Nobody Denim jeans (sz 26)

#8 – Midi skirts

L: Anine Bing skirt (sz XS – also here and here), Arket tee (sz S – new season colour linked), Jane Debster loafers*; R: Anine Bing silk skirt (sz S), Arket tee (sz S), The Fold white blazer* (sz UK 8), Sarah Flint slingbacks* (use ‘SARAHFLINT-CCVIRGINIA1’ for 15% off), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

Featured in my reel: Anine Bing silk skirt (sz S) & David Lawrence midi skirt* (sz AU 8)

#9 – A top quality work bag

L: Bellroy Tokyo Wonder Tote*, Everlane blazer* (sz US 0), Sezane tank (sz XS), Frankie Shop trousers (sz S), Bared Footwear sandals (sz 36 – featured in this dedicated blog post here), Arms of Eve earrings*, bangle* and ring, Status Anxiety sunglasses*; C: Tory Burch tote (review here), Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Arket tee (sz S), Nobody Denim jeans (sz 26), Ally Shoes boots* (use ‘VIRGINIA50’ for $50USD off – review here), Celine belt; R: Celine bag (watch my review here), Arket short trench coat (sz XS – there’s a similar style from COS available in beige and navy), Arket tee (sz XS), Anine Bing skirt (sz S) (also available here), Ray Ban sunglasses

Featured in my reel: Bellroy Tokyo Wonder Tote*, Tory Burch tote (review here), Celine bag (watch my review here) & Bellroy Tokyo Totepack

#10 – A pair of comfy low heels

L: Ally heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Lilysilk blouse* (sz M), The Fold trousers* (sz UK 8 – similar here and here), Arms of Eve bangle*, beaded bracelets* and ring*, Polene earrings*; R: Ally Shoes heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Bellroy Tokyo Wonder Tote*, Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Arket t-shirt (sz S), The Fold trousers* (sz UK 8), Ray Ban sunglassesArms of Eve earrings*

Featured in my reel: Ally low block heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off) – I’ve got these in 4 colours now!

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