How To Wear Stripes To The Office

Posted In: My Outfits

I am a huge fan of stripes and could easily wear them every day but if you are working in a conservative environment this could be a difficult thing to do as it is a loud and distracting print and clothes with stripes usually look quite casual.

My trick to make stripes more office appropriate is to layer them under tailored pieces in a solid colour. Adding a blazer or waistcoat to a simple top will instantly smarten up your look and make stripes less distracting.

I chose to take this idea to the next level and I paired my striped dress with a navy sleeveless jacket (which by the way is my all time favourite piece in my wardrobe). It is important to keep everything in one colour scheme which always make the outfit more formal. Also don’t forget to add a pair of killer heels and you have a perfect look for a modern boss lady.

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By the way have you seen my post about how to wear the recent trend bold stripes?

Photos by Marcel Herciu Photography

Thank you so much for reading!


  • Kate Sinclair
    August 9, 2017

    What a fab look. I love the jacket, shame I’ve not got anywhere to wear it to……..mmm wonder if I can find an excuse LOL!!

    • Stylist Evelina
      Kate Sinclair
      August 9, 2017

      Thank you Kate. Just wear it!! I feel like wearing it is always a great excuse 🙂

  • Sophie's Nursery
    August 9, 2017

    Gorgeous outfit!! You’re right – layering stripes under a solid colour def makes it look more formal 🙂 x

  • Hannah
    August 9, 2017

    Oh my goodness I am in love with that outfit! Especially that jacket!

  • Sarah | A Few Favourite Things
    August 9, 2017

    Beautiful – what a great way to add stripes to a work outfit. I can see why the sleeveless navy jacket is your favourite wardrobe piece

  • Clare
    August 9, 2017

    Gorgeous dress, love this.

  • Talya
    August 9, 2017

    I love stripes and love this as a look for the office…very chic!

  • Laura - dear bear and beany
    August 9, 2017

    I love navy and white stripes and have far too much in my wardrobe for one person! This is a great way to wear stripes. I love the overlay and it makes it a lot more formal

  • Kira
    August 9, 2017

    What a gorgeous look Hun . Definitely suits you 🙂

  • Jenni
    August 10, 2017

    Looking good! I think about 90% of my tops are striped 😀

  • Fashion And Style Police
    August 10, 2017

    I love wearing stripes. You outfit here is so stylish. Love the shoes.

  • The Frenchie Mummy
    August 10, 2017

    I agree with the choice of colours! I love stripes. Being Frenchie obliged…. And it’s always black or navy blue! Love the shoes you are wearing there too

  • Nazrin
    August 10, 2017

    YASSS HUNTY! You are serving us all loks in this post! i absolutely love it! I wish I was able to walk in heels! They put an outfit together so nicely!!!!!!!

  • Newcastle Family Life
    August 10, 2017

    You look very smart in this outfit, love the way you have styled it. I do like stripes but very rarely wear them x

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    August 10, 2017

    What a gorgeous look. You have styled the stripes with the solid colour perfectly 🙂

  • Deborah Nicholas
    August 10, 2017

    oh wow that dress is amazing and i love the layering!

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    August 10, 2017

    That outfit ensemble looks amazing, I’m so jealous! I have lots of stripes in my wardrobe but nothing as chic as this

  • Lucy Dorrington
    August 11, 2017

    I love stripes, they are so versatile for different occasions.

  • Cardiff mummy Says - cathryn
    August 13, 2017

    Love, love, love those shoes! The whole look is gorgeous. I have a denim pinafore dress I wear a striped top underneath, I think layering works really well.

  • Michelle Ordever
    August 13, 2017

    Great outfit! I especially love the shoes – I’m a sucker for a brightly coloured heel!

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