Ethical Alternatives: Formal Work Wear

Formal Work Wear Outfit |

Many shoppers might think it’s challenging to find formal work wear that’s ethically made. At first it can appear impossible, as many brands & shops tend to lean towards the casual market. Shirts and skirts tend to be more quirky than corporate. However, with a little bit of planning you can easily put together a formal work outfit.

The solution is to think a little broader than the “black pants and shirt” uniform favoured by many office workers. A tailored dress in muted colours can always be sourced, and often in the sale section if you keep your eyes open. If your office allows the option, you can always add a pop of colour in your shoes or accessories, but if you are restrained by a black and white corporate rule book don’t despair you still have options.

1. Handwoven Philippa Dress in Navy by People Tree – £110

2. Riana Tencel Jacket by Komodo – £70

3. Tara Faux Leather Court Shoe by Beyond Skin – £99

4. Hemlock Tote in Ash by Matt and Natt – £125 (Selection of colours available)


Other Options

If you have scope to add some colour there’s a huge range of accessories that you could mix n’ match and rotate across a couple of base dresses and jackets.


What Daisy Did Messenger Bag
Messenger Bag by What Daisy Did – £35
Beyond Skin Mint Flat Shoe
Mint Flat Shoe by Beyond Skin – £69
Pink Skinny Lowie Belt
Pink Skinny Belt by Lowie – £


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