The Ultimate Guide to Styling & Wearing Black to Work


When in doubt, wear black” is our new mantra! Black can be very interesting and chic. If you love wearing this colour, rejoice—you’re in the right place!


2022 is here and a lot of people have resolved to wear more vibrant colours and floral patterns to work. But no matter your style preferences, the new year’s trending black formal outfits will make you change your mind! Black office clothing for women is elegant and trendy. Whether your style skews more classic, fashion-forward or somewhere in between, we’re here to show you exactly how to slay a black outfit to work. Scroll further to continue to see the looks we’ve curated especially for you. 


The Striped Blazer

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Bring out your best in an unmissable striped blazer that can get all heads turning. Black and white together always make a blast. A white and black striped blazer with a  pink pencil skirt is the kind of never-failing outfit when you have zero time to spare. To add some extra glam to your outfit, complete your ensemble with a black and white leather satchel. 


The All Black Suit

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Looking for an all-black look that works as a formal outfit? A chic black suit is the way to go! A grey long-sleeved blouse and a classic black suit is a beautiful combo for you to try. Add a black leather clutch and a silver pendant to the mix. Finishing with a pair of black leather mules is an effective way to introduce a dose of style to your ensemble.


The Black Jumpsuit

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Headed to an after 5 work event? Why not don a jumpsuit? Jumpsuits are an amazing piece that can be styled in so many different ways. For a formal evening look, pick a black jumpsuit and a red blazer. If you want to go all out in the shoe department, consider black cut out suede ankle boots and complement your outfit with a black quilted leather clutch and a white floral necklace.

 

The Checkered Formal Dress

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Are you tired of spending heaps of money on stereotypical formal wear? We feel you, girl! How about you shake things up a bit with a black and white checkered dress? Get your game face on with ankle strap heels and a leather bag to smarten up this outfit. 


The Black Striped Trousers

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Stripes on stripes? Why not! Choose a white and blue vertical striped dress shirt with a black vertical striped pant for a look that is not just comfy but totally fabulous when paired together. If you wish to effortlessly up the style ante, introduce a pair of lace pumps to the equation. 


The Black Essential Coat

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Ace winter dressing in an undeniably hot outfit and redefine the way essential coats are styled. A black solid essential coat and a white pencil skirt; this is it, the look of your dream outfit. When it comes to footwear, this outfit works best with dark brown suede knee-high boots. Add a grey leather bucket bag and multi-coloured beaded necklace to this ensemble and you’re all set looking spectacular. 


The Black Straight Skirt

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The black straight skirt is no doubt an office staple and the definition of formal power dressing. For a classic-meets-cool getup, pair a white and black checkered coat with a black pencil skirt that’s easy to put together without spending a ton of time rummaging through your wardrobe. This whole look comes together nicely with a pair of black leather heeled sandals and a black leather tote bag. 


The Black Shirt

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Black shirts can never look outdated thanks to style experts who continue to explore this trend. Give your black formal shirt an edgy touch by combining it with a grey plaid pencil skirt to create an impactful look that is extremely easy to wear. A pair of black leather pumps can instantly elevate this outfit along with a tobacco leather tote bag and a gold watch. 


The Black Sheath Dress

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A black sheath dress Is all you need to give your workwear wardrobe a preppy touch. We’re glad that a  sheath dress is so versatile, because you can never get enough of it. Let your styling credentials truly shine by finishing your look with a pair of yellow suede pumps. 


The Black Culottes

Culottes have made their way into our hearts AND our closets in equal measure. If you thought you couldn’t wear them to work, think again! What are casual Fridays for? The combo of a red sleeveless top and black culottes is a solid bet when you need to look stylish in a flash! Add a black embellished belt if you need to convert the look from desk-to-dinner in a jiffy. You can put an elegant spin on this otherwise standard ensemble by adding black leather pumps. 


Colours are no doubt a definitive part of our lives and 2022 is all about bright and bold shades. But that doesn’t mean that black is boring. We hope our edit has convinced you otherwise.

Do you have any ideas for styling with black outfits? Drop-in your comments below and let us know!