When it comes to workwear outfits, a lot of us can feel limited at times. Finding the balance between professionalism, personality and comfort in a 9-5 outfit can be challenging – but it’s a winning combination! So why not start off the year with a workwear wardrobe refresh? Whether you’re on your feet all day or tied to a desk, take the stress out of your workwear shopping by following these top tips!



1. Versatility is key!

Think both work and play when shopping for the office by choosing some ankle boots that will see you through to those last minute after-work drinks.

We’d pick these Pixie ankle boots, which also look fab with denim; perfect for a relaxed weekend look. Ankle boots are a great choice to wear whatever the weather, so these are sure to become a wardrobe favourite all year round!

 


 
2. You don’t have to keep it safe with black shoes

Where you may usually reach for your trusty black boots for Monday meetings, try other neutrals like navy or grey as smart alternatives, or why not brighten your look with a splash of colour? Our Abstract ankle boots in Dusty Pink Velvet add a touch of fun to spring days. Fancy something different? You may not have thought of khaki for work but it goes so well with colours already in your wardrobe such as black and burgundy. These Arietty block-heeled ankle boots come in a beautiful soft nubuck and will take you anywhere looking stylish and oozing confidence. 



3. Don’t fear the OTK!

Over-the-knee boots are easier to style than you may think. You can still have a sophisticated, understated look – perfect for the office. Simply pair with skinny jeans and blazer for a smart office look, or wear with a dress if you prefer. These Curve boots in Navy Suede also have a low but stylish heel... which makes them perfect for the dreaded commute!

 


 
4. Find your fit!

 Last but not least, make sure your boots fit like a glove. We’re all used to finding the right foot size but getting boots to fit your legs can be trickier! This is where DuoBoots can help; all our boot styles come in a wide choice of calf sizes for the best fit. Just measure your calves around their widest point and then start shopping in your size. No tape measure to hand? Email us your name and postal address  and we’ll happily send you a free one. Find out more on our Fit Guide.