What to wear to work can be a constant struggle, especially if you are temping as different companies have different dress codes. We always think that it is better to be overdressed than under, looking smart will generally portray professionalism within any sector.

Finding workwear items of clothing which are suitable can be tricky, adding sustainability as a factor makes the task even more difficult. Our view is; buying a few staple items is an investment - simple timeless pieces that will never go out of fashion and will last for longer. As we spend the majority of our week in the office and therefore in workwear, the key is to find items that you can wear to work and during your free time. Essentials that you need in your wardrobe include; a smart shirt or blouse, tailored suit trousers, and a blazer. From this, you can dress your workwear down with a pair of trainers or make it smarter with a pair of loafers or brogues.

Here are a few of the team at Bain and Gray's favourite shops to buy workwear:

  • Mango, Zara, and H&M have some great quality workwear items which are mainly affordable and a good dupe from high-end brands.
  • M&S has some really comfortable and avoidable satin shirts which are staples within the Bain and Gray office.
  • For more mid-range items COS and Arket
  • If you do not mind spending more on higher quality workwear Reiss, Whistles and Jigsaw do have some fabulous blazers which will last you for a lifetime.