Back to Work: From Desk to Dinner Styling For the Women That Can Do It All

Knock, knock. It's time. The summer holidays are over, and if you've been one of the lucky ones to have summer off with the kids, then it's time to head back to work. Turn off those 'out of office' emails, get the work shoes lined up and your handbag stocked up with all your essentials because there's no time like the present to hit refresh on work. And most importantly, on your workwear wardrobe. We know dressing for work can be a major stress, so we're here to cut down on all the work it takes to find something work-appropriate but still stylish.

With power play dressing, simple silhouettes and autumnal dresses, this season you simply can't go wrong with our reworked workwear. Workwear doesn't have to be boring and we're here to show you how. Women's blazers, stylish midi skirts and sleek knitted dresses; we have everything your workwear wardrobe is crying out for.

We have the perfect outfits for desk-to-dinner dressing, that certainly won't break the bank. So why not add a couple new workwear pieces that you can continuously style throughout the autumn/winter season? We hope this gives you some style inspiration to refresh your outfits and restyle them to take them into the evening if you do get the lucky offer of an after-work drink or dinner.


The Knitted Sleeveless Cardigan 

Threadbare Women's Button Down Knitted Sleeveless Cardigan

A new all-year-round timeless piece, this women's knitted sleeveless cardigan is the knitwear you can style to suit your taste. If you're crying out for a chic piece of knitwear, our Threadbare button down knitted sleeveless cardigan may be just the thing. Sleeveless and cut in a regular fit, this soft knit cardigan dress is cut in a midi length, the perfect flattering piece for everyday wear. V-neck and button-down, the delicate buttons are pearlised like shells for extra chicness that's subtle yet glam. Wear fastened and pair with a knee high boot and jacket for a super hot on-trend outfit, or with trainers and a denim jacket for when you hit the shops with the kids..Make it work-appropriate by layering over faux leather trousers, or tailored slim fit trousers, and a white shirt.

The Printed Midi Dress

Threadbare Women's Red Leopard Printed Satin Midi Dress

Desk to dinner never looked so good with our animal print midi dress. In a gorgeous satin feel, this button down floaty dress' tie waist means you can tie as desired, either to cinch in your waist or make more floaty. For work, layer a black blazer over the dress, or even a gorgeous knitted vest for the perfect autumnal layering look. Keep those heels in the car to slip on before after-work drinks.

The Knitted Bodycon

Threadbare Women's Black Knitted Bodycon Dress

Up the style stakes in our side split bodycon dress, a twist on the classic knitted jumper dress. Throw on for instant style without the effort. In all-over ribbed knit, this midi length Threadbare dress is sure to become your go-to dress for showing off your curves. A ribbed crew neckline and long sleeves will keep your warm, and the thigh-high side seam split adds a charming twist. In a classic midnight black, it’s the perfect capsule piece for your wardrobe. Pair with a chunky heeled boot and layered necklaces for on-trend allure. In autumn/winter, add a Threadbare shacket or a fuzzy longline gilet to take it to another level. For the office, layer with a standout orange sleeveless blazer, or a coloured cropped blazer for an effortless, work-appropriate outfit. 

The Sleeveless Blazer

Threadbare Women's Black Tailored Sleeveless Blazer

Level up your look with our Threadbare sleeveless tailored longline waistcoat, a new season take on tailoring. With a revere collar, double breasted button fastening and two pockets, this sleeveless jacket has a blazer feel without the hassle. Style up with a long sleeve bodysuit and jewellery, or make it more daytime-like by layering over a knit with jeans. For the office, add a tailored trouser, or even a ribbed knitted trouser with a white shirt for that chic, turn-heads look that's still shows you mean business. Power play dressing at its finest.

The Bouclé Blazer
Threadbare Women's Light Blue Bouclé Tweed Blazer

The bouclé blazer is the perfect piece to uplevel your style and bring texture into your outfit. Both stylish and sophisticated, this chic blazer will show you mean business with being cut in a power play tailored shape. In a woven bouclé fabric that resembles luxe French tweed, this blazer in gorgeous baby blog will add sophistication to any look. Featuring a full white lining, this textured blazer has shoulder padding for added lift and two functional front pockets, finished with a chest pocket. The revere collar and lapel create a chic silhouette while the double breasted fastening keeps it stylish. Finished with three military-inspired gold buttons on each side. If your office allow jeans, pair with dark blue or black denim denim, or wear with slim fit trousers to accentuate your legs. You could also layer over a plain knitted jumper dress for a casual look, wearing with boots in the office and then heels to take into the evening for after-work drinks.

The Pleated Midi Skirt

Threadbare Women's Black Satin Pleated Midi Skirt

A classic pleated skirt is a great way to make your mornings easier. Simply add a top layer like a long sleeve t-shirt or bodysuit, or team with a coloured knit for a fun way to add colour to a workwear outfit. Heeled boots are the perfect addition for work, and can also be worn for the post-work night out. Alternatively, wear with a white shirt tucked in with a knitted vest layered over, or add a printed blouse to offset the block colour. The options are endless with such a staple skirt. 

The Knitted Vest

Threadbare Women's Sage Green Knitted Sleeveless Vest

Keep it cool in our crew neck knitted vest, a season must-have. With ribbed detailing at neck and hem and contrast rib detailing to body, this sleeveless style will never date. Made from a soft acrylic and polyester blend fabric to keep you super comfy. Dress up with a shirt and leather look leggings, or style down with open hem joggers and chunky white trainers. For work, wear with dark denim or ribbed knitted trousers on dress-down days and layer over a white shirt or long sleeve white t-shirt. An essential styling piece for every wardrobe.

The Statement Dress

Threadbare Women's Red Side Split Jersey Dress

Liven up your dresses collection with our Threadbare side split dress, a gorgeous piece to give fresh life to your look. Cut in a regular fit, this midi dress in a scuba crepe fabric has a round neck and is cinched at the waist with side knot to flatter your figure, and long sleeves to compliment your shape. A side split adds an on-trend je ne sais quoi to this playful dress. In a fiery red shade that's sure to turn heads. It's perfect for the office when paired with boots and a quilted gilet on your way in. Or layer with a black blazer to add an even more chic finish. As advised, keep the heels in the car (or your handbag!) and add jewellery for glam evening out details. Add a faux leather biker jacket for extra style with minimal effort.


We're sure you'll agree, workwear has never looked so good. Hit refresh on your wardrobe by injecting some colour and print, add a couple knitted pieces and finish with a chic blazer. Style never seemed so simple. For more Threadbare workwear pieces, see our workwear collection here.


Check out our Instagram @threadbare.apparel for more ways to style our pieces and what fresh threads to pick up for the kids! From influencers wearing Threadbare to celebrities and in-house content straight from Threadbare HQ, we've got everything to satisfy your fashion tastebuds! 


Written by Anna J Mather