How To Dress For Work (When You Have To Wear Black!)

I promised you guys I would make this video/post about six weeks ago...and here it is!  

Some of you already know that for make-up school wearing black was a requirement.  I also realise that many of you who work in an office or in retail may have to wear black all the time as well.  This can get really repetitive and you can feel like you have nothing to wear, or that you're always wearing the same thing.  I know when I worked for Estee Lauder, I had to wear black everyday and it could get so depressing.  Don't get me wrong, I love black and it's a huge part of my wardrobe because it's simple, chic and minimalist but if you run out of styling ideas or unique ways of wearing it, black can get a little boring and somewhat depressing.  

So here are some fun ways of mixing things up a bit and wearing black without looking the same all the time!  

Jeggings -
Shoes -
Cuff - Newbridge Silver (similar style here)
Earrings - Accessorize
Blazer - ASOS (available in beige and white here)
Shirt - Esprit (similar more embellished style here)

Dress - Anthropologie (similar-ish style with different colours here)
Shoes - ASOS
Belt - ASOS
Earrings - Accessorize
Bracelet - Stolen from my mom (similar style from Miss Selfridge worn in a set here)
Cardigan - Zara (similar style by Victoria's Secret here)

Sweater - InWear (I got this on sale for €37 reduced from €75!)
Skirt - Zara (similar style by Something Else here)
Tights - ASOS
Shoes - Zara (similar style by ASOS here)
Earrings - Accessorize

Top - InWear (similar style from Bunny Hug here)
Cardigan - Mexx (similar style from Urban Outfitters here)
Jeggings - ASOS
Boots - Dune (same style with buckles here)
Earrings - Topshop (almost identical style from Miss Selfridge here)

Shorts - Gap (same style in plaid here)
Pullover - Gap (similar-ish style here)
Tights - ASOS
Shoes - ASOS
Earrings - Accessorize

I really hope you guys found this helpful...or at least enjoyed this post.  It took quite a while to do, haha!  And Albi went completely insane in the first part of my video..but I left it all in because I actually thought it was really funny watching it back!  

Let me know which outfit is your favourite!  And of course, if you have any tips of your own leave them in the comment section below...I'm always happy to hear them.

Stay Stylish!

P.S. Video will be up later tonight ;)


  1. I love wearing a black outfit but accesorising it up with accesories and shoes. I love that look. I love the black and gold look :)

  2. Anna! I love all of these outfits! They are so chic and brilliant!

    My favorite is #4. I love the chunky boots paired with such a clean outfit.

    Thanks for sharing. You've definitely given me some ideas.

  3. I love all these outfits but the first one is my favourite one!! ♥♥♥

  4. LOVE all the outfits! My FAVORITE though - is number 1. ;)

    Looking fab as always Anna Banna <3

  5. ive just seen the vlog, get well soon! xxx

  6. I love the first one you look so fierce eheh
    I'm blonde with cool undertones to my skin, so black doesn't suit me so well if I don't wear another color with it.. like brown, blue, light pink etc So if it were me, I would go everyday to make-up school looking like Casper :P

  7. You always looks so beautiful and classy sweetie!!! I love outfit #1..4..& 5 :)

    I hope you're having a great weekend!!!

    XOXO, CC

  8. Thanks girlies!! <3

    @Shameera Yes, black and gold are gorgeous together!

    @Shelly Thank you! Yeah the boots and feathers give it a bit of a rock-chick edge I feel :)

    @Shopperita Thanks! I love that blazer so much :)

    @Cynthia Spank you, ho-bag! <3

    @Chloe Thanks, I'm feeling much better today! xx

    @Marisa LOL! I'm sure you don't look so bad, although I always cheat with black and add greys or white ;)

    @CC Thank you so much hun, you always look so stylish :) <3

  9. I love each and every one of these looks...well done, Anna! :)

    Liesl :)

  10. I love the one with the gray skirt!

  11. I love all the outfits! Black looks good on you and with grey it's even better! My faves are number 3 and 4! :)


  12. @Liesl Thank you! I'm feeling almost completely better today!

    @Fashion Cents Yes, the grey skirt is a favourite of mine!

    @Polina Thank you! I love black and grey together :)

  13. #3 and #5 are my favorites you look fabulous, ans so graceful..

  14. Outfit #1 and#4 are my fave really gorgeous I wish I had them....I love shorts with tights in the winter with a pair of pumps too it's really cute :D


  15. I don't know if I can even pick a favorite...maybe the last one if I was forced but I like them all. This is soo helpful too because gray is my black and I just started adding black to my wardrobe. It can be hard to wear all the time and this is a great guide! A closet tip (at least helps for me)- I intersperse gray, white or any color around the black because when it's all hanging together black is hard to see and you end up not seeing the details and just wearing the same top!

    Also can I mention how insanely gorgeous you look in all these!!

  16. You're so beautiful. What do you make your hair. Sorry my english is not good, I'm french


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