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As workers across Ireland head back to the office after working from home for so long, one thing that is front of mind for most of us is what does workwear fashion even look like anymore? If one glaringly obvious realisation has swept across the country and maybe even most of the world, it’s that it’s nice to work in comfy clothes!

While many will undoubtedly be craving the chance to dress up and flex a little fashion, we must also acknowledge that there has been silent agreement between people everywhere that a touch of comfort at work will not be disappearing anytime soon.


Here are some ideas on how to achieve a casual chic style at the office.


Classy comfortable bottoms

After two years of wearing whatever bottoms you wanted that nobody on your Zoom calls were going to see, it’s understandable if you’re not ready to completely ditch the feeling of comfy loungewear. Luckily fashion has a solution and that solution is linen. Linen trousers or linen skirts are perfect for looking elegant and feeling comfortable.

Investment dresses

Treat yourself for the back to office occasion with an investment dress. Select a dress that you will adore wearing and will wear on the days when you want to wear something special at work.

Cool casual easy-to-wear dresses

Equally important as having a dress for special days, is having dresses for the ordinary everyday. Take the unnecessary work out of trying to coordinate top and bottom combos that work together and slip on a dress that’s easy to wear and still looks great in the office. It can be maxi or midi, the key is soft comfortable material.

Shirts reinvented

Breakaway from traditional white shirts with a host of different takes on the office shirt. From casual chic to powerful puff sleeves, find your perfect style for 2022.

Smart casual = knitwear

Knitwear is officially entering the office fashion wardrobe and nobody can stop it! It’s part of the comfortwear revolution for going back to the office. Keep warm and look smart at the same time by pairing your knitwear with a midi skirt or tailored pants.

Smart jacket

After two years of non-formal settings, it’s pretty likely that you will be lacking in a good jacket to wear in and out of the office. This year midi length jackets are a great way of achieving a super professional feel. Since it’s spring, choose a light jacket that you can layer up or layer down as you need. We love coatigans and MAC jackets and everything in between.


If you are opting for a slightly dressed down professional look with your clothing, accessories can often be the secret to glamming it up without anyone even realising. Add a gold or silver pendant necklace to any outfit to enhance the dressed up tone of any outfit. A tote bag is the non-negotiable choice in handbag where you can store everything from make-up to drink bottles to your tablet.

For more Spring/Summer fashion, shop womenswear at Kilkenny Design.