What to wear to work

Welcome to Mrs Magpie’s online shopping blog. Each month this blog will highlight online retail sites which are aimed to make your life as a working mum a little easier.

Charlotte Laing is the editor of Mrs Magpie, an online magazine devoted to online shopping. The site focuses on fashion, beauty, homes, lifestyle and food, and is packed with news, features and discounts. Each month, exclusively for WM magazine, Charlotte will be highlighting websites that are of interest to working mums, including great online baby clothes shops, family travel sites and interiors stores. Dip into this blog whenever you fancy a spot of retail therapy. This month: Wear It to Work.

If you’ve ever experienced the ‘I have nothing to wear to work’ moment in the mornings, then we’ve found a site that you’re just going to love.

Wear It To Work is an online-only shop aimed at the busy working woman who just doesn’t have the time to trawl the high street looking for the perfect 9-5 wardrobe, but wants to be stylish and well-put-together every day. Yep, that sounds like pretty much all of us then.

Unlike most online stores, the great thing about Wear It To Work is that its stylists source clothes from lots of fabulous brands and put them together into suggested outfits. The site shows models wearing the clothing, which gives you a great sense of how the pieces work together.

The looks created vary from sharp business-wear to ensembles suitable for a casual dress code, so there will usually be something suitable on there for you, no matter where you work.

Here at Mrs Magpie we love the fact that this site is like a personal styling service for women, but without the hefty price tag that comes with most ‘wardrobe services’. You simply pay for the items you buy, there’s no additional styling fee, and prices range from as little as £20 for a top to over £400 for the most expensive whole outfit. And you’re guaranteed to get something you’ll actually wear. If something doesn’t fit well, that’s no problem, you can just return it.

We reckon that shopping at Wear It To Work can save you money in the long run. If you’re anything like us, every time you go out to buy something remotely sensible and stylish for work, you come back with something for one of the kids, or some ridiculous and unwearable heels instead.

That’s why Wear It To Work focuses solely on office and interview fashion, so there’s no chance of you coming away with a bikini instead of a suit (don’t snigger, we’ve done it).

Despite the ’sensible’ ethos behind the site, there’s no shortage of on-trend fashion and flair. Wear It To Work recently introduced its new spring 2010 collections, with a raft of well-known labels sitting alongside some smaller French brands, and all seamlessly matched up to create interesting and wearable combinations.

Well worth a visit.

For more online shopping news, ideas for great shops to visit and voucher codes, visit www.mrsmagpie.co.uk

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