Working a 9-to-5 can be mundane, but that doesn’t mean your outfits have to be. (IN)LARKIN offers you timeless and classic pieces that are easy to put together while still looking fabulous. Gone are the days when stiff pencil skirts and crisp white button-downs ruled workwear. We’d like to introduce you to our type of 9-to-5 style - athglamour®. The best part about these pieces? They’re so versatile that they’ll never know it’s your second time wearing them this week.
If your Mondays are anything like ours, the last thing you want to do is wake up and get dressed. For this reason, we start with an easy outfit that comes together all on its own - your favorite LBD. The Mariposa Dress is form fitting and perfectly streamlined to give you a perfect shaping, but offers a midi length that’s acceptable for the office. Although black, this dress is great for the summer because it pairs perfectly with the Beauty Bomber, which you can take on and off as the temperature fluctuates throughout the day. We find that the Mariposa Dress looks best with a fashion sneaker, like the Tanit from Pedro Garcia. If your office dress code calls for something a little dressier, we are loving these Loeffler Randall Camilla Bow Heels that match the coral Beauty Bomber effortlessly.
By Tuesday, we are feeling a little bit better about our week. The Monday sleepies are over and we are getting into the swing of things, so we want our outfit to represent that. Start with the Fly Skirt, which is a twist on your classic black work skirt. With a functional placket down the center front and pockets, this piece is so much more than your average skirt. Since it gives off casual vibes, you’ll want to dress it up with the rest of your pieces. The Aliferous Shirt is new in the collection and a shorter version of one of our bestsellers. With a half tuck into the front of the Fly Skirt, this shirt is the perfect edition to your 9 to 5 outfit. I personally prefer a flat with this outfit, and these flats from Pedro Garcia are perfect.
You’ve made it to midweek, and by now you’re probably thinking about the weekend...yeah, us too. We are turning our efforts back to dresses for today and no (IN)LARKIN dress is easier and more forgiving than the Aliferous Shirt Dress. This perfect juxtaposition of masculine and feminine is everything workwear wanted to do. Based on how you’re feeling, you can choose to leave this shirt dress relaxed or cinch it at the waist with one of our belts - the Knot Belt or the Loop Belt. The best shoe for this outfit is a pair of super comfortable slides, such as the Jordana from Pedro Garcia.
The week is almost over and it’s time to pull back out the Mariposa dress and Aliferous Shirt. You can stick with the black Mariposa or give the white a try for a little color, and choose from any of the Aliferous Shirt colors - white, coral, black, or navy - to toss on top. A small tie in the front makes your outfit look more like a blouse and skirt instead of a layered dress. Again, we loved a fashion sneaker paired with the Mariposa Dress but you could also try these Italica sandals from Pedro Garcia.
Finally, we’ve made it to the end of the week and it’s time for our favorite style - casual Friday. The (UN)REAL Jean 2.0 can shine here, and truly anything you pair with them is appropriate for your 9-to-5. We like to begin with a base layer, such as the Variegated Tank or Butterfly Shell and add the beauty Bomber on top in order to make it office appropriate. You can add either a regular or fashion belt as an accessory, and even a hat like the Lady Cap if it fits your vibe. As for shoes, anything goes since these jeans are cut to a length made for showing them off.
As you can see, your 9-to-5 outfits don’t have to match the mundane, routine aesthetic of your job. (IN)LARKIN offers timeless, classic, and fashionable pieces that can be worn one, two, and even three times per week without anyone realizing it. That’s how versatile these pieces are. What’s your favorite (IN)LARKIN piece? Head to our socials and let us know!