When I get up in the morning, I don't want to spend a lot of time worrying about what I'm going to wear to work. If I have a standard "formula" or "recipe" I stick to, it makes things a lot easier and a lot less stressful. I've found that I'm the most comfortable using the following work wear formula:
The Formula = Cardigan + Pencil skirt + Shoes (heels or flats) + Statement Necklace
This is what works for ME. (This may not work for everyone!) And this equation doesn't also mention the other things I wear like a camisole under the cardigan or tights in the winter. But you get the basic gist of it....
Now, this isn't to stay that I stick to it ALL the time, but it's definitely something I use most days. And even though this is my standard, I will sometimes swap out items within the formula. For example, maybe one day I wear dress pants instead of a pencil skirt or perhaps I go with a button down instead of a cardigan. But having that basic equation to plug items into really helps!
Do you have a work wear "formula"?