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What I Wore: ASOS maxi cardigan for an office look

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 16

Oversized is a look I’ve been loving lately, so for autumn I’ve decided to upgrade my wardrobe with a lush maxi cardigan, deep blue denim boyfriend shirt and chunky loafers. Cosy and warm – while still smart enough for the office! – here I come… 

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 17

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 18

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 19

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 20

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 21

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 22

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 23

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 24

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 25

ASOS Pattern Cardigan in Maxi Drape Shape and ASOS Denim Boyfriend Shirt with Dr Martens Loafers and All Saints Jeans - Call Me Katie - 26

Top: ASOS | Jeans: All Saints | Cardigan: ASOS | Shoes: Dr Martens | Watch: Casio | Necklace: local market

With this outfit I wanted something that wouldn’t look out of place in the office, but that I’d still feel happy wearing when I meet friends for weekday lunch breaks. And I think it does just that! It’s smart enough for client meetings at the digital marketing agency I work for, comfortable for sitting at my desk and working without me getting distracted**, and friends and colleagues have complimented the cardigan style. Result! Bonus: it keeps me warm while popping out for lunch.

**The last time I wore a jacket and shirt to work I felt so out of place and uncomfortable I spent more time adjusting my clothes than working! That was at a previous job, though. Nowadays the work to outfit comfort ratio is certainly skewed in favour of the work. Which is what I’m supposed to be doing at the office, frankly. 

I opted to wear my cherry red Dr Martens loafers for these photographs, but a pair of chelsea boots or cool trainers (like Vans or Nike) would also look great. If I swapped the jeans for ripped jeans (like the ones I wore in this weekend style post) it would be a bit more casual for the weekend, and of course it’d still look great if paired with trendy trainers instead of smart loafers. However, I wouldn’t trade the cardigan for a leather jacket, because I think the outfit would be a bit too plain – though with a statement scarf or handbag the leather jacket would look great!

Blogger friend Kira snapped these pictures for me a few weeks ago near St Paul’s Cathedral.

Would you wear this type of outfit to the office? What’s your office style? x

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