Trend to work: Boxy tops

Fashion trend alert: Boxy tops!

Boxy tops. I don’t know about you but I am forever on the look-out for BusiChic tops to wear to work. While we can wear bottoms more than once in a work-week, tops need to be changed every day. So it’s with some interest that I’ve seen the rise of the box-shape top; offered in all sorts of fabrications. From boxy-shape shirts to blouses, to knits and t-shirts, it’s time to incorporate the new shape into your work wardrobe!

How to wear boxy without looking like a box

When wearing a boxy-top, avoid looking like a box by pairing with bottoms that showcase your figure. On the runway designers are showing boxy tops cut short to crop-top-length; revealing the most narrow part of the model’s body, a bare mid-driff. While revealing the waist is a sure-fire way to show one’s figure, it is hardly work-appropriate, is it?

BusiChics can get boxy and stay work-appropriate by pairing with a high-waisted pair of pants or skirt that defines the waist. Try not to use a belt around the waist as this will add bulk to your mid-line; remember that the key with boxy-tops is to highlight the waist as much as possible. High-waisted bottoms are super-chic and as an added bonus, you’ll never get a plumber’s crack 😉

Four ways to get boxy in the office


Minimalist Chic

Fantasize about looking effortlessly chic on Mondays? A crisp white shirt usually does the trick but tailor styles can feel a little too restrictive after the weekend festivities. The solution? A boxy shirt that is perfect amounts of crisp and comfortable.

Minimalist chic for the office with some fun accessories

Crisp and comfortable with  shirt: shirt Country Road | pants Country Road or ASOS sunglasses mimco| bag A-ESQUE | shoes ALPHA60

Colourful Contemporary Business Wear

Prints and textures liven up a desk to drinks ensemble


A mix of prints and textures create an interesting office ensemble: top SheInside similar here | skirt Country Roadbag My Best Friend is a Bagshoes Senso

Smart Casual

Palm prints in a chic work and play style

top Gorman | pants saba | necklace Have You Met Miss Jones | bracelet Elk Accessories | bag Elk Accessories | Shoes Rollie Nation

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And there you have it, three ways of working the boxy tops into your office repertoire!

If you enjoyed this post, you may like last week’s piece on how to wear flowers to work.

What other trends would you like to wear to work? Drop me a line or stay tuned for next week’s look at sports luxe.



  1. Love your post and suggestions. I love wearing boxy tops, they are so comfortable and great when they’re in a bold print.

    If you can tell us how to wear slides to work…. you’ll win an award!

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