You probably already own more than a few pieces in navy blue. And why not; this colour tends to be the preferred hue for job interviews. As it turns out, it’s also the solution to making getting dressed for work even easier.

Start sorting your wardrobe by colour and in particular, the navy blue pieces and the items they can be matched with.

1 time-saving style tip all OLs (office ladies) need to know

The first step to organising your work wardrobe. Image: Cool-Find K-Style

It’s a style tip inspired by Jack Wills creative director Richard Nicoll; he told us that on work trips, he tends to pack only navy and white pieces to make them easy to mix and match. Makes perfect sense for both your work and travel wardrobe, if you ask us.

So dedicate a section of your wardrobe to navy outfits, so that whenever you’re in a rush or you’re feeling extra indecisive, just grab one set and you’re good to go. It applies to other colours too; you can see what pieces you have at a glance to match them as quickly.

If you need more style inspiration, look to these pieces and outfits we’ve picked out.

1. THE FAIL-SAFE SUIT1 time-saving style tip all OLs (office ladies) need to know 

Swap the tank top for a shirt to go with this rayon and polyester blend blazer and slacks set ($179.96 from Cool-Find K-Style) and you’re good to go!

2. THE STRIPE SHIRT

1 time-saving style tip all OLs (office ladies) need to know 

Cotton and silk blend shirt, $94.55 and polyester pants, $118.91 from Cool-Find K-Style.

3. THE BELTED SEPARATES

1 time-saving style tip all OLs (office ladies) need to know 

Polyester blouse, $149.46 and polyester skirt, $54.90 from Cool-Find K-Style.

CASUAL FRIDAYS:
4. THE PRINTED TOP

1 time-saving style tip all OLs (office ladies) need to know 

1. Yii neoprene tank top, $289, from Cool-Find The Online Store. 2. Peeptoe Nappa leather heels, $180 from She Shops The Online Store. 3. Mystic Vintage acetate sunglasses, $280 from She Shops The Online Store. 4. Koonhor crepe pants, $739 from Cool-Find The Online Store.

5. THE EASY DRESS

 1 time-saving style tip all OLs (office ladies) need to know

Cotton blend dress, $140.31 from Cool-Find K-Style.

6. THE CAMO JEAN

1 time-saving style tip all OLs (office ladies) need to know 

1. You You linen top, $99 2. Saben leather bag, $288.33 3. H & Co. faux leather heel, $102. 4. Zambesi Cotton jean, $222, all from She Shops The Online Store.

Need more style inspiration? These are the 5 must-have navy staples for your office wardrobe. Plus, more style shortcuts: Here are 5 steps to getting dressed even faster (and better!) every morning.

Another crucial style guide: The 3 tips to know, on what to wear to a job interview.