Work Wear

Office attire. It’s worn for the majority of the week, it makes up the bulk of our wardrobes and is a powerful tool in expressing our confident and successful side in the work place.

Find the ultimate work wear pieces in ‘THEN’ and ‘NOW’ for the latest trends and timeless classics that will make stuffy suits and predictable pairings a thing of the past.

Colour code: brighten winters darker days by wearing bold and bright clothes and accessories. Wear head-to-heel for maximum impact or choose an accessory with a pop of colour for fun. Think jewel tones for a sophisticated style statement, a colbalt blue shift dress, skinny trousers in emerald green or Scarlet satin sandals.

The Jacket: A good blazer is key to any great work outfit.  Cool and chic the blazer is an investment piece that you’ll wear season after season. Nothing works with everything quite like a blazer, whether it’s single or double-breasted, cropped or long, this is a work wear must-have.

The little black dress: Colour popping is having a moment, but we’ll never tire of a great black statement piece in our wardrobes, it’s the sophisticated staple that can be worn day and night. For a great day dress at work, update the trend with a peter pan collar or wear with a colour popping bangle or a printed pair of heels.

Power prints: Nothing is more powerful than this season’s prints, seen at Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou and Jonathan Saunders.  Make a bold statement with a skirt or blouse, but keep the rest of your look muted for maximum impact.

Sexy trouser suits: Tailoring is big for A/W11 and as we continue into S/S12 the tailored trouser suit lives on, seen at Antonio Berardi and Paul Smith, tailoring is an investment buy set to last.

Statement knitwear is having a moment, and why not channel this into your work wear too? Team a jazzy jumper with a bold pencil skirt to create a warm yet sophisticated office outfit.

Pencil skirts: We’ve welcomed back the pencil skirt, but avoid polyester and nylon skirt suits and opt for print and embellishment and luxury leathers. There’s nothing boring about it. Team with a great blouse and powerful heels and you’re good to go. Hemlines have dipped to a strict but feminine on-the-knee length, perfect for work.

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