NINE TO FIVE

Stylish office dressing is a well-honed skill, and in a season which boasts heritage-inspired shapes, fabrics and styling, there’s a look to suit your every mood. Move from androgynous tailoring to soft, feminine looks and even those with a subtle sexiness. Never has the nine to five looked so good…

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PARED-BACK SIMPLICITY

Keep things simple and dress up a beautifully-tailored dress with a skinny belt and oversized clutch

Ilda dressArleta clutch, Alaina belt

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TAILORED TO PERFECTION

It needn’t be all separates, a tailored dress works wonders for office-appropriate dressing.

 

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TOUCH OF TEXTURE

Make subtle nods to the season’s trend for texture in an understated and minimal fashion.

Jean jacket, bodycon dress

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BOY MEETS GIRL

Team an ultra-feminine bodycon dress with a pair of androgynous loafers.

Jean jacketblack bodycon dress, Juno loafers

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JUST THE JACKET

Wear a nipped-waist jacket over a pencil skirt instead of blazer for extra shape.

Sally jacket

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SHAPELY SILHOUETTES

The silhouette is voluminous, sleek and totally in proportion this season. Nip waists and ruch sleeves.

Sally jacket, Tivetson knit, Elly skirt, Alyona heels.

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GREY MATTER

Soft grey is stylish, verstaile, and flattering for all. Wear it in various shades, from top to toe.

Effy coat, grey blazer, trousersCate knit, white shirt, Greneta heels

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LOAD ON LAYERS

Layering is a key styling tip; button-up shirts, pull-on sweaters and shrug coats over your shoulders.

grey coatblazer,  Cate knitFranny shirt,

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SHIRT SWAP

Swap the usual shirt for a knit instead – espcially something luxurious and textured.

Harpa knit

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MEET IN THE MIDI

Midi lengths are perfect for the office, just offer a hint of leg with a subtle side slit.

Harpa knit, Gerda pencil skirtgrey heels, black bag

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GO SMART/CASUAL

Trouser suits needn’t be too formal, go casual with slouchy layers and finish with a silk pocket square.

Raffy blazer, green knit, tailored trousers, Posy tee, grey heels, mens pocket square

 

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PICK-UP PRINTS

Instantly lifting the simplest of looks, an abstract print shirt adds a modern touch.

violet blazer, silk shirt, Milano trousers.

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FORTIES GIRL

The Forties is the decade to reference this season – especially for shape and fabric.

Bea blazer, Elly skirt, Josh shirt,  tan shoes, black belt, Jojo gloves (coming soon)

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FINISHING TOUCHES

Accessories complete the look, go extra shapely with a nipped-in waist and pull-on leather gloves.

blazergrey skirtJosh shirt,  black belt, Jojo gloves (coming soon)

SHOP ALL SUITING                                SHOP THE SHOOT

Office attire often has a completely different sensibility to the rest of your wardrobe. But if you shake off those ‘work’ connotations, and express a little individuality and style through your tailored pieces, you’ll find a look to suit your every mood.

Each day requires different levels of sartorial attention, whether you’re off to a high-flying meeting, working on a project in the office or heading out for after-work drinks, your workwear choice needs consideration.

On days when a tailored, androgynous look appeals, try a beautifully-cut trouser suit and load on masculine-inspired layers; a buttoned-up shirt, v-neck knit and wool overcoat casually shrugged over the shoulders. It has a feeling of depth thanks to its multi-layered aesthetic but nods to the season’s trend for minimalism too, as each layer sits so effortlessly on top of the other.

If you love this look, but crave a slouchier approach, simply un-button that shirt and pull-on a textured knit in a heritage-inspired shade (forest green, burgundy or inky blue) to instantly feel more relaxed.

While feminine looks hark back to the Forties this season with nipped-in waists, ruched sleeves and styling with skinny belts, oversized bags, pointy heels and cute pull-on leather gloves.

This falls at the sexier end of tailoring and highlights the silhouette in its most shapely form. Out, in and back out again, volume is key, but be sure to balance those proportions with something sleek and figure-forming. Try pencil skirts with high waists, midi lengths and sexy slits to keep the equilibrium.

However, don’t be afraid of throwing out the balance all together by mixing fabrications and styles; wear a printed bodycon dress with a zipped blazer, snake print clutch and push-on boyish loafers. This demonstrates fashion ability, pairing unexpected pieces together and will be a talking point at the office.

Monday to Friday dressing lives for the nine to five, make yours as stylish as you dare.