5 Key Trouser Shapes


The trouser has earned its spot as the hardest working piece in any professional wardrobe and this season's fresh incarnations will translate far beyond the boardroom


Designed to sit high on the waist and fall to a silhouette that's wider than ever before, this season's most fashion-focussed trouser shape fares well both in and out of the office. Balance volumes and team them with towering heels for a statement start to the week.


Tailoring doesn't come much more classic than a pair of straight leg trousers and it's this very silhouette that will work for the long term. Keep styling relevant by opting for a combination that will soften the masculine cut; tonal hues and fluid silk tops and separates work best.


Not only do culottes fuse professional polish with a style-savvy slant, they also form the perfect frame for a statement pair of shoes. Eliminate the need for a 6pm outfit switch-up by teaming this more structured flannel style with a longline black blazer and elegant heels.


An oversized jumper and flat shoes will introduce an air of seasonal ease to your workwear repertoire and soften the precision of slim-leg tailoring. Save this look until the tail end of the week to add a dash of insouciance to your aesthetic.


Make workwear that multitasks your go-to for Friday dressing that ticks both the in-office and after hours boxes. Intricate lace tops will balance the razor-sharp cut of skinny leg tailoring and when styled with a blazer, remains reserved enough for working hour. Simply swap your tote for a studded clutch come 6pm.