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08.09.16

Our edit of smart new arrivals will offer a shortcut to a successful working wardrobe

Professional polish makes its way to the forefront of our focus for September and our edit of smart new arrivals will offer a shortcut to a successful working wardrobe. These are the pieces that promise to put in the hours all season long.

JEWEL TONES

An opulent colour palette is the most elegant way to elevate your working wardrobe so look to classic dress silhouettes in rich jewel tones. Emerald and ruby are particularly prominent this season and will give office attire an autumnal flare.

BACK TO BASICS

The wrap top is back and with it comes timeless connotations that make office dressing wonderfully effortless. Team it with classic black trousers for a foolproof combination that you can turn to whatever your daily calendar promises.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

When it comes to winter suiting, black and navy aren’t the only options. Softly tailored cuts and safari-inspired hues slip seamlessly into an urban setting when styled as part of the season’s new tonal layering directive.

BACK TO BLACK

There’s something beautifully unseasonal about black but its relevance is never more prominent than when outerwear makes its return. This season, look to styles that have an architectural element to their design. Cocoon silhouettes will master modern sleek and exude effortless chic on cold-weather days.

BLOCK-COLOUR MONOCHROME

A black and white colour palette is clean-cut and easy to wear, forming a fine canvas for alternative styling experimentation. Choose an all-white base layer – wide-leg trousers fuse smart, office-friendly style with a fashion-focussed slant – and add a precision-cut jacket for a stark contrast.

PRECISION PLEATING

Knife-pleat detailing transforms a range of separates this season but the chicest way to wear it is in the form of a floaty midi skirt. Pair rich berry hues with black to tap into the season’s deeper colour palette and add an oversized knit for a conceptual head-to-toe look that will set a stylish tone for your week.

STYLE MEETS SUBSTANCE

Not only will a double-breasted blazer cut a distinctive figure but chosen well, this reinvented classic will work from 9 ‘til 9 with ease. Keep things contemporary and emphasise the boyish element of a boxy cut with masculine trouser shapes, adding a simple cotton tee to bring a casual element into the mix.

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