‘How To: Off-Duty Elegance’ is part of the REISS How To video series featuring fashion insider and television presenter, Louise Roe. It focusses on the key pieces in a woman’s weekend wardrobe and features tips on how to style these items in an effortlessly chic way.
The aim of this look is to create something that appears particularly effortless but equally as pulled-together and stylish. There is a focus on choosing sumptuous fabrications like merino wool, cashmere and butter-soft leather. Denim is a key component as the perfect jeans will hold their relevance throughout the year and work with almost any top. Louise counteracts the wearability of the model’s skinny jeans and striped T-shirt with a luxe suede and leather jacket and heels. Draped over the shoulders, the biker jacket strikes the balance between tough-luxe and sophisticated style.
There’s a focus on practicality as well as aesthetic with this look, and a nod to layering as a great way to keep your off-duty outfit elegant. A subtle clash of texture will add depth and wearing an oversized knit with second-skin leather trousers for example, will strike the balance between dressed down and polished. When it comes to accessories, a slouchy tote slung over your shoulder works well, or alternatively, opt for a sleek cross-body bag for minimal fuss. Footwear should be kept classic. If you’re wearing flats, choose a point-toe pump in a neutral or black hue, or black heeled sandals for an especially chic look.