‘How To: Wear Tailored Separates’ is part of the workwear section of the REISS How To video series and is designed for someone who doesn’t wear head to toe tailoring to work. Presented by fashion insider, Louise Roe, the aim is to offer advice on how to wear a single tailored piece to create a polished impression in a modern and on-trend way.
Investing in the perfect tailored blazer as part of your capsule wardrobe can really make a difference as it can be styled both for work and at the weekend. This is an investment that works well worn with trend-led pieces – such as a pleated midi skirt or leather trousers – to lend the look a relevant twist. Mix and match smart and casual pieces to keep the look modern. Classic tailoring, like a pair of cigarette trousers, makes for an on-point look when teamed with an oversized cashmere knit or a leather biker jacket and flat shoes. The aim is to take a traditionally smart piece and create something fresh, as well as to give trend-led separates an office-appropriate twist.
The mac is perfect between seasons and works beautifully layered over everything from a fine-knit jumper to a crisp white shirt. Ruche the sleeves for added nonchalance and tie the belt at the back to wear it open and emphasise the fluid cut. Ultimately, the goal is to choose the right tailored pieces for you and to style your look around them to make the most of these classic investments. Once you’ve mastered this, your work and weekend wardrobe will blend seamlessly together and you’ll never have trouble finding something to wear.