Dec 06, 2018 | By Jane Boddy
Office wear has never been so popular. In the fashion world we have Jonathan Saunders reinventing DVF and her iconic wrap dress, the ultimate workplace item. Then there’s the fact that Millennials are changing the way we work: thanks to their mix of #adulting (where they seek workplaces that reflect a fun environment) to #selfcare (where their work/life balance is all about incorporating the wellness movement) to their need to have a side gig at all times, to have some semblance of security in this uncertain global economy. But the stigma of being a Millennial who is making skype calls in your pyjamas in the kitchen is being phased out. Style is just as much at the forefront of these workplace changes. And since you’re more likely to be headed to a chic co-working space than from the couch to the kitchen, here are the essentials you need deliver as much in the style stakes as you do on that next presentation.
The wrap shirt
The asymmetric wrap shirt is a great alternative to the classic shirt. The feminine wrap detail around the waist is buttoned in the back, while a draped asymmetric hemline creates an innovative look with renewed commercial appeal. Crisp cotton in classic menswear shirting materials provides a modern, masculine twist.
In line with the emphasis on sartorial dressing, the suit has a masculine undertone. A slim, long-line jacket featuring minimal one-row double-breast closure is paired with floor-sweeping slim trousers, with an added side slit for a contemporary appeal. Sartorial worsted materials in a muted colour palette offer sophistication and elegance.
Draped Pencil Skirt
Classic and feminine, the pencil skirt has become a must-have addition to modern officewear, with a focus on an elongated shape achieved through a high waistline. A concealed split and draped front add newness and a sophisticated, yet covert seductive appeal. Sartorial worsted materials provide a masculine edge.
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