What 9 Cool Fashion PRs Wear To The Office
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Vice President of Fashion
I’m constantly meeting people, whether it be new clients, in showrooms or spending time with editors – so relaxed and effortless best describes my look. Outerwear is super important – a statement coat is a must – and I love BITE Studios for elevated staples. I have some great statement blazers, jackets and other outerwear pieces from the brand. I also like to elevate my workwear wardrobe with statement jewellery –I have a full ear stack by Maria Tash which never comes off.
Junior Account Director
My workwear aesthetic is tonal and minimal. I love to mix oversized tailoring with more relaxed casual pieces. My secret weapon is my oversized black blazer from ARKET – I can throw it over anything and feel instantly put together. I wear it on repeat, so cost per wear is minimal at this point. Right now, I’m on the lookout for a pair of silver leather trousers to wear with an oversized white boyfriend shirt.
The three most used items in my workwear wardrobe are my Dr Martens, a grey blazer from Topman and a long line wool grey coat. I wear all of them a lot, and I would be lost without them. I also love trainers – I’m either running around the showroom or setting up a client event, so comfort always comes first. One of the easiest ways to add a cooler edge to workwear is to throw in a flash of metallic and mix in a bit of leather.
I don’t really follow trends and only buy pieces that will last season after season. I tend to invest more in coats and bags which work well with my existing work wardrobe. For office-friendly footwear, I love Dear Frances – these patent block-heel shoes work as well with jeans as they do with tailored trousers. I also love a trainer with a smart trouser – it instantly adds a cool edge.
I’d describe my workwear aesthetic as 90s minimalist meets Scandi cool. Anything goes in our office – as long as you’re comfortable and stay true to your personal style, you can’t go wrong. There is nothing worse than constantly trying to adjust yourself throughout the working day because you’re uncomfortable. Next season I’m looking for the perfect cargo pant that I can wear to the office with my other elevated basics. I’m on the shorter side, so I always wear heels to the office – a good pair of heels and some statement earrings can instantly transform a basic office look.
I often change up my workwear aesthetic by adding in different patterns and textures, such as denim, faux fur and leather. I like to keep things interesting. I also like to mix up my trousers: a high-waisted drape trouser or baggy fashionable jean feels quite different for the office – cool but still work appropriate.
I look at influencers to get my workwear inspiration. My favourites are @FeliciaAkerstrom, @SylvieMus and @NatashaNdlovu. A recent tip I have been loving – which came from Andrea Cheong – is to fix or alter existing pieces in your wardrobe to give them a new lease of life. Next season I’m going to embrace more colour for the office – I’ve been inspired by @Babba and I’m even going to try to mix in some prints as well.
Senior Communications Manager
I have a workwear capsule wardrobe which makes dressing in the morning so much easier. If you have good basics you can mix and match, and keep a few outfit formulas in mind, then everything should be effortless. You can’t go wrong with wide-leg trousers, a quality t-shirt and of course, some gold jewellery to finish everything off. I saw a lot of minimalism and clean silhouettes on the catwalks for spring/summer, so I’ll be adapting these trends for the office.
My go-to brands for workwear basics are Zara and Topshop, but I love Anine Bing for some of the investment pieces. An Anine Bing sweatshirt looks great with smarter trousers – it’s a cool balance that works well for the office. My best investments have been my silver disco trousers from Zara and my UGGs – they’re incredibly useful for work and they’re great at dressing down my more formal looks.
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