If you are like me and your job doesn’t require a uniform, it means you need to have endless wardrobe options. At my previous job, my colleagues and I would dream about how much easier life would be if we had a uniform. As daggy as it may have looked, it would have saved us so much time and money not having to come up with new outfits each day.
Many of us enjoy a relaxed dress code in the office, it means that the line is blurred, and you could get away with wearing your casual weekend wear in the office.
// THE BLAZER. A well-tailored blazer is that one item that always comes to save the day. It’s the piece I grab when the dress code is smart casual, but I can’t think of what to wear. This Morrison jacket is a modern take on the classic, with its leather panelling. You can wear the blazer with jeans, sneakers for a polished daytime look, and teaming with leather pants and high boots for a chic work look
// THE WHITE SHIRT. Of course, I can count on one of my favourite staples, the humble white shirt to strike again. With the ability to look dressed up (with a suit) and a killer pair of heels to super casual with jeans and flats you can’t beat it. See my trends edit on how to wear the white shirt this season.
// FITTED JEANS OR BLACK PANTS. Denim, leather or pleather? I don’t’ mind as long as the fit is perfect. Black pants will always be on the top of my list, they are versatile and timeless. They give you endless options at work, teamed with silk blouses, corporate jackets and structured tops. On the weekend, it works with everything from a chunky knit, ankle boots and your denim shirts. I try to go for pants that are cropped to the ankle, to elongate the leg.
// THE SKIRT. The shape and style depends on what works with your body best, I personally live in the pencil, I have given the midi a good run for the last few months. The A-line skirt is another favourite style that suits most body shapes. The skirt can be dressed up for work with a shirt and blazer or worked at night with bare legs, ankle boots with layers on top.
Photography | Liane Hurvitz