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THE NEW RULES OF WORKWEAR

Heading back to the office? Hit refresh on your work wardrobe with outfit ideas for every kind of dress code

 

The casual office

Returning to a creative or more relaxed office? Invest in mix-and-match separates that are smarter than loungewear but just as comfortable – look out for relaxed fits, stretch fabrics and elasticated waists. Team a long-sleeved Wedgewood blue polo shirt or lightweight knitted jumper with beige stretch chinos for a comfy but pulled together look. For a creative spin on the suit, trade in the blazer for an eternally cool Harrington jacket and add trainers.

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CASUAL VERSATILE PIECES

The more formal office

If your workplace specifies a strict formal dress code, a button-down shirt, sharp suit, tie and polished pair of Oxford shoes is your can’t-fail outfit formula. However, even before lockdowns, dress codes in many offices were becoming more relaxed and a new approach to workwear was emerging. From macs chucked over suits to lightweight knits under blazers and button-down shirts worn without ties, the new formal is more relaxed than ever.

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FORMAL SMART SEPARATES

Words: Miranda Eason

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