Are you inspired by the catwalk but limited to strutting your stuff down the cubicle corridors? This two-part series presents the most office-friendly trends of the season.
The Wide Belt: A cinched waist is a leading silhouette for Fall/Winter 2015. Designers wrapped wide belts over coats, dresses, jumpsuits and vests, bringing an hourglass appeal to almost any outfit.
How to Wear it to Work: This is one of the easiest trends to incorporate into your fall wear. Try it:
- Over your favourite blouse for visual interest
- Over a cardigan or blazer for a structured silhouette
- Over high-waisted skirts and trousers for a polished look
- Over a loose sweater or tunic to create shape
- With a dress to emphasize curves
The Pussy Bow: The basic blouse just got a lot more interesting! The pussy bow is a classic, polished look that caters to a career girl’s need for flair.
How to Wear it to Work: Swap your androgynous collared shirt for this romantic alternative. Outside of work, you can wear the ends loose with slouchy pants for a fabulous deconstructed look.
Windowpane Plaid: Hailed the “gingham of fall”, windowpane plaid offers an interesting alternative to traditional suiting prints like plaid, pinstripe and hounds-tooth.
How to Wear it to Work: Windowpane offers a conservative, androgynous vibe that’s perfect for business wear. It’s a natural alternative for a classic suiting pieces like trousers, collared shirts, blazers and pencil skirts.
How to Wear it to Work: Another trend catering to our corporate needs, the emergence of camel offers a safe suiting alternative to black and navy in even in the most conservative offices.