Strict, elegant, essential, serious, minimal. They are all adjectives that inevitably come to mind when talking about the right look to wear at the office. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring too. The solution is simple: just choose garments and accessories in classic lines and shapes yet with bold stylistic details, unusual colours or original combinations.
The perfect strategy for the upcoming season, since the collections of some of the most famous and trendiest brands on the international fashion scene focused on this type of re-visitation of evergreen pieces.
First of all, MM6 Maison Margiela, which breaks the monotony of a white suit with sensual cuts on the shoulders that show glimpses of bare skin. Very original is also the total black inside-out mini shoulder bag based on the classic lady tote bag.
Pastel shades, on the other hand, characterise The Row minimal butter-coloured shoulder bag and A.P.C. Oxford blue shirt that dares a plunging, pronounced neckline.
Those who love the combination between a crisp and immaculate masculine cotton shirt and pleated midi skirt can focus on the light and dark contrast and contemporary design accessories, as proposed by Thom Browne, paired with a deconstructed Jil Sander handbag and L’Autre Chose T-strap asymmetric shoes.
The chromatic contrasts between black and white enriched with a touch of vibrant colour are always a good idea for a perfect outfit to show off at the office. An example? The chalk white jumper with jewelled embellished shoulder details and the side slit pencil skirt by 3.1 Phillip Lim become even more interesting when combined with Zanellato fiery red sac-à-main.
The extra touch? The innovative combination of two pieces in a very different style and some very feminine accessories. MM6 Maison Margiela puff sleeves shirt with embossed details looks striking worn over Thom Browne tailored masculine trousers. The look wouldn’t be completed without Mark Cross velvet micro bag and Aquazzura pointed slingbacks.