FASHION INSPIRATION, TRENDS & ADVICE
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The workwear update
09 January 2019
January is prime time for a workwear appraisal. And it doesn't have to cost the earth. Our advice? Invest wisely in transitional pieces that will not only see you through the season, but will also give you that boost of confidence to set good intentions for the year ahead. Here are three pitch perfect looks to get you started.
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The new tailoring
Fashion designer, Donna Karan famously said, “We’ve come a long way. Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through.” Take the suit: if you're a creature of comfort, a matching two-piece will probably feel too corporate and stuffy, so break it up and team the blazer with your favourite pair of jeans and a bold knit to make it feel more casual. For a more feminine spin, wear it with a pleated midi skirt or draped over the shoulders of a printed dress. It's the ultimate spin on high-low dressing and feels thoroughly modern. Equally, if head-to-toe tailoring makes you feel like you're ready to take on the world, go for it – 2019 is all about owning the look you're in.
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Check it out
Checks will forever be a ‘thing’ on the fashion circuit. As timeless as animal print and as neutral as, well, neutrals – investing in a heritage-style trench coat is a failsafe choice for the office and beyond. Team it with a chic knit, chinos and loafers to take you from Monday’s board meeting to Friday’s client breakfast in style.
Jump to it
For mornings when you just can’t figure out what to wear, reach for a tailored jumpsuit. It’s an instant outfit that has all the simplicity and ease of a dress, but feels cooler and modern. This printed version is figure-flattering and a great option if you’re just starting out with jumpsuits. For those who have been wearing them for years, consider it an instant favourite to add to your collection. Style with a biker jacket and trainers for a contemporary finish.
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Photography credit: Jason Lloyd Evans. The women featured in these images are not affiliated with Next or the products featured within this article.
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