The Look: The New Work Wear

The great thing about this season’s work wear is that it’s the perfect combination of professional style and chic comfort – balance is key! Thankfully, for those of us that love fashion, most offices have said goodbye to the days of formal power suits in uninspired, dull cuts and colours and have opted for more fashion-forward and worker-friendly dress codes.

This time around, pants are looser, softer and slightly oversized (both cropped or full-length) to balance oversized tops. Mocknecks and turtlenecks are back in a BIG way and are generally worn tight and tucked into looser bottoms or loose and oversized and half-tucked into tighter, more streamlined trousers. While your go-to black pointy pumps and still perfectly acceptable, try branching out with a pair of block-heeled loafers. Throw on anything with a waterfall collar and grab a top handle satchel and you’re ready for the boardroom.

 

 

 

Darontal Cropped Pant

One of those pieces that feels like it was tailored just for you. The streamlined pleats maintain a polished, wear-anywhere sophistication while the soft, easy wearing Japanese crepe will make these your new office favourite.

Available at Aritiza $125*

Mock Neck Top

Made from soft, airy jersey, this mock neck top is both office appropriate and on point. Tuck in for extra style points.

Available at H&M $19.99*

Cashmere-Like Open Collar Wrap Coat

This stylish cashmere-like coat with waterfall collar and waist-cinching belt is extremely flattering, on point and versatile. Great with dress pants or a skirt for work or over denim and a chunky turtleneck for a casual night out.

Available at Le Chateau $99.95*

Colinda Loafers

Classic loafer-style with a towering heel. These shoes scream boss lady.

Available at Aldo $110*

Cate Satchel

This pebbled faux-leather satchel with fold over straps and divided interior with multiple pockets is perfect for carrying all your important papers to work (who are we kidding - snacks, it'll fit all your snacks).

Available at GUESS $140*

How do you feel about the new work norm?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.