Having worked in the corporate sector for a number of years, I think we can all agree that the daily uniform can get somewhat monotonous.
Naturally, we have to acknowledge that there are some professions where a creative license is not granted but if you work in an industry that allows a little bit more expression, then don’t be afraid to experiment with different cuts, designs and fabrics.
The key when straying from the standard corporate uniform is to adhere to a strict black and white colour palette as this will make you feel more comfortable when stepping outside the norm. In addition, if indulging in patterns limit them to either a stripe or polka dot so as to keep the look understated and dress conservatively in terms of fit and coverage.
A black wide leg pant paired with an oversized white blouse I have found to be the perfect blueprint. Not only does the look adhere to the aforementioned rules but forms a basic foundation on which to build upon with shoes, accessories and a blazer should you require one. To keep the look polished throughout the day select items cut from materials less inclined to crease
When it comes to footwear the beauty of the wide legged pant is that it is complimented with many designs. Whether it be a heeled boot, closed in pump or strappy sandal the look is transferrable to any work environment through the addition of the correct shoe.
When exploring further pairings, given this is a play on the corporate uniform you want to keep accessories sleek and to a minimum. Think structured handbags to juxtapose the relaxed fit of the outfit, introduce a statement watch with masculine accents and when selecting jewellery remember less is more.
Top Sir The Label via The Undone, Shoes Billini via The Iconic, Pants Zara, Handbag Michael Kors
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