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Feminine undertones lead the collections for 2020 – whether its via figure skimming silhouettes or demure ladylike styles, the shift away from casual streetwear is more evident than ever. Boardroom attire is changing for women these days.
For dresses, soft volume remains a key message with midi and maxi lengths dominating.
Elevate your heroes – fail safes such as the utility jacket, trench coats and pleated trousers carry on in line with the increasing importance of elevated basics but are given a new lease of life via details and fabric updates.
Waisted, belted and knotted looks continue – while volume is important, waist definition is also crucial for a flattering balance.
Explore growing boardroom attire – jumpsuits, shorts and skirts are key.
Top boardroom fashion trends
How to stay smart yet trendy with a boardroom attire?
The timeless power of tailoring
Modern tailoring to take you to the boardroom in style is slouchy but smart.
The power suit gets a reboot – tailored blazers and trousers are a flattering duo that work just about anywhere but to give your office look some sass opt for the new oversized matching sets.
You can get all mixed up with mismatched jackets and pants for a more relaxed look or pair with floaty fabrics – skirts or tops or dresses for an effortless off-duty look.
Soft volume is what you’re after.
Chalk it up – think powder shades as the last word in city-slick tailoring.
Or swipe white – suddenly pale is interesting again. Can’t do without black?
That’s fine – give your look some serious edge with bold slashes of black and white.
Jump suits and safari tops for the corporate jungle.
Ageless style with this timeless look is back on the high street. Looking for a light cover-up – look no further than a belted safari jacket. It will add a dash of African style to your wardrobe. Team with a fedora hat to look (and feel) really cool.
The utility shirt
Looks smart with jeans and flats on dress down day or can even double up as a jacket over a dress. Think chic tailoring in cool fabrics such as linen – layer over big bold prints for a little added glamour. Buy a pair of bold sliders – yellow or red – and give a modern edge to traditional khaki cargo pants and safari gear.
It’s not all about khaki – it’s all about embracing earthy tones such as brick red, terracotta, burnt ochre and stone.
So, grab your binoculars – we’re off on safari!
Professional clothes for women
Pleated skirts and girly blouses – ladylike vibes for office or play
Pleat yourself. Pick a pleated skirt that hits just above the ankle or try a tiered maxi which is re-emerging as an important summer shape.
Rock it extra-long for a more directional feel – and for a corporate look pretty draped blouses, lightweight knits and simple silky and chiffon tops will resonate best -not forgetting the pearls ….. Dahling …
Satin blouses abound – rock the puff sleeve trend or go for subtle cut-outs and broderie anglaise. Frame your face with embellished collars, pleated necklines or soft bows. Whether it’s a lacy ruff, a polycotton poplin pie crust or a chic organza frill, take inspiration from the likes of Alexa Chung and Princess Diana.
What are the most trendy accessories for the boardroom?
Accessories and shoes – your secret style weapon.
With some fancy footwear fun, you can stride out in style.
Look for the best chunky platform loafers – increase your height the easy way -this season the classic loafer comes with an extra inch or (two) ! On the heel. Power dressing done for you.
Not just for farmers and festivals, this season you need a pair of fashion wellies – its more about looking adorable than braving a downpour!! Guaranteed to kick-start your new wardrobe.
Comfort is the vibe with your perfect pair of mules. These backless wonders come in plenty of designs – flat or with a heel for the office.
Raise your sneaker game with a turbo sneaker – platform sneakers. With just about everything – your corporate suits, dresses and your oversized coat.
Giddy -up – this style has made a serious comeback. Team with slouchy tailored trousers which should be tucked in for a roadworthy look. It’s the hero shape of the season.
Chunky walking boots
Grungy bovver boots at your ankle or laced up to the knee – try pairing with your floral dress and oversized blazer or knit for a casual, laid-back look.
The added touch
Gold door knocker earrings, statement chokers, big brooches, giant chains are sooo office appropriate … think Cartier and go look for a fake.
Go girly – get passionate about pearls – think Chanel and grab a string or two.
Bold belts, wide belts, any belts! Bows on belts – the bigger the better… opt for colours that will stand out – a large sash in a contrast colour will break up black.
Slouchy bags. Squishy pillow bags – look to Zara for a high street take on the hero shape of the season.
Hair accessories (scrunchies, wide bands and bows). Adorn your hair with a supersized bow – a pop of colour in your hair is a new-season trick.
So, style tip – it’s not what you wear it’s how you wear it – make a statement – accessorise, accessorise!
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