YES, YOU CAN
Three tricky trends you thought you couldn’t wear to work. Trust us, where there’s a will, there’s a way
Teamed with relaxed tailoring, trainers can read efficient and on the ball. Asos Australia’s Vanessa Carver flags them as one of the season’s top workwear trends. “They work well with our indoors/outdoors lifestyle and can cross over from the weekend if they’re kept box-fresh.” (So leave the ones you wore on Saturday’s hike at home.)
That’s layered florals for the uninitiated. Avoid looking like you dressed yourself in Aunt May’s curtains by keeping pieces streamlined and mixing big and small scales. A blouse and a midi skirt: winning for the office. A maxi-dress and a headscarf: save it for Sunday.
Carver says off-thes-houlder tops are an ongoing bestseller – but there are guidelines when giving colleagues some cold shoulder. Keeping part of the arms covered and choosing longer skirts or pants will ensure the attention is on you for all the right reasons. And keep a jacket over your chair for meetings.