It’s a classic workwear dilemma: how to look smart while staying comfy (and being able to walk)? Maria Lemos, founder of fashion marketing agency RainbowWave, shows us how it’s done
Workwear tips from fashion marketing guru Maria Lemos
FLATS ARE KEY
I wear heels when I’m in a party mood, but not in work mode. Then I want to look elegant but be comfortable – but not necessarily in trainers, they’re just not me.
I don’t want to spend too much time getting ready in the morning, so I love wearing jumpsuits, dresses or suits. I like an outfit to be one look, one line, one colour.
THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAIL
Even a tiny bit of jewellery finishes an outfit. I used to wear a lot of big, bold jewellery – now I like pieces that I don’t even think about: they’re there and I never take them off.
DON’T GET STUCK IN A COLOUR RUT
I like muted tones – I wear a lot of blue and white. But from time to time I think it feels really modern to play with colour, so I’ll wear something more unusual, like yellow.
I used to have a bag that weighed a ton: now I hate that idea. The small bag I wear now has pockets for credit cards, and I have my glasses, phone, keys – that’s it. It’s been massively freeing.