OF­FICE POL­I­TICS

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

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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.

DON’T OVERCOMPLICATE

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.

TRAVEL LIGHT

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.

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