Posh & Polished

As we enter the new season, it’s time to start thinking about the evolution of our workwear wardrobe and what exactly it will look like in 2021. There’s a good chance that our blazers and tailored separates have taken a backseat over the months. And with loungewear sets and slip-on shoes infiltrating our everyday lineup, it’s important to find a balance – whether you’re going into the office or not. In turn, the style set is offering ample inspiration that’s worth exploring further.

For those who are looking to go beyond the obvious suits and collared tops, consider core classics designed with modern updates before writing them off completely. So, if conventional is just not your speed, this one’s for you.

Speaking of workwear, there is no workwear woe that a classic suit cannot fix! Nothing can establish a boardroom chic aura better than a good old blazer AKA tailored coat.

A lightweight jacket with strong shoulders, tapered sleeves, and statement buttons look glam beyond words. Whether you like a form-fitted look or a more boxy, andorgynous vibe, a stunning blazer can do wonders for your office wear. To give your otherwise traditional suit that modern spin, pair it with a white blouse instead of a crisp white button up.

You can also pair your high-waisted pants with a plain black T-shirt. Choose a T-shirt that has a tailored fit, but that is not form-fitting. Avoid an overly baggy T-shirt. Combine the casual appeal of the shirt with the classic suit pants, and you can style the rest to suit the occasion. From a business casual event to a catch up with friends, you can’t really go wrong in this stylish ensemble!

Now, we’ve talked enough about blazers and pants and shirts; let’s talk about the wonders of a formal dress. Shealth, wrap, or shirt-style; a formal dress is the most effortless way to look sincere and stylish while at work. It’s a solid no-brainer that needs no styling and works well with or without much effort. Just pair it with the right amount of accessories and you’re sure to destroy the boardroom with your vicious, vicious words and impeccable style.

But if you’re having one of those days where you just want to dress all casual for work then you can ditch them all mentioned above and go for a classic denim on denim look with a casual white T-shirt.

So, if your company’s organisational culture allows this form of clothing, there’s nothing wrong with going totally casual every now and then.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair & Makeup: Nabila Salon
• Designer: MANGO by AK Galleria
• Photography & Styling: Ali Abbas
• Featuring: Zunairah Rafi