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Workwear Essentials with Caroline Cook

Author Editor - 2 minute read
We mean business, especially when it comes to our office style, and nothing says confidence more than the glow of a well put together outfit. We know the score, styling looks for work should be easy, as less time consuming as possible and ultimately a way to kickstart your day as you mean to go on. We couldn’t think of a better way to showcase some of our top picks for building your essential workwear wardrobe than to ask digital content creator, Caroline Cook, to style some of our new in items. 
Keep reading for your guide on smart-casual layering, relaxed tailoring and see some of our must-have trench coats for the season that will have you making your commute, your new catwalk.

The suit

Two of our top tips for building out your workwear capsule wardrobe is always start with a neutral colour palette to build your outfit around, and then add some sophisticated tailoring for the ultimate ready-for-work look. Our Everly Suiting Blazer and Everly Suiting Trousers are the perfect concoction of both elements... and not to mention it’s a timeless look you’ll be able to restyle for any upcoming events too.  
They key to a statement workwear outfit, is to accessorise with a practical and chic handbag to match. We love Caroline’s choice of pairing her power suit with our Jeena X Shopper bag. The structured handbag that oozes contemporary confidence with its unique shape and sizable inside.

The trench


Every workwear wardrobe must have a go to trench coat you can throw on over any outfit to last you through the seasons and give you that sophisticated edge. The trench we can’t stop obsessing over, (and as you may have seen on your Instagram feeds during #FashionWeek) is our Dandy Check Trench Coat. Bold trenches are an ideal base to any 9-5 look as the combination of sharp tailoring mixed with feminine silhouette shaping from the wraparound belt is a statement piece anyone can style.  
We especially love our Dandy Check Trench Coat for its monochromatic check pattern which can be paired from our range of jeans to a statement shirt and even layered over one of our dresses. Caroline pairs hers with our Everly Suiting Blazer and Everly Suiting Trousers which make for a match made in heaven.  

The essentials 

If one wearable hero piece wasn’t enough... we had to make two trench coats that stand out this season. Introducing the Ilena Trench Coat in a ‘Stormy Weather’ shade of blue. Caroline styles in neutrals and navy with our best seller Lily Mozart Jumper and Harrie Suiting Trousers. For an outer layer that works as hard as you do through any weather, we couldn’t recommend this stylish piece more. Plus, not to mention it fits in with the molten metal trend we’re seeing taking over the city right now with its metal button detailing and elasticated waistband. 
If you’re serious about your workwear attire like we are, be sure to browse our edit online for your one-stop-shop of smart shirt dresses, breezy blouses and strong suits that will command the room.  
Looking for editor's picks or what's trending? Read more over on our blog.