September always has that fresh, ‘back to school’ feeling, and never have we felt that more than this year, as we make the gradual transition from working from home to back to the office. So, if you’re craving that ‘new shoes’ nostalgia, and are also upping your days outside of the home office, take a look at @thatcorporatechic’s workwear suggestions for elegant ensembles that make the nine-to-five feel like a joy again.
The perfect work dress, our Valentina Italian tweed dress is cool enough for the last days of summer and moves effortlessly into autumn with a switch in styling. A riff on Parisian tweed, with its classic double pockets and gold button detail but striking colourway, wear it with a contrasting colour pair of Floret courts and our Sandra snaffle handbag for right now and with ankle boots and knitted layers when temperatures drop. The change in accessories effortlessly updates its seasonal skew, which makes it a hard-working addition to your workwear wardrobe.
A great suit instantly feels smart and pulled-together, and what @thatcorporatechic proves with our Gabriel blazer and trousers, is that it’s anything but stuffy. This wool-rich suit takes on a heritage-inspired Prince of Wales check in a contemporary and unexpected colourway - so it looks more fashion than finance. Teaming it with our super-soft Cecile denim shirt lends a relaxed feel, and our Felicity heeled loafers make the perfect ‘wear-all-day’ finishing touch. Chic, comfortable and easy-to-wear, this suit is made for wearing, and not just in the office. Throw on a cosy knit and chunky boots and you have yourself a stylish weekend look too.
One of the best things about being back in the office is the after-hours dinners catching up with friends. So, on days when your diary dictates a fancier outfit, look to a fun two-piece to take you from desk to dinner. Our Lea leopard print knit jumper and matching skirt is playful in print and looks smart enough by day and aperitivo-ready post-5pm. Style it like @thatcorporatechic with our Emma quilted bag and another pair of heeled loafers - Samantha in crinkled patent this time. Are you sensing a theme here? They’re the work shoe of the season. Best get measured up!