Until relatively recently, workwear meant tailored clothes. If you wanted to be taken seriously, this is what you chose, because the ‘suited and booted’ look said you meant business, even before you’d spoken a word. Tailoring like this goes back to military dress, deliberately styled to give you authority.
We’ve moved a long way from that. Dressing down is much more common, which is a relief… and also a challenge. Traditional tailoring had the elements that gave you presence – collars, lapels, crisp lines – already built in. So how do you make sure that your ideas and opinions still carry weight, even if you’re dressed more casually?
Here are our five top tips to creating your winning work wardrobe. It will reflect your personality, do justice to your professionalism and make you feel fabulous from 9 to 5.