|Shirt: Equipment. Culottes: Great Plains (buy similar here). Bag: Atterley Road. Shoes: Dune. Watch: Mondaine
I have an apology to make. I came to realise recently, that I have been doing many of you an injustice. I swan around in my jeans, Birkenstocks, bomber jackets and tell you what should be wearing everyday whilst forgetting that a lot of people have a dress code for work. And it’s hard…right? How to look smart, presentable, appropriate and chic – now that’s a challenge.
The amount of time I scream at the television during The Apprentice asking “why are they wearing that? Do people dress like that in an office?” – and don’t even get me started on their choice of footwear…
Anyway, I digress, but I thought the best place to start would be for me to dress work appropriate myself (and abiding by a covered up, closed toe rulebook). So I’ve decided after my #WeekInDenim on Instagram to dedicate a week to workwear – I hope you like!
I’m not sure how much convincing I have to do with an Equipment shirt – I have an abundance of shirts and wear them regularly but a really good shirt, in a great fabric is never to be underestimated. Yes, they’re expensive but you only really need one (okay, maybe 2) in your life. And they do come up on The Outnet too. My Margaret Howell chambray shirt is without doubt the most useful piece in my wardrobe – it looks great on holiday with a bikini, tucked into smart culottes, rolled up under my dungarees…
|Cotton shirt: £215, Equipment at Net A Porter
Culottes are a great alternative to trousers, especially for the spring – and they look great paired with a lace-up court. Plus, these are possibly the only style of trouser that look just as good when you change into your trainers for the commute home!
|Coat: Asos (in the sale now). Trainers: Adidas
…and did you know that Marks & Spencer have a pair of those leather culottes online?! Get them while you can…
|Leather culottes: £199, Marks & Spencer