Feeling boxed in by corporate clichés?
If the pandemic has shown us anything, it’s the importance of dopamine dressing and serotonin-boosting silhouettes to ensure high spirits throughout the working week.
However, the fast approaching, cool temperatures of winter are making pulling together a mood-boosting, office appropriate ensemble that little bit more difficult.
Long gone are the days of stifling shirting and scratchy materials that have become synonymous with office life. This season, we’re taking cues from the international runways of Milan and Paris and following suit with the emerging soft tailoring trend.
This aesthetic is an homage to traditional Saville Row staples like double breasted blazers, nipped waistlines and perfectly pleated trousers. Yet, the soft tailoring trend subverts and deconstructs these tropes with a contemporary and conscientious approach.
An evolution from the oversized outlooks of luxury labels like The Row and Beare Park, the soft tailoring trend allows you to write your own rules and mix and match signature suiting styles to create a new silhouette.
While the return to waistcoats and ties as everyday essentials may be a little daunting, you can pair these staples with high-octane colourways and distinct fabrications to make this trend your own.
Plus, the soft tailoring approach to dressing allows you to transition from workwear to evening wear with ease. Honestly, you’ll be hard pressed to find us in anything else this season.
Below, marie claire’s edit of the soft tailoring trend to inspire your new winter workwear wardrobe.
Photographer: Daniel Goode
Fashion Editor: Teanne Vickers
Makeup: Filomena Natoli
Model: Ayuol Manyok
Production: Emily Gittany