The New Year is the perfect time to refresh your style and breathe new life into your work wardrobe. In 2024, we're investing in quality over quantity. Think breathable natural fibres, well-fitting pieces and classic designs that stand the test of time. Below are the new rules of workwear style.
1. Go back to basics
Take the guesswork out of office dressing by investing in versatile staples such as camisoles, blouses and slip skirts. Pay close attention to fabric and fit, and choose lighter, warmer tones such as cream and taupe (rather than grey and navy) to keep your look modern.
2. Prioritise comfort
Stay comfortable without compromising on style. Opt for suiting lined with Bemberg or Tencel for exceptional comfort. These naturally derived fibres are skin-friendly, highly breathable and thermo-regulating, helping you stay cool in the summer, and warm during winter.
3. Play with texture
Basic doesn't have to mean boring. Create visual interest in a neutral outfit by mixing contrasting textures. For instance, style a wool knit sweater with a lustrous silk skirt and suede boots for subtle sophistication.
Fashion Habits to Take into the New Year
1. Take care of what you own. Extend the life of your garments by learning how to best care for them. Delicate items such as lingerie, wool sweaters and silk dresses require extra attention. See our Garment Care guide for more information.
2. Embrace outfit-repeating. Re-wearing the same outfit is no longer a fashion faux pas. In fact, it's a great way to save time in the morning and reduce your consumption. Discover new ways to wear the same items with different accessories and thoughtful layering. Follow us on TikTok for outfit ideas.
3. Consider cost per wear. When purchasing new clothes, consider the cost per wear, rather than the price tag. Slow fashion pieces are generally more versatile and durable, which also means they have a lower cost per wear. Investing in pieces with greater longevity is ultimately more economical.
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Jess is 5'1" (155cm) and wears the Vanessa Slip Skirt, Heidi Linen Blazer and Kim Linen Trouser in Size 6.