This is the most wearable office trends for 2014 and one which owned the catwalks at New York’s S/S Fashion Week. Introduce colour back into your wardrobe gradually in the form of structured lilac silhouettes, mandarin shoulder bags and salmon pink umbrellas.
Boxy shouldered, cropped silhouettes, it’s your time to shine this year. Cropped jackets are officially in for spring. Whether patterned, striped, plain, printed or textured the cropped jacket will suit a range of office outfits while giving you that extra little something which sets you apart from the pack. Fact: a woman can never have enough jackets, handbags or shoes.
Button Down Shirts
The masculine trend will be given a modern update this spring, as high street collections everywhere introduce contrast collar, button-down shirts in addition to their usual offerings. In the past, fashion designers have treaded the feminine-masculine path carefully, choosing to dabble mainly in specially selected brogues and structured blazers.
However, all that is about to change thanks to the New York S/S Fashion Week- large quantities of crisp, masculine shirts in contrasting colours and textured styles graced the female catwalk. Wear yours tucked into a pencil skirt or teamed with tailored trousers and brogues for maximum, power dressing effect.
Introducing the shift blouse, ideal for days where we want to channel some laid-back luxe, but still stay smart. The shift blouse is essentially a dressier, luxe version of the humble t-shirt. Sophisticated and stylish, the shift blouse is uncomplicated to style and will look effortless paired with skinny jeans, or a shift skirt for ultimate comfort.