HOW TO | Decode Modern Workwear

The workwear dress code has evolved from simple suits and ties, so knowing exactly what to wear can be a challenge. Read ahead on some sartorial tips to help you navigate your 9 to 5 look.

Mix & Match:

Don’t be afraid to break up your suit. Try a blazer with a pair of slim jeans or tailored chinos – tan or navy options are a no brainer when it comes to pants. When mixing colours, a crisp white shirt is a fail-safe option. Ditch your tie for a more laidback look, but keep your shirt, shoes and jacket polished to not appear too casual.

Get the shoes right:

You can’t go wrong with a classic brown brogue or derby style, and you should always ensure your shoe is well-kept and polished. If your workplace is more relaxed, cuff your chinos and try a fresh pair of sneakers – and by this we mean a clean white sneaker, not your gym shoes!

The Final Flourish:

Smarten up a plain look with accessories like a classic watch or a pair of patterned socks. Add a pocket square to your blazer to up the ante of your outfit and always ensure your belt matches your shoes.