Nine-to-five classics break free


Sweater, Louis Vuitton
Sequinned Skirt, Louis Vuitton
Striped Skirt, Lee Mathews
Coat, Michael Lo Sordo
Boots, Louis Vuitton
Bag, Louis Vuitton

Call it a reaction to the ever-relaxing office dress codes, but the inclination to elevate our off-duty attire is creeping in. The smart suiting that once solely sat desk side has broken free of its career separates connotations, pencil skirts have gained wiggle room, and tweed, houndstooth and banker stripes have shed their sense of strictness. Blurring the lines between corporate and wardrobe classic, designers are putting their own spin on the new out-of-office essentials. You’ll find an extra pocket added to the clean lines of a slim skirt, a playful cherry crest stamped onto a tailored jacket, or a commuter-classic trench coat cast in printed snakeskin. Take matters into your own hands and build on boardroom favourites with sequins or a pair of mesmerising metallic boots and you’ll be mastering the high-low mix like a boss in no time.

Coat, Bally

Coat, Chanel

Turtleneck, Dior
Coat, Claudie Pierlot
Pants, Zimmermann
Shoes, Zimmermann

Long sleeve shirt, Marimekko
Top shirt, Simone Rocha from The Outnet
Skirt, Oroton
Bag, Mulberry
Shoes, MaxMara

Shirt, Marimekko
Jacket, Gucci
Pants, Gucci
Clutch, Chanel

Shirt, Dior
Belt (worn as collar), Dior
Jacket & Shorts, Romance Was Born

Jacket, Chanel
Mini Skirt, Chanel
Long Skirt, Bally
Boots, Chanel


Photography Michael Brunt @ Assembly Agency
Styling Freddie Fredericks
Hair & Makeup Lei Tai @ Viviens
Model Logan Crosby @ Priscillas
Words Natalie Mell