When it comes to workwear, we’re all about finding the perfect balance between smart and chic. Sure, you want to express yourself and show off that oh-so-fashionable side, but it’s also important to take yourself seriously so that your co-workers will do the same. In this case, a sleeveless vest is exactly what you’re looking for – the perfect way to smarten up nearly any outfit without resorting to that over worn boyfriend blazer – again. We’re pairing ours with a printed pencil skirt, a navy silk blouse, black-and-white pointed-toe court shoes, and earrings that offer just the right amount of glint.
Smarteez Blazer in Black, £170, available at YOOX.com; Whistles Marble Print Skirt, £155, available at Whistles; & Other Stories Silk Blouse, £65, available at & Other Stories; Dune 2 Part Court Shoe, £79, available at Dune; Topshop Gold Hoop Earrings, £7.50, available at Topshop; Deena & Ozzy Roll Top Satchel in Red, £38, available at Urban Outfitters; Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Brightening Make Up, £25.50, available at Feel Unique.
Cocktail hour…finally! Celebrate what we’ll assume is your first drink of the evening by mastering the art of colourblocking. Nod to the ‘90s whilst balancing the weight of your waistcoat with a wispy neon-yellow slip dress. Add a minimalist teal leather clutch and biscuit-coloured mid-heel sandals to round it all out.
SMARTEEZ Blazer in Black, £170, available at YOOX.com; River Island Yellow Double Layer Cami Slip Dress, £30, available at River Island; KG Kurt Geiger Harmony Sandal, £140, available at Kurt Geiger; Marc by Marc Jacobs Cord and Satin Necklace, £120, available at Net-a-Porter; American Apparel Medium Leather Carry-All Pouch, £40, available at American Apparel; Balmain Paris Texturising Salt Spray, £16.95, available at Beauty Mart.
When you’re out for brunch, keep it casual without losing all of your chic. The sleeveless vest adds a polished flare to your look, so complement that with a polka-dot blouse, leather flats, and a chic envelope bag. Denim cut-offs provide a laid-backbit of balance – it is the weekend, after all.
SMARTEEZ Blazer in Black, £170, available at YOOX.com; H&M Denim Shorts, £19.99, available at H&M; Uniqlo Silk Print Long Sleeve Blouse, £39.90, available at Uniqlo; Reiss Jolene Cross Body Envelope Bag in Nude; £135, available at Reiss; Carvela Hannibel 2 Part Pointed Flat Shoes, £49, available at ASOS;Julie Hewett Cheekie Cheek And Lip Shine, £19, available at Cult Beauty.