Don’t be fooled into thinking that corporate wear is just restricted to the office, because it’s not! Over the years we have witnessed the evolution of corporate clothes and how popular classic pieces such as tailored trousers, blazers, and pantsuits can be easily mixed with casual shapes to create a modern look that has all the sophistication of office-wear, but also incorporates fabulous on-trend aspects.
In order to create these looks – which we are sure you have already been lusting over on the runway – first consider the quality of your classic pieces. Australian brand Godwin Charlihas become highly sought after for both men and women thanks to its superior fabrics and high-quality craftsmanship. The brand specialises in tailored fashion for men and women, and these exceptional garments can also be worn for a smart casual everyday look – and we’ll show you how.
Casual Classics Styling
Just because you prefer clothing that is comfortable does not mean that you can’t look chic, you just need to learn how to style the look properly. The easiest way to achieve the trendy casual classics look is by pairing casual pieces such as a relaxed knit or a flowy dress with more classic ones, such as a structured blazer, pencil skirt and straight-leg pants.
Opt for a pair of cotton trousers like the Monroe Cotton Stretch Pants in toffee, and match them with a slightly loose-fitting vest and a belted jacket such as the Hilary Wool Shawl Coat– expertly crafted using ultra-soft Italian Wool – because the slim fit of the jacket complements the trousers perfectly.
Alternatively, choose a pair of oversized pants such as culottes and pair them with a more fitted top, like the effortlessly-chic Estelle White Silk Sleeveless Blouse, and you’ll have the perfect casual classic outfit to wear to the office or around town. To add a more glamorous touch to this look wear it with a statement necklace and a killer pair of high-heeled shoes.
Monochrome styling is one of the most popular and recurring styles both on the runways and the streets, and one of the reasons why fashion-lovers are so keen on this trend is because it is so versatile and can be worn as office wear, evening wear and day wear.
There are few colour combinations that are as striking, yet easy to wear as the classic monochrome styling: you can wear it either tone on tone or pair it with black and white polka dots, checks and stripes.
If you are looking to wear monochrome styling for workwear then opt for a black pantsuit or a pair of stylish black trousers like the Monroe Trouser Stretch Pants which has been elegantly crafted from the purest Japanese cotton for a fit that is both comfortable, classic and extremely versatile. Wear it with a white silk blouse, a pendant necklace, and a pair of black heels.
If a more feminine look is what you’re after then look for a monochrome skirt and top combination. A black pencil skirt is a fit that is flattering and extremely chic, and one piece that does just that is the Adelle Pure Wool Skirt crafted with pure Italian Superfine wool which will enhance your curves.
Remember, monochrome styling also lends itself well to a pop of colour so you can easily add bright, bold statement jewellery to your look.
Sports Luxe Trend
The sports luxe trend is a fashion favorite due to it’s versatility, flattering fit, and most importantly the comfort. Unless you’ve been hiding underneath a rock for the last few months you’ll know that this is one trend that you definitely want to invest in.
Some of the sports luxe essentials include sneakers, sweaters, baseball shirts and leather shorts but the key to this trend is really how to incorporate a sports-inspired element – something with clean lines and exposed zips – into your wardrobe. This can be done by wearing loose-fitting tops and tight pants, or vice versa, so as to balance your silhouette. If you want to still rock this trend but you’re after a much more polished look, then pair sneakers and statement cuff jewellery with a pair of trousers and a long-line blazer.
Godwin Charli has a range of suits that you could style with a loose-fitting or emblazoned t-shirt, or a mesh shirt and wedge sneakers, and the combination will allow you to look polished while staying on trend. One such suit option is the Cleo Wool Suit. Expertly crafted using pure wool fabric, this stylish suit creates a slim silhouette thanks to its one button jacket, flat-front trousers and peak lapel.
Oriental Shapes Trend
Oriental shapes have proved popular on the runway for the last year and many designers have impressed us with their expert use of floral blooms, high-neck collars, kimono-style jackets, belted waists and oversized obi belts. Japanese style has heavily influenced Western fashion in recent years and has brought us refined and super elegant looks.
This trend has not just been restricted to the runways though, we have also seen the trend trickle down into street style as fashionable women have embraced the cinched waist style and the colourful floral prints – and for good reason. On the streets this trend has transitioned to make it more wearable and far less daunting for everyday looks. One way to subtly introduce oriental shapes into your wardrobe is with a belted jacket.
The Abbey Luxury Pure Wool Coat will not only protect you from the cold, it will also cinch in your waist and the slim-fit style creates a flattering and feminine look. Crafted from ultra-soft Italian Wool this is the perfect oriental shape to add to your winter wardrobe.
If a jacket is not for you, then opt for a floral blossom skirt and pair it with neutral hues or wear high-neck collared designs with a pair of fitted trousers for a look that is both easy to wear but also offers your style some oriental detailing.