My relationship with fashion? It’s a business relationship, in more ways than one! I am interested in the office inspired fashion trends off the catwalk of course. That’s what I need to wear every day to work. The other is I need to keep on top of what’s trending as it will influence new designs for the cufflinks.
As much as I would love to be a fashion icon, or fashion expert, I know I’m not. I’m a numbers geek, an analytics queen a finance flirt. I like to think of myself as having a classic, elegant style to suit my work and what I do for a living.
Several of the 2017 trends coming through are corporate inspired that are ideal for me and you, my customers, that have to wear suits or more formal attire to the office. I am very excited to share with you my top picks!
My interpretation of the office trends are a reflection of what’s been happening for over 12 months now. A resurgence of the 90’s. Structured suits and cinched in waists with pin stripes… All styles we wore in the nineties, even if it was just for school work experience! [Yes, I worked with an accounting firm for my work experience].
Let’s get stuck in.
- The Blazer.
The standard Blazer was in fashion last year but the 2017 trend has a spin on it. It will be double breasted with strong shoulders which is very 80’s. It might also be worn as a dress, on the longer side of course which is great because let’s face it, we can’t go too short in the office. I am loving this one by Misa Nonoo which has taken the catwalk trend and dialed it down a little for mainstream. https://mishanonoo.com/products/florence-blazer-dress-black
- The New Trench.
Oh how I love a trench coat, doesn’t everyone? It’s a classic and It’s perfect to throw on to add a structured edge to your look. Trench coats make me feel confident and professional. Australian designer Dion Lee showed his collection at New York Fashion Week and we’re seeing his signature style of craftsmanship and detail in his trench coats. For 2017, trenches will have a long silhouette and think big buckles!
- Shirts with details
Lucky for me, button down shirts will remain a strong trend this year. The shirt is a classic, corporate look ideal for the office. This year think details added to the shirts. French cuffs, details along the neck line, cuff details or embellished details and accessories. You can’t go wrong with a shirt in the workplace, it’s timeless and will be taken seriously. Here are some styles form Rag & Bone and DKNY which are catwalk styles so for mainstream fashion think less extremes. Of course if you are looking to add an individual statement to your shirt, head here to choose cufflinks that will suit your personality and style http://www.misslinks.com/catalogue
Yes, like it’s straight out of the 90’s pinstripes will rule the office suit once more. Inspired by Wall Street, it will be classic navy blue or black with varying thickness of pinstripes from thin too wide. Personally? I am a huge fan and so happy it’s back. A wide pant paired with a white shirt is a powerful professional style.
- Shocking Rose Pink
Is your style colourful? The colour for 2017 [other than the pantone colour of the year] is Shocking Rose Pink as seen in several collections including Celine. Blush pink was definitely a colour for 2016 – so soft and light so now the fashion industry is picking it up a notch with this striking rose pink. You can’t miss it in the office, grabbing attention and adding fun! This colour would translate well across blouses or shirts for the office, but if you’re not into colour and wear more monochrome you could incorporate it into your accessories, like these rose pink cufflinks http://www.misslinks.com/product-details/sq1063r/1207
- Cinched in waists with belts and bustiers
Do you remember when Madonna was wearing a bustier over shirts? A look she wore in the 90’s and mostly paired with a skinny tie too. This is the style that has made its way back to the catwalk, bustiers, cinched in waists and belts. It looks amazing over shirts and gives a feminine touch. Would you wear it to the office? If it’s too much, then perhaps do the cinched in waist and belt look for a more conservative style.
Are these trends your style? I would love to know, drop me a comment on Facebook and tell me your favourite.
Until next time,