For many of us work isn’t just a case of nine to five anymore. Business travel, off-site meetings and remote working are all commonplace, as are post-office social gatherings.
You will, of course, want to look your best no matter what the workday holds and it is with this in mind that we take a look at what to include in your capsule wardrobe for work.
Start with the Basics
Getting the basics of your capsule wardrobe for work right, means you will feel comfortable and stylish no matter what and therefore it’s paramount.
Start by including a pair of navy blue trousers, matched with a crisp white shirt for the office. Add to this a crew neck jumper, also in navy blue and made from merino wool – this will work well with the trousers for a more casual look. If it’s a particularly warm time of year, it may also be wise to include a plain white t-shirt for a super casual look.
When it comes to footwear, consider a pair of chocolate brown loafers – they are a great all-rounders. Couple these with two pairs of socks, one pair in scorched orange and a second pair in navy. And then finally, a belt to match the shoes and a tie to match the socks. These seven items constitute your basics and having packed them you can look to include some added extras.
Plan for Any Weather
No matter how well you plan your travel arrangements, you never know when you are going to find yourself on foot and so be prepared. Your capsule wardrobe for work needs to include a light but smart weatherproof coat and what better than a trench coat in camel or beige?
It’s in the Bag
In addition to a compact capsule suitcase, it is always sensible to have a second smaller bag. A slimline brown leather soft suitcase is the perfect accessory and should be used to house a tablet and any documents you may need to ferry around with you. Never overfill your suitcase and carry as little as possible in your packets – just your wallet and phone.
When considering a capsule wardrobe for work, the keywords are layering and interchangeable. Stick to three main colours and perhaps a flourish of something bright for contrast. Follow this simple guide and whether you are in a high profile business meeting, a cocktail party or a sleazy gin joint, you’ll feel and look great.