Your return-to-office dressing agenda

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Your return-to-office dressing agenda

Whether you’ve just turned off that out of office alert or you’re preparing to return to the desk in the coming weeks, it’s likely corporate outfitting has crossed your mind. If your New Year’s intentions list include something about dressing well, it’s smart to construct a capsule wardrobe out of versatile pieces — those that work in the contexts of business and pleasure. Harrolds has done the market research for you and prepped a strategic outline of your best-dressed Q1 yet.

It’s smart to construct a capsule wardrobe out of versatile pieces

But what makes a sartorial ensemble ‘office’ appropriate? Well, it certainly depends on the nature of your workplace. For the modern marketing doyenne seeking to spruce her 2023 Monday-to-Friday attire, opt for chic and monochromatic staples that can be easily intermixed (and reworn aplenty). Pops of bold accessorisation will take a lo-fi boardroom outfit to a knockoff-ready, ultra-stylish look for date night.

Of course, both menswear and womenswear work dressing hinges on the back of a reliable, functional, high-quality blazer (or two). Harrolds’ beloved Wardrobe.NYC x Hailey Bieber collection is a veritable blueprint for officewear done right, comprising of sophisticated and intermixable staples that boast coolness and timelessness. For ‘him’, Caruso takes tailoring up a notch with a wide range of two-sets you can hustle comfortably in.

If your boss likes to keep things smart casual, look to sleek and character-loaded labels like Marine Serre and Alexander Wang. Finding ‘fun’ tops to pare back with go-to denim bottoms and aforementioned monochromatic outerwear. And if you’re traveling light to the office, a black Bottega pouch will perfectly house all your small essentials for long haul nine-to-fives that warrant a few touch-ups.

Laissez-faire menswear echoes the denim-and-a-nice-top logic. We’re particularly fond of Luciano Barbera’s cotton shirting, classic white tees from and some everlasting Tom Ford jeans. Regardless of whether investing is your day job, make it a priority on the ‘actions’ list in your 2023 wardrobe audit.

We’ve also selected some accessorisation with distinctive flair, so you can stride into the workplace feeling incredibly organised (and fashionable) on day one. Be assured that your Stefano Ricci backpack will elicit many compliments, and a bold red lip colour can always distract from a bad midweek hair day.

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