My Go-To Designers For
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Whatever your workday looks like, I bet you have your favourite go-to places for your outfits? Since lockdown, most of my business has been done via online meetings and socially distanced coffees. However, more recently there have of course been a few more face to face interactions so I’ve definitely been dressing up a little more than I normally would.
Being pregnant, I prefer to upsize (while I still can) rather than splurge on maternity wear. It’s important for me to feel comfortable during my day though and at the same time, I want to feel all the things that I should at work; assertive, smart and stylish. It can be tricky piecing through the high street, trying to find new workwear additions for your wardrobe but I’ve been doing it (and enjoying it) for so long that I feel a bit of a pro!
Which leads me to today’s post. I wanted to share with you some of my favourite workwear brands that I’ve known and loved during my career. Admittedly, I do tend to steer more towards expensive brands for classic, timeless styles for workwear, brands that I’ll get a lot of wear out. By expensive, I mean between £100-300. From experience, if I buying cheaply then I’m constantly having to replace them – and no one needs that stress in their life! My brand preference is almost like a uniform so it’s so much easier to get ready.
Those of you who follow my blog and IG will know that I’m a big fan of Ganni. They’re one of my favourite brands for sartorial dressing. I admire their ethical approach to fashion too and I love to follow them (especially at Copenhagen Fashion Week). Their dresses tend to fit my shape well too.
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I am currently 5 months pregnant but the items featured in this post are all main sizing (not maternity).
Their dresses are super versatile and perfect for the office or working from home. I took a couple of dresses on a recent trip to Portugal too as they work well pared back with casual slides and a backpack for a more casual look. They’re great when pregnant too – I’ve upsized in three or four pieces as they’re quite forgiving. I don’t mind spending £100-200 on a dress that I can wear for a year or so knowing I can probably sell if on for half that afterwards (their resale value is quite high). Check The Outnet because they always have some great discounts as well!
I always discover new and interesting pieces by Staud when I’m not looking for anything in particular. My first experience with the brand were those beautiful bags that were big a year or two ago and since then, my collection of clothing has grown. I’d say the brand is quite eclectic but very practical at the same time.
Rumour has it that A.P.C. began when the founder lost his luggage in Barcelona and struggled to find classic, staple pieces to rebuild a new wardrobe. I’ve loved A.P.C for the last four or five years, probably around the same time I realised that better quality is worth paying that little bit extra for. Pieces in the latest collection are carefully crafted from beautiful fabrics like merino wool, leather, and alpaca hair and each are timeless in style. A.P.C. is a great brand to source a capsule wardrobe from, particularly for work.
Raey is by far one of the most comfortable brands I own yet and when styled correctly, they’re also one of the most sophisticated. My love affair with Raey started with their jeans (see this post) and quickly escalated with their tops. Some fabrics are jersey cotton and they hold their shape despite numerous washes. It’s another brand that’s worth paying that little bit extra for, especially their gorgeous long sleeved tops.
I featured a dress by Frankie Clothing in a recent edit on this blog post and you guys went nuts for it! So I know you’ll love their other pieces as much as I do. The brand is relatively new on my radar (only recently have they started stocking the brand on My Theresa) but I’m already obsessed with their oversized co-ords and faux leather designs.
What are your go-to workwear brands?