19 May 2020

Back To Work Winning Wardrobe

BACK TO WORK WINNING WARDROBE

 

Not too long now till the Circuit Breaker is lifted.

Truth is, most of us haven’t been anywhere other than the nearest supermarket since early April. The only time we really have to pull out some decent outfits was when we have a video call. So it’s fair to say that our OOTD planning skills may be a little rusty.

Whether you’re feeling excited or dreadful, a little advance wardrobe planning will go a long way in psyching you up to be back to your pre-Circuit Breaker work life.

MONDAY

It’s the first day back to the grind and you’ve got a day lined up with meetings with your superiors and team to keep everyone up to speed on what’s been happening and prepare for what’s to come.

 

You would definitely want to dress to impress, but at the same time, it’s important not to appear overly serious with a no-nonsense vibe. Inject a dose of positivity with a pop of colours, such as a vibrant stripe tie or a suit in a slightly lighter colour other than black.

 

Shop the look: Negishi Washed Indigo suit, Negishi Washed Indigo pant and the Yukihiro Washed Blue Chambray shirt from Benjamin Barker.


TUESDAY

It’s a busy and fast-paced day. You will likely have a lot of follow up work after the meetings you’ve attended on Monday, and for some, you may have a few more meetings lined up today.

 

Dress to suit your mood, focused and keen. Achieve this with a well-ironed shirt and simple tie. You may consider losing the blazer to ensure that you can move about swiftly and comfortably while getting tasks checked off.

 

Shop the look: Nixon Avenue Easy Iron Check shirt, Kobayashi Space Blue Suit Pants and the Oxford Tie in Navy Plain from Benjamin Barker


WEDNESDAY

It’s hump day! You’ve planned a mid week catch-up with your colleagues or friends after work. You need an outfit that can take you from day to night.

 

Keep things fresh with a shirt with a mandarin collar. The versatility allows you to look corporate when donned with a blazer. Without the blazer, it’s the perfect relaxed shirt to take you through dinner and drinks at the alfresco bar with your mates.

 

Shop the look: Fujiwara Cerulean Textured Blazer, Takahashi Washed Pencil Stripe Shirt and Matsuda Sand Washed Chino from Benjamin Barker


THURSDAY

We are close to the end of the week. You have likely cleared most of the heavy-weight tasks from your list of to-dos, and is looking forward to the weekend.

 

How about easing into dress-down Friday and switching up your style with simple prints like checks?

 

To keep the attention on the print, pair with a plain or subtler bottom, with accessories to lend a finishing touch.

Shop the look: Oakville Easy Care Check Shirt from Benjamin Barker


FRIDAY

TGIF! You’re likely meeting your friends for a few Friday night tipple after work. You want to look good for them and for whoever you may meet or bump into at the bar. The trick is to dress down, but still look sharp.

 

T-shirt is a convenient choice and you likely have already got quite a few in your wardrobe. Pair it well, and it can take you from full-on casual to smart casual. Nothing beats a well-made garb that is perfectly tailored to your exacting needs.

 

Shop the look: BB Tailor Safari Jacket in Sand from Benjamin Barker

 

Visit Benjamin Barker’s online store to start shopping now.

 

Gentle reminder to practice social distancing as per the guidelines from the government. Leave catch-ups and gatherings only to when the restrictions are lifted.

 

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