Little Red Rooster’s Guide to bossing your workwear

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The workplace has changed dramatically over the last century, thanks to advances in technology allowing more companies to offer their employees flexi-hours, hot-desking and the ability to work from home. Office dress codes have similarly relaxed to reflect this change, with jeans now as common as suits in the boardroom. But this does make getting dressed in the morning somewhat of a minefield.

Looking to the current trends, we’ve hand-picked some must-have workwear accessories that will help you navigate these tricky waters, while still expressing your unique personal style.

That ’70s style

  

The Autumn Winter ’18 catwalks were awash with tans, mustards and burnt orange colourways synonymous with the ’70s. Textures of shearling, suede and leather were applied to teddy coats, trench jackets and relaxed flares to complete the look. For a subtle nod to this trend, why not try Silhouette’s Urban Neo 2018 collection? Designed for the fashion-conscious, the new collection introduces a series of larger lens shapes with bold, colourful frames reminiscent of eyewear from that era. Silhouette Urban NEO 2018 collection, from £270, www.pretavoir.co.uk

Silver bullet

 

  

A recurring trend, metallics is big this season and comes in the form of shimmering silver. The Mous Limitless iPhone case falls nicely into this theme, offering both style and military-grade protection. The case uses AiroShock, a smart material capable of absorbing tremendous impact while ensuring the cases are still slim, to keep your phone safe should you drop it. A must-have if you’re rushing around from meeting to meeting! Mous Limitless Case for iPhone and Samsung, www.mous.co, from £29.99.

The leather look

  

Leather is another returning staple. Championed by the likes of Miu Miu, Loewe, Hermes and Givenchy, this fabric was by far the most dominant AW18 trend, adorning dresses, skirts, trousers and trench coats on the runways. Using premium leather straps to finish classic hand-wound timepieces, the Marloe Watch Company offers a range of styles to ensure you’re always one step ahead! Derwent collection, www.marloewatchcompany.com, from £269.

 

Winter pastels

  

Subtle shades of pale blue and pink have carried on into Autumn Winter ’18 and the MAIA collection, from luxury leather accessories company Greenwich, perfectly complements these gentle hues. Designed to enhance the appeal and functionality of Apple’s most advanced handset yet, the new luxury iPhone X cases feature colour-matched refined stitching alongside electroplated shells and Alcantara lining, meaning these cases are guaranteed for life. Greenwich MAIA collection, www.greenwich.design. £139

Argyle knits

  

Finally, the season of chunky knits has arrived! With many designers opting for Argyle patterns, Margaret Howell kept things simple, pairing tailored knits with minimalist cropped trousers while Preen and Erdem opted for sequins, feathers, furs and metallic florals for a more flamboyant style. Trial this trend with luxury heritage sock brand Pantherella’s Betty socks for women or the Stokesay for men. Both made from cashmere, using the finest yarns, they have been hand-finished portraying the exceptional quality the brand is world-renowned for. Pantherella, www.pantherella.com, from £30

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