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FLAT LAY

YOUR NEW WORK 'FIT

January 15, 2019

You really want two things from a work look. Firstly, it needs to be steezy enough to enjoy, considering the time you're gonna spend wearing it (sigh), and, secondly, it should be sensible enough to go from a chilled-out lunch break to a very important meeting with no more than a quick layer change. Thankfully, Scandi style exists and it's virtually perfect for 9-5 looks. Flattering cuts, neutral tones and pared-back prints all make for colleague-impressing ‘fits, so we’ve selected an outfit steeped in Scandinavian steez that checks more boxes than your Monday morning to-do list.
A picture of a back to work flatlay outfit. A flat lay picture of a back to work outfit including a bag, sneakers, a coat, pants and a knitted sweater. Available on ASOS.

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With both Lou Dalton and Oliver Spencer featuring classic checks in their SS19 collections, it's time to embrace the super-wearable, four-edged favorite once more. Trade in your over-branded puffer or trusty parka for this windowpane trench offering an up-to-date take on all-important climate control. Team with a plain white knit for both warmth and freshness in equal measure (careful with that morning coffee) then pair with smart check pants, updated with utility-style details — another key trend for this year.

 

In terms of footwear, ditching the branding and bold colors can be a smart way of introducing sneakers into your 9-5. Take this plain black pair complete with chunky-sole styling, ensuring you're not skimping on the trend points while nailing that office-appropriate dress code. Carrying on the minimalist vibes, complete your look with a simple cross-body bag styled in a commuter-friendly size. With just enough room for all your essentials, it's ideal for living the Scandi-style, less-is-more ethos.

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