Style for All Ages:
The Work Wardrobe

There’s a common saying that goes “dress for the job you want, not the job you have”. A strong outfit can be the perfect confidence boost for your career, whether you’ve got a job interview or are presenting to the board. 

We’ve created a work look for every stage of your career, inspired by a few of our favourite women who are excelling in their professions and have a wardrobe to match. Good style has no age limit. 

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Twenties

Entering the world of work doesn’t mean you can’t dress like yourself. Opt for softly tailored separates with details, such as embroidered motifs. Keep jewellery paired back, and accessorise with a bold lip instead. 

Loewe
Classic Shirt with Embroidery

Bodas
Jabouley Lace Soft Bra

Aveda
Nourishmint Lip Colour Snap Dragon

Aitch Aitch
Amelia Backpack

Oshadi
Organic Cotton Straight-Leg Trouser

Luca Jouel – Little Luca
Lotus Stud Earrings

Pembe Club
Katavi Mahogany Seed Pendant

Weleda
Pomegranate Hand Cream 

Gabriela Hearst
Navy Francis Loafer

Thirties 

If you’re tired of dresses, try a jumpsuit for an easy all-in-one outfit that makes a style statement. Pair with an embellished trainer for a laidback look, but keep jewellery high-end to prevent the outfit seeming too casual. 

Loewe
Oversized Patchwork Coat

Maiyet
Cropped Stretch-wool Twill Jumpsuit

Camilla Elphick
Don’t Bug Me Trainers

Argyle Pink Diamonds
Calleija Jewellers Cocktail Ring

Aura Soma Pegasus
Parfum 30

IWC Schaffhausen
Da Vinci Automatic 36

House of Garrard
Entanglement Earrings

Maison Mayshad
Statement Purse

Virgina Stone
Eyes for Kavesi 

Forties

A shirt-dress is a work wardrobe essential – we love this bold yet wearable print. Pair with knee-high boots for a streamlined silhouette, choosing accessories in block colours for an chic finish. 

Arctic Circle Diamonds
Diamond Stud Earrings

Gabriela Hearst
Bonnie Dress

Lisa Franklin
Pro-Effect Luminescent Base

Maison Mayshad
Leather Cabas – Stone

Vieri
Mandala Collection Necklace

Chartwellandg
Navy Silk Scarf

AvantAge
Restorative Night Cream

Stivaleria Cavallin
Intero Stivale Boots

Wearing Memories
Ready to Wear Bracelet

Fifties

Separates in tonal hues make a more versatile alternative to a dress, yet are just as refined. Try a bag in a contrasting colour to add vibrancy to the outfit, and look out for shoes with unusual heel details that update the classic court. 

Loewe
Blue Draped Layered Top

Beulah London
Navy A-line Midi Skirt

Karmoie
Classic Spectacles – Leaves 

Loewe
Barcelona Stitches Bag – Yellow

Louis Vuitton
Dans La Peau Perfume

Forevermark
Encordia Solitaire Ring

Aeos Skincare
Refreshing Facial Mist

Luca Jouel – Little Luca
Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Nicholas Kirkwood
Prism Pump

Sixties 

Update a classic suit trouser with a fine knit and relaxed footwear. Try mixing luxe textures to warm up a mid-tone pastel look – particularly complimentary if you’ve chosen to let your hair go naturally grey or white. 

Alexandra Soveral
Forever Young Face Oil

Gabriela Hearst
Grey Roll Neck Sweatshirt

Vieri
Clouds Collection Tiny Earrings

Stephen Webster
Crystal Haze Large Ring

Gabriela Hearst
Shipton Checked  Flared Pants

Maiyet
Asher Fringe Slip-On Sneaker

Teatum Jones
Silk Scarf

Vana
Jana Ostrich Perla Rosa

Seascape Island Apothecary
Peppermint Lip Balm

 

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