Q: I noticed that camouflage and studs are trending these days, but I really don’t know how to wear streetwear-inspired pieces at work. How do I make it office-friendly without looking too casual?
A: Dressing up for work is all about creating a balance. It can be quite tricky, because aside from the need to look good, you also need to look respectable. Try to start with a bold piece—like in this case, a pair of camo-print pants—and then add simple, tonal separates. Keep in mind that you should always be boardroom-ready, so if camo-print seems to be more casual, amp it up by pairing it with a sharp blazer and pointy shoes for a more ladylike appeal.
Aviators, Ray Ban. Double-breasted waistcoat, P4990, Zara. Black cami, Topshop. Camo-print tapered trousers, P2250, Mango. Suede pointed stilettos, P1990, Bershka. Fold-over clutch, Forever 21
Studs can be quite intimidating, so for the workplace, best to go for studded accessories. Pair them with something more laid-back, like this parka and pencil skirt combo, so the studded accessories will add interest to your outfit and give the pieces a hint of edge.
Studded sunnies, parka, and ruffled top, all from SuiteBlanco. Black skirt with mesh panel, Topshop. Studded messenger bag, P1950, Mango. Studded platform sandals, P3590, Zara