Shot on location in Quebec City Image by: Marie Rainville
From buttery pastels to plaids to checks to tweeds, office separates get a sleek feminine makeover that’s far from basic.
Producer & Styling Julia McEwen | Photography Marie Rainville | Hair & Makeup Aniya Nandy/Kevin Murphy/Nars/Plutino Group | Model Leanne Proctor/Elmer Olsen Models | Shot on location in Quebec City with special thanks to QuébecOriginal and Quebec City Tourism
The blazer is the most beloved workwear silhouette. Why? Because its polished shape is versatile yet transformative.
Current/Elliott blazer, $433, shopbop.com. Top, $63, anntaylor.com. Jeans, $98, levi.com. Short necklace and watch, linksoflondon.com. Necklaces, pyrrha.com. Leather bag, poppybarley.com. Shoes, callitspring.com.
Vest in Show
With all the traditional features, this long vest can be worn as a dress or a blazer.
Crop it to Me
Relaxed, tailored and fluid, cropped cuts create a soft masculine look. We love these trousers paired with pointed flats.
The hero pieces are the glen-check coat and the structured briefcase. But the supporting cast—berry slacks and a faux-leather top—deserve honourable mentions.
Coat, $150, lechateau.com. Faux-leather top, $227, anntaylor.com. Pants, $45, oldnavy.ca. Earrings, swarovski.com. Ring, linksoflondon.com. Briefcase, tigerofsweden.com. Shot on location at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.
DayGlo colours can add fun to 9-to-5 classics. This electric fuchsia mockneck paired with a cozy wool cardi and a feminine pencil skirt translates to professional yet playful.
The high(er) neckline and short(er) hemline of this frock nod to ’60s mod style. Add suede knee-high boots and you have a proper British invasion.
Living on the Edge
Bring edginess to your workwear by mixing fabrics. Instead of a classic leather moto jacket, try the topper in tweed, and rather than a traditional tweed skirt, don the style in leather.
Tartan with a Twist
A crewneck might be an obvious choice to pair with a trouser, but the artfully gathered material at the waist of this top creates a beautiful shape. Its styling potential is endless.
Thrice as Nice
File this under borrowing from the boys. When the three-piece suit’s fit is just right, and the accessories are subtle yet strong, the look is unstoppable.
Tried, Tested and Tweed
Tweed is the sleeper hit from the Fall 2018 runways, found on everything from baseball hats to blazers. When in doubt, don the nubby fabric in
a sleek sheath.
Blazer, $240, dress, $145, Earrings and ring, bananarepublic.ca. Bracelet, anntaylor.com. Roxy Earle x Le Chateau Fanny pack, lechateau.com. Tights and shoes, hm.com/ca. Shot on location at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.