Workwear is always popular in the runway, but this season, it enjoyed a few new twists. This season workwear had more of a preppy vibe with combinations of knitted ties and chambray shirts, blazers paired with slimmer cargos, and many more! Below are some runway shots of the designers that do preppy workwear well!
Dsquared (left) & Micheal Bastian (right)
North Americans have always held workwear and sportswear near and dear, so it’s great to see designers making more pieces to fill the void between causal wear and more formal dressing.
In the images below I created a look that’s popular with designers and the fashion elite right now. For a more fashion focused take on workwear, I chose a more rugged piece and paired it with some classic sophistication.
Denim and Paisley
As you may already know, I am a huge fan of pairing traditional menswear with a modern twist and this look encompasses exactly what that means. I paired a few traditional elements, such as a paisley printed dress shirt and tie, and a pair of grey slim dress trousers with a modern Levis denim vest (which used to be a jacket, I just cut off the sleeves) to create a more semi-casual workwear look. I’m also a big believer in adding your own personal touch to every outfit, so I incorporated my favorite print: paisley!
Club master sunglasses – Thrifted
Traditional buckle blue braided belt – Le Chateau
Tip: When wearing a tie, the shirt should always be significantly lighter. Dark shirts with light ties always seem very juvenile and remind me of #19 of my what not to wear guide. If you forgot click here!
Blue Levis denim vest – Thrifted/DIY
Light blue paisley printed dress shirt – Le Chateau
Navy blue reversible paisley tie – Le Chateau
Silver skinny tie bar – Le Chateau
Tip: Wondering what to wear from the office to the bar? Why not try something like this! Take off that blazer and switch it out for a denim vest, roll up your sleeves to make the mood a little less professional, put on a casual loafer, and switch up that leather belt for a braided one instead. 4 easy steps to go from business executive to tailored seducer!