Workwear essentials to ‘springify’ your wardrobe

05 May 2017

The flowers are in bloom and the sun is (occasionally) shining—let the springification of your workwear wardrobe begin! Taking our cue from the catwalks and the glorious season of spring itself, we’ve put together some springtime workwear trends to help you revive your look after the long winter months.

Boring workwear? Not here.

What to Wear to work?

What to Wear…


‘Shirting’ is a thing, which is great because when it comes to workwear, shirts are a wardrobe staple. Take this down the ‘boyfriend’ route with an oversized oxford button down tucked into tailored slim leg trousers, a pair of smart, high-waisted jeans or a pencil skirt.

Keep warm in the unpredictable weather by adding a cardigan or jumper in one of our favourite springtime colours. You can layer a loose, slouchy piece of knitwear over the top of your shirt, like a cashmere poncho or a rolled edge cardigan. And why not topping it all off with a statement jewellery piece? Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean you can’t have a little flair.


Midi skirts, florals and stripes

Business or pleasure, there’s nothing the spring wardrobe desires more than a midi skirt. Whether you choose to go fitted or flared, try tucking a lovely jumper into yours or wear it with a slouchy t-shirt smartened with a boyfriend blazer.

Brighten the look and add a splash of spring by bringing patterns into play. Florals and stripes (even for men) are set to be big this season, so incorporate them into your outfit and create a slightly more playful, creative vibe that’s still work-appropriate. Perfect for smart-casual days at work or relaxed meetings with colleagues, a nautical look is undeniably a Spring staple.

Nautical look


Trenches and robe coats

It’s finally time to ditch the heavy winter coat in favour of something lighter. Belted, tailored trench coats in soft fabrics are a steadfast non-mover in the workwear fashion scene. The look has been taken a step further on the catwalks this spring with the emergence of the ‘robe coat’. If this strays too far into dressing gown territory for your work tastes, compromise by cinching and belting a coatigan instead.

Feeling a little chilly? Layer your trench or robe coat with a 100% cashmere jumper or cardigan for a smart sense of style and breathable comfort. Who doesn’t feel sophisticated in a dash of cashmere?


Springtime colour palettes

Heritage hues

Along with the Wall Street-inspired stripe, heritage colours like royal blue, burgundy, khaki, and patterned plaid are springtime workwear essentials. Think Kate Middleton and you’re pretty much there. And if you’re looking for the goes-with-anything appeal of brighter colors, an easy go-to guide for choosing a shade that’ll work for you this season is by picking colors that are named after flowers or berries, like our Silk and Cotton Polo Neck Jumper in Rich Rose.

Rich rose inspiration


Pastels that pack a punch

Pastel shades will always be a springtime favourite—they’re almost like a breath of fresh air compared to those dark winter wardrobe shades. Blush pinks, duck egg blues, buttercup yellows and fresh mint greens remain top pastel picks for the new season. Dress your springtime palette for the boardroom by mixing statement colours with biscuit and cream neutrals, or even executive navy.


These workwear spring trends are so good, we almost can’t wait to get back to the office!

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