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4 outfit combos that command a room

Model wearing Jigsaw coat, $599, blazer, $379 and pants, $249. From JONES Winter 2017 issue. Jigsaw coat, blazer, and pants available in store.


Take a base of tailored classics and pepper with on-point pieces for officewear that works as hard as you.


Grey Matter 

How do you cultivate a wardrobe that can command a room? Cut and fit are the tools to use, beginning with the base – as pictured above. Traditionally, demure grey is rendered sleek in a slimline suit; this kind of lean silhouette, with its shape flattering capabilities, can slip into off-clock mode seamlessly. A slightly more generous cut of coat is an elegant foil to carry the wearer through the practical demands of the day. A savvy and simple route to sartorial success.


Just Relax

Model wears Sportscraft jacket and pants, Trenery blazer, Nude Lucy top and Midas slides with Fendi bag. Sportscraft jacket and pants, Trenery blazer, Nude Lucy top and Midas slides with Fendi bag.


The old adage about dressing for the job you want, not the one you have, no longer means suiting up in power shoulders or purely down-to-business, staid colour palettes. The freelance economy and the spirit of tech-world entrepreneurship have laid the groundwork for a whole new mode of dressing. This translates to a relaxing of formal shapes, such as trenches in place of blazers, and prints instead of flat colour. Accessories echo this meeting of ease and refinement. A roomy bag is a holdall for everyday – and the key item to invest in? Slip-on loafers that will take you places.


Cool and collected

Model wearing cool and collected office wear look from JONES Winter 2017 issue Seed T-shirt, Veronika Maine skirt, Witchery jacket, Lacoste sneakers, Karen Walker sunglasses.


In many workplaces, casual Friday has extended its influence beyond the end of the week. Let the laid-back spirit of the weekend filter backwards towards Monday, with a T-shirt that lends a street edge and sneakers that pick up on the easy-going vibe. An elegant fluted skirt grounds the whole thing in the workday world, completing a look that transmits calm and keeps you unflustered in any situation.


Suit yourself

Model wears Brooks Brothers jacket, $1599 and shirt, $179. Hugo Boss blazer, $999. Max Mara pants, $510. Dr. Martens shoes, $229. Ambra socks, $18.95. Mimco watch, $279. Brooks Brothers jacket and shirt. Hugo Boss blazer, Max Mara pants, Dr. Martens shoes, Ambra socks and Mimco watch.


The best reinvention is simple. Taking the original pantsuit and breathing a looseness into the conventional working staple leaves room for individual interpretation. Louche pants, blown-up masculine lines and undone shirting are the elements to experiment with this season. To keep things out of overly-relaxed territory, a crisp classic blazer signs off the look.


Red Alert

Sandro shirt, Hugo Boss skirt, Veronika Maine pants, Nine West heels, Michael Kors bag, Calvin Klein earrings and Gucci watch. Sandro shirt, Hugo Boss skirt, Veronika Maine pants, Nine West heels, Michael Kors bag, Calvin Klein earrings and Gucci watch.


The evolution of workwear has given rise to a new era of experimentation. Take the bold route with a red accent layered over slimline tracksuit pants, tapping into the mania for ’90s athletica redux that’s everywhere right now. Work sophistication back in with a classic black pump and sleek bag. The final touch? Unabashed confidence.


As seen in JONES Winter Issue #4

Photography by Ben Simpson

Styling by Jessie Aylmore


Keep reading to shop tailored classics & 

on-point pieces for your work wardrobe.