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Style inspiration - how to dress for the office

How should one dress in the office? Selecting the right attire may vary depending on the workplace and industry, but regardless of the profession, our aim is to inspire you towards achieving a stylish and comfortable work wardrobe.

From formal to casual office styles. We share tips and ideas to assist you in dressing appropriately and with confidence. Gain inspiration on how to style shirts in various materials, patterns, and colors and discover how accessories can add a personal touch. Additionally, find advice on incorporating a knitted sweater into your wardrobe for an effortlessly relaxed and laid-back office look.

Dressing the right way when you start a new job can be the cause of some anxiety and we all occasionally need a reminder of the key things to consider. Here are some do's and don’ts to guide you in making the best choices when it comes to your attire.


  • Adapt your attire to align with the company's culture and dress code, demonstrating respect and professionalism.
  • Invest in timeless, high-quality pieces that are versatile and can be mixed and matched for various occasions.
  • Prioritize a sharp, well-fitted shirt, complemented by carefully chosen details such as appropriate footwear, a stylish watch, or an elegant accessory to enhance your office aesthetic.
  • Pay attention to the overall ensemble when selecting your attire, ensuring that the pieces complement each other by considering details such as color, material and formality.


  • Ignoring the dress code shows a lack of respect for the company guidelines. Steer clear of attire that may be perceived as too casual or formal for the workplace.
  • Do not lose your personal style. Even as you adhere to a specific dress code, there's ample room to express your own personality through your clothing choices.
  • Going overboard with colors or patterns is a no. Maintain a balanced palette to avoid an overwhelming look.
  • Neglecting to iron your clothes or wearing garments with a worn appearance can impact your professional image, so pay attention to maintaining a polished look.

Style the white shirt

In workplaces with a formal dress code, it's wise to invest in two to three sharp suits, with dark blue and charcoal grey remaining the classic and timeless color choices. No office wardrobe is complete without the crisp white dress shirt. Opt for a shirt in an elegant, comfortable and flexible Superior Twill fabric, known for its soft feel against the skin and ability to maintain shape and structure.

Tip: Never forget to iron the shirt meticulously for a polished and professional appearance.

For a sophisticated and refined office style, pair the shirt with a dark blue suit, a stylish tie and a pocket square in a matching hue. If you prefer a slightly more casual, yet formal look, style the white shirt with charcoal grey suit pants and a patterned tie in a toned-down color palette.

When it comes to footwear, black leather shoes with closed lacing are essential for a classic and formal attire. Don't forget to regularly polish your shoes to preserve their shine and provide them with a well-groomed finish that complements your elegant look.

The wardrobe essential Oxford shirt

For a slightly more casual office look, a white Oxford shirt is the perfect choice, serving as an excellent hybrid between formal and relaxed. Modern, comfortable and versatile, the shirt becomes a stylish classic suitable for both professional meetings and everyday workdays.

Pair the Oxford shirt with chinos or suit pants in a softer tone. Skip the tie and wear the shirt with an open collar for a more laid-back feel. Complete the look with a pair of elegant loafers and to add a personal touch, accessorize with a stylish scarf.

Introducing patterns into your wardrobe

he patterned shirt is versatile and can be styled in various ways, making it an ideal choice to showcase your personal style. When aiming for a more refined office look, opt for timeless patterns such as stripes or checks in muted tones such as light blue and beige for a classic ensemble. Pair the shirt with a dark suit and complement with solid-colored accessories for the perfect finish.

For those looking to inject playful details into their work attire, a host of options are available. By experimenting with different patterns and colors, wearers can create a unique and individual expression while maintaining a professional standard. Don't be afraid to mix various patterns such as stripes, checks, florals, or micro-patterns and play with color combinations to infuse a creative touch to your outfit.

For instance, why not pair a classic, blue-striped shirt with a micro-patterned tie and pocket square in harmonious colors? Despite the different patterns, achieving a balanced overall look is possible. Remember to let your personal style shine through; it's an elegant way to showcase your creativity while maintaining a professional appearance. So, dare to mix and match and craft your very own signature style.

Wear the jersey shirt for a comfortable, stylish look

The jersey shirt is the perfect choice for those seeking a sporty, relaxed, yet elegant style in the office. Our range includes jersey shirts crafted from both technical fabrics and cotton. If you want to know why the material is so comfortable to wear and style, then read on.

The elastic fibres in a jersey shirt allow you to move freely without compromising your look. Style the jersey shirt with a tie and tailored pants for a business feel, or wear simply with a pair of jeans for a more casual outfit. Jersey offers both excellent breathability and optimal comfort. The perfect combination of style, comfort and of course quality!

The technical jersey material, known as four-way stretch, seamlessly blends technical functionality with a classic style. The exclusive polyamide micro-fibre and LYCRA® blend, crafted in Italy, make the shirt lightweight and gentle against the skin. Ideal for the commute to the office or post-workout, with its breathability, softness, and quick-drying properties.

Cotton jersey provides a light and elastic feel with a natural touch. The cotton jersey is made from exclusive 100% cotton yarns, resulting in durable and extra soft fabric. Experience the comfort of a T-shirt in a stylish shirt, with the added benefits of excellent breathability and elastic comfort.

Let the accessories take centre stage

In a world where style and personal expression are increasingly important, the right accessories can truly make a difference. By carefully choosing a tie, pocket square, shoes and belt, you can add a personal touch that elevates your work outfit. Remember, it's the small details that make the big difference. So let accessories take centre stage.

Adding a stylish tie or pocket square to your outfit is like putting the finishing touch to a masterpiece. A solid-colored tie equals timeless elegance, while a colorful or patterned pocket square can add character and individual finesse. Learn the art of coordinating colors and patterns to create a look that not only suits the office but also complements your personality.

Invest in a pair of high-quality shoes that complement your wardrobe. Classic leather shoes for formal occasions, loafers for a semi-formal touch, and sneakers for a relaxed day at the office. The right shoes (and well-polished ones) not only make an impression, but also define your style.

Keep in mind that accessories should harmonize with each other and the rest of your attire for a cohesive look. Everyone has their own unique expression and what looks good on one person may not suit another. However, the wonderful thing about accessories is that they offer an opportunity to experiment. So, the next time you feel your outfit is a bit dull, remember that a few well-chosen accessories can make all the difference.

How to wear knitted garments at work

Making a stylish entrance at the office is always more enjoyable with a well-planned outfit! The knitted sweater is a versatile key piece in the wardrobe. Not only does it provide warmth on chilly days, but it also offers a host of possibilities for creating different combinations across all seasons.

For a more formal approach, opt for a stylish patterned shirt under your knitted sweater and layer a blazer over it, paired with well-fitted suit pants. Matching the pants and sweater creates a cohesive look that can be accentuated with a colorful or patterned accessory, adding a touch of personality and elegance.

You can also choose a plain shirt in a neutral color and pair it with a knitted sweater in a contrasting texture to create an interesting visual effect and add another dimension to your outfit. Let the collar and cuffs of the shirt peek out from under the knitted sweater for an elegant layering effect.

An essential detail to consider is to either choose complimentary shades for a cohesive outfit or dare to go for slightly bolder contrasts. For instance, you can combine garments in light tones or create sharp contrasts, such as a beige crewneck sweater paired with a dark blue blazer.

When it comes to creating a casual office style, it's always about blending comfort and style tastefully. For example, you can style a T-shirt with a chunky-knit cardigan to add texture and warmth to your outfit. Complete the look with a pair of suit pants or chinos, along with loafers or sneakers for a comfortable and modern style.

Take care of your garments

Caring for your clothes is an essential part of maintaining a smart wardrobe. By providing garments with the right care and attention, not only will they remain fresh, but their lifespan will also be extended. This is particularly crucial for a professional office look, where well-maintained clothing contributes to a stylish and polished impression.

When washing a shirt use detergent without bleach and hang it to drip dry before ironing it at a recommended temperature. A well-ironed shirt looks both fresh and boosts your impression.

When caring for your knitwear, try to minimize the washing of your garments as much as possible. If necessary, we recommend either handwashing or using the wool program on your washing machine. Always use a special detergent designed for wool. When it comes to drying the garments, lay them flat. This is crucial, as hanging a wet cashmere or wool garment can cause it to stretch out and lose its shape.

Our cedarwood clothing brush effectively and gently removes dirt and lint from your clothes. The wool comb helps keep your knitted garments in good condition and is used to brush away pilling on fluffy items. Clothing care is the key to preserving and extending the life of your favorite pieces.

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