As someone who’s worked in the luxury fashion industry for almost 15 years, black is a solid staple in my wardrobe. And, if there’s one thing I consistently buy it’s black blazers; Stella McCartney, Chloé, Helmut Lang or Zara — they feel like a uniform I’ve become accustomed to and where I feel prepped for any impromptu meetings.
Long or cropped they are always paired back to tuxedo pants and a black or white t-shirt for the office. At a push a khaki cargo pant may appear for casual Thursdays (or Fridays if you’re outside the GCC), but still the blazer remains consistent.
The home office has, however, uncovered a more colourful side to dressing usually reserved for vacation mode.
Florals have crept in (a pink Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress, bought whilst working at Net-A-Porter HQ in London) and tie-dye (picked up on last year’s vacation to Mykonos) in t-shirt form.
The blazer is still intact, yet this injection of colour got me thinking – who else has an isolation alter ego?
We’d love to see how you usually dress for the office and how it’s changed since we’ve been quarantined at home. Tag us on social using the hashtag #IsolationAlterEgo and we’ll feature the best.
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