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Spring 2018

17th March

The Workwear Edit

Clothes that Work for You!


Whether you're a city-dweller, suburban or dress-down fashionista, the workwear wardrobe always needs revamping and reviving every season. From foootwear to blazers, skirts to trousers, the key is beginning with interchangable, classic pieces, then filling the gaps with printed blouses, clean shirts and versatile knitwear in varying colours...and let's not forget the accessories! So here is your guide to AW16 workwear for all professions and preferences. 


The Suit

seventies trend

No longer limited to dark palettes; uniform greys, black and navy in the staple man-made fibres, the autumn/winter suit is all about texture, beautifully presented in varying blends. Our powder pink suit is the ultimate cold weather statement! Thick, yet not heavy, this corduroy suit not only slots in perfectly with the current seventies trend, it's also wonderfully warm and soft, so there's no need to bulk up with a coat, simply layer with cashmere accessories or a thick cashmere jumper; a funnel neck is always a stylish choice.

women's suits

Available in a darker version for those who look to a more conventional work look, our grey suit, although more common, is ideal due to its go-with-any-and-everything appeal. Both our pink and grey suits will make fabulous separates, too. 

Women's Co-ords & Separates

Alternatively, keeping things a lot more classic, our merino tailored suit is a fabulous two-piece to have in your possession. Made from light, yet thick merino wool, our finely tailored look is ideal for the chilly autumn months.

women's fashion

And, for the more feminine dresser, and those who like to alternate their look, we haven't left you out, our merino wool skirt is a piece full of girlish charm. Structured with four panels, this neat wool skirt fashions a fabulous A-line shape, for a womanly silhouette. The 'fit & flare' design also helps give the illusion of a smaller waist.

women's skirts

The Wide Leg Trouser

women's wide leg trousers

Imperative to your seasonal wardrobe in general, our herringbone wool wide leg trousers are a savvy statement for smart dressing. Neatly presented in China Blue, a unique Brora blend that's a step up from the regular navy blue trousers, these elegant pants showcase a 'double-breasted' button feature for a chic finish. Our floor-sweeping, speckled wool trousers sit well with shirts & blouses, plus polo neck jumpers and blazers.

women's daytime looks

Plus, our wide wool trousers can easily be worn as part of everyday informal wear, with ankle boots or pumps. These impeccable trousers will also look effective with trainers for a much more casual take on seasonal workwear. 

women's cashmere

The Shirt

women's shirts

There's just no escaping the shirt, and why would you want to? Paisley, floral, graphic, monochrome prints, and let's not forget, the classic white shirt. This basic workwear layer can be anything but basic, when you add colour and patterning as an integral aspect, inviting a look with more personality and punch.

The Knitted Tank

seventies fashion

Now you have your shirt, don't just throw on a blazer...add a third dimension to your workwear ensemble, and layer one of our versatile tanks over the top - genius!

ladies' workwear fashion

So now that we've provided you with the essential workwear style tool, get back to work! And show everyone your fabulously new autumn/winter wardobe.