Curated by those in the know, watch our expert guide to styling this season’s men’s work clothes.
Mastering your style starts with knowing who you are – and how you want to feel. So, to help you discover your personal style, uncover modern wardrobe essentials and decipher this season’s trends, David Jones has enlisted the expert eyes of a stylish industry insider.
For this instalment of Style Guide, Chris Wilson, General Manager of Menswear, is sharing his picks for your work wardrobe. From seasonal trends to timeless investments, keep reading for his guide to nailing your back-to-work style.
Look sharp in smart suiting
A classic suit will never go out of style. Start building your sartorial repertoire with a well-cut, polished suit in trend-defying neutrals such as navy or grey. Then, maximise wearability by investing in shirting and accessories in a range of colours and styles. Switch up your styling to feel instantly fresh for every day of the week.
For smart-casual occasions, dip your toes into seasonal prints and colours, such as houndstooth and olive green. These can be paired with laid-back separates – think a linen shirt or navy chinos – for occasions that call for effortless cool.
Nail the dress code in a polished polo
Embrace a more relaxed office dress code with polished polo styles. For an elevated take on this look, layer polos with coordinated suiting. Or, for on-the-go-days that call for casual comfort, try trousers in comfortable fabrications such as cotton or linen, and finish the look with sophisticated loafers.
Look the part on Casual Fridays
Casual Fridays call for work clothes that are equal parts polished and comfortable. A pair of chinos and some lightweight shirts are essential in your casual workwear rotation. These can be easily mixed and matched, as well as layered with lightweight knits and sportier jerseys for the cooler months.
Invest in refreshed essentials
As we enter a new year, it’s worth updating those staple pieces you reach for every day. R.M.Williams boots feel right at home at work and on the weekend. Crafted from leather, the all-weather style is guaranteed to pair well with your wardrobe year-round. Or try a lace-up style by Hush Puppies. Truly timeless, they’re great for those days when you want to feel a little more put together.
Shop Chris’ picks for your work wardrobe instore and online now.