Let these smart celebrities inspire your office style for the new season…
Ah, celebrity workwear inspiration. As singers, actresses, models and the like, it’s not very often that we get to see our favourite celebrities wearing actual bona fide going-to-the-office, might-even-have-commuted workwear. Really, we could hardly expect them to don suits for auditions, or carry briefcases on the red carpet.
So when we do spot an A-lister trailing smart style on the street, we get a little bit excited. Putting stylish spins on our wardrobe staples, some celebrities get the whole workwear vibe oh-so right.
Take Olivia Palermo, for example. OP is no stranger to sharp tailoring and modern takes on the classic suit while Emma Watson is a new breed of power dresser, putting the tuxedo on the radar for the Insta-generation. But it’s not all suits and crisp white shirts, if you’re stuck on what to wear to the office in the summer, look to Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller and Lily Aldridge for their brilliant-and-elegant takes on skirts and dresses as workwear.
Amal Clooney and Gigi Hadid favour the classic midi dress and on-point pumps combo, while Victoria Beckham has mastered the art of never looking boring in black. Emma Watson’s look had evolved throughout the years and with red carpet hit after hit, she’s firmly earned her place on our inspiration boards. Take this classic tux for example, which she wore with a classic crisp which shirt buttoned all the way to the top, alternatively it could be dressed down with some mules and a luxe T-shirt.
Eclectic accessories can make a workwear outfit look anything but dull, says Beyoncé, while Jessica Alba proves that simple separates can be given a high fashion edge with a few of fashion’s beloved styling tips – shoulder robing, anyone?
So fix up, look sharp and let these smart celebrities inspire your office style for the new season…
Kate Upton carries her Saint Laurent Petite Sac du Jour in grey grained leather.
First up, Lily Aldridge nailed summer-in-the-city-chic with this simple white midi-length shirt dress. Throw on a cropped tailored jacket and heels to take the relaxed fit of this frock into the evening.
Jessica Alba may have been at Paris Fashion Week, but it was her street style that really got our attention. With high waisted fitted red trousers, a crisp white shirt and gorgeous accessories to boot, Jessica’s never looked more ready for the office. When in Paris…
Olivia Palermo… Girl knows how to work the menswear trend.
Olivia works pin stripes on both the top and trousers, but the key to her fabulousness is in the proportions. The wider spread of stripes on the trousers creates an illusion of longer legs and the closer together ones make her look smaller up top.
The way to get attention in a court room? Wear top-to-toe of one bold colour, says Amal Clooney.
Amal switches between her signature power dresses and classic tailoring, to keep her work wardrobe exciting.
Sienna’s giving us colour palette goals with this Miu Miu wool duster coat, thrown over a popping red blouse (which doesn’t have to be cropped) and classic pencil skirt.
Sienna knows Olivia Palermo’s pinstripe trick – it’s all in the balance, we’re telling you!
Victoria shows that all-black ensembles can be seriously cool if you focus on cutting an edgy new silhouette.
VB does masculine proportions and pointed monochrome loafers on the red carpet.
Gigi Hadid pulls off the classic work dress and courts combo her way – in sunshine yellow.
Emma Watson is Queen of the super sharp tux, with her crisp white shirt buttoned all the way to the top.
Kendall Jenner looks smart but relaxed, teaming her pencil skirt with a grey marl tee for a cool twist.
Jessica Alba drapes her jacket over her contrasting pinstripe suit – a fashionista take on a workwear classic.
Beyonce accessorises her blazer and skinny black trousers with a fedora, rockstar shades, platforms and an IT bag.
Olivia Palermo pops a bright tailored waistcoat over her summer dress to take the casual look into a meeting.
Olivia works all-grey in another office-ready ensemble, draping her oversized coat over her shift dress.
SJP is our dress down Friday inspo. We love her cuffed jeans and sharp Mary-Janes.