The calm amongst the storm for me for with regards to inspiration on corporate wardrobe excellence was Palmer//Harding’s stunning looks, which aim to ‘develop definitions of feminine strength’.
The designer’s desire to explore contradiction in their clothing shines through; with a base monochrome tone through the collection presenting a clean cut yet feminine look. No stuffy, shapeless shirts or ill fitting suits here,
Top off with a pussybow style neck piece; play around with this. The one in the above collection is a pretty pricey YSL number but can easily be replicated by any slinky black scarf. Simply tie in a knot at the neck and let it hang gracefully.
Finally, finish the look with a chunky black peep toe with medium sized heel. This will take away from the formality of the shirt and skirt combo, the chunkiness will see you being surer on your feet, especially when you’re running for your train after hitting snooze one too many times….
Waistcoat: Linea | House of Fraser
Shirt: 1970 | Voox.com
Skirt: River Island
Necktie: YSL | Net-a-Porter.com
March to the beat of your own drum, contradict the norm.