The capsule wardrobe to help you walk the line between smart and casual dress codes

As with a lot of dress codes, mastering the ambiguous ‘smart/casual’ look requires balance. As a go to rule, we suggests leaning towards pieces that appear elegant but are also comfortable. 9 times out of 10, this will naturally lead you to the perfect look. But consider these pieces your style recipe for when you need a bit of relaxed inspiration.

“A style essential; these jeans are high waisted, relaxed through the leg and crafted in premium stretch denim. They are my winter must have”

NATALIE, HEAD OF DESIGN

We’re sure you’re well accustomed to the jeans-and-a-nice-top dress code – the epitome of the relaxed chic look. Therefore a blouse and black denim is a sure fire win. For your top half, we recommend a stylish print to elevate the look. Try checks with the Tilda Blouse, the grown up floral of the Demin Top or embrace animal print with the Alanah.

On the bottom, either our faithful Boyfriend Jeans or new Relaxed Roll Cuffs will do the trick. Or for a little extra luxe, opt instead for our Raven Trouser in premium European leather.

If your personal style is more minimalistic then look out for added details that will heighten your outfit, like the dramatic neck tie of the Eden Top

Not forgetting the finishing touches. Any relaxed look can be dressed up by adding a sleek city coat and heels, or go for a more subtle approach and punctuate outfits with statement belts and drop earrings.

"The design team's fashion ethos is 'undone-done' and I love the spot on smart/casual balance"

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