While it’s restrictive, it’s easy to decide what to wear through the working week. Whether strict or relaxed, the office dress code gives you expectations to work with and ensures you don’t have to think too hard about what you’re going to put on each morning.
The weekend is altogether more of a minefield, with you having to balance what’s expected of you by various people and at various events with your own personal level of comfort and the extent to which you’re prepared to sacrifice it in the name of fashion.
This short guide gives you a few pointers for getting through a diverse weekend of different events and demands to give you a few hints for how to make your own wardrobe choices.
After work, you’re heading out for a few drinks. Ditch the tie and unbutton your shirt by a couple of buttons to shed your daytime corporate self and look at a bit more ready for fun.
With your jacket slung over one shoulder, you break up the generic suit-ed outline a little and stop people seeing you as just another desk-slave so you don’t have to be defined by your job once you’re free of it on a Friday night.
Saturday is often a hectic social day. Today is no exception as you have a friend’s birthday to attend in a Hoxton pub this evening. ‘Smart Casual’ is what we’re aiming at, but that can be a difficult phrase to parse. You don’t want to overdo the smart and feel too formal for throwing shapes if that’s what it comes to. Similarly, you don’t want to skew too casual and look like you don’t care enough to make an effort.
Well fitted jeans and a blazer over a well-chosen T-Shirt are a tried and tested solution: you’ve got a formal outline but the details show you’re not about to head off to a funeral. Supremebeing’s selection of graphic tees has some great design allowing you to show a bit of personality.
Reserved for a recovery from Saturday’s excesses, Sunday is much more relaxed. Take your pick of comfortable sweatshirts and track pants. You could even indulge in some high end, cashmere athleisure gear if you really need to feel luxurious as you relax. The trend for using activewear for leisure purpose means you won’t look out of place if you need to head out to the shops, for lunch, or to a pub for a hair of the dog.