How to nail sophisticated workwear outfits according to our senior fashion designer

Wednesday 28th August, 2018

Putting together sophisticated workwear outfits you can buy now, and wear forever means turning to powerful key pieces cut with precision. Anything but basic, your workwear style staples should never date or tire out. It’s about being polished without being high maintenance. “Women are no longer limited to a traditional uniform or suits,” says SABA’s senior designer, Tanya Emon. “Workwear garments today must provide maximum freedom of movement and give her feelings of confidence as well as being able to express personal style.”

The good news is what to wear to work will never be a problem with SABA’s 2018 spring collection. The new spring range takes on a commanding presence, boasting luxe workwear pieces that successfully anchor your office style in strength and form. From our coveted Amara Milano Skirt, a high waisted pencil skirt just below the knee, to the most comfortable women’s work pants in our Tia Culotte Pant, these are the five key pieces, easy to build upon each season.

1. Double-breasted blazer

When corporate sartorial guidelines demand a formal feel, a black double-breasted blazer will always pique our attention. Keep it streamlined with a head-to-toe tailored silhouette, or for a modern twist, pair it back with a striking seasonal pattern.

2. Femme top

An artfully draped top with sleeves still has cachet when it comes to your career style repertoire. Opt for one in a premium fabrication and striking feminine details and it becomes a classic you’ll wear again and again. Tuck it into high waisted or slim leg tailored pants or a skirt with a similar moving silhouette.

SABA Willa Top Premium Japanese Polyester Back Neck Opening Short Flutter Sleeves

Willa Top

2. Femme top

An artfully draped top with sleeves still has cachet when it comes to your career style repertoire. Opt for one in a premium fabrication and striking feminine details and it becomes a classic you’ll wear again and again. Tuck it into high waisted or slim leg tailored pants or a skirt with a similar moving silhouette.

3. Black Pants

Get the silhouette of black work pants right, and they’re a reliable 9 to 5 staple in all its forms: straight, slim, flowing wide-leg, cropped and tapered. “Classic black makes you feel professional without having to think too hard about matching with the rest of your outfit,” says Tanya. “But I also love how easy these pants are to wear with our best-selling Tia fabric, a compact cotton with comfort stretch.” Wear them with a jacket for a sleek suiting approach or stay casual yet chic with a fresh, elevated T-shirt and edgy white sneakers.

4. Pencil skirt

Modern, practical and interesting, the high waist and tailored shape of a chic pull-on pencil skirt, redefines what all-day comfort should be. Work it with a pair of office-appropriate pumps, or for a spin on a classic office look, style a modern pencil skirt with a sleek pair of backless loafers.

4. Pencil skirt

Modern, practical and interesting, the high waist and tailored shape of a chic pull-on pencil skirt, redefines what all-day comfort should be. Work it with a pair of office-appropriate pumps, or for a spin on a classic office look, style a modern pencil skirt with a sleek pair of backless loafers.

5. Printed piece

Whether you work in a polished corporate environment or a creatively driven scene, adding a hint of personality to your work style is a sartorial must. “The print on this blouse is an easy statement piece that’s not too loud,” explains Tanya. “It’s drapes across the body but still has substance and weight.” Pull it off with this season’s mix of bold florals, monochrome patterns and perfect pastels. Keep it work-appropriate and style your new printed pieces with clean lines and classic shapes.