It’s 2021, the year of new opportunities, growth - and a little bit of dare. 

Ignore the fashion taboos of yesteryear, you can and should wear big prints, linen, kaftans and kimonos in the workplace.

Whether it’s to give you the confidence to ace that interview, or just a simple everyday work style up, breathe easy elegance into your work wardrobe by making these simple office-friendly changes when slipping on your favourite kimono, kaftan or linen number. Accessorise, then coast into your element.

Leopard print kimono for work chic attire

A gently tucked in shirt and black pants underneath our Velvet Fern Cocoon Kimono,  blossoms this outfit into a chic, comfortable number reminiscent of a botanic garden dream. Stepping out for a coffee meeting or lunch date? Pop your essentials in our Mixed Plait Zip Pouch in camel and head out with no weight, or worries.

Velvet Fern Cocoon Shrug is a kimono perfect for comfortable work days

Linen is our eternally worshipped fabric for summer and those in-between seasons. Our navy Italian Linen Knee Length Dress is lightweight, breathable, creamy soft on the skin, and in black, navy and charcoal, perfect for customer-facing roles or interviews. Our top tip? Throw on a structured blazer to add a touch of masculinity to the softness of the dress, and complement with style staples like our Drop Timber Button Top Earrings and the Uneven Edge Beaten Cuff in gold.

Linen is breathable and comfortable for long days at the office

When in doubt, animal print it out. All black underneath makes this statement maxi-length Leopard Print Silk Blend Kimono really roar as an impact piece. Wrap it cross-body with a thick belt, draw the eyes up with complementing accessories, like the Gold Textured Ring Front Earrings, and at the end of the day? Throw on some fun heels for the perfect post-work dinner outfit.

Full-print leopard print kimonos add a touch of glamour to your workwear

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