It’s a known fact that regular weekdays are all about tight schedules, rushed timelines, 24×7 calls, and fulfilling work commitments while balancing one’s personal life. In such a scenario how does one ensure that one’s style remains impeccable and impactful?
With changing times, the quintessential diktats of power dressing have also changed. It’s no longer about cookie-cutter monotone ensembles and stiff silhouettes.
LIVA’s definitive FW ’19 trends have ‘fluid fashion’ at their heart and point to a changing fashionscape that upends traditional power dressing norms to include comfort and style via fabrics, prints, and flattering silhouettes. The skirt-suit has been replaced by feminine wrap and slip dresses, while the pant-suit has evolved into sharply tailored jackets paired with ankle-length trousers. Bold prints and patterns rule.
So what versatile styles should you be adopting at work and for drinks after? Here’s a breakdown of the 5 FW ’19 power dressing trends that will take you seamlessly from day to night.
Let feminine silhouettes rule your wardrobe
It’s not always about making a statement with structured silhouettes. Think more on the lines of the ease that slip dresses and its versions bring. LIVA takes this idea even further with viscose fabrics that make an outfit completely wrinkle free. A knee-length statement slip is a trend we’re loving; it can be paired with a classic blazer or jacket, and layered over a shirt as well. Want to keep it light? Just add a jumper.
Another easy silhouette that has our vote is the wrap dress. From being a runway classic to becoming a wardrobe staple to now taking on formal-wear, a wrap dress is a modern-day woman’s fail-safe outfit.
You’ll rarely go wrong with subtle, earthy hues, so infuse your wardrobe with browns, camel, and versions of subtle clay and peach. Greys, owing to their versatility, have always registered a strong presence in the autumn colour wheel, so opt for different shades of it.
You can never go wrong with classics
A tailored blazer is an evergreen power staple. The difference this season is that it doesn’t have to be stiff and stuffy. Blazers in poly stretch fabrics embrace comfort and ease just as much as they do style. Pair them with another classic power piece – the versatile ankle-length trousers, which work just as well with formal suits as they do with a casual leather jacket.
Belted is in
If there’s a micro trend that you should adopt, let it be the belted blazer. Flattering and with just a bit of edge, the belted blazer perfectly toes the line between casual and formal, and can be paired with a dress, skirt, or trousers. And that’s not all – every type of length works.
Opt for bold prints and patterns
Checks and plaids might be evergreen but there is a whole spectrum of prints and patterns reimagined by LIVA that give you major power dressing cues. Houndstooth in black and red, busy floral prints in a variety of colour combinations, and renditions of bold graphic prints elevate your style this season.
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