Uniforms for your team are normally chosen based on what’s relevant to your business – and can take months or even years to decide what’s going to work best. Ultimately, uniforms evoke emotional responses from your guests when they’re interacting with your business (ensuring a memorable experience with your brand). At the same time, they need to enable the wearer to feel confident. Stylish.
When we partner with businesses to design custom made uniforms specific to their brief, it’s never one trend or aspect that dictates the direction. It’s a combination of elements. Including input from the brand team.
We aim to create workwear options that are enduring, sustainable and inspire the wearer to feel confident.
So – what can we all look forward to wearing to work in 2020?
1) The Crop Jacket.
Waist lines are on the rise (skyscraper high) – so you won’t be flashing anything in between. Plus, adding a longer line top underneath ensures anyone can carry off the look. A crop jacket layered over last season’s longline tunic is an INSTANT win for 2020…. and beyond. Also, with the crop length, you can wear it all day without creasing when you sit down. Genius! Move over basic cardigan, and pop on a crop jacket – Stay warm, and Stylish!
2) Wide leg pants & Bermudas
Next season, add a press line to your wide leg pants to instantly become initiated into the next decade. Full length,
7/8 and even longline Bermuda shorts! With flats, runners or heels – get ready for the 2020 version of The Wide Leg Pant! Pick a statement colour – and no hem is too wide anymore!
3) Statement sleeve
We’ve been digging this innovative concept for a while – the statement sleeve is SO NOT GOING anywhere fast! That means we’ll continue to run our DASH and FOXY tops for another year!
You’ll be happy about this ongoing trend too! That’s because the full sleeve – or “pouf” sleeve – means all that extra volume around your shoulders allows you to move freely. PLUS, you’ll be making all kinds of fashion statements at the same time. Creative, modern and practical!
4) Shirt dress.
A favourite in our office – The shirt dress is going to be reimagined this season. We can all look forward to the ‘fit & flare’ silhouette that Dior made famous in the 50’s. It might have been named the “New Look’ in 1947 but it’s destined for success again in 2020 because (as extensive research tells us) it’s the MOST FLATTERING dress style for most body shapes. The length – past the knee – makes this a perfect professional dress choice, as well as being a style that most team members will be able to wear with confidence!
5) Leather Look outfits!
We’re obsessed with bleach proof, “vegan leather” so we’re excited to be seeing this on trend, and practical, material on the catwalks again. Jackets, trousers, skirts and dresses – this season invites you to wear the FULL leather look from head to toe. Bonus points if you wear it with extra volume. The best way for you to guarantee you’ll never ruin your entire outfit with bleach, tint or make up. Plus you can add extra layers for winter underneath. Practical and stylish. We’re thinking Jogger pants and tunic??
6) Utility styling.
This is a perfect way to update corporate styling, especially in Australia where the vibe is a bit more relaxed. Either crop or long line jackets – the utility pocket detail is a practical fashion statement because …POCKETS. One can never have enough pockets at work! Add this styling to a shirt dress as well as a jacket and your new team wardrobe will have options that work for everyone.
7) High waists
What’s often under-estimated about styles that emphasise the waist, is the fact the elongation of the crotch creates a small waist & longer legs. Regardless of what body shape you celebrate, or what height you are – 1 wide waistband is worth trying out! The high waist can also enhance curves! For total success nailing the look, ensure the bottom of the body is WIDE!
8) Tie neck blouses
Tie low at the neck for a feminine take on a traditional tie. You might even be able to shift the tie to the waist. Most of the styles are made with the tie attached – so you don’t have to worry about losing them in the wash!
9) Skirt over pant – SKANT
Selfishly, we’d love to add a “Pantron” (or Pant + Apron) into our collections, or some might refer to it as a Skant. But – that all depends on what YOU want! We might be out voted here….thoughts?
If you could pick a colour to wear, what would it be?
And whatever you choose, be prepared to wear it head to toe….
(Source: NIKKI CHOWDURY, www.harpersbazaar.com.au/)