The Henne Guide to Transitional Office Outfits
According to Vogue, a capsule wardrobe is a "collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces." Henne’s latest Essentials collection provides a prime example of a capsule wardrobe consisting of wearable, styleable, and transitional pieces that feel at home in professional settings while giving space for your personal expression to shine.
When curating an office outfit that ticks all the boxes, it’s important to ascertain the unique flavour of your particular workplace’s dress code. Is it a business professional? Smart business? How about business casual? And what does that mean for casual Fridays? Your best judgement is often your best bet. Usually, business casual allows for a more relaxed and comfortable approach, such as jeans, dress shirts, and blouses. On the other hand, smart business attire is more formal and typically requires a suit, buttoned shirt and a fitted blazer. Whether your workplace demands business professional, smart, or casual attire – there are still many opportunities to get creative with sartorial accents that make you feel more like you.
Extending beyond parties and events to the professional sphere, the clothes we wear in our everyday trajectory can signal our mood, desires, and how many hours of sleep we had the night before. And, while many companies have instituted dress codes, and many roles demand a uniform, it’s essential to style each day’s outfit in a way that prioritises comfort and self-expression – all while leaving room for an impromptu date at your local wine bar once duties are performed.
The Henne approach to how to dress for the office? Aim for uniformity that ushers in ease but resists conformity. This means curating a capsule wardrobe of mindfully-made pieces that can be styled in myriad ways for days, months, and years.