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How To Execute Business Style As A Power Couple

There’s something rather empowering about a smartly-dressed couple striding through the city. Fashion socialite Olivia Palermo and her husband Johannes Heubl are an impeccable example of getting the sartorial balance just right. Taking inspiration from their complementary style, we take you through power couple style for Autumn…

Business Meetings

For days when you need to impress the boss with both your performance and your sartorialism, stick to a classic navy colour palette for your tailoring choices. To stand out in the boardroom, your silhouettes need to be slightly out of the ordinary. Noone likes a show-off, so it’s important you don’t take this concept too far. Think timeless with a twist and you’ll execute it perfectly. If you look smart, you’ll perform better in the office – it’s just a fact. If you have a crucial project or a tense meeting on the horizon, a polished ensemble can be the additional armour you need to smash it out of the park.

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Palermo & Heubl in Paris in 2012
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If you want to appear like you’re in control on the outside, focusing on one tone throughout your outfit is a savvy move. A pointed court heel is predictable but professional – add interest through the structure of your suit. This wool-blend navy number does all the talking through its impeccable cut that defines the waist with its fluted hem. Who said a business suit had to look masculine? Pair with an on-trend high collared blouse with fun embellishments to add a playful element.

Carry The Fiorella in Tan
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Nothing gets your Monday mornings off to a good start like a razor sharp suit. This Paul Smith two-piece with a silk floral lining offers professionalism on the exterior and character on the interior. A bold lining on a suit offers individuality without frightening your corporate fellows. A crisp white shirt is an absolute must if you’re seeking a polished aesthetic – just make sure you take the time to have a shave in the morning. Bread and butter tailoring requires a smart brogue – mix your business style up and opt for a suede pair. Your tie must be both inoffensive and complementary. A silk Tom Ford option will finish your work ensemble off seamlessly.

Carry The Paolo In Chocolate
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Days in the Office

On days where you need to knuckle down at your desk, comfortable fabrics are key. You should also take advantage of these desk days and experiment with your business style. Taking risks on days when you don’t have important meetings will prevent any awkward wardrobe malfunctions. Whether you switch up the structure of your tailored pieces or you blend statement items with a classic, be braver with your sartorial choices.

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As we transition into Autumn, keep your favourite summer pieces active in your wardrobe and blend them with heavy fabrics in light shades. There’s something rather elegant about throwing on a classic knit with a statement skirt. This floral Gucci skirt is given September’s seal of approval when teamed with a suitably minimal cashmere turtleneck. A practical length for the office, your comfort levels won’t dwindle by the end of the day in this pleated piece. Pair with a deep red court heel to keep the ensemble smart and autumnal.

Carry The Rivara In Black
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If you’re spending the entire day at your desk, comfort is likely high in your priorities when it comes to your ensemble. A leather sneaker with minimal design is an ideal way to tone down your business ensembles. Team with a pair of wool tailored trousers to execute that smart-casual aesthetic we all strive for. Take days away from clients as your chance to experiment slightly. Opt for a knitted tie in the colour of the upcoming season, orange, and keep the rest of your ensemble tonal if you dare to choose this bold shade.

Carry The Calvino Croco In Black
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