With everyone going back to work this year, office wear is back in the spotlight (via Future Forum). However, after more than a year of casual dressing (or wearing yoga pants at Zoom meetings), most of us aren’t ready to adhere to strict dress codes. We’re also going out more, experimenting more, and ready to feel excited about our office wardrobe. The rebrand was inevitable. Designers are taking power dressing in an unconventional direction, one that leads to the realm of Y2K.
Think low-rise pants (they’re not going anywhere) that are pleated and belted, paired with short cutout tops and chunky jewelry. Sandy Liang’s Spring 2023 does it best, with monochrome khaki sets that transform the idea of professionalism. Tailored pants and bralettes are the new workwear uniforms and we’re sure that if Annie Hall was born in the 2000s, this would be her wardrobe.
We also love Tom Ford‘s Spring 2023 collection for the sequins and glittery blazers. For those with lax HR, Nensi Dojaka shows you how to wear lingerie to work. Of course, you can channel her strappy lingerie with strategic cutouts and pencil skirts outside the office. We’d pair it with a reliable pair of Mary Janes, which are also all over the streets of every metropolis. To sum it up, the rest of 2022 is a potent mixture of Y2K sexy office wear and Regency-era updates. Pick your poison.