The easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Dubai has meant that 50 percent of office workers are allowed to return to work if it's necessary in order for them to execute their tasks. All employees must continue to wear face masks and have temperatures checked regularly. “The partial easing of restrictions is aimed at restarting some commercial and economic activities,” the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management said in March 2020 when restrictions first began to ease. If you're in the minority of those returning to work then take inspiration from this edit of pared-back nine-to-five pieces.
The Does-It-All Dress If you’re one of the 50 percent of office workers returning to work then a one-piece look will save time come 8AM. Opt for svelte shapes and rich design elements such as this two-tone look. To add austerity wear with an intricate belt and a classic timepiece (anything from Cartier works wonders).
The New Shirt Dress It’s gone from casual wear to breezy beach attire in the past decade but up-scaled versions now make for perfectly respectable office attire. Colour and cut are key. Look towards rich hues such as royal blue, and silhouettes that showcase elements of austerity (anything washed-out or over-sized will say lazy instead of laissez-faire).
Tailored Shorts Givenchy, Bottega Veneta and Dior have each stated a case for tailored shorts as an integral part of the spring/summer20 wardrobe. If you are part of the 50 percent of office workers making a return to work then do it in this year’s most sought after silhouette. Wear with a shirt, T-shirt or amp-up-efforts with a matching blazer.
Relaxed Tailoring Transitioning from weeks of a comfy WFH wardrobe to the rigor of office wear is no easy feat. Lean in to wide cuts and free-falling fabrics to make the change easier on yourself. Net-A-Porter’s selection of nouveau tailoring champions bias cuts and airy fabrics – a big plus for the 50 percent of office workers making a return.
A Different Kind Of Statement Suit It made a gradual return via 2019’s safari trend before becoming a weekend staple when worn in floral prints and soft, summery shades. Now the right jumpsuit makes for an enviably sleek nine-to-five look. Style tip: invest in pieces made from sturdy fabrics and featuring powerful tailoring.
Full looks are available at Net-A-Porter