Lately I’ve been finding ways to pair the more unexpected pieces in my wardrobe, like this Max Mara flare pants, with basics, like a black button-down. To give a sophisticated basic an interesting edge, I decided to switch my shirt back to front – on trend as seen on streetstyle blogs globally – and decided to streamline the entire look with slicked back hair and bold earrings. Despite my initial intentions for this outfit, after a short while deciding what to title this look, I realised it was also a great option to wear to work.If you’re wondering how to shop around in your own closet for work-appropriate looks, perhaps start off by thinking about your approach to work in general, and then assess in factors like comfort, activity level and work environment as you capsulize your office style. Once you’ve picked out individual wardrobe pieces, you can start playing around with mixing and matching them together, and even try adding in unexpected pieces like I did for days where you really want to make a statement.

Wearing: MRP shirt | Max Mara pants | MRP shoes | Tempo watch

Images: Lemuel Witbooi