Photography by Melanie Riccardi
When aiming to err on the conservative side of the workwear spectrum, I’m a sucker for pieces that fit the “classic” stylistic bill, but still manage to incorporate some contemporary flair. Exhibit A: these Burberry pieces today. The pants have a classic mid-rise, pintucked front and tapered leg, but the tone-on-tone textured jacquard fabric makes them more than just another pair of black dress pants for the office. The blouse achieves a similar feat with the polka dot pattern, pleated front and pearl buttons. Of course, it doesn’t get much more classic than a Burberry scarf, but the abstract print in super wearable neutral hues brings it into the “now.” All three pieces can keep things squarely in the business formal camp, but still make you feel like you haven’t completely abandoned your sartorial soul in the workplace. Huge wins in my book.
This post was produced in partnership with Nordstrom.