Trend 1: Power Suit
"For me, the core of every work wardrobe and power dressing trend, will always be an immaculately tailored suit. I always find I feel most confident to take on the day ahead when I’m in a power suit. Following the events of 2020, and as we continue to navigate our way out of restrictions, the traditional power suit has evolved and basically been reinvented. The need to be flexible and agile has definitely increased with people working from home and, as a result, clothing which is comfortable, practical and functional – yet still work appropriate – is in high demand. It’s all about forging your own personal definition of ‘Power Suit’ and making it work for your personal style and everyday needs, whether it’s a traditional suit, a suit paired with hoodies and tees or a matching co-ord set."
Trend 2: Neutrals
"Understated neutrals and tonal dressing embody an effortless sophistication within the workwear wardrobe. There’s a strong sense of versatility and ease when working with modern day neutral tones – think olive, camel, monochrome – with each piece playing an integral part in building a wardrobe of perfect essentials. This trend ensures your wardrobe isn’t over complicated, but instead consists of a range of core piece resulting in easily styled outfits. A top to toe tonal look, for example a camel suit, blouse and beige heel, or an all-black look, is a very universal and welcoming trend to discover and play around with. It works with almost every existing wardrobe and the final outfit always looks polished, with an element of luxe. The perfect trend for all of us constantly on the go!"
Trend 3: All In The Details
"When it comes to power dressing, it’s all in the details! At Rebecca Vallance we put a special emphasis on attention to detail, especially with essential dressing continuing to be a part of our everyday life. Detail can elevate an outfit, particularly when it comes to our Sportif range, with luxe gold hardware incorporated into our RVS Logo Pant, ruched gathered sleeves on the Detail Sweater as well as understated embossed logos and luxurious French terry fabrications throughout the range. The small details empower the wearer, instilling a sense of confidence that their outfit is able to cater to anything the day ahead may hold."
Trend 4: Androgynous Dressing
"With the recent growth of androgynous fashion trends, we’ve seen the rise of traditionally masculine details and shapes incorporated into feminine silhouettes and pieces. Mixing and matching traditionally feminine and masculine elements to suit your personal style will result in a cool, edgy take on modern day power dressing. Complimenting tailored suiting with slouchy overcoats, or even a hoodie, will result in a slightly more androgynous power look, perfectly balancing feminine and masculine details to create a relaxed silhouette and cool take on suiting. We’ve enjoyed exploring the new age power suit at Rebecca Vallance, styling back our iconic tailored suits with pieces from our Sportif range like the RVS Logo Hoodie and even the Terry Pant to achieve a casual, yet cool and edgy, take on power suiting."
Trend 5: 80’s
"Power dressing in 2021 sees the return of the ‘80’s, I believe this is down to the inherently vibrant, playful and optimistic nature of ‘80’s fashion. Referencing iconic, statement details and trends of the ‘80’s such as strong, bold shoulders and silhouettes, blazers with nipped in waists, classic oversized tees and, of course, the notorious ‘80’s bike shorts in your workwear wardrobe will result in the ultimate power look. I’ve recently loved styling my blazers back with the Rebecca Vallance Sportif Rib Bike Short, it’s such a chic and cool take on power dressing – plus super comfortable. Where my day requires me to be slightly more dressed up I’ve loved working a statement sleeve or shoulder into my look, for example the Zuri and Fes Frill Mini Dresses – it’s hard not to feel empowered and confident in a statement shoulder!"