It's easy to separate your clothing into two categories; work and play. But it's also easy to create a wardrobe that carries you through both, and the key is to build a wardrobe that's full of foundation pieces that can be mixed and matched with fashion, trend-driven items. I partnered with my friends at Topman to create three looks that can easily transition from the weekend to weekday, see the looks below and key points on how these looks can work for both.
In this first look, I pulled this paint splash Viscose sweater and paired it with a pair of dark denim (charcoal grey) skinny jeans. If you're not able to wear denim for work, you can easily swap it out for a pair of navy or rust trousers. The focus is the quality and print of the sweater, and of course, the faux fur-trimmed overcoat that adds a touch of sophistication and luxury to the overall look.
I think this is my favorite look of the three because it combines foundation pieces (basic sweater and a turtleneck) with texture and color play; these are the major keys (DJ Khaled voice) to creating a wardrobe that works and carries you throughout your week. Again, if denim doesn't work for you, you can easily swap them out for a trouser in black, olive, or navy; this sweater-turtleneck combination can also work well with a suit.
Rounding out the looks is what some may consider an ultra casual look, but it isn't; these cropped wide leg trousers can easily pair with a woven or sweater to carry you into work. If a weekend look is what you're creating, this oversized raglan sweatshirt will do the trick. While oversized tends to read casual, it's important to grab these silhouettes in elevated textures to ensure you'll be able to transition them between work and play.
Creating a transitional wardrobe that works for both the weekend and weekday is easy and as you can see, doesn't require you to create an entirely new wardrobe. The key is to have foundation pieces that you can easily pair with more casual pieces; play with texture, color, and silhouette. How do you guys create a wardrobe that carries you through the week? Let me know in the comments or tweet me.