Making a statement while serving a style that capitalizes on bold elements is the unmissable fashion mantra of today. With trends like Dopamine dressing, Barbiecore, and concurrent Y2k aesthetic resurgence taking over the runways and street style, it’s no secret that self-expression has taken center stage. Getting dressed has become more of a celebration and, at times, ceremonial with the aim of rejoicing in self-expression instead of a mere chore. This elevation in fashion’s disposition in our lives has us reconsider how we dress up for work. A place that used to be defined by strict 9 to 5 and stringent vacation policies is now becoming a more hybrid structure that supports a healthy work-life balance. With this new state of the office, our lives are merging, and our days are more eventful. We are able to run an errand on a full day of meetings without having to stick to our cubicles. Giving us more liberty to elevate our sartorial choices that transition through all the various chores we embark upon on a working weekday.
While wearing diamonds may have seemed something of an over-the-top moment, today, we are no longer apprehensive in our fashion choices and rather more reassured than ever when it comes to making a bold sartorial statement capitalized in individualism. With this new wave of office life comes a new wave of office fashion, and diamonds are topping the list of accessories for our office wardrobe. Enter the era of chic tailoring elevated with a statement diamond choker, crisp button-ups paired with natural diamond chandeliers, and blazers layered over a stream of diamond necklaces. We are making serious moves towards showing our best heirloom pieces paired with our trusty office basics. A move that is right on time for women who are no longer constrained to four walls of a cubicle and are recreating a new workforce that speaks loudly of their prowess as well as their personal fashion. Read on as we unpack some ways to pair your priciest natural diamond pieces with your favorite workwear go-tos.
Major Moves with Maximalism
We are living in the era of ‘more is more,’ where the most recent trends gravitate towards over-the-top, larger-than-life styling. So it goes without saying, when choosing diamonds for our outfit, we are no longer restricting our preference to the dainty pendant or the classic tennis bracelet. Maximize on maximalism this year with an assortment of statement pieces all worn together. Pairing a statement diamond shoulder grazer earring with a bold handcuff is now a fashion certified 9 to 5 approved pairing.
Dare to Dazzle with Bold Diamond Accessories
Opt for bolder pieces when headed to the office, with options like a statement choker, bold earrings, or even a diamond-studded timepiece. Let the jewellery be the highlight with open necklines or shorter sleeves, and keep the look understated with classic wardrobe staples like a little black dress or a crisp white shirt. The look is a perfect look for transitioning from daytime to evening with a little addition of bold lips.
Boss Up and Make a Statement with Diamonds
Make a statement and amp up your boss moves at the office with your timeless heirloom pieces by pairing them with unexpected staples. Add a diamond-paved necklace over a turtleneck or go the extra mile and add a blazer to make a foolproof boss look. Another sartorially forward option would be layering a statement cuff or stack of diamond bangles over your trusty long-sleeve blouse. Either way, this styling hack will keep you fashionably one step ahead.
Serving Style in Popped Collars
A silk shirt is one of the most classic workwear pieces and part of almost every office wear wardrobe. However, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to styling this perennial classic. Why not try and add a bold necklace to this staple and give it a more glamorous yet relaxed look? Keep the styling easy to avoid the look from being too bold and stick to minimal earrings or skip out on them altogether. Stick to similar tones or tone-on-tone styling so that the jewellery becomes the highlight.
Talent credits: Photographer: Maddy (Madhu) Film by: Aman Singh Chauhan Creative Director and Stylist: Devki Bhatt