With offices becoming more casual and the influx of startup culture – something which is often represented by young men in hoodies and sandals – power dressing has completely changed. Even Giorgio Armani said last year that “[Women] have edged out their standing in the world. Today, they don’t have to wear a suit jacket to prove their authority.”
This Spring, we are bringing the fashion power staples back with FG Atelier! Founded and run by sisters Monika Peciulyte and Emilija Peciulyte, FG atelier was created to make life easier for professional, modern women who want to look sharp and feminine at work with minimal time and effort. With the understanding that a woman expresses herself through what she wears – especially at work, FG Atelier are here to help you build your wear-to-work wardobe tailored to your needs.
When dressing for work, women want to feel confident, like they can take on the world and the clothes and colours we wear have a real impact on the way we feel. The colour red for example is associated with confidence and power, but this is something that many women shy away from in today’s workplace culture. Office dress codes can be tricky but with FG Atelier you can create the perfect work wardrobe that shows you mean business.
One of the most important parts of any work wardrobe is a white blouse. FG Atelier gives the classic blouse a twist with fringe detailing and cuff bow details. The cotton wrap shirt is another great take on shirting and the wrap-over detail means this style suits all body types and fits super comfortably.
Another office essential is a dress. Our top pick is the Crepe Loose Silhouette Dress in light pink or navy, with a tie detail on the waist and subtle contrast trims this is a chic and easy dress to throw on for the office and keep on for after work drinks. For dresses with a little more structure we love the long sleeve crepe dress in black or the red coral dress which gives us serious Roland Mouret vibes – power dressing at its finest here.
Of course, no office look would be complete without tailoring. A good suit that fits well and flatters the figure is key to every woman’s work wardrobe. Going straight in with colour with the purple crepe jacket and trousers, a super sleek tailored fit that looks good with black, navy or nude accessories.
A piece de resistance is the white fringe tweed jacket , this is a timeless piece that will see you in and out of work. Pair with a classic black trouser for work and a black skinny jean for play but be sure that you’ll be the most stylish in the office with this in your arsenal.
The classic black blazer is, of course, a staple and if you include this satin trim one into your wear-to-work capsule you will be ready for anything. Top each look off with the dreamy camel wool coat and your transition to girl boss is complete.
What’s more, FG Atelier offers in-house customisation service, where every woman can design a garment of her dreams. All clients that shop at FG Atelier online can simply contact customer support and have the length of trousers, dresses and skirts and sleeves altered. The customisation service is extremely important to the brand as everyone is built differently and also because different dress codes may vary from one organisation to another.
Once you step into the office with a wardrobe that wouldn’t look out of place in Suits, a casual dress code will be a thing of the past and power dressing will be back in a big way. All dependent of course on your line of work but with the right accessories any of FG Atelier’s pieces would work just as well outside of the workplace.
Working women have enough decisions to make throughout the day that choosing what to wear in the morning should be hassle-free and make them feel great, leaving them more time to focus on more important things. Since the brand focuses on creating the perfect wardrobe staples, there’s no need to worry about re-buying a work wardrobe season after season as the pieces are designed to outlast trends and be worn again and again.