Guest post by Jennifer Fukushima of Paper People Clothing
Do you ever feel like your wardrobe has a split personality?
For many of you, this might sound familiar:
You have your generic office wardrobe. It allows you to fit in and look professional. It serves a purpose. Then you have your real life clothes. The ones that feel good when you put them on and help you to express who you truly are. They make you stand out rather than fit in.
Here at Paper People Clothing, we know you demand a lot from your wardrobe, so we create versatile pieces to suit your lifestyle that can transition from the office to real life. Here are some things we like to keep in mind when creating our unique, one of a kind and few of a kind garments:
- Layering – If you can layer it, the possibilities are limitless
- Uniqueness and wearability – This is a delicate balance. Creating “unique” garments is always fun for us designers, but if it’s not down to earth enough, the versatility is limited. Loud prints, short skirts and excessive fabric are not work appropriate for most people.
- Comfort & function – This is a big one, and can easily get lost in the creative process. So it looks good, but how does it feel and function? Is the garment too constrictive to move in or is there excess fabric that gets in the way? Can the wearer perform everyday tasks?
Paper People’s Elaine Vest is the perfect fusion of quirky yet office appropriate. The suiting, collar and welt pocket detailing are classic and timeless, but the asymmetric cut, curved hemline and sweater fabrication update the look and add some personality.
Paper People’s Jacqueline Dress is another fun yet versatile piece. This dress provides enough coverage to be work appropriate and the generous drape of the skirt and stretchy fabric allow for plenty of comfort and movement.
Paper People’s Maude Blazer is a favourite for many and there’s no question why. This piece fuses a crisp, classic suit detailing with comfy sweater fabric to create a polished yet versatile look.
I hope we’ve demonstrated how transitioning from office to real life isn’t that hard at all. It’s all about choosing unique yet versatile pieces. Come visit us at Fresh Collective today for a wardrobe makeover. We promise that with the addition of a few of these key pieces you’ll look forward to getting dressed for work in the morning.
The Elaine Vest is available at Fresh Collective Roncesvalles and Fresh Collective Queen.
The Jacqueline Dress is available at Fresh Collective Queen and Fresh Collective Kensington.
The Maude Blazer is available at all 3 Fresh Collective locations.