Women's Careerwear Trends FW 2010-11

A concise overview of the latest trends and shapes in women’s careerwear for F/W 2010/11: Androgynous silhouettes are key with crisp angular shirts and boyfriend style blazers providing the staples. High waisted pencil skirts, cropped fitted jackets and tailored all-in-ones however create that all important sophistication needed within the networking wardrobe.


Key Items, F/W 2010-11


Capes: outerwear; loose fitting; smart & casual styles; long line; jetted pockets; long sleeved; neutral grey; panelling; handkerchief hemline; voluminous; jet black; cut out detail; neck tie; oversized; patent trim; checked


Frayed edge jackets: suit jackets; heritage inspired; distressed edges; smart; tweed effect; belted; metallic thread detail; colour flash; checks; vintage style; monochrome, cropped styles; ruffles; flap pockets; printed


Cropped tailored jackets: fitted; layered; long sleeved & short sleeved styles; button up; stripe print; panelling; nine iron grey; military style; zip detail on hem; jetted pockets; V neck styles; cypress green; cropped style; reinforced shoulder detail; structured & square; minimal; curved shirt style hemline


Boyfriend jackets: tailored; long line; checked; button up; turned up sleeves; oriental style collar; faded; worn; button detail; fish mouth reverse collar; single & double breasted styles; oversized; jetted pockets; castlerock grey


Military tailoring: military style; metal button detail; long line; waistcoat; medieval blue; contrasting white piping; epaulets; cropped jackets; chain shoulder detail; collarless; jetted pocket; double breasted coat; androgynous; panelling; medal accessories; mandarin red colour flash; cape style sleeves; cypress green; appliqué badges; short suit


Smart and androgynous shirts: classic shirt style collars; structured; minimal; turtledove white; long sleeved & short sleeved styles; bright white; button up; greystone blue; fitted styles; button detail; panelling


High waisted pencil skirts: high waists; tailored fit; charcoal grey; tab detail; knee length; tweed effect; jet black waist band; monochrome; panelling; contrasting materials; fabric & leather; fitted & bodycon styles; shine finish; acorn brown; stud detail


Tailored crops: bottoms; tapered; mart; jet black; loose & tight fitting styles; pressed trouser creases; tailored; checked; tones of grey; angular print; comfortable; button fastening; frost grey


Wide leg pants: bottoms; trousers; loose fitting; applique detail; hemp brown; tweed effect; pressed trouser creases; red ochre; tie waist; pleated; ginger spiced orange; comfortable; button fastening; indigo blue; voluminous; oversized; woodsmoke brown


Tailored all in ones: jumpsuits; smart; loose & tight fitting styles; contrasting knits; long sleeved styles; pressed trouser creases; neutral colour palette; angular patterns; monochrome; round & V neck styles; tweed effect; belted waists; bootleg trousers; button up; tie waist; suit inspired; classic blazer collar; teak brown