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5 Office Lady (OL) pieces you must buy from the H&M AW15 collection

We met up with the creative advisor of H&M (basically the brain behind their collections) to know which are the must have pieces this season and got her to dish out some styling tips for our humid and erratic weather!
 

It’s no secret that this Swedish high street retailer is one of the go-to places for our regular fashion fix. We recently got to meet the Ann-Sofie Johansson, the creative drive behind H&M, and got her to tell us what are the most office worthy pieces in the their Autumn Winter 2015 collection that we must have; plus tips on how to work the AW15 pieces for our humid and erratic weather.

The inspiration for Autumn Winter 2015
Johansson said that that she wanted to ‘create a sporty and cozy collection with a sense of luxury by renewing classic silhouettes with new materials, volumes and proportions.’

To achieve that, she combined lovely and luxurious natural fibres with high-tech fabrics such as lurex, silk chiffon and sequins together with asymmetric cuttings and threw in some bare backs and spaghetti straps for a touch of glamour and femininity.

We can incorporate the AW15 pieces by layering
Johansson believes that you can start with choosing practical pieces, in this case, a roll neck top from the collection as it comes in a variety of materials, from soft cotton to chunky knit. Alternatively, you can also layer the new accessories of the season with your outfit.

Pieces that are best suited for the office
To Johansson, fashion should always be about personal style. She suggests that you select key pieces from this collection and combine them with what you already have in your wardrobe.


Viscose blazer, $159; Viscose pants, $119; Polyamide bralet, $39.90

#1 Rust red suit
Ann-Sofie Johansson: The pantsuit is definitely back and it´s so versatile. Wear with a rollneck top and sneakers for daytime and a camisole and heels for evening.

Viscose top, $59.90

#2 Roller neck top
ASJ: Because you can wear a rollneck top with almost everything this autumn for that layered look.

Mixed materials vest, $249

#3 Olive green vest
ASJ: You need a vest for layering this autumn and this one has an interesting lacquered surface.


Wool polo top, $99.90

#4 Knitted polo top
ASJ:
I’m in love with all pieces. What I can single out for sure is the polo, it is a must have!


Metallised fibre socks, $19.90

#5 Socks in lurex
ASJ: Small, but can make an outfit fashionable in no time. And yes you can wear socks with open toe shoes.

Want more inspiration for office wear? Check out these 7 stylish outfits that every working woman should own!

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