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Style

WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK: RENT A HARD-WORKING WARDROBE

WHEN TAILORING'S YOUR GO-TO

Want to look way more put together than you feel? Opt for sharp tailoring in luxurious fabrics – trousers, jackets, shirts and shirt dresses with clean lines and bossy silhouettes.

At Onloan, suit wear always comes style-first. Think: fancy buttons from Mother of Pearl; well-lined wool in rich colours.

For “I’ve got myself so so totally together, honest” vibes? Look for tie-up details as seen on this Rodebjer skirt and Jejia’s pussy bow blouse, which provide the placebo effect you’re looking for (even if secretly they’re holding parts of you together that would otherwise explode like soup-lunch in the communal office microwave).

 

 

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WHEN YOUR OFFICE IS C O O L !

Some of us don’t work in a regular office – we work in a cool office. And? That means your wardrobe should be ready for, and full of, really awesome, very cool things.

Often far less relaxed than it sounds (“are my trainers fresh-but-worn-in enough? Is my fringe instagrammable?”), having a super flexible office dress code can require a lot of reinventing around your faves: jeans, jackets and jumpers you thought were versatile, til they met your team.

Well, by renting 4 new items of clothing every month, re-wearing the things you own should be very, very easy. And if you don’t have the ‘right’ jeans or jumpers to begin with? Onloan has those to borrow too. Experiment by merging your wardrobe with Onloan’s and your closet will never run out of cool.

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WHEN THE FEELING'S NEUTRAL

But what to wear to work when it’s a place of calm, subdued capsule closets that ooze sophistication; timeless palettes that merge and flow seamlessly, no matter the weather, the season, year, or how passively hostile things get over booking paid leave, and stationery?

Enter “the office classic neutrals” – the ready for anything (9-5, 5 days a week) of the work wardrobe world. Black, grey, white, brown, caramel, and rust.

Interchangeable, sure, but dull? Not at Onloan. Think fabrics so fine and soft on the skin you’ll be having intimate moments with your clothes all day. Your next office crush? This Mother of Pearl cardi. Start loaning today and enjoy an exciting 4 week office romance with your wardrobe.

 

 

 

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WHEN GETTING TO WORK INVOLVES A NASTY COMMUTE

Sometimes it’s not the ‘being at’, but the ‘getting to’ the office that’s tough. There’s the rushing. The elbows. The traffic and the delays. The women with just-washed wet hair that made it onto the tube without so much as a wringing; the ridiculously cold/windy/tropical weather; and the man with zero space awareness, reading left and right pages of his broadsheet at once.

But using style as armour, one can make light of difficult journeys…

Predicting rain? Don’t fret about not having a jacket to go with your amazing office look — not when you can loan this amazing see-through raincoat from By Malene Birger. Cold out but can’t commit to splurging on yet another winter coat? Borrow one of Onloan’s for a whole month, or more. That’s Nasty Commute 0, Your Wardrobe 1000 options.

 

 

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WHEN YOUR OFFICE IS STILL YOUR KITCHEN

Working from home needn’t mean the end of your wardrobe, or the end of loving style. Simply take inspiration from your office setting (your lounge) and (ideally) get dressed. Yes, loungewear is now a viable workwear go-to.

Think comfy bottoms and breathable silhouettes, like this rust two piece by Mother of Pearl; and snazzy tops for those unrelenting Zoom meets, which you can pair with whatever you like from the waist down.

But for those who need to feel more “put together” than “PJs”, try a smart-shaped two-piece like this green wonder by Soeur. Comfy, and coming with the added bonus of allowing you to pull a floating head trick during your next meeting if you work your Zoom/green-screen background just right. Your boss can thank us later.

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