2019 is now in full swing and Aspinal of London is relaunching #AspinalatWork, the workwear inspired campaign which spotlights some of our favourite working professionals, getting insight into how they stay motivated and organised in their exciting careers. For the first feature in this new series we're speaking to Aspinal's always immaculate Creative Director, Mariya Dykalo, to get her take on the perfect pieces every woman needs in her working wardrobe.
'I love glamourous things, but being a working mum and splitting my time between the country and city I don't always have the opportunity to be glamourous every day, but by keeping a few essential pieces in my wardrobe I can always look my best even when I don't feel it.
Dashing between our offices in London and West Sussex, my day can be very different from one day to the next, so I like to wear classic, staple pieces that can easily take me from board meeting to a bespoke appointment with a customer. I'm passionate about wearing and supporting British brands, and I've recently fallen in love with workwear pieces by Goat, a British brand synonymous with understated luxury, and its now my favourite destination for unique separates and outerwear.
Mariya's Workwear Essentials:
A classic white shirt
Every woman needs this key piece in their wardrobe, it's so easy to pare down with jeans and trainers, or style up with heels to take you from daytime to after work cocktails. My current favourite is by Goat.
The power black suit
When it comes to suiting, there's nothing more powerful than a perfectly cut black suit. When going with this look I let the tailored suit do the talking and keep my jewellery classic and minimalistic.
The perfect work bag
The most important part of any look is accessories, it's the trick to elevating any outfit. Our Florence bag is a timeless piece and the perfect size to fit all my essentials. It can make even the simplest outfit look expensive and considered.
I love to inject glamour into my life whenever possible! My current favourite heels are from London-based designer Jennifer Chamandi.'
Take a look at Aspinal's full collection of ladies business bags, perfect for the chic executive.