On and off style, with kay me

Everyone loves clothes that can do double duty and can be worn for both work and weekends, transitioning from long days in the office to evening events and everything in between.

Today we’ve taken our top pick of items and, thanks to kay me stylists, have suggested different ways to wear the same key pieces. With all kay me looks being machine washable at home, with no need to tumble dry or iron, our principles of style, comfort and instant elegance are well covered.

Keep reading for outfit inspiration…

Cardigans

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Baby blue Kanazawa long cardigan – in the office // after-work drinks

Mist grey Kanazawa long cardigan – team meeting // brunch with friends

Our favourite transitional layer for autumn and beyond, we love our made-in-Japan long cardigans. Knitted specially in the city of Kanazawa for kay me, our long cardigans feature large size pockets and side slit for ease of movement. The shawl collar drapes beautifully, and is a nod to traditional Japanese kimono design.

Wear our long cardigans with solid colour dresses, or add texture and detail with tops and skirts.

Print dresses

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Safari sunset waist-gathered dress – dinner date // al fresco lunch

Coffee beans daily dress – weekly presentation // errands in town

We are no strangers to a print dress here at kay me, and today we’ve chosen to highlight our Safari Sunset and Coffee Beans dresses with vibrant tribal-inspired prints. While a print dress can feel like the star of the show, with careful styling a single dress can be adapted to a great variety of situations and outfits simply by changing up your outer layers.

Wear our prints with suit jackets and bolero cardigans for formal occasions, and our “first class” parkers for casual days.

Navy dresses

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Navy sack dress – city shopping // catch-up cocktails

Navy rib zip front dress – independent theatre // to and from the gym

Our neutral of choice, navy dresses are wardrobe workhorses and genuine chameleons that can be dressed up and down as you see fit. We’ve chosen to highlight our loose-fitting sack dress with wide collar and mid sleeves, as well as our rib dress with front zip and contrasting fabrics panels.

Wear our solid navy dresses with handmade kay me Select scarves, or for warmth and stretch add our indigo riders jacket for that extra cool factor.

The eight-item wardrobes for work and weekends

Simplification is the name of the game today on the kay me blog – what could be better than a stylish, comfortable and ethically-made core wardrobe that works together in a variety of combinations?

Save time and energy to spend on what really matters to you by feeling secure that you already have beautiful clothing that covers many situations – whether you’re attending a conference, traveling by air or strolling in the city…

In the office

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(Navy bolero jacket, white cache-coeur knit, light grey chiffon top, vanilla twist top, navy pants, navy mermaid skirt, navy polka dot docking dress, silver scarf)

Combine classic navy foundation garments including a sharply tailored jacket, feminine skirt and matching trousers to make the most of your base wardrobe. Add tops in neutral colours for maximum repeat value, and create interest with our beautiful handmade scarf with silver foil detail and polka dot docking dress that can be worn alone or with the jacket or knit.

Morning meeting: navy bolero jacket + vanilla twist top + navy pants

Presentation followed by drinks: navy bolero jacket + navy polka dot docking dress + silver scarf

Greeting new coworkers: light grey chiffon top + navy mermaid skirt

Days off

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(Indigo riders jacket, baby pink parker, white square neck top, white designers t-shirt, navy long skirt, peach sleeveless dress, navy rib front zip dress, ice blue silk wool lace scarf)

Continuing with a navy and neutral palette, this time with a touch of pink as an accent, our sleeves dresses can be worn layered and dressed up with our stretchy Japanese indigo riders-style jacket and stunning silk wool scarf in ice blue with navy lace. Wear our long skirt with heels or sneakers for a versatile twist on a staple item, and apply the same styling trick to both dress too for work to weekend looks in an instant.

City brunch: peach sleeveless dress + indigo riders jacket

Weekend travel: baby pink parker + white designers t-shirt + navy long skirt

Casual evening date: navy rib front zip dress + indigo riders jacket

Mixing and matching across the two wardrobes creates an even larger array of possible combinations, such as…

Short business travel: navy bolero jacket + white square neck top + navy mermaid skirt + ice blue silk wool scarf

Business casual brainstorming: white cache-coeur knit + white designers t-shirt + navy pants

Birthday lunch with friends: white cache-coeur knit + peach sleeveless dress + silver scarf

Which outfits would you create from these items? The possibilities are almost endless…