INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
ASOS INSIDERS WEAR SUMMER WORKWEAR
22 February 2019
We don’t actually make our ASOS Insiders do shifts in the warehouse to get their clothing discount, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know their way around a bit of hard-wearing utility workwear. Check out Joshua, Jono and Dennis here demonstrating that all work with just a little bit of play can make Jack a very stylish boy indeed.
As a serious skatehead, straight-cut utility trousers are basically a second skin for @asos_joshua. The skate scene embraced solid, scuff-resistant worker pants in a big way in the 90s, making cult brands of traditional trade apparel companies like Dickies. Two decades on, the workpant remains a skate staple and a utilitarian steez go-to. Joshua amps up the 9-5 vibes with the sort of tan short-sleeve shirt you might wear to pump gas and a big ol’ cup of morning joe.
In theory, it might seem like these two elements are too similar tonally to wear together. But if tonal dressing is wrong, we don’t want to be right. @asos_jono is proof that this combo works, pairing straight-cut beige work pants with an off-white shirt. The block stripes break up the beige colour to give a look that’s, well, anything but beige. To keep you cool during your hard day’s work, ensure the cut of your revere-collar shirt is loose and boxy to maximise airflow. Sling your desk essentials in a cross-body bag, grab a slick pair of sunglasses like Jono’s and you’re ready to roll.
@asos_dennis knows he’s onto a good thing here with this cord co-ord. It’s the ultimate wardrobe investment – sure, you can mix and match with other pieces, but, for your Mon-Fri gig, we recommend wearing them together. The light beige colour keeps things summery, making a change from the blue jeans you normally live in, with Converse kicks nodding to the skate scene. Make like Dennis and don a branded T-shirt underneath, because you'll probably want to drop a layer for those inevitable impromptu plans, too. After-work beach trip, anyone?