HFM’s Desk To Dinner Masterclass

In partnership with Hobbs


Party season is just around the corner and we’re planning how we can transition from work to wine o’clock with minimum effort. Luckily, Hobbs has a great selection of separates and dresses that can be mixed and matched, whether you’re off for cocktails or a candlelit dinner. Think plush velvet suiting, metallic detailed dresses, feminine blouses and cigarette pants. Here, the Hello! Fashion Monthly team give you their low maintenance tricks to make the switch from workwear to wow without a drama.


Click to shop the desk lookGeorgia Jacket £169, Sally Blouse £99, Georgia Trouser £110, Ruby Fringe Court shoes £159.

“I need to be smart by day so this blazer and matching trousers look the part and work hard with a high neck blouse or fine knit. If I’m going straight out from the office I rely on 60s style dresses - this one with statement sleeves looks great with a metallic heel and opaque tights.”


Click to shop the dinner look:Luna Dress £159, Sally Clutch bag £99, Grace Earrings £22, Black Opaque Tights £8. 


Click to shop the desk look: Kali Coat now reduced to £254, Lara Roll Neck in Black £69, Rivington Jean in mid wash £79, Serena Mule shoe £149, Acorn Necklace £35.

“When it comes to desk to disco dressing I can always rely on a trusty roll-neck. For day I'll wear it with jeans, heels and an oversized coat, and then I'll slip into some smarter trousers and an on-trend velvet blazer for post-work dinner or drinks.”


Click to shop the dinner look: Elva Jacket £249, Caitlyn Trouser £99.


Click to shop the desk look: Sara Coat now reduced to £214, Mollie Sweater £99, Rivington Jean in black £79, Bloomsbury Crossbody bag in black £129, Primrose Court shoes in midnight blue £169.

"My wardrobe is predominantly monochrome. This classic dogtooth coat works perfectly with this flattering 2-in-1 shirt-sweater combo for meetings. Then I'd switch it up for a more glam evening look with a velvet cold-shoulder top teamed with a luxe faux fur stole."


Click to shop the dinner look: Emilia Top in Black £89, Gabriella Scarf £65, Masie Earrings in Navy £29.


Click to shop the desk look: Maddie coat £239, Larissa Roll Neck £75, Georgia Trouser £110, Acorn Necklace £35, Rene Flat shoes in black £129.

“I love the pink and purple colour blocking, which is perfect for brightening up a day outfit, while by night, the midnight blue silk blouse and velvet bow heels really elevate the look, teamed with a slinky velvet jacket.”


Click to shop the dinner look: Mila Jacket £199, Chiara Blouse £89,  Primrose Court shoes in midnight blue £169.


Click to shop the desk look: Luella Blouse £199, Amanda Regular Jean £89, Primrose Court shoes in gold ochre £169.

"I love this lurex baroque print pussy bow blouse, perfect with dark denim for work appointments. AND this elegant evening dress has solved my black tie style dilemmas. Cue velvet heels, a clutch bag and an Uber please!”


Click to shop the dinner look: Luella Dress £499, Keston Clutch bag in black £59.

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