At Home With Thandi Maqubela
#JigsawAtHome with Thandi Maqubela
Thandi Maqubela is an in-house commercial lawyer and a director at a Big 4 consultancy firm. She lives in East London with her husband, having moved from South Africa 10 years ago. Thandi talks to us about her personal style, why dressing with confidence is so important and her love for bold colour.
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
A: I’d like to be able to say my style is pared back, however when I look through my wardrobe what’s reflected back at me is a deep love of bold colours and volume - especially in the sleeves department!
Q: Has your attitude towards dressing for work changed since you’ve been working from home?
A: Yes. I don’t think I’ve worn a suit or high heels in months! I still get dressed for work in the mornings, although this is sometimes intermingled with a couple of days in comfy sweats. Maintaining my morning routine has definitely had a positive effect on my mental state.
“I will always have an appreciation for good tailoring and clean lines. I love the structure this lends itself to”
“I have a deep love for bold colours and volume – especially in the sleeves department!”
Q: Do you usually have a workwear uniform or any go-to pieces that always make you make you feel ready to take on the day?
A: Increasingly I’ve been trying to find a happy balance between my work wardrobe and what I wear in my downtime. I think I’m getting closer in the that I’m increasingly able to blend the two and interchange pieces more easily. Having said that, I will always have an appreciation for good tailoring and clean lines. I love the structure this lends itself to.
myself and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. In these past few weeks I’ve definitely found myself putting on a great dress to lift my mood and it’s done wonders for my happiness factor.