Work Wear Motivation

It’s time for another work wardrobe boost. The weather is really hotting up here in London (most days), I know its scorching in NY and around Europe. For my friends in SA and Oz, if you are feeling a little chilly, put these in the bank for a sunnier day!

Cool easy to wear outfits that look smart and feel light and easy are a breeze to be in. It’s so refreshing to throw something on and look amazingly chic, but the process has been completely effortless.  That’s what I want to help you with here. Three simple but gorgeous work outfits that will take you into the evening. We know how crazy the social life is after hours during the London summer.

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Satin Stripe A-line Dress Topshop // Black Sandals Kurt Geiger // Black Clutch Whistles // Stone Bracelet Stella & Dot

Slide3Whistles Braid print dress // Metal Fringe Bag & Other Stories // Block Heel Sandal Whistles  // Stackable rings Stella & Dot

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White Rucksack Whistles // Yellow Panel dress Warehouse // White T-bar pumps Warehouse // White & Gold Earrings Stella & Dot (on Sale!)

Slide4Necklace Whistles // Grey Duffy Zip Satchel  Whistles // Waterfall draped jacket Warehouse // White Dress Gap   // Shoes Sophia Webster for J Crew

Hope you all have a lovely week.

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Fancy Floor-skimmers

Every so often a function arises that forces us to get the long gowns out.  The length of the dress may only be to hide the lily white legs, it could be for a white tie event, the Opera or perhaps dinner with the Duchess of Cambridge, whatever the reason, when they do crop up I know it can be a task and a half to find a non-frumpy, well fitted floor length dress that wont break the bank.  If we could all wear Alexander McQueen it might be slightly easier to find, but seen as you aren’t exactly going to wear it that often (unless you are a regular at these sort of events) then it definitely is not an investment piece.  If you are one of the lucky, or unlucky (depending on how you view it) ladies that has a fancy “do” in the diary, fear not, I have done the hard work and hopefully you will slot right into one of the fabulous floor skimming finds.

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Paisley Dress Mango // Nectarine Clutch Bag Whistles // Shoes Zara // Stud flower earrings Oliver Bonas  // Rose gold ring Monica Vinader // Nars Highlighter for face Space NK

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Grey Dress with embellished angel sleeves Topshop  // Grey Clutch Bag Reiss // Chandelier Earrings Stella & Dot // Stackable Deco Rings Stella & Dot // Shoes Roland Cartier for Dune // Plumberry Lipstick by Laura Mercier at Space NK

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Blue Butterfly Sleeve dress Mango // Earrings (can be worn long or as studs as seen above) Stella & Dot // Clutch Whistles // Shoes Dune // Nail Varnish Ciate at Space NK

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The Working Week

So many people say that they don’t like spending money on work clothes and they despise getting dressed for work.  Most people work 5 day weeks, this means you spend 80% of your time at work, that’s a lot of time spent not dressing well and feeling uninspired.  So if you want to look good 100% of the time, you had better spend more time on your work wardrobe…

I personally love work wear, I love dressing smartly but with an edge, it can also be fun with gorgeous heels and flats alike, tailored jackets, sexy skirts, lavish blouses and structured handbags, what is not to love about that?

Monday – Not quite ready to let go of the weekend, start the week off fresh with a statement necklace and Nectar Bag

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Straight Draped Trousers J.Crew // White Shirt Zara // Black Courts with Gold buckle Kurt Geiger // Statement necklace Stella & Dot // Crewneck Coat Zara // Nectar Orange Loop Handle Bag Whistles

Tuesday – keeping it simple, clean and focused for a Tuesday

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High Waisted White Pencil Skirt Asos // Grey Sweater Reiss // Gingham Bow Pointed Courts Topshop // Pearl Necklace Stella & Dot // Grey Leather Holdall Topshop

Wednesday – we’re on a midweek high, keep it interesting  with plenty of colour

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Frayed Structured Jacket Zara // Floral Pencil Skirt Ted Baker //  Flat Pointed Loafer Whistles // Black Holdall Bag & other stories // Rose Gold Bracelet Monica Vinader

Thursday – wear an embellished clutch bag and statement earrings for after work drinks

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 Blue and white dress Whistles // Green & Navy Embellished Bag Reiss // Green Suede Courts Reiss // Navy Chandelier Earrings Accessorize

Dress Down Friday

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White Shirt (same as Monday) Zara // Vintage Skinny Jeans Topshop // Structured Trapeze Bag Whistles // Pointed Shoes CJC // Coat Whistles

A bit of food for thought for next week 😉

Have a lovely weekend x