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|Images by Tales Of Endearment|
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Good quality and stylish work wear is often hard to find if you don't want to spend a fortune. Especially if materials are important to you (travelling a lot, away from irons....wool materials make such a difference to wrinkling!).
I recently discovered The Fold. Two girls who know the corporate world from the inside have started the label. Looks very promising to me!
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|Images by Asos.com|
Take your classic grey or black suit and pair it with one of these blouses that I found on Asos - I might need to update my blouse collection with a model like these as well!
What do you think?
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09 January 2012
|Image by Emersonmade|
Looks amazing. Especially because of the more greyish black of the jacket.
The jacket and pants could just as well be worn separate from each other teamed up with a grey pair of trousers / jacket instead. This would instantly "deglam" it for the office while still making a special ensemble.
Happy Monday everyone!
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06 January 2012
Stumbled across these ballerinas in a post by Chiara - how great are they to have in your carry-on on business trips or even in your handbag to slip into when your heels become unbearable?
H&M did some for a couple of Euros last season - but these leather ones look so much more office appropriate. (BTW, they also seem to have models with a longer cap for less toe cleavage...)
05 January 2012
What a great look by Alexandra from Lovely Pepa! The colours are completely office-worthy. Though the skirt might need to be a tad longer in a formal corporate environment its beltish detail makes the whole look so much more interesting.
I also love the all-black upper half as a change from the usual light blouse and dark jacket and trouser / skirt combo found way too much in work wear. And I am a biiig fan of dotted tights. They are such a good way to make a super classic skirt suit look so much more modern.
What do you think?
Black buttons on a white blouse are kind of a secret fetish of mine ;-) But why not sew on some coloured buttons onto a very classic white blouse? How awesome would red or yellow buttons look in a purely black and white outfit?
I might actually need to try a DIY... what do you think?
|H&M Ring (old)|
04 January 2012
|Images by Vanillascented|
I love this jacket. Another very simple work outfit where it is entirely in the details. The sewn in vest gives this blazer a special twist. Why not copy the idea and wear a white cotton vest with shiny buttons under a classic blazer and over a simple white top?
How far do you personally go when it comes to your shoe selection for your formal outfits? Would you risk wearing a shoe as extreme as this one?
03 January 2012
|Images by Vogue.de|
What do you think of it?
These are two of my favourite nail colours. But to wear them to work?
I sometimes see business women with red or dark nail polish. But I always feel that as a more junior staff member you have less credit to do so.
How do you feel about colours that are traditionally considered less office-friendly? Do you wear them even on normal workdays in a very formal corporate environment?
|Please help me identify the original source to give proper credit|
One of my favourite inspiration pics ever. Everything could not be more classic. Until you see her from the back. And her lipstick has the perfect colour. Work-classics with a twist done to perfection!
02 January 2012
|Caroline Issa - Please help me identify the original source to give proper credit as unfortunately I hadn't noted it!|
The proof what you can make out of very basic and classic items by adding a great accessory. Fantastic inspiration!
01 January 2012
I hate bad (work) outfits. Even "on duty" should it be not only possible but actually more important than ever to look your best, shouldn't it? Though admittedly it is not always simple to dress creatively in very traditional corporate environments. So my personal goal is to make most out of corporate dress codes.
On the other hand I am fascinated by minimalism. Even if I am (still?) far from living a minimalist lifestyle myself I love applying the concept to my closet. Just thinking how much you can make out of how few pieces if they fit well into your closet is fascinating to me. How many items of clothing do we really need to dress well and creatively? To still stand out? What can I get rid of without missing it?
Let's fill the blank board with plenty of ideas and inspiration!