THE WORK EDIT:  SIX FASHION FIXES YOUR WORKWEAR WARDROBE NEEDS RIGHT NOW

 

Unless you are a professional stylist, finding the best workwear can be difficult and at times extremely expensive.  But thankfully the wonderful array of clothing at Esprit will have your workwear wardrobe looking awesome and it won’t break the bank either!  So head over to their website and check out their style – your wardrobe will thank you for it!

 

I love clothes and I’ve had workwear pieces that need updating so finding Esprit has been awesome.  Their clothing looks fresh, cute, and stylish.  Here are some great outfit ideas that you may want to consider.  So, check them out below and let me know what your favourite is!

 

 

 

Polka Dot Blouse

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An update on the classic white shirt, this stunning polka dot blouse will make any work outfit stand out.  It has a V neckline and different size dots, making it a little difference from other blouses.  Team this up with a black pencil skirt and a dash of colour with your shoes and bag and hey presto, you are work ready!

 

 

 

Power Dressing Red Jacket

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Power dressing is back!  If you didn’t remember it in the 1980’s you are in for a real treat.  Team up this wonderful red jacket with a fitted black dress and you are ready for that board room.  Don’t be afraid of colour.  This stunning jacket also has stunning gold-coloured metal buttons with armorial engraving, is double-breasted and shoulder pads.  Come on power dressing, I’m ready for you!

 

 

Trousers with Stretch

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Nothing like a pair of smart trousers that moves with your curves!  These must have workwear trousers have the right amount of material and stretch to take you through the day.  The engraved crested button adds a hint of sophistication that will make you feel wonderful.  Slit side pockets are ideal too.  So, what are you waiting for?

 

Shoulder Bag

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I love bags, so when I seen this stunner I had to share it with you.  There are so many large tote bags around but this faux leather one is just perfect for the office and adding a splash of colour to your outfit.  There are 3 interior compartments with an adjustable shoulder strap.

 

Underwear

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Often forgotten about is workwear underwear.  Honestly, lovely underwear makes me feel so much better.  You certainly won’t be disappointed with this stunningly beautiful piece from Esprit.  It has stunning floral lace and the side sections are silky smooth.  A real treat for work and home if you ask me!

 

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5 CLOTHING ACCESSORIES YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE THIS WINTER

 

There is no getting away from it, we are on the cusp of winter as the cold air hangs around us, snow feels like it is just around the corner.  However, just because the temperate has dropped it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your style.  Below are 4 clothing accessories you need in your life this winter.  They will help you survive the autumn/winter in style.  Letting you step out with a fashionable air about you.

 

So, check these out and let me know what you think.

 

Hat

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While the assumption that 40% of our body heat is lost through our head has been proven wrong, we still lose on average 7%.  A hat is certainly a statement piece and one that will help you stay cosy when everything around you is chilly!  This faux fur hat by Lui Jo at Lyst is just the thing to make you stand out from the crowd and at the same time keep your head warm this winter.  Indeed, my head is warm just looking at it!

 

 

Scarf

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I love scarves, in fact I wear them in the summer too.  Having a chunky knit scarf is a necessity in the cold weather.  It’s the perfect accessory to add a splash of colour to an outfit without breaking the bank.  Take this scarf from Oasis, it’s just what you need this winter, it is big and can function as a blanket to put round your knees too if you’re stuck behind an office desk!

 

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Gloves

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Hands up if you struggle with the perfect glove?  Yes, me too.  Of course, I want to keep my hands warm, but I also want to look chic and be able to use my phone when I need too.  Could be a tall order if it weren’t for these dashing ribbed wool-blend gloves from J Crew.  Fingerless for when you want to use your phone and mittens for when you need to warm up those extremities.

 

Socks

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While we want to look fashionable outside, you can also look fashionable inside.  These winter chunky slipper socks from The White Company are just the thing to keep your toes warm and comfy without compromising on style.  Super soft and fancy enough to wear if you have any unexpected guests.

 

Fluffy Robe / Gown

Damart luxury gown

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With this cold weather what can make you feel super warm is a luxury gown.  This one from Damart is extremely cozy, versatile and at a price that you could afford to purchase 2!  The gown itself is luxuriously plush, has a shawl collar for added warmth and is oh so super soft.  So, never worry about that little black dress, it’s more fun to get dressed up to stay in, this luxury gown is the icing on the cake.

 

Whether you are going out or staying in, these accessories will keep you warm and cosy, as well as provide you with a stylish and comfortable look to take you through the winter.  As they say in Groundhog Day “Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today.”  Whatever you choose I do hope they provide you with a warm hug of softness and warmth as the above items will most certainly provide.

 

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WORK WEAR OUTFITS FROM RIVER ISLAND YOUR WARDROBE NEEDS NOW

Work wear can be drab and dull but this post is about work wear outfits from River Island your wardrobe needs now!  River Island is one of those shops that have really come on and started to inspire me all over again.  I have started shopping there again after a hiatus but because I’m so pleased with their clothing as it has a sharp clean edge that stands them apart from other retailers.  Indeed, they have really started to get my attention specially with their work wear taking tailored pieces and adding unique and inspiring detail and with a splash of colour.

 

If you are fed up with your current work wear wardrobe or fancy a change, here are some great work wear outfit ideas that you might consider.  These will keep you warm, stylish, fashionable and of course you will most certainly be Instagram-able in any of these!  So check them out below and let me know what your favourite outfit is!

 

Work wear Coat

I had the pleasure of receiving this Camel belted robe coat from River Island.  It is so luxurious and ideal for work wear.  It is made from felt fabric, has beautiful shawl lapels, a tie waist belt, front slip pockets, a single vent at the back and is fully lined.  Honestly, it is just beautiful on and at £85 a must for your work wear wardrobe.  Of course there are other coats too if you want something that you can wear on a weekend.

 

 

Work wear White Shirt

What is not to love about a crisp white shirt for work?  This frill front white shirt is stunningly beautiful.  The poplin fabric sits beautiful and the frill detail at the front adds a unique look.  Teamed with trousers or a skirt a must have piece for your work wear wardrobe.  This key piece will keep your work wear wardrobe refreshed.

 

Work wear Trousers

There’s nothing more classic than wearing black trousers with that white shirt above!  These black trim belted culottes is a unique twist on the classic black trousers.  These beautiful culottes are a soft woven fabric, with pleated trim, tie waist and a cropped leg.  So very much in season and a great addition to your work wear wardrobe.

 

Work wear Boots

Remember I was talking about that splash of colour?  Well just look at these amazing red boots!  Perfect for adding some colour to your work wear outfit and to make you smile this autumn/winter.  So if you want something comfortable and stylish you must purchase these red patent pointed ankle boots from River Island.

 

Work wear Handbag

You can still have a little fun with your work wear wardrobe outfit by incorporating a bit of colour with your handbag.  I absolutely love this green faux fur colour block bag from River Island.  It is almost too cute for words.  A very stylish and fun bag to add to your work wear wardrobe.

 

 

As the season changes and we move in to autumn and winter, I hope I was able to find you some amazing and inspiring pieces to add to your work wear wardrobe.  All from River Island which are stylish, classy and look great without breaking the bank!  So give River Island a try and let me know what you think.

 

Now, let me know what your favourite item is from the list above.  I’d love to hear them.  Oh and if you are wearing River Island, take a selfie with the tag #IMWEARINGRI and upload to Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win £100 in River Island vouchers.

 

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HOW TO CREATE A VINTAGE STYLE FOR A MODERN EVENT

Everyone loves a party. The drinks, the dancing, the invitations and even the posh cars that you might hire to get you to the event are all part of the fun. The best part of a party? Getting dressed up!

 

When you’re with your girlfriends and you’re all doing hair and make-up, you feel a real sense of bonding! One of the most exciting parts of getting ready for a big event, is finding the perfect outfit.

 

Whether you’re looking for an outfit for a wedding or you’re on the hunt for the perfect prom dresses, you need the perfect outfit that you can truly carry off. From top to toe, you will need hair accessories to shoes sorted and coordinated with your pretty new dress.

 

A modern event often means people dress for the times, but what if you chose to go vintage with your look, instead? So, how can you make your outfit pop for your evening out? What would make you stand out from the crowd?

 

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Big Accessories

Every girl loves her accessories and choosing chunky accessories to go with your dress can really make the outfit pop out of the crowd. Large fascinators like this one are a talking point and can really draw focus to the way you have styled your whole look. Opt for a corsage on the wrist – stylish and never goes out of fashion, meaning you stay vintage at the same time as keeping up with the times.

 

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The Dress

Putting together a vintage look can be really easy. There are so many eras for you to choose from with your look, and websites like Etsy have fantastic ideas for 1920s flapper dresses if you want a truly vintage look. Drop waists and beaded dresses may not be the fashion right now, but you will stand out from the crowd in your classy attire and give people cause to follow your fashionista footsteps!

 

If you want to add a few decades on, why not go for a full Fifties style dress with a fitted waist and a full skirt? Giving Rita Hayworth a run for her money would be such a talking point and you will look so elegant!

 

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Shoes

Your shoes should complement your dress and come from the same era your dress is from. Skyscraper signature Louboutin’s may be the fashion right now, but they’re killer on the feet. T-bar shoes, low-heeled Mary Jane’s and Oxford’s would be the perfect choice to go with that flapper dress you’ve chosen.

 

Make sure the colour fits the dress and the style suits. Block heel shoes wouldn’t be the best choice for a 1950s-full waisted dress and you should be aware of the era you pick.

 

Going vintage for your event can be so nostalgic, especially if you choose to go vintage for prom or a high school dance. You could match how your mother dressed for her prom years before, and have the perfect photo op!

 

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Little Black Book of Fashion Icons’ Secrets

Guest Post by Elise Morgan.

Women in politics and entertainment have always been intriguing for many different things, but in the first place for their fashion choices. No matter if they’re wearing haute couture or high street fashion, there will always be controversy over their choices. Some of these ladies are true icons millions of women look up to, and here are some of their fashion secrets. Enjoy!

 

The First Lady’s impeccable style

From Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Michelle Obama, the First Ladies of the United States have always epitomised an impeccable fashion style women all over the globe were envious of. We can actually state that before Jackie O, no politicians’ wives were able to detract attention from their famous husbands. Jackie’s simple yet very chic fashion sense swept everyone off their feet, and it can be said that she reshaped those boring conservative clothes by giving them a new life.

 

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Her signature items were sleeveless A-line dresses, printed Hermes scarves wrapped around the head, wide-leg jeans, and pearls. Similarly to Jackie O, Michelle Obama created her own version of dressing with power – mixing high and low designs is definitely her thing! Besides that, she’s a passionate supporter of young, not-so-famous designers whose colourful prints, shoulder and arm-baring gowns, and extraordinary feminine silhouettes have become her signature pieces.

 

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world!

If you can recognise the author of this quote, we believe that you’re a shoe lover yourself. Marilyn Monroe, the original blonde bombshell, was actually one of the first ladies who rocked high heels. Her mind-blowing curves were every man’s fantasy back then, and guys still tend to drool over her photos even today – that’s because Marilyn really meant business when it comes to fashion! Besides high heels, some of the most iconic outfits were a white halter-neck dress and a pink satin strapless one matched with glamorous gloves. Similarly to this controversial woman, there is one more lady who appreciates shoes more than anything else. If Sarah Jessica Parker was the first one to cross your mind, you’re right! Her Sex and the City character developed a unique relationship with Manolo Blahnik shoes, which inspired millions of girls to be themselves and follow their personal style no matter what. This lady has shown that shoes can make any outfit pop, which makes them the most fabulous pieces that boost our self confidence and make us feel prettier – both on the inside and on the outside!

 

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The inevitable little black dress

If the LBD Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the first thing that comes to your mind, we understand you! Paired up with oversized sunglasses, this combo really opened doors for other designers and fashion houses that incorporated the little black dress into their well-known collections.

 

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The fact that even Princess Diana wore it often makes it even more irresistible – this lady was a true fashion icon of her time. Remember that fierce, off-the-shoulder black dress by Christina Stambolian she wore just a day after Charles’ announcement of his indiscretions? Well, isn’t that the most gorgeous revenge dress you have ever seen? Of course it is! The truth is that such a piece will never go out of style – it’s a timeless classic that can be worn anywhere and anytime. From haute couture pieces, to those with low price points – it really doesn’t matter, as long as the little black dress is what you’re looking for. You can even catch dresses for sale in order to find amazing deals that offer amazing pieces for a great price – the iconic LBD is just one click away from you!

Even though the fashion industry is constantly on the move, introducing new trends day by day, there are some of them that are actually here to stay – these won’t fade away after a month or two. The key to success is being yourself – all of the aforementioned ladies are known for staying true to themselves and their personal styles. Don’t be afraid to take risks when it comes to fashion – after all, rules are there to be broken, right?

 

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