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  • January 30, 2015

    Must-Have Jeans for Work

    It’s pretty simple ~ jeans are a basic wardrobe staple.  Except for those that refuse to wear jeans, everyone has at least one favorite go-to pair whether it’s worn-in skinnies or trendy boyfriend denims.  It’s difficult to deny the highly versatile appeal of denim jeans as everyday wear, for almost every occasion including at the office.

    I consider jeans the most important of all basics for my own personal wardrobe.  I used to practically live in them and still wear them all the time.  As I get older, my taste in jeans has evolved from heavily relying on skinny jeans to favoring more classic styles like wide-legs and boot cut jeans.

    wear to work jeans

    There are jeans that are meant to last only a season, and there are jeans which will last you for years to come.  The quality and stitching of the fabric, the cut, the fit makes all the difference between average denim jeans to well crafted designer jeans.  If you want the latter, I recommend stylish yet durable pairs from True Religion.

    In regards to choosing a style that is best suited for work, I suggest bootcut jeans in dark wash. You can’t go wrong with the simple, comfortable and polished style of the bootcut.  Shoe-skimming dark jeans create a clean, lean silhouette which will flatter your overall proportions. Also consider mid to high waist if you wish to shrink your hip area.

    True Religion’s Becca Mid Rise Bootcut Jean is the perfect example of a flexible, wear-to-work pair. This modern bootcut flatters all figures in a smart, slimming silhouette.  The subtle flare will help elongate your legs especially when worn with high heels or boots.  Give denim the extra professional treatment with a button-down shirt and tailored blazer.

    True Religion

    Looking for a more casual and comfortable pair?  The Runway Leggings will give you the chic look of the skinnies ~ minus the zipper and the button closure!  The pull on construction and the stretch knit fabric will give you the feel of your favorite yoga pants.  Wear it with a blouse, cardigan and loafers for casual Fridays or shopping trips on weekends.

    The Runway Legging

    collage by WorkChic | photos via Who What Wear, Pinterest

    January 27, 2015

    Sale – Designer Collection

    How does getting designer labels for up to 60-70% off during this designer collection sale from Luisaviaroma sound? (final discount given at checkout)  If you are looking for some investment pieces to add to your wardrobe or maybe you are in love with a particular designer you are sure to find a deal that is hard to pass up with this sale.

    Here are a few of WorkChic’s favorite pieces.

    CHLOE’ Ankle Boots | PROENZA SCHOULER Satchel | MAURIZIO PECORARO Pants | ISABEL MARANT Bracelet
     

    Filed under: Sale — Tags: — Sophie Wood @ 4:57 pm

    January 26, 2015

    Gray Matters

    Gray has been my go-to neutral for years now.  It is sophisticated, calming while also being an extremely versatile color palette to mix with other colors.  Unlike black, gray has the wide spectrum of shades from almost-black gray to illuminating silky gray.  I dare to say it’s the best neutral of all.

     

    Add some gray-chicness to your workwear with a sleek blazer (use code 50SALE for extra 50% off!) and cool wrap watch.  Whether you are going to the office or a weekend night out, these ankle boots will elevate your style, literally.  Look extra chic paired with wide-leg pants.  By the way the Falabella tote by Stella McCartney is my dream bag of the moment.  The combination of pale fabric and the reflective hardware is subduedly beautiful.  And what’s better than gray shadows for smoky eyes?  Go for lighter gray shades for daytime wear and add a bit of drama in the evening by highlighting with darker hues.

    gray fashion trend

    January 24, 2015

    Look Great with a Pair of Wide-Leg Pants

    I call wide-leg pants my happy pants.  They are a stylish choice for a day at the office, right into the evening and you will still be utterly comfortable.  I’m always eager to share my fondness for wide-leg pants especially when I come across such chic wide-leg ensembles.  The outfit seen on Ellen Lubin-Sherman from The Essential of Fabulous is my latest fashion inspiration.  I adore her cool, eclectic vibe ~ from head scarf, open-toe booties and to perfectly loose trousers.  It’s clear to me that Ellen is confident with her style as she knows exactly what she wants & likes.  Love that don’t you!

    wide leg pants outfit

    January 19, 2015

    Look Polished in Long Sleeve Tees

    Comfortable and lightweight long sleeve tees are a wardrobe must.  They make for an easy layering piece without the bulk.  A solid color tee in a slim silhouette works really well for both casual and dressy workwear while feeling completely comfortable in it.  Jcrew’s Perfect-Fit Long Sleeve Tee (13 colors) will look sharp tucked in a pencil skirt or trousers.  If you prefer the luxe feel of cashmere, here are superbly soft tees in 21 color options.

    slim fit tees

    Style Pantry blogger Folake wore hers with a printed midi skirt.  What a great daytime look!  I would get several tees in various colors from neutrals to brights to enjoy year round.

    tee fashion

    My office-ready look would be ~ a solid tee + a pair of gray trousers + minimal watch + comfortable loafer pumps.  This Jewel Neck Long Sleeve Tee is another favorite of mine and it’s now only $19.50 on sale (use code STYLE)!

    women's work tops

    * Sale Alert ~ Extra 70% off sale styles plus, 40% off full-priced styles with code STYLE at Ann Taylor!

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    Filed under: Basics,tops — Tags: , , , , , , — Sophie Wood @ 1:43 pm
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