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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.

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    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 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)!

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

    January 11, 2015

    Turtlenecks

     ines de la fressange fashion

    Without a doubt Ines de la Fressange is the epitome of Parisian chic.  Her style is sophisticated, elegant yet cool, and yes, effortlessly classic.  Ines makes the basics like a turtleneck look so chic.   Turtleneck knits are a cold-weather wardrobe essential especially turtleneck sweaters as they offer comfort and extra warmth around your neck (which we often neglect).  I need to start wearing mine but I’ve got to get one in black after seeing it on Ines.

    french chic style

    Indulge yourself in the luxurious warmth of cashmere turtlenecks below, in addition more affordable picks under $50!

     

    photos via stylebistro.com

    September 8, 2014

    Wear to Work Separates

    Shop ‘Mix & Match Work Separates‘ at NORDSTROM.  Plus, get free shipping and free returns on every order.

    how to dress for work

    More of WorkChic’s favorite picks below!

    autumn work fashion

    Dress // Trousers // Coat // Pumps // Bag // Watch

    June 20, 2014

    Theory Summer Sale

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    Get your stylish summer workwear from Theory with their 40% off summer sale going on right now!

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    Filed under: Basics,Sale — Tags: , , , , — Sophie Wood @ 2:56 pm
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