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  • May 15, 2015

    How to Style a Gingham Shirt for Work

    gingham fashion trend ss15

    One of the biggest fashion trends for SS15 is gingham.  One way to sport this preppy-chic print at work is with a shirt that can be easily paired with a pants or skirt.  More options below including plus sizes!


    April 19, 2015

    The Best of Work-Chic Looks from The SS15 Catwalks

    There is a fresh bouquet of work-ready pieces this season including gingham shirts, sleek midis, relaxed suits and semi-casual pants.  Revamp your daily wardrobe with these inspiring looks featured from the SS15 runways.

    workwear 2015collage by WorkChic | photos via style.com

    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

    June 11, 2014

    The Ultimate Work Wardrobe – Five Essentials for Every Gal

    The work wardrobe has always been a toughie.  We struggle with the term smart casual on a daily basis and this tends to be the attire for most businesses nowadays.  However, regardless of your work’s clothing requirement (albeit smart, smart casual or extremely casual) there are five essentials you should have in your wardrobe.

    Thanks to Motilo’s style tips, and a little imagination, you will forever be ahead of the fashion pack when it comes to your work attire:

    The White Blouse

    The white blouse is an absolute must!  Whether you team yours with boyfriend jeans and white courts or tucked it into your favourite floral formal skirt, it will go with everything.  So hassle free and a timeless classic, every fashionista should have the white blouse in her wardrobe, regardless of your work setting.

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    For curvy hourglass figures, aim for a fitted wrap style to accentuate your fabulous figure and for slimmer shapes – silk flowing fabrics look perfection.

    The Bold Accessories

    You can spend a small fortune on your work attire, and it’s an absolute minefield.  By opting for simple classic option like the white blouse, you can invest in some bold accessories to bring your outfits to life.  Chunky wood jewelry gives you an earthy look whilst jewels embody the vintage style.

    wood jewelry

    And it doesn’t stop at jewelry.  Mix & match your jewelry with other accessories to look like the professional you are.  We love teaming the bland white blouse/black pencil skirt combo with bright red accessories all over, including your nails.

    The Black Trousers

    We’re not talking about the boring black school trousers that do nothing for your shape or confidence, oh no.  The black trouser comes in many shapes and sizes, and you need the style best suited to your shape and attitude.  Cigarette style trousers are super stylish and super flattering too for summer.  Opt for ones that show off your ankles to elongate your figure and tick all that tricky smart casual box too.

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    The Loafer

    A cross between the sturdy brogue and the flirty ballet pump, the loafer has the smart formal look whilst being a bit of fun too.  Available in so many shapes and shapes, we love all the suede loafers on the market especially in fun summer colors out there at the moment like pastel pink and cool blue.  Remember to team your shoes with a matching top to complete the look.

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    The Chic Handbag

    To finish it all off, you need the ultimate handbag complete with your make-up essentials, ample stationary, notepad, mini perfume and business cards.  The designer brand of the moment is Micheal Kors and their bags are stunning.  Various sizes and just a handful of exquisite colors. However, you don’t have to be drawn in by the fashion phase of the moment.

    michael kors miranda voyager

    Mulberrys are still lusted over and Louis Vuittons have a fantastic fashion edge about them. However, we don’t all have the couple of hundred lying around for such luxury, try online.  Whether it’s a designer classic on EBay or an affordable gem form the high street, your work wardrobe needs one killer handbag!

    March 3, 2014

    Oh ~ Spring trench coats!

    Rain or shine, trench coats are an essential wardrobe piece in any woman’s wardrobe.  With spring in mind, I’m gravitating towards vibrant hues to liven up the look – just a splash of color is what your outfit needs.

    colorful trench coats

    Here, I’ve done the surfing for you.  Pair each of the fabulous trench coat below for work or play – trousers and a blouse for week days then jeans and tee on the weekend!

    spring work fashion

    coral | yellow | navy | nude | cyan | fuchsia

    Or, go with the most versatile and timeless style – a khaki trench coat.  May I suggest this slightly flared belted stretch cotton trench coat for under $200?  Look chic and dry on rainy days by throwing on this water-repellent trench coat.

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