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  • June 28, 2010

    Simple Summer Coordinates

    On a tight budget this summer? Looking to add a little life to your work wardrobe?

     

    We find one of the easiest ways to add life to your work wardrobe on a budget is by coordinating new pieces with your basics. Here are a couple great examples of pieces you can use to update your existing basics for Summer.

     

    Keep your black pencil skirt Business Casual and add a feminine printed blouse for some personal style. Finish the look with your black pumps and a complimentary bracelet. Free as a Bird Blouse and Oh Pear Bracelet are both available at Modcloth.com.

     

    Free as a Bird Blouse Oh Pear Bracelet

     

    Wear your basic black pants or khaki trousers with a new paisley printed cotton cardigan. The mix of materials is hot this season, cardigan has a woven front and knit back. Complete your business casual look with t-strap wedges in fuchsia.

     

    Island paisley pocket cardigan   DKNYC Rosalia

     

    Polish this Gap Pleated Floral Skirt by adding your basic white blouse or a simple tee. Finish with a statement necklace.

     

    Gap Pleated Floral Skirt Hive and Honey  Multi Cluster Necklace

     

    With a few new pieces you can easily create fresh looks for the summer. Happy Shopping!

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    June 14, 2010

    Asymmetry in the Office

    Black and White punctuated with bold Blue, you know I couldn’t pass by this organically printed and draped blouse. I’ll start by admitting this look may not fly in all offices. But if your workplace is more contemporary or leans toward the casual side of business casual, you can pull off this top. Simply pair it with straight leg black trousers and sleek black heels or even ballet flats. You may also want to layer a demi-cami underneath, to avoid any issues as the neckline inevitably shifts.

    Robert Rodriguez Draped Print Silk Top

    While your first thought may not be Business Casual, I immediately fell in love with this top and set out to make it Workchic.  So turn to those basics and create a chic look for yourself!

    PS: Robert Rodriguez Draped Print Silk Top is currently on sale.

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    February 24, 2010

    Save 30% at New York & Company!

    Today through Sunday save at New York & Company. Receive 30% Off Any Purchase With Code 2027 – Shop Now!  They have new Workchic styles we love for Spring.

    On a casual day in the office the Eastside Shirtdress is the perfect solution for mixing casual and professional style.

    For business casual style this Spring, try a Sleeveless Boyfriend Jacket. We love that this piece is belted. For added interest swap out the attached belt for a style that fits your personality. We found a Wide Turnlock Belt that will also add an unexpected touch of color.

    Ruffled blouses are still important for Spring. These two sleeveless styles will layer under your favorite blazers without adding unnecessary bulk. Both Yellow Dots Blouse and Thoughtful Blue Printed Blouse are $36.95.

    Spring is just around the corner and you can start purchasing updates to your work wardrobe now. Today through Sunday, February 28th, shop New York & Company and receive 30% Off Any Purchase With Code 2027 – Shop Now and Save!

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    October 5, 2009

    Plaid Style

    Everywhere you turn, plaid shirts are making a come back. Buffalo style flannels are topping the list, but plaids in all shapes and sizes are resurfacing. How can you translate this look into your fall work wardrobe? We looked for styles with more feminine silhouettes and recommend layering so they are not the focal point of your look.

    Plaid Ruffle Blouse Women: Long-sleeve plaid ruffle shirt - Carob chip

    Some styles like Charlotte Russe Plaid Ruffle Blouse or Banana Republic Women: Long-sleeve plaid ruffle shirt – Carob chip will look great on there own.  You can work these in with your denim on casual days or dress them up with a skirt for business casual.

    Women: Cap-sleeve printed top - Sidewalk gray iconicon

    For a more sophisticated take on plaid try  Women: Cap-sleeve printed top – Sidewalk gray or Jessica Howard Belted Dress. iconEach of these styles still clearly have a plaid pattern but the overall effect is more subtle.


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    icon Mike & Chris Joplin Plaid Button Down Shirt with Tie

    When it comes to layering you have two choices. Either make a plaid jacket the focal point with something simple underneath or use a cardigan to play down a bold plaid shirt. Portrait-Collar Plaid Jacketicon will get all the attention over simple black trousers. A Mike & Chris Joplin Plaid Button Down Shirt with Tie will layer nicely under a Women: Italian merino cardigan – Dark blue. Either options will leave you looking Workchic!

    You can embrace plaid within your work wardrobe. We hope this encourages you take the plunge.  If you have questions about incorporating a trend into your work wardrobe, email us info@workchic.com.

    July 20, 2009

    Blouse Makeover

    Tops and blouses are a fast way to update your work wardrobe with immediate and recognizable impact.  Here we selected some styles by size and office type.  It’s amazing what a blouse can do!

    Petite Office Tops
    Petite Office Tops by Workchic featuring Dorothy Perkins

    If you have a petite frame and are looking for a unique piece to add to your work wardrobe, keep the details smaller.  For a casual office we chose a neutral shade, yes olive is a neutral, and let the embroidery be the focal point. In a business casual office we selected a bold cobalt blue with subtle ruffles along the placket. For business we chose a printed blouse then layered on a black jacket to tone down the effect.  Finish you business and business casual looks with a black A-line skirt and neutral heels. These heels, the bracelet, and earrings are selected to go with all three looks. Now you can see how versatile a blouse really can be.

    Plus Size Work Blouses
    Plus Size Work Blouses by Workchic featuring Old Navy

    We chose bold prints to update your work wardrobe if you shop plus sizes.  Pops of color show style in a casual office, while a more geometric design is ideal in a business office. For business casual we played with animal print in a tie-waist cardigan. Here you have black ballet flats with a woven strap across the toe, a leather tote, and bronze pearls to complete these three office looks.

    Workchic Blouses
    Workchic Blouses by Workchic featuring Christian Louboutin shoes

    For standard sizes we played with ivory blouses and black details. For a casual office we went back to bohemian embroidery and styling but paired it with a denim skirt and sleek black wedges to keep the effect chic and modern. A lacy cardigan is perfect for business casual, while a tie neck blouse commands attention in ivory with black placket and tie. Wear it under a charcoal suit with the wedges and lace inspired earrings. Take this look right to your desk with a pretty black and white desk tray.

    As you can see a blouse can makeover your entire look. We even kept the same accessories for each office environment. Keep this in mind when you are shopping.  Many office have different dress codes on different days of the week. If you plan your outfits you can multi-purpose your accessories for each style. Have fun shopping!

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