Work-chic grabs from Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins is currently offering 20% off all dresses as well as a Mid Season Sale up to 50% off (no offer code required).  And here are our current must-have DP picks – coat, shoes, scarf, bag.


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Win a Scarf from Silk Road Spirit!

Our friends at Silk Road Spirit have generously donated this beautiful turquoise scarf for a contest on Workchic. To enter, leave a comment telling us how you would wear it to the office. One winner will be selected after February 17th.  To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few styling tips from the team at Silk Road Spirit.

We Got the Blues

1) Turn a plain square scarf in to a statement circle scarf by folding it and half and tying it around your neck. For a warmer look, twist the scarf in half around your neck. Silk Road’s cotton pom pom scarf does the trick when transitioning between seasons.

How to Style a Square Scarf Styling Hankercheif Scarf


2) One of the hottest trends lately is a cowl neck scarf. Turn Silk Road’s open weave smocked scarf into a cowl neck by wrapping it around your neck and tucking the ends underneath in the back.

Style a Scarf into a Cowl

3) Take Silk Road’s deep pleats scarf from day to evening by wrapping it over your shoulders and tying it in the back. It’s the perfect look for a holiday party this winter. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Styling a Scarf for evening

As you can see a picture is worth a thousand words. So after you leave a comment on this blog, send us a picture of your favorite outfit styled with a scarf. It can be of you, a friend, or even a celebrity. We have three ways for you to share; email it to, post it on our Facebook page, or send us a twitpic through twitter. A picture is not necessary to enter but a comment is. Tell us what outfit you would coordinate this gorgeous turquoise scarf with.  Share your personal style by February 17th and enter to win! Winner will be randomly selected and announced by Friday the 19th. Good Luck!

Refresh your Work Wardrobe on a Budget

So far this month you have cleaned out your closet, updated your basics, and dropped off select pieces at the tailor. Now you want to make your work wardrobe feel fresh but don’t want to spend a fortune. Don’t worry; we are here to help you with that too.  We recommend setting a seasonal budget and allocating between basics, tops, and accessories to maximize your impact.

Once you’ve taken the time to get your basic foundation pieces in place- have fun with accessories. A statement necklace makes a tee and cardigan feel fresh. This Double Stranded Bead Necklacefrom Charlotte Russe is only $6.99. The
Beaded Dangle Earrings
are only $4 and will draw attention up to your face.  Never under estimate the power of a scarf to update your look. This Linen style from Silk Road Spirit is $27.95 and can be styled in many ways.  That’s less than $40 on three new looks.
Double Stranded Bead Necklace Beaded Dangle Earrings Tie-Dyed Linen Woodstock Scarf

Blouses are what make the biggest change to your work wardrobe. After all you spend most of your time seated at a desk.  Selecting one piece in a fun print will liven up your look mid week.  To learn which prints are right for your age and office, check out our post on trends at any ageNew York & Company Women’s Grey Floral Drop Shoulder Slouchy Sweater is available for $39.95.  Brustroke Blouse from Apt 9 is $21.99 and AB Studio Circle Yoryu Blouse in green chiffon is $24.99 at Kohl’s. 

New York & Company Women's Grey Floral Drop Shoulder Slouchy Sweater

Color makes a big impact, but so does style and texture. That’s why this Bow Detail Crew from The Limited caught our eye at $29.99 along with Laura Ashley CROSS PLEAT BIB BLOUSE.  Our final blouse selection is from  Love ‘Em and Leaf ‘Em Top top is $29.99.

Love 'Em and Leaf 'Em Top

If you’re on a tight budget and want the maximum impact, keep your bottoms basic.  Use your budget on high impact accessories and unique blouses.   The six styles we selected add up to less than $200. Select your favorites, add on some accessories, and maximize your basics.  Challenge yourself to create as many unique looks for the office as you can. Happy Shopping!

Shop Silk Road Spirit & Save 30% on your Holiday Gifts!

Silk Road Spirit has a beautiful collection of scarves and jewelry that will update your work wardrobe and make perfect gifts this holiday season. They are offering you, our readers, an exclusive discount through December 21st. Shop and save 30% plus receive free shipping and guaranteed delivery for Christmas! Enter code WC30DEC at check out. 

Whether you are shopping for unique gifts or want something lux for yourself, these accessories are must haves.

Hand Crocheted Beaded Necklace Ivory Island Bracelet

Hand Crocheted Beaded Necklace  and Ivory Island Bracelet are unique gifts at great prices.  Since they are both neutral shades, they will easily work into any wardrobe.

Citrus Linen Blend Scarf Cotton Pompom Scarf

For an added pop of color during the winter months, try Linen Blend Scarves  in Citrus colors or a Cotton Pompom scarf.  Any of these colors look great against charcoal grey coats.

Hand Embroidered Wool Shawl Embellished Sequin Linen Shawl

This hand embroidered wool shawl  is a must when looking for luxurious items. It’s in a creamy winter white, 28″ x 68″ long, and available for $79.95.  For a little holiday shimmer, try this Embellished Sequin Linen Shawl for $59.95.

Shop now and save on these chic accessories and many more. Enter code WC30DEC and save 30% off your order at Silk Road Spirit. Happy Shopping!

Putting your Basics Together

Over the last couple of months we have talked about updating your basics and building a solid foundation for your work wardrobe. With the holidays upon us, we are going to give you a break for a couple of weeks. First, we want to look back at the five key pieces we have updated and put together a few more chic outfits with fun accessories.

LBD too Red
LBD too Red by Workchic featuring Banana Republic

We showed you the black wrap dress and rounded toe pumps previously. Add some color with a Second Base demi-cami in a vibrant scarlet that’s carried into the earrings. The crystal rings in this bracelet from Heart’s Desire will pull any color in the rainbow. Let it play red today and look brand new tomorrow against something blue. Together these pieces will update your classic LBD and make it seasonally fresh.

Basics Combine
Basics Combine by Workchic featuring Banana Republic

Our second look contains a blouse, skirt, cardigan, and ballet flats we’ve shown you before. But did you ever think about putting them together? Don’t worry, we did it for you. Then warmed it up with a colorful scarf from Silk Road Spirit. Together or separate these pieces are classically feminine and chic.

Did you miss any of the fun. You can go back and check out our post on Cardigans, Skirts, Black Shoes, White Blouses, or Classic LBD’s at any time. After the holidays we will return with tailored blazers, black trousers, and more key items to round out your perfect, professional wardrobe. 

We use Polyvore to help us organize these looks to share with you. You can check out more of our Polyvore outfits and start creating some of your own by visiting today!