Office dress

If I had an office to go to, where one has to wear rather formal clothes, I would certainly have this:

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I would use brogues or ankle boots though, not courts. And, when it gets a little colder, I would add a shirt underneath. Perhaps, in order to use it for a more relaxed occasion, you could wear it over a white t-shirt…

E.

Different lengths of long

I have just been looking at some of the “street style” pictures from London fashion week by “WhoWhatWear” and I noticed everything looks long (but one). Long trenches, long shirts/t-shirts over long skirts/trousers. There seems to be an awful lot of long around, together with asymmetric cuts and sleeveless/short-sleeves over long sleeves I rather like it. For more than one reason. Obviously comfortable comes to mind first, than the possibility to hide a few extra kilos, but most of all, relaxed, slightly shabby but with a touch of glamour to it. That is if it is done right, otherwise it might just end up being a fashion disaster.

Have a look at the pictures Here

We are talking layers, nothing new. Perhaps the only new aspect of it all is the fact the asymmetric has entered the picture.

So, as I usually do, I am about to recommend a few pieces you could use to “work the look”. Do go for oversize, but do it right, especially if you aren’t terribly tall. Fabrics must be soft and flowy, big is ok, enormous isn’t, quality is extremely important. I like for example, a t-shirt or shirt that is just right at the shoulders and becomes fuller further down, “A line shape”, like the skirts. That way they don’t make you look big. Anyhow, here are the pics:

So, these are a few ideas, I especially like the shirt showing at the bottom of a jumper or the long sleeves shirt with short sleeves tops over them. Oh! I also love the cape.

Good luck!

E.

Navy LAYERED SKIRT SHIRT DRESSBlack RELAXED WOOL CHINOSKhaki SHORT-SLEEVE CABLE KNIT JUMPERWhite SLIM-FIT COTTON SHIRTV-BACK SILK SHIRTSHIRT WITH FRONT SLITST-SHIRT WITH POPLIN DRAPEBlack HIGH-NECK SLIT TOPBlack BELTED TRENCH BLAZERShort sleeves WOOL CAPENavy SILK AND COTTON SKIRTMid-night blue DRAPED MID-LENGTH SKIRT,

Short sleeves knit + pussy-bow blouse + trousers

This is me, I was watching a program and I noticed what a great outfit the actress was wearing, again…I just can’t help it I am afraid…

Petrol blue short-sleeve cardigan with a grey blouse and grey classic trousers. Now, perhaps it doesn’t sound terribly exciting said like that, but I can assure you it did look great. It’s obviously more of an “office look” then an everyday “going around town for errands” one, nevertheless, one to bear in mind.

Here what you may use to recreate it (didn’t actually find cardigans with short sleeves I liked but I do like the knits I am about to show you though):

green-knit-grey-blouse-green-trousers

or

navy-knit-grey-blouse-grey-trousers

or

black-knit-striped-blouse-grey-trousers

 

or

navy-knit-beige-blouse-navy-trousers

or

black-knit-beige-blouse-black-trousers

or

beige-knit-beige-blouse-navy-trousers

All of them worn with either a pair of heels or brogues.

E.

Khaki KnitKhaki chinosStriped blouseGrey blouseBeige blouseBlack oversized topNavy knitted t-shirtGrey trousersBlack pleated trousers, Beige knit