I’m Rowan McKinnon, stylist and whatever your wardrobe woes, I have the answers. You can read my style advice at styleeyesme.blogspot.com and you can check out my styling services at www.styleeyes.me . This month, I’ve a special work wear blog for all the A Suit That Fits ladies as hitting the right note when it comes to dressing for work can be super tricky.
Many of the career girls I see really struggle and when I edit their wardrobes we find nothing but a stock of dull grey and black skirts and trousers.
It doesn’t need to be this way. You can dress sharply for work as well as showing off your femininity, personality and sense of style
Start to think in colour, it is not a sack-able offence to step away from black. Invest in a work staples in some other neutral shades. Navy is much more forgiving than black in winter, and for spring think about introducing light grey and camel.
Ditch the boxy suits and shirts. If your wardrobe resembles your husbands or boyfriends in shape and colour then you are not dressing to your full potential. Opt for pencil skirts and tailored suits which flatter your shape. Women are different shapes to men, so wearing a cut down version of their suits doesn’t work. Instead invest in getting something made to measure your shape.
Add some femininity by working in luxe fabrics. A silk blouse or scarf will add interest and colour to your work wear without compromising practicality.
Don’t be afraid to try out a dress. As long as it is an appropriate length and cut, dresses look-ultra stylish and professional. Not to mention a time saving option as there is no need to match trousers and a top, just pop this on and go!!
Keep your accessories simply and smart for a sleek look that shows you mean business.
Now off to work you go!!
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