I've had a few requests to do some more work wear posts. Sorry I've been excluding all the working ladies. Truth be told I'm generally less enthusiastic about my work wear and the early morning starts are frantic in our household, with the end of day being equally chaotic. Add to that the desire to collapse on the couch prior to commencing home duties so photographs seldom, if ever get done. Finally, here one is.
This Ellery top is one of my favourites at the moment. It drapes exquisitely, has an a-line cut and finishes around hip height which makes it perfect for the office tucked in, yet easily wearable with my leather pants and sexy heels for a night out. I have a sweet spot for the over sized cut raglan sleeves. It's rather lady-like generally except that the sleeves remain un-hemmed exposing threads on the hand-cut edges. The little details like that really win me over on items.
The best (if any) advice I could give for when you're considering purchasing work wear, is to look for items that will meld with you after dark, social or casual wardrobe pieces. Items don't have to solely be work wear and in the long run you end up buying less for your wardrobe.
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What I'm wearing:
Ellery 'Berlin' raglan sleeve blouse
Scanlan & Theodore leather belt
Herringbone wool tailored skirt
Isabel Marant Dough coat
In keeping with the focus on work wear that has the ability to be incorporated into other facets of the modern ladies life, I thought I would showcase a few dresses that I have my eye on. These fit with those who are after a tailored, more elegant look so if that also fits with your workplace then your fortunate, as these could also double up as perfect options for events or special occasions (think the races, weddings, dinners).
Even though these are more pricey then what some may consider as work wear, I've featured them because they are either on sale already or literally within a week or two from hitting the sale (cross fingers). I've kept them on my list in anticipation of a potential buy for a cheaper price especially since they are timeless pieces and exceptional quality and cuts. They seemed to me worthy of keeping track of.
Top row (left to right):
A.L.C. Betsee crepe and silk colour-block dress HERE (on sale)
Stella McCartney two-tone stretch-jersey contour dress HERE
Jil Sander belted stretch-cotton dress HERE
Bottom row (left to right):
Michael Kors draped crepe-jersey dress HERE
Preen Line Santorini stretch cotton-drill dress HERE