The Tricks To Transition

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Winter’s arrival doesn’t mean parting ways with our favourite spring and summer pieces. As boss ladies, we enjoy having access to all our pieces year round. The key to looking season appropriate is layering. It’s a well known fashion concept, and this week’s post dives into the considerations you need to make when it comes to layering under dresses.

COLOUR COMBINATIONS:

Getting your colour combination right is a tiered approach. The first tier is your dress colour. Is it bold, or is it subtle? Bolder coloured dresses are best paired with basic tops. Neutral toned dresses have more flexibility. Gain an understanding of the colours that work well with your dress colour. Referring to guides like this will help clear any confusions you may have.

DRESS NECKLINE:

The best dresses to layer under are dresses with a high (turtleneck or mockneck) or plunge neckline. Under a high neckline, any layering piece will go, as only the layering piece’s arms will be on display. Under a plunge neckline, layering pieces with a tight fit look the most appropriate. A personal favourite is layering a tight mockneck under a dress featuring a v neck plunge.

Two other types of dresses to consider are overall dresses and slip dresses. These dresses allow for more experimentation because of their cut and fit.

A final consideration to note:

Whilst material and detailing is a personal choice, remember to strike balance with the pieces you’re layering. Bold, brightly embellished layering pieces are fine so long as the dress is simple.

OUTFIT INSPIRATION:

This Zara dress is a summer staple. It is a multi-faceted dress, appropriate for both corporate and cocktail. The dress’ plunge neckline is shown off by layering a cashmere turtleneck in black, for cohesion. To highlight the gromit detailing on the dress, the accessories and boots are simple, classic and understated. A well tailored charcoal grey coat with strong button detailing is the final layering element to pull the look together.

THE DETAILS

dress: Zara | sweater: Uniqlo | boots: Windsor Smith | bag: boutique | coat: Target Australia | earrings: Lovisa | watch: Skagen | lipstick: Kat Von D

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WERK IT WEDNESDAY

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“A sweater (dress) is like life, you don’t get nothing out of it that you don’t put into it!”

THE DETAILS

dress: Forcast | shoes: Corelli | coat: Miss Anne | bag: Charles & Keith | earrings: David Jones | lipstick: Nars

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WORKING YOUR WINTER WARDROBE

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Looking chic in winter is tricky. How can we stay warm whilst juggling multiple layers of clothing, the rain and the temptation of just staying at home?

This week’s post is a handy little guide to keep in your arsenal, for when the winter blues hit, and your wardrobe needs a pick-me-up!

TIP ONE: THE BOYS

Menswear is not only on trend right now, but is the perfect inspiration guide for those chilly days. A tailored pant suit with smaller elements such as a necklace under the collars or sleek stiletto boots will keep you warm and stylish from nine to five. Your partner or brother’s wardrobe has never been of more use!

our tip: play around with combination suits this winter, and play on shades of grey or navy when creating a pant suit look. Also, don’t be afraid to foray into your partner’s cufflink collection. Cufflinks are an excellent way to accessorise any shirt and pant combination!

TIP TWO: RARING RUFFLE

Winter might make us feel as if we need to hide inside and sacrifice style to the elements. But why should we? Swap out a simple white shirt or black pencil skirt, for one with additional detailing to add fun and flirty elements to your ensemble. After all, inside an office building, the layers come off, so use the boardroom as your catwalk to showcase a feminine yet edgy look!

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our tip: tailoring is key. Even the simplest white shirt can be elevated by adding ruffles, buttons or hardware. Seek out accessories that are office appropriate for your corporate code, and let your ensembles speak for themselves!

TIP THREE: FLIRTING WITH FLORAL

Whilst floral may be a typically spring fling, taking floral prints in moody Burgundy or purple tones can help add colour to a dreary winters day. Play around with the length of floral dresses or skirts, and have fun mixing up floral prints with other textures such as satin or velvet – especially if your dress code is casual business.

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our tip: florals in winter are always about balance. darker tones will add depth to any look, even if the floral is understated or subtle.

TIP FOUR: BOXED BLOUSES

As the wind chill picks up, swap out crepe or silk blouses for cashmere knits flaunting a mock or turtle neck as a fun addition underneath a blazer. A striking maroon turtleneck under a simple yet well tailored pant suit might make all the difference to your look and feel for the day.

our tip: whilst you don’t need to spend exorbitant amounts of money on knitwear, ensure you invest in pieces that do not reveal threads or catch pills easily. Maintaining a crisp appearance by being well groomed is equally about your hair and makeup, as it is about the state of your clothing.

TIP FIVE: ACCENT WITH ACCESSORIES

Scarves and big, bold bags are the way to go in winter. A chic scarf adds warmth to any look and is a great way to add colour and other textures to otherwise simpler ensembles. Also carrying a more structured tote that fits a lot more will add an air of no-nonsense boss lady as you confidently strut to your building, even in the coldest of temperatures.

our tip: as with clothing, spend time and invest carefully in accessories such as bags and scarves. These items should carry you throughout multiple seasons.

OUTFIT INSPIRATION

This week is about borrowing from the boys – a recreation of the traditional three-piece suit with the ultimate feminine twist. We haven’t forgotten the tie either!

THE DETAILS

shirt: Oxford | trousers: Jacqui-E | blazer: Forcast | coat: Marks & Spencer | necklace: boutique| cufflings: Hugo Boss  | shoes: Corelli | lipstick: Revlon

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BREAK THROUGH YOUR INTERVIEW (PART ONE)

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Your resumé and references are stellar. You know you’re a shoe-in for the new role. But what about your ensemble? Nailing an interview is about possessing true confidence, both inside and out. You want to stand out both on paper, and in person.

This week’s post is a guide to inspire how you can take your interview ensembles to the next level.

Showing personality in your clothing speaks volumes at a job interview. It is an excellent way to demonstrate your creativity, and single you out from the rest of the applicants. Having a different sense of style in the interview room or assessment centre is a great conversation starter, and will ensure you are remembered!

COLOUR:

Business Insider provides a detailed explanation of the characteristics of different colours and their impact on a colleague. For example, black conveys leadership, whilst blue creates a sense of calm or trust.

BLACK

Black screams power player. When wearing black, mix and match a black skirt, or black blazer with other colours. If you are wearing a black dress, wear one that features unique detailing at the neckline or flaunts a different hemline. Add some unique jewellery, a pop of colour or a contrasting bag to brighten your look. There’s no harm in owning a black power suit. Play it up with textures, tones and your blouse underneath to really make a statement!

BLUE

True to the hue, blue ignites trust and loyalty. Blue is one of the safest colours to wear to an interview. Navy blue is both classic and chic, and has been voted the preferred colour to impress at an interview. Navy blue works on any garment or accessory!

Grey denotes independence and control over logic and analytics. Pants and blazers in grey are perfect when paired with olive, teal or dark purple blouses. Our advice would be to go toward a steel or charcoal grey, to ensure your ensemble does not get washed out under fluorescent lighting.

WHITE

White indicates softness. It’s hard to truly radiate self confidence in a white ensemble, and you do not want to strike your future employers as someone who lacks creativity or passion. White detailing is acceptable, but try and steer away from the white shirt, black bottom combination.

BROWN

Brown is an interesting corporate colour. Brown invokes dependability in the eyes of an onlooker. The most flattering way to feature brown is through accessories like shoes, bags or your watch strap. A darker brown, in a more patent finish definitely screams classy.

RED

Red makes all the stops. It’s hard not to feel sexy, powerful and unstoppable in red. For interviews however, maybe steer clear of the Hilary Clinton-esque show stopper and save that ensemble for when you truly own the boardroom. Crimson and maroon blouses are great additions to a pant suit, to add femininity. Wearing red in accessories such as a thin belt to compliment a black dress, or your earrings are a great way to feature the colour as well.

REST OF THE RAINBOW

COLours like orange, yellow, purple and green convey creativity and vivacity. These colours have a bad rap, with most women arguing they should only be worn to interviews in creative fields such as media. However, as firm believers of styling correctly, the first thing to consider is where you are interviewing, and who you will be speaking with. Read up on the company’s dress code. If formal business attire is the way to go, maybe save the yellow dress and instead, flaunt gold in artfully dainty jewellery, or on your bag’s hardware.

Whilst orange on black is very on trend for autumn/winter 2018, the contrast is too stark. Giving your interviewers a shock may not be the best way to go. Avoid neon and exceptionally bright colours, and opt for deeper, more sober tones of colours such as burnt ombre instead of orange, violet instead of lavender or forest green instead of turquoise.

BALANCING COLOUR:

tip one: swap your white blouse for another colour.

tip two: ensure your bag is both functional and aesthetic. A contrast bag will brighten any ensemble (but ensure the colour choice is still appropriate for the workplace. A neon yellow bag won’t do so well at a professional services firm, no matter how charming you are).

tip three: belts don’t just have to be for ensuring your pants stay up. Belts are great finishing elements to any look.

tip four: Black leather pumps are a safe bet for an interview. If you can, try find a variation on the black stiletto pump. Having a small detail on your shoe adds some excitement, whilst still keeping your look modest and professional.

tip five: depending on the company, wearing a lip colour will add glow to your face. If in doubt though, a dark nude that works to your skin tone is fool proof.

OUTFIT INSPIRATION

styled by Salonee Goyal, curated by Simran Goyal

LOOK 1: the pant suit

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THE DETAILS

top: Portmans | pants: COCOC Australia | blazer: Forcast | pumps: Sandler | bag: Charles & Keith | watch: Skagen | earrings: Prouds Jewellers | sunglasses: Colette by Colette Dinnigam | lipstick: Nars

LOOK 2: the dress

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THE DETAILS

top: Temt | skirt: Target Australia | blazer: Forcast | shoes: Corelli | watch: Skagen | bag: boutique | earrings: David Jones | lipstick: Nars

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WERK IT WEDNESDAY

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styled by Salonee Goyal, curated by Simran Goyal

The pussy-bow blouse is the perfect way to stay on trend for Autumn 2018 and in time when you are running late for work!

THE DETAILS

top: Valley Girl |skirt: Portmans | shoes: Casualine | earrings: Prouds | watch: IWC | bag: Diana Ferrari | lipstick: Kat Von D

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WERK IT WEDNESDAY

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styled by Salonee Goyal, curated by Simran Goyal 

This week, it is all about letting the accessories do the talking.

THE DETAILS

dress: Forcast | | shoes: Florsheim | earrings: Swarovski| watch: IWC | lipstick: Burt’s Bees

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NIGHT LIGHTS

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Today’s post is a celebration of the glitz and glamour. But not in the traditional way. I want to show you how to combine asymmetry with delicacy, for the perfect night out look. This look is versatile, chic and doesn’t compromise either style or comfort. In my mind, those are the key elements to ensuring you have a fabulous night out.

So let’s get started:

The details:

styled by Salonee Goyal, curated by Simran Goyal 

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This ensemble celebrates a statement top. My ideal night out involves a lot of dancing, and I never want to compromise my comfort whilst I’m breaking out a killer dance sequence with my ladies. There are three key elements to this top that make it such a great piece in your wardrobe. The first is the asymmetrical hemline, providing a sassy and edgy cut to an otherwise feminine silhouette. The second element is the diamond neckline and complementing spaghetti straps. The combination of neckline style and strap width reveal just the right amount of skin whilst remaining classy. The final element is the shiny beading on the embroidered flowers, adding a touch of pizazz.

To accentuate the asymmetry, I’ve matched the top’s black underlay and beading, with a pair of black high waisted skinny jeans. My jeans are a denim blend, making them more stretchy, and more comfortable to dance the night away.

I couldn’t resist breaking out one of the most glamourous shoes in my collection. The muted silver sequins draw attention to the grey tones in the top, and further enhance the impact of the beading, especially from an onlooker’s perspective.

To create balance, my accessories are subtle. I chose a simple pair of black pearl studs with a silver embellishment, and a bright, silver bracelet with deep purple stones. This accessory combination gives the outfit a small pop of colour without stealing the attention from the top and shoes.

While I haven’t shown you a picture of me wearing the ensemble, I would frame this look with loose, messy waves to exude the excitement of a great night out. And while we’re at it, why not also play with bold makeup colours? I would go for a vampy lip and full lashes, or even a silver toned smokey eye. A pop of deep purple would be the perfect addition to this look.

If heels aren’t your shoe of choice, don’t sweat it. A sparkly pair of sandals would also work perfectly with this look. These are some of my top picks:

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top: Lounge the Label | jeans: Just Jeans | shoes: Alan Pinkus | earrings: Boutique | bracelet: Boutique | lipstick: L’Oréal Paris

 

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