WORKING YOUR WINTER WARDROBE

Loading Likes...

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!

 MORGAN                                                                       Y.A.S

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.

PORTMANS                                                            PORTMANS

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

***

If you have any questions, or would like a certain fashion topic addressed, comment below or contact the The Tailor Trailer via instagram or email.

If you like this post, please subscribe to the blog!

Share with all your BOSS LADIES and keep a keen eye out for more content coming every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday!

Stylishly yours,

-Salonee and Simran

A VINTAGE VETERAN: VELVET

Loading Likes...

Materials.

They are the underrated gems that play such an important role on our runways. This season, velvet has made a huge comeback. But given its past dalliances in the 70s and 80s, society has rendered the material unwearable.

So how can a boss lady make such a luxe fabric work for her?

Here’s how:

ACCESSORIES:

boots.png

SHOELLAB

Shoes are the easiest way to incorporate velvet, because the material gets hidden. It’s like having your own little secret in our ensemble. Floral boots are huge right now, especially in a velvet finish. Pair your boots with cropped jeans and a tailored blazer; or let the boots do the talking by wearing a simple monochromatic dress.

necklace.png

ASOS

Elevate your looks with velvet necklaces in colours like Burgundy or navy blue. And to wear velvet for a more casual ensemble, choose necklaces with metals or beading entwined with velvet. Such necklaces compliment Sabrina, off-shoulder or boat necklines!

turban.jpg

NAMJOSH

Try something new to enhance your casual links and give an ensemble personality with a velvet turban.

66852_328024_185677.jpg

COUNTRY ROAD

Velvet scarves add texture and shine, perfect for a corporate outfit when paired with a trench coat and pencil dress. For a casual outing, a scarf will always compliment a fail proof jeans, boots and sweater combination.

bag.jpg

SOLE SOCIETY

Bags make a statement on their own. For a corporate setting, finish off your power suit with a structured velvet bag. For the evening, deeper toned velvet evening bags in Burgundy, crimson or purple will add a chic and unique vibe to your look.

CLOTHING:

TOPSHOP                                                                    H&M

Velvet is a soft, cozy yet luxe material flaunting elegance and fluidity. Straighter figures should opt for tops that are flown and smooth over the waist. Curvier figures should select a more fitted top but ensure the top is not too tight and always make sure to tuck it in! Looser velvet tops can be belted to flaunt your curves.

pants.jpg

OLD NAVY

On the bottom, cropped trousers are the most flattering silhouette, especially to take your look from day to night. Pair your trousers with a smart shirt and some pumps, for the perfect corporate look. To take this look to your evening events, simply change up your makeup and swap out your work tote for a detailed clutch.

As for the curvier ladies, while velvet wide leg trousers may be taboo, velvet is a forgiving material and looks fabulous in a slim cut. Choose a length that passes slightly over your ankle to elongate your legs. Tuck in your top and tie your look together with a belt.

skirts.png

ASOS

As for skirts, velvet is a great transitional material, both seasonally and for occasions. Pair a midi velvet skirt with a ruffled top and classic pumps for a daytime corporate look, and simply add a bold lip and lazy curls for the evening. Velvet’s smoothing texture makes it the perfect fabric for curvier women, especially in midi, pencil or A-Line silhouettes. Women flaunting thinner legs can opt for mini skirts or tighter midi skirts. But remember, the elegance of the material should reflect in the cut of the piece as well!

dress.png

BARDOT

Velvet dresses are uncommon, so they’re best to be showcased at events where the dress can do all the talking. All you need with a gorgeous velvet dress are simple accessories in matching metallic tones and a fierce attitude!

hmprod.jpeg

H&M

Velvet jackets and blazers are funky and feminine. They can be paired with a classic corporate skirt and skirt combination, or a tailored jumpsuit for the evening. Structured velvet jackets with tailoring at the waist flatter curvier women best. As for straighter figured women, opting for a masculine silhouette with an oversized blazer hitting the tops of your thighs will accentuate your high points.

OUTFIT INSPIRATION

This week’s ensemble lets a velvet bag do ALL the talking! this look can be taken from day to night easily. The trends featured are navy on black, blazer dresses and sock boots.

THE DETAILS

blazer dress: Oxford | top: H&M | boots: Diana Ferrari | bag: Escada | watch: IWC | earrings: Lovisa | lipstick: Kat Von D

***

If you have any questions, or would like a certain fashion topic addressed, comment below or contact the The Tailor Trailer via instagram or email.

If you like this post, please subscribe to the blog!

Share with all your BOSS LADIES and keep a keen eye out for more content coming every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday!

Stylishly yours,

-Salonee and Simran

LACE-D UP

Loading Likes...

Lace is timeless. Lace tops are a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, regardless of season. Today, I want to show you how to take an elegant, white lace top and style it from day to night, from a corporate setting to a formal dinner; by changing one element in each look – the bottoms you choose.

For women who have more pear shaped figures, I want to show you how you can accentuate your figure, boost your confidence, and remain comfortable and chic all day.

This lace top is the perfect amalgamation of sexy and classic. The mock neckline gives the top a Parisian feel, and the sheer detailing on the bust provides a bit of edge to a feminine piece. The top sits perfectly on any body shape, as it has a forgiving silhouette without taking away the attention of any curves.

I paired simple silver accessories to keep the look corporate, casual and night time appropriate. The addition of NARS velvet lip pencil in “DRAGON LADY” is the perfect accompaniment. Wearing a velvet lip pencil is ideal because you can work the colour to your desired brightness. For work and day time events, blend out a thinner application to keep the colour subtle. In the night, go all out with a bold application.

For me, a braided up do is the perfect transitional hairstyle. A braided headband wrapped around a messy dutch braided bun is feminine, stylish and gives personality.

these looks have been styled by Salonee Goyal, and curated by Simran Goyal 

LOOK ONE: TAILORED, STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS

black trousers.jpg

Trousers are a comfortable option for a corporate setting. For curvier women with longer torsos, the key is to elongate and slim the thighs. Choosing a straight leg trouser and tucking in the lace top gives the illusion of longer, slimmer legs. The belt cinches in your waist to promote your beautiful figure.

For women who have straighter builds or shorter torsos, forgo tucking in the top. A skinner work trouser such as this trouser is ideal for women who have thin legs.

LOOK TWO: BLUE DENIM SKIRT

blue denim skirt

White and blue are a classic combination for the warmer seasons. A subtle denim wash suits every skin tone. The a-line silhouette drapes over my form to accentuate my narrow waist without pinpointing my hips. Similar to look one, crisply tucking in the top is essential. This ensures your curves are not hidden.

A-line skirts are versatile for any figure. For straighter builds, loosely tucking in the top will give the illusion of a waist. The skirt should be situated no higher then waist level.

LOOK THREE: DARK WASH DENIM

jeans

Every woman loves a good pair of skinny jeans. This ensemble is comfortable and stylish for running any day time errands, whether it be groceries or brunch. A dark denim wash compliments the black pumps I’ve chosen for this look. Tucking in the lace top is optional. These jeans in particular are a favourite because the back pockets boast subtle diamond detailing, which ties in with the silver accessories I have chosen.

LOOK FOUR: BLACK, COTTON RIB PENCIL SKIRT

black pencil skirt copy

No closet is complete without a black, pencil skirt. This skirt is is the perfect piece to take from day to night, especially if you are heading out to an event after work. The cotton, rib material is comfortable, breathable and appropriate for either summer or winter. A crisp tuck is essential to draw the attention to the lace top, as this skirt is quite figure hugging.

For women with a straighter build or shorter torso, leave the top untucked.

lace top: Valleygirl | trousers: COCOC Australia | Belt: Boutique | blue denim skirt: Vintage find from mum’s wardrobe | black pencil skirt: Target Australia | jeans: Levis | Pumps: Corelli | watch: Skagen | earrings: David Jones | lipstick: Nars

***

If you have any questions, or would like a certain fashion topic addressed, comment below or contact the The Tailor Trailer via instagram or email.

If you like this post, please subscribe to the blog!

Share with all your BOSS LADIES and keep a keen eye out for more content coming every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday!

Stylishly yours,

-Salonee and Simran

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑