It has been quite a while since my last Work Wear Week challenge so I thought it would be fun to do an update. We are in a new country with a warmer climate and I have tried to reflect this with my styling choices, maximising on the summery feel of our new city. I also recently turned 30 and while I do not in anyway feel that this should change my approach to fashion, I like the idea of dressing up a little more, especially in a professional environment. (Side note: I believe that the evolution of our individual fashion choices comes naturally as we age, much like the choices of our entertainment, friends, food etc, and that there is not a set of fashion rules to abide by depending on how old we are.)
As per the last round of Work Wear, each day I’ll post a new look with a little bit of description regarding my style choices. Hope you enjoy!
For this look, I started with this gorgeous and colourful Roland Mouret “Yama” skirt – it has the pencil shape that I was looking for but without being too “businessy”. I wanted something with a bit of flow to compliment the form fit of the skirt without detracting from the colour and found it with this Etro draped stretch silk blouse. Versatile enough to be tucked in or worn loose and the silk fabric keeps it professional enough for the office.
These Romy sandals from Shoemint are the perfect neutral compliment to this outfit – the laser cut detail keeps the shoe on this side of sandal rather than being a boot and the heel, while quite narrow, isn’t too high meaning feet won’t be screaming by the end of the day. As a colourful finish to the look, I chose this Rebecca Minkoff Brett Brief in green python. Described as a cool vintage briefcase, the Brett Brief if big enough for everything you might need during the day and is cool enough to take you through to night.
A sleek and colourful way to kick off the working week – this look almost gets me excited for Monday!