Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day to Night: Summer in the City

Now that we've gotten those two basic rules out of the way let's talk summer.

As summer heats up it becomes more and more tempting to ditch the formal office wear and show up to work in something you can comfortably grab drinks in later without worrying about the sweltering heat.

We are here to tell you all that not only is this UNACCEPTABLE but also lazy and totally preventable. Here are some do's to summer-time office wear that will make you instant water-cooler gossip (in a good way!).

The key to looking fabulous and staying practical? Accessories.

Structured bag, respectable heels, low-key jewelry (note: low key does NOT equal boring just not massive), interesting blazer and dress. Draws the eye. Flattering.

Those are the cornerstones to bringing respectability and versatility to any outfit
Now lets look at the Day and Night look.

Here we have chosen a DVF dress as the base piece. It is appropriate enough for the office while still adding some visual interest. A classic black blazer, with a more interesting collar that does not take away from the lines of the dress, elevates that look. Classic accessories( Mary Jane pumps, a lady-like bag, and interesting jewelry) take the look from expected to interesting.
Office Outfit
Here we have switched out a classic black bag for a studded bag with a golden chain. This rock and roll look instantly adds interest to the look. That changed, paired with the new tulip heels take what was a respectable office, and turn it into an outfit for a night on the town.

Any time you want to dress up your look, without having to go home after work, ramping up the wow factor of the accessories is key.

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