03 December, 2012

Work It

I've done a few fashion and outfit posts in the history of this blog but most of them have revolved around casual wear or my more flouncy, dressy frocks. However, I know some of these looks can be a little intimidating to try and replicate, especially if it's not really in your regular repertoire. They usually also require an appropriate occasion to wear them to. It seems a lot of you are looking for a look that channels the retro/rockabilly style in a way that you can wear often. A lot of people have also asked me if I dress this way for work and if so, how? Well the answer is yes I do and THIS is how I do it.

Switchblade Stiletto - Black Waist Belt Skirt $65 (size XL)
Collectif - Vera Top $40 (size 12)
Bolero Shrug - Black $15 (one size fits all)
Music Legs - Lace Top Thigh High Fishnet Stockings $10
Lila-Jo Hair Accessory - Black & White Rose $10
Hi Fallutin - Small Chrysanthemum Earrings $10

The skirt size does run a little small but in saying that, once you wear it the fabric relaxes and stretches a little, which makes it one of the comfiest high waisted pencil skirts I've worn. The stretchy belt also cinches in your waist for that perfect hourglass silhouette. The top is simple yet SO stylish and the black and white colour scheme is very classic. The oversized collar brings a modern, high fashion feel to it and the shirred back makes for a comfortable and perfect fit, ensuring the top remains firmly tucked into the skirt, even when moving, bending and sitting. The bolero is really soft and stretchy making it really comfy and unrestrictive and the clingy fit means it stays perfectly in place while you work, meaning you won't have to be tugging and readjusting.

Step into my office HAHAHA

The stockings add a touch of corporate attitude and the hair flower and cutesy earrings add some personality and mean the transition from office wear into a more relaxed atmosphere for after work drinks or socialising is effortless. I. LOVE. THIS. OUTFIT! Everything about it is perfect, it's super comfortable and practical but looks SO awesome! I wish it was my uniform! The top just gets me every time, so funky! Pair the top with a pair of black high waisted capris and you're good to go for casual Friday as well! And those red heels, well they're just a bit of fun aren't they!? Of course you could always go for something a little more low key if your workplace isn't quite ready for that much sex appeal.

Could you rock this look at work?

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