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Styling your outfit for the office to the bar

Many of us have a social life straight after the office. So it makes to ensure what you wear to the office can take you to bar, club, restaurant or wherever you wish to go after work. I remember back in the day, before the twins were born. I had a regular traditional office job, and sometimes, myself and M went out straight after work. Luckily I think I was always appropriately dressed, but sometimes we may not be prepared.

Here are some tips that you may need to remember when styling your outfit for the office to the bar –

 

Go for the classic little black dress

The little black dress would work easily in this case. It is a versatile piece that would take you to the office and off to the bar with the right accessories. It is so easy to nail this look correctly. You can wear your little black dress with a blazer and a pair of flat shoes to work. Once work is done, you can lose the blazer and swap the flats for heels for a glamorous evening look. Adding some stunning jewellery would make you look even more glamorous. If you must invest in just one piece this season, it should be a little black dress.

 

 

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Have a clutch in your work bag

A bag has the style power to make or break any look. You should ensure you have the right handbag for every occasion. When it comes to nailing the office to after work drinks look, it works better if you have a clutch with you in your regular bag. That way, you can chock all the other bits into your work bag and go out with just your clutch bag. I have a couple of clutch bags in my bag collection and they always come in handy.

 

Go for the right suit style

If you must wear a suit to work, you should ensure it is a suit that can easily be styled for a day at the office and for a night out. Best to go for a suit that can be styled separately and in a colour other than black.

 

Do you work outside your home? What does your office wear usually look like?

 

 

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Style Tips – Dealing with 6 Body Flaws

We all have body flaws we deal with. I know I have a few I battle with every now and again.  And I have found ways to work with them. There are style tips you could make use of if you are dealing with certain body flaws. Changing the way you style your pieces and accessories may help in hiding these body flaws.

 

 

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Here are some ways you could deal with 6 of the most popular body flaws.

 

Fuller Bust

You draw attention away from your fuller bust by wearing a cropped jacket. The cropped jacket draws attention to the waist and away from the bust. Wearing a sleeveless round neck shirt or turtleneck also diverts attention away from the busty upper body.

Style Tip – Always wear a well fitted bra to support your full bust. If you are not sure of your bust size, ensure you go in for a measurement in a bra store.

 

Wide Hips

When it comes to wide hips, the best way to style your hips is in plain colours. A-line skirt in plain colours would draw the attention away from the wide hips.

Style Tip – Shiny or satin fabrics should be avoided because they would only draw attention to the hips.

 

Big Bottom

Make use of long line blazers and jackets. They hide the big bottom stylishly and allow you get away with figure hugging pieces.

Style Tip – Avoid thongs and G strip undies where possible. Go for hipster briefs with Lycra support to lift your bottom and provide the support it needs.

 

Short/Thick Legs

Stay away from longer skirts, they would only make your short legs look shorter. Instead, go for short skirts to create the illusion of long legs.

Style Tip – If you are not a fan of mini skirts, go for skirts just above the knee. They would do the work too.

 

 

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Broad Shoulders

You can style you broad shoulders with cardigans, shrugs and fitted tops. Go for scoop and v-neck pieces. Avoid wearing structured jackets and suits; they would emphasise the broads shoulders.

Style Tip – Say no to shoulder pads. These things should never have been designed.

 

Flat Bottom

Go for hipster jeans, they create the illusion of a fuller bottom. Also, invest in good shape support knickers to give your bottom some lift and shape.

Style Tip – Go for high waisted jeans with pockets. They make the bottom look rounder and fuller. Low rise jeans make flat bottoms look curvier.

 

What do you think of these style tips?

 

 

 

 

 

10 Summer Holiday Fashion Essentials for Mums

Mums have special needs when it comes to staying stylish in the summer. As a mum your outfit and accessories have to be functional especially when you’re out and about taking care of the kids. Considering the heatwave, picking the right outfits that are ideal for motherly duties can be tricky. Fortunately, there are a lot of versatile pieces that fit those criteria and are weather friendly. If you’re a mum, then these 10 summer holiday fashion essentials are just for you.

 

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  1. Linen pieces

Linen is perfect for the heatwave so make linen your material for the summer. Pieces made from linen help to keep you cool despite the heat. Go for a pair of linen trousers and pair them with a simple blouse or t-shirt and remain cool throughout the day.

 

  1. Fitting shorts

Who says mums can’t wear shorts? Although the most popular shorts are either ripped or designed, it’s better to go for nice plain coloured fitting shorts. They are comfy and they go well with a fun slogan tee and a pair of sandals.

 

  1. Maxi dresses

Maxi dresses are a must-have this summer. There’s nothing as flattering as a lightweight and flowy maxi dress. It’s not only stylish and very feminine, it’s also perfect when you’re taking care of the kids.  Opt for polka dots, floral print or striped maxi dresses to add some fun and colour. Style the maxi dress with a classic wide-brimmed hat on those very sunny days and simple accessories to add some glam to the ensemble.

 

  1. Versatile t-shirts

Stock your closet with t-shirts that work with almost every bottom whether a pair of jeans, shorts or a flowy skirt. T-shirts usually require little or no thought. As a mum t-shirts make it really easy to put an outfit together especially when you’re busy looking after the kids.

 

  1. Sandals with straps

This summer you want to stay as comfortable as possible under the oppressive heat. Sandals will give you that extra comfort and also keep you cool and free. Sandals can come in different styles, but the most ideal pair for busy moms are the sandals with straps. That will make sure your sandals stay on all day.

 

  1. Statement earrings

Bold and fun earrings are wonderful for the summer. Go for earrings with bright colours and large beads or stones.  A rule of thumb when choosing your earrings is to select a pair that complements the colours of your outfit. So use your outfit to inspire your choice of earring.

 

  1. Lighter washed jeans

Jeans are a staple for every season. They go with almost any top, whether it’s a t-shirt or a blouse. However, make sure you go for lighter washed jeans. They are ideal for the hot weather. Avoid dark coloured jeans this summer as they attract more heat.

 

 

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  1. Layer necklaces

Who says you should only wear one necklace on your outfits? Layering a short necklace over a longer one helps to give balance to your outfit. It looks elegant and keeps the vibe happy and fun. Perfect for the summer!

 

  1. Shopper tote

Although there are a lot of handbags, nothing adds to the summer vibe like the shopper tote bag. As a mum you have to have a bag that is able to fit toys for the kids, sunscreen and maybe some snacks for the kids. A shopper tote bag is able to keep all those things and more, plus it’s fashionable. Just the perfect bag for every mum.

 

  1. Tortoiseshell sunglasses

Tortoiseshell sunglasses are a classic and work well for mums. They not only shield your eyes from the rays of the sun, they are quite fashionable too. Irrespective of the shape of your face, tortoiseshell sunglasses suit every face. That makes them easy to just pick on your way out.

 

Do you have any summer holiday fashion essentials for mums to share?

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