Thursday, 18 January 2018

HOW TO STYLE: THE DENIM JACKET FOR WORK

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Well since we’re all back at work by now I thought why not make most of this months fashion posts about work wear inspiration.

Would you like to see more posts like these? Let me know in the comments.

So lets jump right into the most controversial piece of fabric when it comes to work wear also known as DENIM. No wait, lets step it up a notch and discuss the denim jacket for work. This is quite a slippery slope and you’ll have to be very careful with your styling if you work in a office environment where you have a dress code.

Please note: these tips are for more business-casual environments, so if your office dress code is more smart you can just use this as inspiration for everyday wear. I don’t think you’ll get past HR with a denim jacket in a law firm, lol!

The denim jacket is a little tricky for work because it actually does the opposite of say for example a blazer. It makes any outfit feel more casual, where a blazer makes it feel more polished. Take the following tips into consideration when styling your look…
  • First of all you should select your smart denim jacket that you wear to work, not the one with all the holes and logos that you’ll wear to a festival.
  • OUTFIT 1 - Grab your little black dress - the one that’s not too skimpy or too tight. Pair it with comfy heels or loafers and your denim jacket. It’s as simple as that.
  • OUTFIT 2 - Wear a suit with a shirt or blouse in any colour or print. You can even clash prints if your office allows it. Again, pair it with comfy heels or loafers. For winter you can wear the denim jacket over the blazer. It will give you an effortless cool effect. For warmer months you can leave out the blazer and only add the denim jacket. Please note if you’re leaving the blazer wear a shirt/blouse and trousers in solid colours, prints might make the look too casual.
  • OUTFIT 3 - A crisp white shirt with a pencil skirt, killer heels and minimal jewellery like a watch and a few dainty necklaces will always be a winner with a denim jacket. This is probably the safest way to go when wearing your denim jacket to work. In winter you can layer a coat over this look. Make sure the coat is the same length or longer that the skirt. Anything shorter might look dated.
To all these outfits mentioned above you can add a bold lip colour like red or plum. Keep the rest of your makeup pretty and natural. There’s no need to make a statement with your whole face if you’re already doing it with an outfit. Less is always more.

You guys! These work wear posts are getting me excited for work again, well at least for the part where you’re planning outfits and dressing up. That’s probably the only thing that gets me going in the mornings.

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