How to look chic in work this summer
Published 18/06/2010 | 05:00
Q I'm looking for some smart yet chic pieces to lighten up and update my work look for summer. I need to look smart for my job but I'd like to look fashionable too. Any suggestions?
A Jewellery is a fast and affordable way to update your work look. The trick is not to overdo it, a strong single cuff or a trendy necklace is enough to make a statement without looking unprofessional -- you don't need both. Avoid jingle-jangle bangles which can be distracting during meetings. Ethnic-style jewellery is too casual while crystal and bling scream after-hours.
Nude heels are one of the biggest stories in footwear this season, plus the flesh-tone camouflages into the foot adding leg-lengthening inches. Reptile print shoes add lightness to your summer look.
The mid-heel, higher than a kitten heel but lower than a stiletto, has been a trend for summer and is a great way of looking trendy yet professional while remaining comfortable.
A tailored dress is a chic alternative to the trouser suit. A work-friendly dress allows you to retain your femininity while still showing them who is boss!
My new find for work wear is www.elegance.co.uk, a German range full of gorgeous chic work wear, which delivers to Ireland -- perfect for the busy fashion-loving executive!