What to wear?
A question we ask ourselves so frequently.
What were your thoughts on the red carpet gowns?
So often, I don’t have the time to change between my day in the “office” and going out in the evening. It is probably half to do with time and the rest about a lack of energy to dig that deep and come up with a new outfit idea at the end of the day.
I am a great one for “swapping out” and “adding in”.
What I mean is I change the tee or the sweater for a silk blouse, I add a pair of heels or fancy flats and I search for more creative jewellery. I rarely wear much jewellery during the day, especially bracelets and rings as I would be crashing and jingling away on the computer and driving everyone crazy. Symphonic, I would not sound.
The difference a silk or a lace blouse can make to an everyday outfit is major; I have even walked my way into black tie events with nothing more than a change of blouse and a pair of heels. A tailored suit as one of the wardrobe essentials makes that very possible. If I am feeling extra imaginative I will swap the classic pants for a dressy skirt; usually lace or tulle. I tend to buy versions of the same pieces each season (or when required) as I know and love them well.
Then there is the jewellery.
A pair of bracelets or drop-earrings can make the world of difference to how dressed up we look. Necklaces too can change a look, although I seem to gravitate towards the ears, the fingers and the wrists. I admire necklaces on others but my days of a swan like nape have long vanished and I prefer to draw attention away from that part of the body.
How do you leave the day behind and transition through to the evening with the minimum of fuss?
Are there any tips and tricks we need to share? xv
What To Wear: From The “Office” To The “Date”
i have been wearing hoop style pearl earrings for the last few months and they are the closest thing to the new ultradior new double pearls. love the hoop, love the dangle and the pearls. guaranteed compliments when you wear these
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