Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Boardroom Beauty: 5 Do's and Don't's of coloured hair

In honour of my much awaited salon appointment today (two inch dark roots on peroxide hair not long enough to even skim the shoulders has got to be the worst look in the book), this week's Boardroom Beauty is in honour of all things unnatural in terms of hair colour. Having been almost every shade under the spectrum (including a few that nature deems biologically impossible) since the age of 14, I feel that despite lacking expertise in other areas of beauty know-how, this is one arena in which I can hold my own. So now, without further ado, allow me to introduce to you my very own tried-and-tested Do's and Don't's of reaching for the bottle.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Dress Down Friday Fears: The Denim Jacket

Dress Down Friday is a weekly terror for some. "Casual" and "corporate" are two words that just don't tend to mix, so it seems pretty twisted to torture us weekly with a day where we must teeter the balance between on- and off-duty. Help is on hand, however: each Thursday, theworkwearedit will bring to your desktops a little nugget of inspiration to help you plan an outfit for the follow day.


Inspiration from Company.co.uk. Clockwise from top left: shorts, £11.50, Forever 21; denim jacket, £15 (previously £29.99), H&M; t-shirt, £12, River Island; sandals, £45, Topshop; bow necklace, £4, Miss Selfridge; leather backpack, £44 (previously £55), ASOS.

 

Monday, 22 July 2013

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Dress Down Friday Fears: The skater skirt

Dress Down Friday is a weekly terror for some. "Casual" and "corporate" are two words that just don't tend to mix, so it seems pretty twisted to torture us weekly with a day where we must teeter the balance between on- and off-duty. Help is on hand, however: each Thursday, theworkwearedit will bring to your desktops a little nugget of inspiration to help you plan an outfit for the follow day.

Inspiration from Lookbook. Clockwise from top left: blouse, £36, Topshop; wedges, £30 (previously £39.99), Chockers; sunglasses, £10, River Island; bag, £30, ASOS; skirt, £14.99, New Look.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Dress Down Friday Fears: The Biker Jacket

Dress Down Friday is a weekly terror for some. "Casual" and "corporate" are two words that just don't tend to mix, so it seems pretty twisted to torture us weekly with a day where we must teeter the balance between on- and off-duty. Help is on hand, however: each Thursday, theworkwearedit will bring to your desktops a little nugget of inspiration to help you plan an outfit for the follow day.


Image on left from Stockholm Streetstyle. Clockwise from top left: leather look jacket, £55, River Island; knitted v-neck, £38, Topshop; split hem skirt, £22.99 (previously £29.99), Zara; sandals, £40, Office.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Contrast and 1940s chic at Carven

Behind the pandemonium and big names clogging up the radar, Fashion Weeks keep themselves ticking over year after year from the floods of smaller brands showcasing their work in the background with little appraisal in the mainstream press. Of course, every so often there is the breakthrough act - whether a new, fantastic piece of talent on the market or an old fashion house rising up from the ashes like a phoenix - but more often or not the smaller names on the list gain little critical acclaim.
 
That's not to say, however, that these labels should be overlooked. Many offer up some startlingly good collections that those with an eye for design can appreciate alongside the likes of big names such as Dior and Prada. From looking back at the Spring/Summer 2013 collections, a glistening gem of work friendly designs caught my eye.
Carven S/S 13. Images from Style.com

Friday, 5 July 2013

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Dress Down Friday Fears: 5 of the best casual working shoes

Dress Down Friday is a weekly terror for some. "Casual" and "corporate" are two words that just don't tend to mix, so it seems pretty twisted to torture us weekly with a day where we must teeter the balance between on- and off-duty. Help is on hand, however: each Thursday, theworkwearedit will bring to your desktops a little nugget of inspiration to help you plan an outfit for the follow day.

Clockwise from top left: ankle boots, £149, NW3 by Hobbs; loafers, £20, Chockers; sandals, £18, Topshop; cut out monk shoe, £110, Jeffrey Campbell at Office; mesh lace ups, £79 (previously £195), Kurt Geiger London.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Summer Sales Spotlight

Clockwise from top left: Layered V-neck dress, £35 (previously £69), Cos; Gunmetal crystal watch, £82,50 (previously £165), DKNY at Debenhams; Tartan blazer, £49.99 (previously £69.99), Zara; Tartan trousers, £22.99 (previously £29.99), Zara; Suede courts, £75 (previously £125), Whistles; Draped chiffon blouse, £165 (previously £559), Esteban Cortazar at Net-a-Porter; Leather satchel, £52.50 (previously £75), ASOS.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Work it: Powerful Prints go 9-to-5

Clockwise from top left: Yellow button-down vest, £3 (previously £4.99), New Look; Gold tone triangle necklace, £15, River Island; White leather shopper, £100 (previously £199), Ted Baker; White leather sandals, £115, Poste Mistress at Office; Forest Blur print tube skirr, £28, Topshop.