Dress how you want to be addressed

Hi All!

Hope everyone is well!

I have always been a firm believer in that someone’s appearance reflects their effort, approach and attitude (controversial, I know!). And when I say this, I don’t mean that everyone should look the same and that everyone should always be dressed to the nine’s but it’s important to take pride in your appearance – whether that be simply brushing your hair or applying some light mascara.


Whether at work or play, I think it’s really important to make an effort. It shows that you take pride in how you appear, that you are actually bothered to be there and that you are enthusiastic!

 

Work

Most importantly, it is essential that you portray the right image at work. This is your prime opportunity to present yourself and document how you want to be approached. Although, different work environments will reflect and dictate different dress codes, it’s still important to put your best foot forward whilst giving a sneak peak of your own personal style…


For me, I like to dress fairly smart at work. My staple pieces consist of:

  • Pencil Dress
  • Pencil Skirt
  • Slip Dress
  • Smock/Tunic Print Dress
  • Flowing Blouse
  • Blazer
  • Swing Waistcoat
  • Black Point Heels

I usually play around with some alternative casual items:

  • Leather skirt
  • Shirt dress
  • Loafers
  • Skinny Trousers
  • Wide leg culottes
  • Nude Wedges

 

However, it’s crucial to gage your work event. For example, attending a board meeting or conference wearing a leather skirt, loafers and plain t-shirt may not be the best idea but this look would be perfectly fine worn with a blazer for a day in the office.

Working the correct clothes is one thing, but it also pays to make sure you too, are looking presentable. For work, it’s important not to over-do it with drastic make-up looks with a simple black liner or bold lip but don’t go all-out girls night out glitter ball eye – or this can give off a bad impression. Keep hair simple – with a simple up-do – top knot or easy-going wave.

 

Play

At play, let yourself loose and let your style take control! If like me, your style varies from day to day – taking on many personas – then embrace it. I work around my wardrobe’s staple pieces and change it up with accessories and footwear.

Staples:

  • Skinny ripped knee jeans
  • Turtle neck jumper
  • Plaid shirt
  • Plain white tee
  • Denim pinafore dress
  • Leather jacket
  • Denim jacket
  • Black leather converse
  • Khaki western ankle boots

These are my basic pieces for casual wear and I can play around with these and mix with trend items to work with the seasons and occasions to create the right look for the right occasion!


My make-up doesn’t change too much between work and play – perhaps maybe a bolder lip and more contour with extra highlight but my make-up look more or less, stays the same. My hair again, is either up in a top knot or styled with a classic wave but if you’re feeling adventurous with your hair, then keep it in line with the occasion!

 

So, it doesn’t take much to throw that hair up in a top knot, pop on some gloss and throw together a simple but classic outfit whether at work or play – and that way, you will leave a lasting impression – and the right one at that!

Much love – This is Kirsty X

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