The Girls with Glasses’ Guide to Workwear

The Girls with Glasses’ Guide to Workwear

Want to dress for success this winter? Let power blogging duo Brooke White and Summer Bellessa of The Girls With Glasses show you how to remix your 9-5 look with their top five style rules.

1: Play with Pattern

Summer: “Contrary to what you might think, bright, feminine prints can work in a conservative environment. It’s simply a case of offsetting patterns with understated tailoring– as I’ve done here by tucking a classic navy sweater into a vibrant skirt and keeping accessories and makeup to a minimum.”

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2: Dress the Part

Brooke:Most of us have a fair distance to travel each day to work, so it’s important to look and feel great while getting from A to B. I’ve discovered the Milano dress is perfect for a lengthy commute and a long day at the desk. The knee-length hem is demure but modern and elegant, and the lightweight cotton has a subtle stretch that makes it extremely easy to move around in.”

 

3: Make it Midi

Summer:Another important fashion factor to consider is footwear, especially if you’re a downtown gal doing a lot of walking (like us)! Yes, vertiginous heels look chic, but they’re not the most practical, so why not try elevating your look with a playful pair of block heels that tune into this season’s key 60s trend and are totally comfortable too.”

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4: Think Pink

Brooke:When shopping for your winter work wardrobe, it’s easy to play it safe with a neutral palette, but be bold and reinvigorate your office look with a pop of hot-pink. How to wear the hue now? Try teaming a tailored fuchsia blazer with a pair of navy cropped trousers and a skinny, floral-print tie for instant chic.”

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5: Go Figure

Summer: “When it comes to ladylike separates, nothing works harder than the perennially chic pencil skirt. This season, I love this bold update on the traditional tweed style, which looks especially modern with a red button-down shirt. I guarantee you’ll feel ready for anything that comes your way…or gets thrown on your desk!”

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