As a fashion blogger, I often get asked questions on how to style a wardrobe for work within the corporate sector without breaking the bank ! I have always believed in building a wardrobe with key essentials and a few statement pieces that you can mix and match to create an illusion of an inexhaustible wardrobe. The same goes for work wear. The key to building a functional work wardrobe is to invest in well fitted trousers, blazers, blouses or shirts and skirts and then mix and match them with accessories such as scarves, watches, neck-pieces and earrings to create different outfits for work.
A black pant and blazer and a white shirt should be quintessential wardrobe staples of every girl working in the Corporate sector. I shot this post a few months back, when I was heading for a work meeting on the weekend and Hubby and the toddler came to see me off at our local train station. We had a nearly empty platform with brilliant early morning light coming through. How could I miss this opportunity to shoot pictures for Mumbai 2 Melbourne !!
Today’s Outfit of the Day – Classic Black & White
Firstly each piece I am wearing, has been in my wardrobe for at least 3 years. I do not own a suit, however I have paired a fitted black pair of trousers with a fitted black blazer separates to make them look like a suit. Secondly I just have to say it feels amazing to wear pre-pregnancy trousers and button and zip them with ease.
I am wearing ankle length trousers which are tapered at the bottom. This creates an illusion of length. I teamed this with a basic 3/4th sleeve white button down cotton shirt. I like softer cottons as they fit better than starchy cottons, but shirts in a softer crepe or Georgette fabric fall and fit really well too. This was a purchase from Uni Qlo which is one brand I recommend for wardrobe basics such as Shirts, sweaters, cardigans for work.
It was a cool Autumn-Winter morning, so I added my favorite leopard print scarf around my neck and tucked it into the blazer. I added Brown heels to keep the look within the tan brown colour scheme.
The accessories were a classic Tan and Red bag that added the much needed pop of color along with black and orange nerdy glasses. My trusted Skagen watch and classic pearl studs and a black paisley ring completed the look.
5 tips to buying the perfect Black Blazer
♥ Select a blazer that fits well at the shoulders. If it does not sit right at the shoulders it won’t fall right.
♥ Select the blazer length in accordance with your body type. If you have a narrow waist then slightly shorter blazers look great. If you have wider hips then go with blazers that are a straight fit and end below the hips.
♥ Avoid Blazers with thick shoulder pads as they only add bulk to your shoulders.
♥ Full sleeved blazers or 3/4th sleeved blazers work best when paired with button down shirts.
♥ Always try various fits and lengths and a few different brands before finalizing the black blazer that looks and feels just right on you.
♥ Black Blazer – Valleygirl 2007
♥ Black Pants – Temt 2014
♥ Leopard Print Scarf – Ally’s Fashion – 2015
♥ White Shirt- Uniqlo 2015
♥ Brown heels – Payless shoes – 2015
♥ Bag – Gifted – No Brand- 2015
♥ Watch – Skagen – Gifted – 2015
♥ Ring – Lovisa – 2016
♥ Pearl studs- Lovisa – 2016
♥ Orange rimmed glasses – Gifted – Non branded – 2015
I hope you enjoyed today’s outfit post. Would love to hear your feedback or any fashion related queries in the comments below.