Ideas for your new business wear Autumn Wardrobe There are so many ‘must have’ new looks in magazines, the shops, newspapers, the internet and television it can be quite daunting – which ones to choose? The key to looking current is to select one or two new trends which suit your colouring and body shape. Many of them aren’t appropriate for business wear, but I’ve selected some of the ones which are suitable for work.
Women’s Trends Camel is the new black, but only wear it if you have a warm skin tone, otherwise stick to black, grey or navy. Try a military style jacket. Trousers are ‘in’ for autumn and flattering boot cut styles are back. Update an existing suit with a new pair of shoes – brogues look great with trousers and with skirts try ‘loafer style’ shoes with block heels. Skirt suits always look smart and A-line skirts are a key shape for this season. Shift dresses can be worn with a jacket or with a blouse underneath. Liven up a plain dark suit or dress with bright accessories – a belt, bag, shoes or jewellery in the latest colours of scarlet, pumpkin, emerald, teal, purple or plum. Keep it to one or two items. Elegant tweed – grey tweed is a sleek alternative to tailoring, or update your black office separates with a few nude tweed items.
Continued...... Lady Like – Style a pretty printed chiffon blouse with your tailored pieces to give your professional look a feminine lift. Power Trip – power dressing is back! Shoulder pads and platform shoes. Minimalist Chic – is the perfect trend for work wear. A palette of black, grey and white can be mixed and matched to give an air of sophistication and professionalism to your wardrobe. Try pinstripes. Soften dark formal suits with a plain white blouse which had frills or ruffles. Websites and shops to look at Hobbs – stores and website www.hobbs.co.uk Karen Millen Work Wear Collection - stores and website www.karenmillen.com www.wearittowork.co.uk www.businesswardrobe.com www.elegence.co.uk Happy Shopping!