As I write this post I sit on a call to my blog host because my site has been hacked. The irony is it happened as I’m detoxing, de-stressing and tech-toxing at a yoga retreat in the country. Stress should be so far away from my mind and instead I’m melting in a pot of cyber stress. Life rarely goes as planned pour moi.
Werk werk werk is never far from my thoughts especially when I work for myself, freelance, chasing those pay cheques! Putting together a transitional wardrobe of stylish yet functional pieces with the option to elevate a look, depending on where I’m going and who I am meeting, has never been so important.
If you are finding yourself needing to take your work day look through to a drinks meeting or dinner with friends then this is where choosing quality pieces with good cuts takes precedent. I struggled with this in the beginning. Parting with £90 for a pair of trousers made me shudder when I thought of all the cute tops and dresses I could pick up in H&M. BUT when they fit like a dream and you get a taste of the good stuff next to your skin, confidence floods your body you can never feel underdressed, merely well-dressed.
What to invest in…
1. These Jigsaw Wool Flannel Crop Trousers are the perfect example of quality, style and functionality. They feel lovely, keep me cool and warm because of the natural fabric and are stylishly cut so look expensive. Easily transitional to a night look with a silky cami, strappy sandals and some statement earrings.
2. Here I’ve teamed them with a V back jumper wool jumper in a relaxed fit, side slits at hem and ribbed cuffs. I love the overlong sleeves so you can shove them back over the forearms for a relaxed, nonchalant look. This piece can be elevated by wearing over a silky, midi-length camisole dress and a skinny belt gathered at the waist, in place of a jacket in fall.
3. Another good way to invest your money is with a quality coat that transcends different dress codes. Coats can be a costly purchase so you want to consider a few things like; can the cut and colour be worn for different occasions, can it take you through a couple of seasons and not just 1, will the shape stay stylish for a few years to come?
This Jigsaw Double Faced Sculpted Coat jumped out at me as soon as I went into store. The dusky pink hue is so so on trend which may not sound “investment-y” and more “trendy” but it just so happens it’s a reversible to a safe and neutral grey colour. The cut is a double faced contemporary style that skims the silhouette. Deep pockets on both sides and great over layers too.
4. Metallic accessories are the perfect way to make a neutral coloured look instantly feel more luxe. The silver loafers and slouchy clutch are cool toned and work well with this palette but I added this Rose Gold Choker because I love mixing my metals. In my opinion silver loafers wouldn’t look out of place with any outfit but a metallic loafer will always elevate any trouser look over a plain leather one. I love my Office Destiny ones.
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