Bored of your black and grey work wear?

It’s January and the party season is officially over.

However, that doesn’t mean your style slaying stops there. In January we are are stepping out of the sequins and into some serious power dressing.

Think chic tailoring, court shoes and a killer croc Tote.

Obviously I am putting some pop’s of colour in there too in true Helenlee Loves style.

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Corporate/Office style doesn’t have to be boring and just black.

I say as long as it suits your shape, the colour is flattering on you and it’s not too out there like neon (yikes).

You want to lift your wardrobe but also stay professional. I’m sure you’re boss or newest client would be quick to judge if you turned up in a canary yellow suit. LOL!

I also like picking new colours that I know would fit well into my wardrobe colour palette, then it becomes a classic investment for YOU as it can always be used.

So I worked my new pink and green work wear edit outfits using these 5 simple rules:

  1. I used one of my favourite and most flattering neutrals as a base of my outfits (BLACK). I used black to buy a few wardrobe staples that look great with colour and can be reinvented with other outfit items over and over such as court shoes, LBD, pencil skirt and a flattering knit/blouse.

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2. Picked one of my favourite Pop’s of Colour that suits me as colour no.2 to add and accentuate my neutrals (Obvz Emerald green).

 

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3. Added a colour that is currently “on trend” for SS17 as colour no.3 to keep it current (Pink).

I also shopped for a few current trend details in my items such as rose florals and bell sleeves as you can see above on my black blouse etc.

Never wear more than 3 colours for work wear at once, in my opinion anyway. The pink shade I chose is quite soft too therefore compliments the bold black and green nicely.

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4. I ONLY chose items that I knew would flatter my body shape such as a pencil skirt, wrap top, dresses that nip in at the waist and a belted coat. I’m a neat hourglass shape (more on that later).

If you know your body shape you’ll know what makes you look a size smaller or bigger. If it doesn’t do anything for your shape in my opinion don’t buy it, unless you can add a waist belt or roll up the sleeves and tuck it into something to transform it.

 

5.Carefully select your items and vary them to think about how many outfits you can make from your selection. Everything I bought could mix and match to make sooooo many outfits.

So there you have it, a perfect way to update your work wear colours and transition from January into spring with a killer work wear wardrobe.

For outfit inspiration using ALL of the above items over January follow my Instagram page @helenleeloves

 

Here are a few so far….

 

Remember you can create similar outfits using items like the above but in 3 of your own chosen colours.

Thanks for reading

Helenlee xxx

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