|1) M&Co. Poppy print tea dress // 2) Wallis blazer // 3) Asos Leather bowler bag // 4) Bauble Bar gold bow ring // 5) Michael Kors Bradshaw watch // 6) Jason Wu for Lancôme Rouge in Love in Sequence of Love // 7) Whistles French 75 Croc Court shoes|
I was recently approached by M&Co. to guest post on their blog, and it got me thinking about the business attire and its transition from work to play. Although I don't evolve in the traditional corporate world anymore, I have quite some experience in the domain, from my time studying international relations and working at the European Commission in Brussels. This is what I did to transition seamlessly from boardroom to happy hour:
Working at the European Commission, I loved getting all dressed up for work each morning. A beautiful dress paired with a sharp blazer and a pair of patent leather court shoes was my daily uniform. And since after work drinks were a regular part of my schedule, I always made sure to have a fabulous sparkly clutch, a contrast skinny belt and a show-stopping statement necklace in my handbag. All I had to do before leaving work was to lose my blazer and adorn myself with those few playful accessories.
I’ve always described my style as feminine and classic, that’s why I have quite a collection of dresses in my wardrobe. When it comes to professional attire, cut and fit are the attributes that matter most to me. My ideal business dress offers fit and flare: it doesn’t show too much cleavage or thigh, but it still accentuates my hourglass figure. It pairs well with a classic blazer or fitted cardigan and it presents the perfect canvas for what I call happy hour accessorizing: swapping my elegant shoes for something more eye-catching, adding a pair of gem earrings and a cocktail ring or two. Stylish and versatile, that’s the definition of a perfect dress for work and play.
You can check out my full post here, and I would love to know: what is your philosophy when it comes to transitioning from work to happy hour?
|1) M&Co Poppy print tea dress // 2) Lancôme L'Absolu Désir Rouge in Rose Désir // 3) Diptyque Do Son EdP // 4) Bauble Bar Baroque pendant // 5) New look Selena clutch // 6) Asos Piper court heels // 7) Bauble Bar mini iced bangle // 8) Bauble Bar gold mixed oval bracelet // 9) Bauble Bar gold loop ring // 10) Chanel Les Beiges powder|