Guest Blogger: Rebecca McKinney
You’ve picked that suit you love, or maybe that shift dress that always makes you feel confident for those big meetings. But what about your work wear accessories? Do you forget about them when you’re dashing out the door on a Monday morning? I’m here this week to make sure you give shoes, bags and jewellery pride of place in your work look. They’ll make you much happier than your laptop that’s for sure!
The Structured Bag
This season, only the most ladylike bag will do. So go for a shape your Granny would be proud of. The best thing is that these structured bags are big enough to fit everything from your iPad to your diary. Our favourites are from Penneys, with their amazingly on trend ring handled bag for only 10E and H&M for their burgundy and gold lock bag. Great value and bang on trend!
The Cool Shoe
Work shoes don’t have to be boring. Granted you may prefer to walk tall in a lower heels, but don’t let them be unstylish! Invest in a cool ankle boot that will add some instant fashion forward flair to your look – H&M’s jersey boots are very smart! Head to New Look for classic courts in a great range of colours that go with everything. If flat is your vibe, then make them extra fierce – leopard print pumps from Dunnes Stores style up your boring black!
Practical and a really great trick to change up your workwear wardrobe, a scarf is an easy and quick outfit changer. The cream checked scarf from Penneys will look amazing worn with camel or monochrome and a total steal at 5E. If faux fur is more your thing, then become the office glamour puss in New Look’s faux fur collar!
Pretty books make a pretty desk, which ultimately could make you more productive? That’s our logic anyway! Marshes have some gorgeous books in Flying Tiger for as little as 2E and Easons to-do-list memo pad would make me want to write lists all day long!! Grab a great read in Easons too that will help you switch off after a long day.
The ‘Is it Friday Yet’ Jewellery
Don’t fall into the professional = no jewellery trap! You can still be taken seriously and wear stylish statement pieces to jazz up your work wear look. Costume jewellery does the job perfectly. Penneys and New Look have great tassel earrings that are a cheeky taste of the weekend to get you through to Friday. If you fancy rocking some eyewear, then have fun with your outfit and try the clear glasses from Penneys – it’ll definitely create a chat over the photocopier about your new look!