the outfit equation
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but life has been a bit on the hectic side lately. With fashion month starting very, very shortly, the team has been putting together proposals, implementing the execution phase of projects and trying to meet deadlines. Mornings are earlier and evenings push well passed the evening sun. With mental and physical exhaustion in peak, my alarm snooze button has been getting quite the workout. And with mornings where my HIIT routines are replaced with rushing to get to the office, I thought I would share 3 fail-safe outfit equations with you that get me through hectic, last-minute mornings. The ‘outfit equation’ is a sartorial representation of a standard outfit expressed through a formulae and results in an impossibly chic outfit. Confused? Let’s get started…
This post is in collaboration with Boden, but all opinions are my own.
shift dress + heels + all-day purse = day to night
I think this is my favorite combination and I tend to wear it when I have early morning meetings and then dinners that go into the evenings. I prefer a more cotton blend dress because it’s breathable and more comfortable against my skin. Cotton tends to hold it’s shape a lot better than other materials too, so you won’t have the problem of looking worn down by the end of the day. Pair the dress with a comfortable heel and a purse that is big enough for all your things and small enough to not look like you’re lugging around a suitcase!
textured pencil skirt + bold cashmere jumper = exciting classics
A pencil skirt outfit has the high risk of looking plain, especially in workwear. I prefer to go for a textured material along the lines of tweed. This adds some dimension to color and can help hide problem areas too! Pair with a bright hued cashmere jumper for a luxe look and the bold color will help you bring color to a 9-to-5 setting. Since pencil skirts can be a bit limiting, I like to pair them with a kitten heel for a little extra comfort.
bold tailored trousers + shirt + statement heel = the conservative client
My job requires me to meet all types of people from distinct backgrounds. With some of my more conservative clients, I prefer to wear tailored trousers. Go for something in a dark, powerful color like burgundy and pair it with a shirt. Instead of a standard collared shirt, I went for a collarless shirt with a subtle bib detail for a more feminine look. Top off the outfit with a statement heel that brings it all ‘chic-fully’ together.