Saturday, 27 March 2010

Work. Weekend. to work one designer piece for your week!

We all dream of a designer wardrobe; however our pay cheques may not allow us this luxury! Our advice is to splurge on one classic investment piece that will last forever!

Splurge on this beautiful blush coloured silk- pique blazer from Stella McCartney for £1,095 from Net- A- Porter. Com.
While it may be expensive, yes I can hear your bank balance groaning, don’t feel guilty as you can make the most of your money’s worth by wearing it to death!

A transitional piece from Stella McCartney’s spring collection, it is smart enough for work, yet it can easily be transformed into a party piece, or alternatively pared down for a smart, relaxed day time look. It works for all occasions!
With its luxurious satin- silk lining and 100% silk exterior it will make you the object of your mates envy. A classic investment piece for your wardrobe, it will take you through the seasons.
However, it is still bang on trend with this season’s nude “romantic” trend. Wear with pastel hued separates for this season’s “barely there” look. The Blazer also optimises the relaxed tailoring trend; compliment the look with soft, fluid shapes.

Here with our guide, we’ll show you how to mix up the dazzling designer piece with garments from your fav high- street stores for a sophisticated yet affordable look!
Follow our advice as you we show you how to work the Blazer from the boardroom to the dance floor....

Work Chic

Add a touch of glamour to your working day, with this smart tailored silk blazer. Smart and functional, yet on trend and glamorous be the object of envy of your co- workers! Work the look by wearing it with this season’s lace blouse to compliment the feminine romantic trend. Top shop has one in an unusual khaki colouring, for £32.

Pussy cat bow shirts with frilly necklines are also big this season. Alternatively if this seems too fussy for you, wear with a simple silk shirt for a sophiscated work look.
Why not try out harem pants for a smart, yet different take on your usual office attire. Miss Selfridge has a suitable smart pair for work, for £32. Warehouse also has a good selection of work wear, including soft Hareem pants for £35. Comfortable yet fashionable you will be sure to stand out from the crowd!

Pencil skirts are always a winner for work, so add a touch of sophiscation to your work wardrobe by wearing a high- waisted pencil skirt. Or in keeping with this season’s relaxed tailoring trend embrace peg leg trousers, for a relaxed yet smart look. Warehouse does a dark grey pair for £45, or if you fancy a lighter shade Asos do a fab pair in light grey for £40.
Instead of your standard court shoes, indulge in a pair of Brogues for a quirky take on office wear. Try a cream pair from Dorothy Perkins for £32, for a practical yet fashion forward look.

Weekend Cool .

Alternatively the Blazer can be worn as an everyday casual piece for the weekend. Perfect for day time drinks with the girls, or your mad hunt round the shops on a Saturday! Let the Blazer do the talking by keeping the rest of your outfit simple, for a smart yet relaxed day time look.

Underneath the blazer wear a simple vest, or camisole from a fresh or nude colour palette. Top shop have a great selection of embroidery Anglais cropped cami’s for £22, or lace trimmed cami’s for just £14, in white, peach and light blue. Alternatively Top Shop also does some pretty embroidery anglais ¾ sleeve blouses. Wear these for a simple, yet sweet day time look.
Reworked Denim is big this season, try out this season’s take on the denim skirt by wearing it ruffled to add some fun to your look. does a bleached denim ruffled skirt for a bargain £15! If you choose to wear a denim skirt this season, keep it light and bleached as this will compliment the rest of the nude tones of your outfit, and ensure you are on trend!
Top off your day time look with this season’s clogs, Asos. Com does a great pair for £75. Alternatively if you feel the clog is too adventurous for you wedges are yet again big this spring, Carvela do a cute pair for £120 in bright red.
Or if you fancy some comfortable flats, whip on some gladiator sandals perfect for a relaxing day out at the park!


Glam up the blazer for a chic evening look, whether you’re going for an evening meal or hitting the town this Blazer can work for both. To transform the blazer into a party piece, the key is accessorizing! In keeping with the vintage romantic trend of this season, wear plenty of gold ornate jewellery. Layer up with chain detailing necklaces, and vintage charm necklaces, or alternatively opt for some sophiscated pearls.
To compliment the ethereal look of the Blazer, mix with clothing in pale toned down hues. However, to transform your outfit for the evening, add sparkle to ensure you stand out from the crowd!
This nude diamond embellished dress (£85), currently from Miss Selfridge vintage collection, perfectly compliments the silk blazer. Replicating the era of the 1920s, this dress reaps of vintage glamour!
Or alternatively if you fancy something less showy, but still with the sophiscation of vintage glamour why not try Warehouse’s lace and fringed dress (£55) for their take on the vintage flapper girl dress.
If dresses aren’t your thing, you could wear the blazer with some slick city shorts and a sparkly cropped top (£45), or a nude lace top (£28) for a sophiscated evening look.

To add some va- va voom to your outfit, wear heels, and wear them high to make a statement! This season, nude detailed heels with bows, frills and netting are big. Look out for these daring pair from Topshop Boutique, with their unusual lace netting, and flower detailing (£130). Alternatively, Miss Selfridge has some winners with their lace up shoe boots for only £40.

So now you don’t have to feel guilty about that one big splurge, as your certainly getting your money’s worth out of your purchase- by working your glam blazer in three very different ways!

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