Many girls complain that strict office dress code doesn’t allow them to show their feminine side. Well, this task is challenging but not impossible.
Italian beauty Claudia Cardinale in La scoumoune (1972) shows us how look classy and attractive in a grey suit.
Blouse with bow adds softeness to formal outfit.
You can creat a modern version of Claudia’ outfit with Aquascutum‘ Blyth Fitted Jacket and Topshop‘ Pussybow Blouse. Aquascutum teamed jacket with Lily Pencil Skirt (speaking frankly, I don’t like much button fastening, it looks better on casual stuff).
You can wear Blyth Fitted Jacket and Topshop‘ Pussybow Blouse (or any similar jackets and blouses) with darker shade skirts, like Mango‘ Pencil Skirt and Reiss‘ midi-skirt Albert. If you prefer more modern look, go for Topshop‘ High Waisted Cigarette Trousers.
I bet majority of uber-trendy girls would describe Camilla’s Sole Bliss‘ Ingrid shoes as dangerously boring, but t
hey will grow older too you know, this pair is perfect choice for those who don’t want to draw attention to their legs. And for sure this neutral camel colour will comliment very bright clothing.
Vice versa bright coral version of Ingrid shoes together with Sole Bliss‘ Jemima Bag will add some stylish fuel to Aalto‘s beige Wrap Tailored Jacket and Marks&Spencer‘s cream Linen Blend Straight Leg Trouser.
In my opinion (humble, of course), contrasting things like simple clothing and massive jewellery complimet each other very beautifuly.
One of these bracelets – (from top to bottom) Azza Fahmy‘s The Pharaonic Tale Cuff Bracelet, Suhani Pittie‘s Gold Twig & Leaf Cuff, Jannijo‘s Doma bracelet – will add an exotic note to Topshop‘s Asymetric Botton Down Shirt, Zara‘s Ankle Cropped Trousers and La Botte Gardiane‘s Transat 2 sandals.
German brand Jacques Britt offers us pretty tops, Chinese Shiatzy Chen – black Silk Pleated Wide-leg Pants and Drop Crotch Jeans, Italian Aldo Brue – comfortable Derby and suede Moccasin shoes, American Ghurka – handcrafted black Charlie Leather Satchel and beige Leather Sling Backpack. And you know what is the best thing about all this jazz stuff? You can easily mix all these things as you like and look stylish.
For me stylish woman is someone who choose the stuff which suits her best doesn’t matter what all those recent trends dictate us. Got chisseled shoulders? Wear wide neck tops and dresses! You fingers are long and and wrists are thin – invest in rings and bracelets. Also you have to wear all your things with confidence and dignity even they cost pennies. If you don’t have this quality you will look like a mule in horse harness (we Russians say “like crow in peacocks feathers”) even in haute couture pieces and posh jewellery.
Why I’m telling all those things? Well, Ottoman Hands jewellery does not belong to Van Cleef & Arpels league, but wearing it you can feel yourself The Queen of Sheba (if you poses that magic quality, of course). By the way, Ottoman Hands jewellery is handmade and inspired by rich and exotic Turkish culture.
I like Labradorite, Aqua Chalcedony and Rose Quartz Three Stone Ring, Evil Eye Studs and Gold Dipped Pink Agate Necklace.
I guess Ottoman Hands Coral Agate Reversed Disc Earrings will look great with Filippa K‘s cute Layered V-Neck Top White, Rebecca Taylor‘s wide Crepe Pant, Marc Cain‘s Clutch Bag In Crocodile Look and Magrit‘s Violeta pumps.
LBD is a perfect choice, doesn’t matter how many pounds you have. French brand Alme creates clothing for big girls working meticulously with details and wins, of course.
Robe Emma with cute sleeves is a very stylish and timeless piece indeed.
You can find on side Alme‘s many stylish things besides dresses.
Silk khaki Top Olivia + white pants Pantalon Malibu = comfortable summer outfit.
Extremely cute Roger Vivier’s Pochette Mini Oui/Non in Patient Leather and Gommette Oui/Non Ballerinas in Patient Leather will decorate perfectly Fonnesbech’s clothing – Mount Dress Scarlet Red or classic Eryl Shirt and Basel Pant Midnight.
Those, who think that things made in China are cheap and never stylish, are definitely wrong. Just have a look at Sandriver‘s cashmere’s clothes and accessories.
Pure Cashmere Suit Coat will look pretty Paule Ka‘s Floaty Trousers In Satin-Backed Crepe, Michele Lopriore‘s suede booties Stivaletto tacco medio, and Rag & Bone‘s Compass Crossbody bag.
And if you want to try a la Russe style go for Sandriver‘s Elegant Printed Cashmere Shawl With Fur Trim and Two-Coloured Pure Cashmere / Two-Way Sports Head (it can be easily turn into a scarf).
Soon or later spring will be back (hopefully winter won’t be cold and long) and you can run arround in The North Face‘s pale green Lisie Raschel Jacket and grey Half Dome Pants, Tretorn‘s pink sneakers Rawlings3 and Timbuk2‘s tricolor Classic Messenger Bag.
In times of the Soviet Union for most of people it was very difficult to get latest fashion clothes and women had no other choice but to learn how to make something from nothing. From one hand such situation was very depressive from other it stimulated imagination and helped to develop your own designers skills and sense of style – each coin has 2 sides, right?
I remember when I was a child in 80ies in the USSR corduroy pants were in the list of the most desirable fashion things: if you got them you automatically join the club of stylish girls and boys.
Volcom‘s corduroy Wale Watching Pants, Zimmermann‘s Karmic Bell Sleeve Blouse, Chie Mihara‘s Zalena Brown shoes and Melinda Maria‘s big Sophie Pod Ring Gold Coral White CZ will make a pretty retro-outfit.