Workwear of the all black variety need not be boring. In fact, sticking to that classic
light-absorbing hue allows you to seriously shake things up in the details department - sheer
fabrics, edgy cut-outs, metal hardware and super-sleek tailoring can all come out to play,
leaving everyone in no doubt you mean serious (stylish) business. Karen Millen once again
comes to the fore here, with their directional take on the shirt and pant set being the perfect
example of this modern approach to workwear. Edgy yet effortless, chic yet relaxed, it's all
about exuding that all-important sophistication and professionalism expected in the office
whilst pushing the boundaries and giving that little bit of attitude that helps set you and
your style apart.
Because what's business without a little risk, right?
Photography by Hannah Roche.
cut-out shirt: Karen Millen (also in Ivory) . trousers: Karen Millen . blazer: Zimmermann . loafers: Stella McCartney .
bag: Givenchy . sunglasses: Ray-Ban Icons
Posted on: 27 April 2016
Posted on: 17 April 2016
Thanks to the likes of Marques' Almeida, MM6 Maison Margiela, Raquel Allegra and veterans
of visionary design Acne Studios and Alexander Wang, the concept of denim is changing.
No longer relegated to the standard jean section, this classic material is seeping ever further
into every part of the wardrobe. Tops, skirts, jackets, jumpsuits and dresses like the raw-edged
beauty I'm wearing here are dominating the runways and I am personally loving it: never being
much of a jean-loving girl myself, the more denim I can work into my everyday outfits in other
ways the better.
The key to styling is to keep everything else clean, classic and simple. Keep jewellery to a
minimum, your bag sleek and your shoes low and preferably a little androgynous - sneakers,
loafers or an edgy leather sandal will do the trick - and if your working with separates be sure
to pare the denim back with crisp classics like white shirts, tuxedo blazers and tailored pants.
Make the denim piece the focus and you're set.
You can shop this dress below + scroll through for more of my favourite denim picks.
Photos by Hannah Roche.
dress: Raquel Allegra . loafers: Gucci . sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Posted on: 12 April 2016
We know by now that I am all about the statement piece. Few such pieces, however,
also double as trans-seasonal wardrobe staples capable of being both effortless yet
striking all at once.
Cue this cabled and fringed rarity by the ever-reliable Karen Millen. This bold
hand-knitted creation is in fact a sweater dress that I've tucked up and turned around
because I can't do anything by the book, but that's also the genius in these kinds of
pieces - they can be tucked, tied, belted, stretched, layered and moulded however
you wish, helping you through even the toughest of outfit dilemmas.
A true hero if I've ever seen one.
You can shop my outfit below + a few extra current season favourites to round off
the look. There were only 200 of these knits made worldwide so snap it up quick
for a truly unique find.
Shot in collaboration with Karen Millen.
Photos by Hannah Roche.
cable knit jumper: Karen Millen . suede skirt: Asos (on sale) . sneakers: Isabel Marant (+ budget option) .
bag: Givenchy . sunglasses: Ray-Ban