Thursday, 21 October 2010

Work Wear on the High Street

Today's blog is going to spare you more photos of me trying to look smart and looking slightly dishevelled and take you back to one of my favourite places...the High Street! There is such great work wear on the high street. In days gone by, work wear equated to suits and smart there is so much grown-up clothing that can work across your life, so you can have a multitude of separates that can be super-smart but then also dressed down for other areas of your life.

I've highlighted below a selection of my favourite workwear on the high street but have to confess to having a love affair with Zara this season. I went into Zara today and had to strong-arm myself out of there before I let loose with the old credit card! It is very lust-worthy and filled with gorgeous work wear...and this is one of my favourite outfits. 

I absolutely love this outfit...I’m tempted just to go into Zara with this photo and buy the lot! The jacket is very Celine...very minimal chic...gorgeous! For me this is an outfit that you could wear during the day and you could just change handbag to a clutch, maybe add a statement pendant and it would take you to the evening.

On the rest of the high street I love...

Dresses - for day & night

Autograph pleated Donegal dress with wool - £69. I love the detailing on this and the structure is very Victoria Beckham

Tabitha ruched v dress - £75 down from £135

Katy knotted neckline dress - £45 down from £75

Peacocks Pearl Lowe lace collar dress – £35. Gorgeous dress...looking even better on the gorgeous TV chef Gizzi Erskine.



Mango chino trousers - £24.90

I still haven’t bought them yet but the black trouser range from Gap, which I’ve blogged about before, would be on the list of some of the great work wear on the high street right now.


Asos White silk scalloped edge shell top - £46. This is a top that you could wear during the day with tailoring to make it a little more feminine but it could carry you to the evening with the addition of some jewellery and an evening bag. I would wear this top instead of the white shirt in Wednesday’s outfit.


A very Chanel embellished mesh jacket from Phase Eight- £84

Zara herring bone single button blazer - £49.99


Topshop Greta square toe Mary Janes - £60

Leopard print court shoes - £49.99. I was torn about including these because leopard print can be a bit much in lots of working environments. But I think with a plain outfit...even just the black trousers and white shirt for example, these will work and could be ok. And the heel height is great...not too sky-high!

Dorothy Perkins black patent courts - £25

Clarks Bonnie Lass suede shoe - £59.99

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