I personally love to put together collages of fashion and beauty items that can be cobbled together to create a particular look hence I thought Style Files should be an occasional feature here. Today I've put together a simple, fun yet quirky office edit. January can be quite a glum period in the office as a majority of us are suffering from post-holiday blues and there's a this massive, never ending year ahead and a long list of resolutions to get by.
You can however look at January in a completely different way and start fresh! The best way to feel fabulous is to look fabulous of course and my personal favourite way to perk up a look is with mixing bright and muted colours together. This is something that's not all-out-fashionista-in-the-making or even boring plain jane - it hits middle ground of a chic sophisticate quite perfectly.
Coloured Demin Dress
First off, don't reserve denims just for trousers and experiment with denim dresses for work wear. I found this gorgeous pistachio green denim dress that can be worn on its own. The little white sleeves add an interesting fresh touch and keep it looking clean and structured. It will remind you of the Spring/Summer too which is always a good thing.
A Fur Gilet
The Sienna Beige Gilet from Vanilla Paris is something I feel office goers should embrace more often. Fur doesn't have to look OTT if you wear it correctly. The structured dress and clean colour will tone down the extravaganza of the fur gilet yet still maintaining that teensy bit of glamour. The sleeveless aspect of it makes it much more wearable and less in your face. Tres chic!
Bib Necklace & Coloured Stilettos
The multicoloured beaded bib necklace is something that would compliment that cool tones of the dress quite well and add a touch of warmth and golden glow. The mint green stilettos won my heart from the very first glance. I was going to opt for white stilettos but then it struck me how matching stuff something can look quite dainty and graceful. As the stilettos are quite delicate and not chunky at all, the matching aspect works quite well in line with the dress.
Mock croc leather handbag
If there's two trends that are popular in leather handbag this year, it's a glossy finish and mock crock texture. To be honest, that combination and a classic colour such as this grey Bertie can actually be a safe investment as the trend is one that doesn't show signs of dying in the near future, much like skinny jeans and ombre hair - how much ever you deny it! Also if you've got your eyes on celebrity arm candy Berkin but could never justify the atrocious pricing, Vanilla Paris do leather handbags that look so similar but with an affordable price.
Of course, I'd finish the look with a dash of coral lipstick and a pinch of dusky pink blusher.