Obliged by our government to stay at home for more than two weeks due to the current coronavirus crisis, we better all find a way to pass (or should I say “kill” for some?) time. What better way to stay in than to shop online and prepare our office-comeback with some eye-catching garments?
Here is a list of garments I selected with items I’ve spotted over the last few weeks. These recommendations have one thing in common: they’ll make you stand out the working crowd this season. Being highly colorful or remarkably well-designed, these garments will definitely turn heads and, above all, make you feel powerful!
So, stay in and shop online!
Sleeves so big, I know you’ve seen it!
With “puffed sleeves” I mean the very (very!) oversized sleeves, that are designed in such a way that it is out of proportion with the rest of your garment. Puffed sleeves are the trend of the year. This re-invented 80’s trend has been taking over the fashion world since last summer already. In the meanwhile, designers have adopted them on all kinds of items like in blazers, jackets, dresses…
My personal list actually contained many puffed sleeves garments. However, my absolute favorite this season is this over-sized blazer from Essentiel Antwerp.
Even though the fabric is quite classic (with a fine touch of green, though!), this garment has sharp details which made me fall in love with it. For instance, these XXL sleeves… OMG! These sleeves are making this blazer quite remarkable, so modern and fashionable. The peak lapels are definitely strengthening the formal tone of the blazer: it makes it totally appropriate for work, to wear with a classic shirt and a good pair of trousers. And the flashy yellow buttons are just adding the right amount of color to this blazer!
Since I am clearly obsessed with the puffed sleeves trend, here are the two other exceptional pieces to add to your cart. Following items are both from Sister Jane.
This very straight, pink dress with its white puffed sleeves is just perfect! It is such a cute piece, wearable all-year around at the office, with tights in winter and flats (ballerina’s) in summer. The puffed sleeves are hu-ge, and that’s what makes this dress so exceptional.
If you like this feminine, romantic style about these garments, there are many other outstanding Sister Jane dresses waiting for you on their webshop!
With this beautiful Sister Jane blouse, no need to add other special garments to level up your outfit! The shape of the blouse is very unusual with these XXL-sleeves, and this bright blue jacquard fabric makes of this blouse a real artwork.
The level of detail is also very high here: pearls are used as buttons and these two little heart pins on the collar are just adding the right amount of cuteness and femininity to the garment.
Even though nudes can be quite classic and simple, some pieces are worth to look at. Here are two other pieces from my list. Simple but outstanding at the same time:
Being inspired by the Danish Emili Sindlev, who wore these Marimekko pants in a recent Instagram post, I’ve saved these pants on my wish-list: Not only because of the well-made straight shape, but also for the shiny effect of the fabric. These pants are definitely a perfect base for an all white office-outfit this season!
Btw, there is a matching little jacket available!
Next neutral piece is also inspired from a Scandinavian Instagram icon, Maria Kragmann, who has her own brand named M-KAE.
This layered midi skirt from M-KAE would make every outfit look phenomenal. With its wide shape and its high waistband, it can fit many body types. To wear with a over-sized blazer and heels, this skirt is highly work-appropriate.
If you’ve read previous articles, you know suits are inevitable at the office. Making you feel powerful, invincible and strong, suits are an absolute must-have in your workwear wardrobe. However, finding a real eye-catcher is quite a challenge nowadays because of the oversupply in stores. So, I’ve listed for you some of my favorites:
With its beautiful pastel yellow tones and its short-bermuda pants, this Max Mara two-piece suit screams to be worn during spring season. This suit is perfectly wearable at the office, with a good pair of flats and a basic (light blue or lightly printed white) shirt. No need to add much on this one!
Next suit is something else: Besides the beautiful cut ZARA gave to these pair of trousers, which will suit many women, let’s pay attention to that beautiful color: If you want to add some bold colors to your workwear wardrobe, this ZARA suit will be perfect for you. That deep purple color is quite unseen in such formal garments. Very eye-catching!
This Orseund Iris suit is quite passe-partout in its colors, but outstanding in its sharp design. The cut of these trousers, the over-sized but cropped blazer (with strongly structured shoulder pads) and its beautiful details on the sleeves (buttons, ties at cuffs) make this design remarkable. Wear this with a colored pair of pumps, and you are ready to go!
Tweed gives immediately a timeless, feminine and french style to every garment. It stands for “fancy” and “royal”, after being overly seen on Chanel runways, and is incredibly qualitative and strong, since the fabric is made from rough wool. It is a fabric that never goes out of style, and that is no exception this season.
Classic, but therefore not ordinary, here are two items that caught my eye are these tweed garments from Uterqüe:
This blazer is beautifully constructed, with a high level of detail. The mint green fabric used in this blazer is absolutely beautiful: there are golden and white yarns woven into the overall mint green fabric, which makes it very chique. The golden finishings on the sleeves, pockets and closings make the garment also very refined. And let’s not speak about these fine buttons…
Btw, there are matching pants available!
The shape of this pencil skirt is what made me select this item as one of the eye-catchers. Being midi-long and having this high split, this skirt is definitely a statement piece for this season! It is wearable with sneakers or with heels: it can really adopt every style you are willing to give it.
Here also, a matching jacket available!
Which outfit did you shop online?
P.S. Stay safe!
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