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The Working Girl

The Working Girl

 What to wear to work during this unpredictable English Summer.

Getting Ready Time: 1 hours 11 minutes. This is a fairly simple work wear look, but my hair became a real menace. It’s too long, for the 8 minute blow out I usually do, so I had to up the styling time. Also, please don’t forget to leave enough time to locate the right accessories. Even if you know what you want to wear, small items are easy to misplace.  After 10 minutes of continuous search, I have finally located my favourite bracelets inside a clutch bag I haven’t worn in a year. And I have no idea how it ended up there.

“…You’re hot then you’re cold

You’re yes then you’re no

You’re in then you’re out

You’re up then you’re down…”

I used to think that Katy Perry is singing about a guy with whom she is in a relationship. Turns out no. Clearly, the woman wrote these wise words right after her trip to England. I mean: seriously?! You just never know what you are going to get. Is it going to rain? Is it going to be sunny? Is your face going to melt all the way down to your knees from the crazy 33 C heat? Or will you freeze to death wearing your leather jacket mid-July (the same one that you tend to wear in late November)? And so far, this summer has been a perfect example of nature’s PMS. So, after having to deal with another day of volatility, I have finally had enough.

I have decided to put in some time and do a little research to prevent this weather from ever getting to me again. And after some deliberation here is the result:  three distinct looks that will work no matter what your calendar or this English summer throws your way.

Look No1: The Working Girl

If you follow me on Instagram, you know just how much I love PJ dressing. I can wear them all day, any day. Whether I’m going to bed, on a date or to a party- I have a pair for any occasion. However, when it comes to work wear, PJ’s are not always appropriate. Usually, a little more of a structure is expected. So despite my absolute commitment to jammy living, I was forced to find an alternative. What I needed was a look that is both soft and fluid, as well as formal and structured. But I knew exactly where to go. Who can this tricky type of work wear better than Stella McCartney?

This trouser and shirt combination is a perfect alternative to the PJs (and it’s on sale). The navy colour and the structure of the cut keeps it formal, yet the cheeky ice-cream print prevents you from becoming boring and corporate. It’s silk, so it will prevent you from overheating on a hot day. And the roomy cut will allow you to layer a tank top or a turtle neck underneath it if the temperature suddenly drops. Pair it with a pair of kitten heel pumps, and you will be able to run around all day long.

P.S. I will upload Look No2 ‘From Dawn Till Dusk’ for you on Wednsday.

7 More Minutes. Fashion, travel and lifestyle blog by Alyona Gasimova. The Working Girl Look. What to wear to work during this unpredictable English Summer. www.7moreminutes.com 7 More Minutes. Fashion, travel and lifestyle blog by Alyona Gasimova. The Working Girl Look. What to wear to work during this unpredictable English Summer. www.7moreminutes.com 7 More Minutes. Fashion, travel and lifestyle blog by Alyona Gasimova. The Working Girl Look. What to wear to work during this unpredictable English Summer. www.7moreminutes.com 7 More Minutes. Fashion, travel and lifestyle blog by Alyona Gasimova. The Working Girl Look. What to wear to work during this unpredictable English Summer. www.7moreminutes.com 7 More Minutes. Fashion, travel and lifestyle blog by Alyona Gasimova. The Working Girl Look. What to wear to work during this unpredictable English Summer. www.7moreminutes.com 7 More Minutes. Fashion, travel and lifestyle blog by Alyona Gasimova. The Working Girl Look. What to wear to work during this unpredictable English Summer. www.7moreminutes.com

Photographer: Kit Lee

I’m wearing: shirt and trousers by Stella McCartney (on sale), shoes by Bionda Castana (the same pattern by Stella McCartney here or try a pair of Mansur Gavriel kitten heels, that should work just as well.), oversized pouch bag by Victoria Beckham, sunglasses by Prada, pendant by Givenchy, all bracelets by Chloe, rings by Sybarite Jewellery.