30 September 2014

double or nothing

shirts: cos, asos boxy shirt | blazer: allsaints | pants: jac + jack | heels: whistles

here's another challenge for pushing the boundaries of workwear: experiment with different lengths.
 
i recently added this long cos shirt to my repertoire, which doubles as a top and a dress (for someone short like me). a white shirt dress has been on my list for a few months now, so pretty happy to be able to tick it off with something relatively affordable (had my eye on this acne one).
 
some things to try: layer shirt on shirt. i layered with my asos short sleeved boxy shirt. wear it done up or undone to create a really interesting layered effect (now that i look back on this, i kind of look like a barrister...). the double collar looks awesome, in my opinion.
 
put a blazer on it. the unexpected longer length of the shirt peeking out below the hem of the blazer creates quite a feminine and lengthening effect.

add a cropped sweater. the differing lengths of the sweater, the long shirt and the blazer will display your layering prowess to the max.

*note my hair is not blonde again. these were taken a week or so ago.

28 comments:

  1. Wow I love this outfit especially your blazer and shoes! Amazing style and you look great :)

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    1. thank you! can't go wrong with the classics :)

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  2. Yes, and you can never go wrong with black and white! Gorgeous you!

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    1. classic with a twist ;) thanks sarah!

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    1. it is one of the best blazers i have ever owned!

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  4. These photos are fab, we love this look!
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  5. Super chic cropped look! The blouse, the pants= perfection!
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  6. This outfit is absolutely stunning!
    So chic...fashion week worthy! lol

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    1. haha not so sure about fashion week, but thanks!

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    1. something different! it's fun to experiment with different lengths.

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  8. Ciao, mi piace il tuo look, molto elegante.
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  9. love this look!
    and your hair is awesome :)

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    1. thanks! yes, my hair was awesome. sigh, wish i was still blonde.

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  10. Love the simplicity of this outfit, its great, black and white looks real good on you xx
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    1. thanks so much melissa. can't go wrong in black & white!

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  11. how interesting are the layers of this outfit!!! awesome and contemporary!

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    1. thanks! it's fun to experiment a little sometimes :)

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  12. I love the colors, and you are so beautiful! :-)

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