So, you didn’t get everything you wanted on your Christmas wish list? You’re definitely not alone! Despite 2017 being well on its way, we’re still day dreaming of the coveted items that we didn’t see under the tree this year. We’ve put together a winter style guide that lists all the items that Santa forgot on his trip down the chimney that you need to get your hands on this year. Bonus – they are appropriate for any office environment.
The Perfect Sweater Dress
Warm turtleneck? Check. Fun print? Check. Appropriate length? Check. The Fran sweater dress from Rachel Zoe is the perfect addition to any office wardrobe this winter. Pair this item with a pair of over-the-knee boots and a warm jacket and you’re ready to head out the door. The lace up ties on either side are an added Instagram-worthy detail.
Custom Embroidered Denim
The rumors are true – you can wear denim to work, in a more casual office environment of course. If you work in a modern tech start-up or for a fashion magazine, wearing jeans to work should be no problem. Throw a custom embroidered denim jacket over any outfit for an edgy-vintage vibe. Customize this piece and make it totally yours by choosing exactly where you want the lettering and even specifying the thread colour.
Who hasn’t wished for a functional statement bag that can tote all their belongings to and from the office? Investing in a designer handbag is a big (read expensive!) decision – opt for a classic and timeless piece in a less-than-typical colour. Valentino’s My Rockstand is a cult favourite and features a roomy interior and a structured body making this stand-out item the quintessential everyday bag.
Snazzy Winter Boots
These sleek booties will have all eyes on you with their modern design, architectural block heel and creamy colour. There’s a fine line between being too fashion-forward at the office, so keep your clothing choices non-distracting and functional for work – and these Margielas strike the perfect balance! Added points: the warm nude colour of the leather is ideal for the upcoming Winter-Spring transition period.
Dainty Statement Jewelry
It’s not a contradiction, dainty jewelry can make a big impact on your outfit. You don’t need a large collar necklace or even bright colours to create a statement with your neckwear. Layer dainty pendants with a single chain choker for a bold yet elegant look. Tiffany & Co’s simple graffiti-style ‘Love’ necklace stands out just enough to be fashion-forward while remaining appropriate for any office environment, while this layered choker can add a touch of femininity to a blazer .
1. Rachel Zoe Fran Sweater Dress, $659, available at Revolve
2. GRLFRND Custom Embroidered Denim, prices vary, available at Revolve
3. Valentino My Rockstud large leather tote in Water Rose, $2,895, available at Net-A-Porter
4. Maison Margiela Leather Booties in Nude, $965, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
5. Tiffany and Co. Paloma Picasso Love pendant, $270
6. Image courtesy of Forever21
By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV
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