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It was amazing to work with Tracy on the recent photoshoot for summer office wear.
Tracy and I were emailing back and forth before the shoot. I sent her some inspiration pictures and Tracy had some great ideas about the eye makeup and this was to be the focus of the makeup look
We went for smokey eye makeup but with a twist. The smokey eye makeup Tracy did was in an Aqua colour to pick up on the colours in the collection. Choosing Aqua made the dramatic eye makeup, softer, more summery and sixties.
To complement the bright 60s eye makeup Tracy kept the lips a nude shade. We considered coral but agreed this would be too much and a nude lip would keep a bit of everyday reality to the look!
The nails were the first things to be started on the day which worked out well, they could then dry whilst the hair was put up in rollers. The nails were done in a great minty green shade which was the perfect summery pastel shade for the look!
How to dress for work from the catwalks: If your feeling stuck in a rut, get some inspiration
If you, like most women, like to update your wardrobe on a seasonal basis then a great place to start looking for inspiration is the catwalks.
You can get some ideas of the latest fashions but you don’t need to literally wear or purchase what the models are wearing. Take them as a starting point to find what you like this season i.e. it could be the black and white trend for spring summer 2013 that really catches your eye.
These are some catwalk pictures showing various designers who have used this black and white combo in different ways:
Or you might like the all white look:
You have picked the details, so what’s next?
Take a look at the details that make up the outfits. Perhaps invest in a crisp white angular shirt to add to your work outfit and match this with a well fitting pair of white trousers that you already own.
Mix and match textures in white: choose a white blouse like this Stella McCartney embroidery anglaise cotton shirt (below) or the chiffon trimmed silk and cotton blend shirt by Helmet Lang. Match with a white skirt such as the white jacquard Nina Ricci skirt:
If all white is a bit too scary as a work look then perhaps try the black and white trend. No one says you have to stick to one trend. You probably already own a white/ivory shirt or blouse. Purchase a black and white piece to go with it, such as a striped jacket or a skirt like these from Marni and DKNY below:
Just by using the black and white trends I picked out there are a lot of options to choose from for spring summer 2013.
Ideas for work wear:
Black and white stripe jacket over an all white look.
White trouser suit with a black and white striped blouse.
Black skirt suit and crisp white shirt.
White pencil skirt with black blouse and black and white patterned accessories.
White dress and black accessories (belt, shoes, bag)
You can do this with most trends and also for most price points; from high street to designer. Flick through some magazines and you’ll see pictures from the catwalks, or get onto the Vogue website.
There is no need to try and re-create a catwalk outfit, all you’re trying to do is take the essence, the spirit or the feel of the concept and make it work for your body type and your wardrobe.