We joined the lovely Dorothy from @shegoeswear at our LIKEtoKNOW.it x WeWork Pop-up office in London to discuss all things #LTKworkwear.
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What are you wearing today?
So today I’m wearing some black high-waisted trousers with a silk blouse tucked in, and a pair of black patent heels. It’s a classic look that I love to bring out every so often.
How do you plan your 9-5 wardrobe?
What I like to do the night before is plan what I’m doing the next day, and if I have a day of meetings I like to wear some shoes like these fancy ones which have a block heel. They’re super comfortable and perfect for running around from meeting to meeting. I also like to choose one statement piece, like this gorgeous sixties dress and pair it with staple items like a black roll neck or ankle boot.
Top tips for staying organised?
As I said before, I like to plan everything the night before, and I also like to make sure I have a bag that’s big enough to fit everything in. I like to carry around this Aspinal of London journal with me everywhere incase I have any last minute meetings, or if I need to jot down any notes.
What’s your signature style?
If there’s one piece of clothing to describe my signature style, it would be a wrap dress! My favorite at the moment is this gorgeous slinky number from River Island in a beautiful geometric print. I also love a fit and flare dress and this one from Oasis has the cutest hearts all over it, and it’s the perfect length for work.
Ultimate 3 workwear essentials?
My first would be a knitted top – especially for winter to keep you warm. You can mix and match it with everything. A pencil skirt is an absolute workwear staple and I love this one from Reiss – it’s knitted and it’s got lovely button detail down the front. It would look perfect with a pair of patent heels and it’s so flattering. My 3rd workwear essential for winter is a long camel coat. It’s super long, perfect for work!
How do you inject style into your 9-5 wardrobe?
A great way to inject some style into your wardrobe is to take a pencil skirt, but in a really fun print. So I love this one from ASOS, it’s in a check print and it’s got a nice slit up the front but not too high so it’s still appropriate for work. Another way is to take a plain pair of trousers like I have on now, but mix it with a fun print like this silk blouse just to jazz it up a bit.
Fave unexpected workwear texture?
My favorite unexpected texture to wear to work is leather and suede, and this skirt from Oasis actually combines the two. It’s the perfect length for work and I love the color – it goes with everything. I also love wearing knitted dresses for work, and this one is in the most beautiful rich green color.
Fave influencers to follow in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app?
One of my favorite bloggers to follow on LIKEtoKNOW.it is @oliviajeanette_. She has the most amazing workwear style and she’s always inspiring me!
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