Summer siren…pink-red-wine fusion!

“You look like a summer siren!” exclaimed a work friend as we walked from the office under the blazing sunshine. Tuesday was one of those rare, lovely summers day we haven’t had in a while. It’s on those days I like to dress as bright as I can and take advantage of the sunshine.imageSo a summer siren….huh? Sirens are found in many Greek stories, Homer’s Odyssey for instance. Sirens were beautiful, yet dangerous creatures, their lovely music was said to entice sailors to their doom. imagePhoto:Google Images

According to my friend, my outfit with it’s colour fusion of oranges, pinks,wines and reds was fiercely beautiful and enticing….just like those mythology creatures. As the conversation went on and we strolled through the park, we saw beautiful red flowers and as they complimented my outfit, we thought that this was certainly a photo opportunity!!imageWhen I put on my outfit on that morning, I never thought I will walk through the park under the sun and red flowers. The outfit was my choice and my environment just helped me look like a ‘summer siren’. Sometimes our environment and society can influence how we look but at the end of day we are our own style Picassos!!image

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The boardroom to happy hour dress code

Professional life is becoming a 24/7 norm these days. We are constantly running around from one business meeting to another. However, in all that hustle and bustle of work life, there remains a need to reconnect with our social side. Everyone wants time to just mingle and giggle to none work related jokes over drinks or dinner once in a while. We all need the happy hour!!

So, you have a business meeting out of office which will go for the whole day but you also have that overdue dinner, drinks or cocktail party with your friends or colleagues. You are so excited about the day ahead but you find yourself in a dilemma on what to wear. If you are like me, bringing a separate set of clothes is just excessive baggage – totally inconvenient, going home to change is time consuming and by the time you get to the bar, happy hour is over. So what do you do? One easy solution is to wear an outfit that can easily take you from day to night hustle free.

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Sheath dress– is something you can easily wear from work to happy hour. A well-tailored, full or quarter sleeved, not too tight, and not too short sheath dress can bring a lot of class and femininity in a business meeting that is full of suits. If the dress is sleeveless, then wear a blazer to accompany it.

imageThe Good Wife’s Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) is an inspirational example of how to power dress for the office and for the night out and her collection of blazers is to die for.

image                           Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick series THE GOOD WIFE

imageA pencil skirt – wear a pencil skirt with a crop top and throw a blazer on top and you are ready for that big business meeting, you take the blazer off when out.

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Black tights – Another accessory that can transform your outfit are black tights. Yes, you don’t really have to worry about the length of your hemline and you can look respectable and ladylike. After the meeting, you can bare your lovely legs again for the happy hour.

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Jumpsuit – is another quick fix to the day to night transformation. If you are not keen on blazers (why wouldn’t you though!) then wear a jumpsuit instead. It’s simple, quick and It’s easy to wear and you will look the part in both places.

imageAlways follow the business fashion etiquette, which is to dress classy but keep things professional even during happy hour!!

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