the Fash Pack
A few simple tweaks to an outfit can elevate your look from drab to fab!
1. Roll ‘EM up
Give an understated blazer a fashion forward new look simply by folding up your cuffs. If the cuffs are too thick to fold neatly, simply use a hair-band just below the elbow to push up the sleeves instead. Et voilà you now have a look favoured by the fashion editors.
2. Shrug Your shoulders
Off the shoulder, cold shoulder... Shoulders have been big news for some time in the fashion industry – but for the fashion experts it’s all about the shoulder shrug. Balance your coat on your shoulders without using your sleeves to nail fashionista chic.
3. Rock daytime sparkle
The key to wearing sequins before cocktail hour is to pair with casual pieces in warm textures.
4. the Half tuck
Stop an oversized jumper or shirt from swamping your frame and making you look far larger than you actually are, by tucking a small section into the front of your waistband. It highlights the waist and makes a casual outfit look more stylish.
5. Belt up
There are so many ways to wear a scarf, but which will garner you the most style points? We love this look debuted on the Burberry catwalks of autumn/winter’14.
7. Go nude
Earthy tones such as beige, nudes and camel are super expensive looking – especially when worn head to toe. The key to nailing the look is to stick to a similar tone.
6. Steal the spotlight
The simplest way to add a bit of interest to an outfit is to harness the power of the accessory. From earrings to necklaces and brooches – layering up statement pieces will add interest to a simple outfit.
8. Bold Brights
When it’s dark and gloomy outside it can be all to easy to find yourself stuck in a palette of black and grey. But bold bright colours needn’t be confined to summer, a colour pop coat sparks a new lease of life into an otherwise simple look, or for extra style points clash your brights like the image above.
9. LUXE leather
Leather can look expensive and luxe if worn correctly. Avoid skin tight pieces and pair with a wardrobe staple such as a white shirt or polo-neck.
10. easy style
Who can ignore the allure of the most classic and stylish colour combo? If you’re having an indecision day when it comes to your wardrobe, opt for classic monochrome. Spend a little extra on key pieces as black and white will never go out of style.
11. fur with florals
Looking to eke out your cosy fur coat a little longer? They go brilliantly with ditzy floral outfits like the one pictured and make for a great transitional piece (especially in Scotland).
12. Invest in a bumbag
It made a questionable comeback but the bumbag is not going anywhere. Whatever your opinion is, it’s surprisingly practical, we are big fans in the No.1 office. Wear on your hips or across the body.
13. Cinch in
Another trick used regularly by those in the know is to belt an item that wasn’t actually intended as such. Popping a chunky belt over your outerwear gives you a waspish waist.
14. Laid back Suit
Update office attire by pairing a business suit with trainers to nail smart casual.