Many designers and retailers have launched work wear-specific collections to cater to the fashion challenges we all face in trying to be stylish, comfortable and professional during the many hours we spend on the clock. What’s the easiest way to try and tackle this challenge? Keep styling simple and provide quality fabrics. This can be effective yet leave some collections to look like they need a little “something” – perhaps a belt, statement necklace or even a blazer or other cover-up. There’s nothing wrong with that. I feel that every work wardrobe needs its statement items and its layering pieces and basics. We all don’t have five LBD’s for nothing.
One of the work collections I’ve been keeping tabs on is from Boden. I first discovered it during a big sale they were hosting in the spring of 2012; what caught my eye were the bright colors and fun styling of the models. Yes, these clothes are simple, but Boden did a great job of showing people how to work them them to their full stylish potential. And I want to have that much fun wearing my work outfits!
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