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Banana Republic Mad Men-Inspired Line

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Sneak peek of the new Mad Men-inspired line designed by Banana Republic with Janie Bryant, Mad Men’s costume designer. The collection featuring 65 pieces will hit North American stores and the web on August 11. It will also be available in the UK.

Tell us, will you be channelling your inner Joan/Betty/Peggy?


Update: The Mad Men line is now available on the UK website.

Keeping Cool with Coast

Coast is mainly known as being a great store to rush to when you need to find the perfect dress for a wedding or glamorous eveningwear, but it also offers a great range of clothes for everyday situations. There are a bit on the pricier side of the high street, but are well worth looking into during the sales as they are really well-cut.

Here is a selection of pieces from the current sale that you can easily mix and match, all under £60. Great for you if you work in an office – they are all 100% cotton or linen, which means they’ll help you keep cool in the heat. A printed cardigan such as the one below is also a good alternative to a suit jacket.

Animal Print Cotton Cardigan Top by Coast

Animal Print Cotton Cardigan Top by Coast Was £75 Now £45

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Wednesday Workwear

L.K.Bennett Roxy Tailored Dress

This is not a dress for the shy ones, but perfect if you like standing out in the workplace. The print may be bold, but the classic cut means it definitely has its place in the office, particularly if you work in a creative environment. Wear with a belt in a contrasting colour for maximum effect.

L.K.Bennett Roxy Tailored Dress £165

Workwear Wednesday

 Hattie Wool Trousers by Monsoon

Hattie Wool Trousers by Monsoon £65.00

Wednesday Workwear

This time of the year, tailored LBDs really make the best work dresses – they offer that little extra coverage and are perfect for layering for those extra chilly days. Here are two structured and versatile dresses by Monsoon perfect for your workwear wardrobe.

Clara Black Tailored Work Dress by Monsoon

Clara Black Tailored Work Dress by Monsoon  £75

Petra Ponte Black Structured Work Dress by Monsoon

Petra Ponte Black Structured Work Dress by Monsoon £55

Pin-up Pumps

Black Patent Bow Shoes by HobbsLet me present you with my latest purchase – these adorable black patent shoes by Hobbs. I’d been looking for something similar for a while, but couldn’t find any that satisfied my high expectations. These are leather and excellent quality. As a matter of fact, if you are looking for chic, feminine workwear, Hobbs is a great place to check out during the sales.

Black Patent Bow Pumps by Hobbs £139 £69

How To Wear Houndstooth

How to wear Houndstooth - Houndstooth dress and bag by JaegerYes, I know, this is not a Spring/Summer post. It’s been raining a lot and the weather has gone back to cold, so I feel like this is more appropriate. Anyway, moving on…Houndstooth is a great classic print, but it can quite easily make a look dated, especially if it is teamed with tweed or wool. So if you want to avoid this, yet  take advantage of the print’s instant chic appeal, I recommend you look for a modern take on the working wardrobe staple—be it with a slightly altered print or new colours and textures.

For example, these pieces from Jaeger have got it all right. The dress is not only red and white instead of the traditional white and black, but it also made of silk, and the pattern is slightly altered.  It looks feminine, chic, modern and professional.

This bag works because it’s in shiny PVC. I’m always a fan of printed accessories—they make a simple outfit instantly look chic. And this bag would look great with a black dress and houndstooth-print shoes.

Coral and White Houndstooth Silk Dress by Jaeger £225 now £149

The bag isn’t available online anymore, but you might be lucky if you visit one of the many Jaeger stores.

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