~ Work-wear Tips for Hot & Humid Summer!!

Hello hello folks!! How’s it going?! Hope its not blazing hot where you are! If you are anywhere in or near Texas, you must be getting grilled big time, coz I sure am! With the temperature being 98F and feels like 102F in the middle of June, I can’t even imagine what July and Aug will feel like!

Honestly speaking though, I like summers. The longer days, more sunlight, all things water, what’s not to like! Yes yes AC is a must though, or at-least a fan or a breeze when outdoors!

So with that said, the hot and humid weather doesn’t mean looking cute and comfortable at the same time is a challenge!! Today, I am sharing some guidelines I follow while dressing for work and yet looking professional without sweating like a piggy, especially now that I work at a chemical plant.

– Natural fabrics:

In your selection of clothes, avoid wearing synthetic fabrics – they not only cling at all the wrong places, but also get sticky and make you feel miserable!

– Loose fitting clothes:

Loose fitting doesn’t mean ill-fitting! Basically just stick to shapes that fall away from the body. The less fabric touching your skin, the cooler you’ll feel!!

– Choose soft colors:

Even though I don’t really follow a color pallet for any specific time of the year, the only thing I do in the summer is avoiding dark colors since when it’s blazing hot outside, the darker colors trap the heat, pastel shared and summer whites are a great option to feel breezy! Prints can help you hide sweat stains while feeling chic, so give them a try and don’t hesitate experimenting!!

– A sleeveless dress:

A sleeveless dress is a summer staple and very versatile. You can pair it up with a blazer for a more professional look while keeping warm inside your cool office and ditch it when stepping out for lunch or that happy hour you have been planning with your colleagues!

– Lightweight trousers or formal looking crop pants:

These are a must in my closet – enough said!

– Cotton button down shirts:

This is my choice for a more formal day at work. When I have meetings with the site leadership team, this is what I go to. Not only do they feel cool, they look crisp and professional.

– And lastly, cutesy tops!

Read summery colors and prints! They go well with your favorite work pants or skirts and add just the right amount of office chic.

What’s your summer style?!

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Until next time, stay stylish!!

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~ 7 Tips for dressing up for work this Winter!!

I haven’t done a fashion post in a while!!! Sorry about that. Lifestyle, recipe and travels along with maternity related stuff has kept the blog busy, but for those readers who have been requesting more fashion related content, this post is for y’all!!

Dressing up for work in winter can be a challenge, it’s cold and gloomy and all we want to do is wear comfy pjs and sip on hot coffee all day long. LOL!! Well that would be the scenario in my ideal world, unfortunately work is work, so today, I thought of sharing some tips on how to dress up for work this winter, read along…

1) Little Black Dress

Till very recently, I didn’t have a LBD in my wardrobe and often didn’t understand the whole hype about one. But since I have owned a pair, I totally see how a LBD is a must for any wardrobe!! It’s such a versatile piece. Aim to get a classic chic black dress which isn’t too fancy. Not only will it provide you countless options for layering, accessorizing, dressing up or down, it will also provide you numerous outfit options!! And don’t forget that it will come in handy when laundry hasn’t been done, thanks to it’s versatility!

2) Statement Color

If you are like me and love colors, wear it! It’s 2018 and the rules for office attire are changing and colors are more widely accepted now. The key here is choose classic colors and keeping the hot pinks, blood reds and mints for the weekend. A pop of color with neutral goes a long way but definitely do not don’t overdo it.

You could also do a pop of color via your lipstick to spice up a neutral outfit. Or accessorize a neutral outfit with colors!! The options are endless!

3) Legging-Like Pants

I live in leggings, have been and will continue. No shame there! Haha!! I own a lot of pairs, from jeggings to yoga style ones… I even have a couple of work approved leggings, that are basically skinny legged work pants and are as comfy as leggings but look formal. Not only are they comfy but they work well with boots and look super chic with heels or flat ballerinas!!

4) Neutral Sweater

I always have a classic sweater on the back of my desk chair for easy access during the day because offices are always chilly. Choose a neutral color that will go with anything. Not only is it the the perfect defense against over-air-conditioned offices, but it will help you transition between seasons. If you have the liberty to, keep a couple of pieces for being more stylish.

5) Modern Blazer

I believe in less is more and quality over quantity. I used to be a quantity kinda chic earlier but then I realized that if you buy versatile good quality pieces, you can make more from less!! Invest in pieces that go from work to weekend with the change of accessories and you have won the style battle! And not to mention your wallet will be happy too!!

A modern blazer will definitely do just that – be versatile. You can choose to play with colors or keep it black, simple but always a winner!

6) Scarves

Like necklaces and earrings are a staple in my spring and summer wardrobe, scarves are a must in my fall and winter wardrobe. I have way too many scarves to even count, but believe it or not I actually wear them all. I have also shared a post on scarf styling for both men and women.

7) Your Personal Style

Don’t let your office dress code take away your spark!! The most important thing is to always embrace your personal style and wear clothes that make you feel your best and that you are comfortable be. Don’t follow trends blindly, always go accordingly to your taste and body type. When you are confident in your outfit, you will shine with confidence in everything you do. So go ahead and embrace your personal style.

Hope you found this blog post helpful… Lemme know in the comments section below!! Until next time, stay stylish!!