Thursday, 1 October 2009

Style Spotlight: Workwear

Fall 2009

Ever since I started hospital firms, I've been taking more of an interest in smart, professional outfits. This Autumn skirt suits are key, and made an appearance in plenty of designer's collections, bringing out the feminine side of tailoring. Although few consisted of full-length skirts, you can still shop around yourself to put together a hijab-friendly version. Don't be afraid to try layering a short-sleeved jacket over a long sleeved top a la DKNY too:

DKNY; Dolce & Gabbana; Oscar de La Renta

Ralph Lauren

Consistently one of my favourite designers, Ralph Lauren demonstrates beautifully how to mix different fabrics together to give a really classy look; I love the combination of tweed suiting, soft pastel knits and luxe satins in neutral and pastel tones.

Translate this into hijabi style by layering a fine knitted cardigan over a satin shirt and pairing with a smart tweed or herringbone maxi skirt.

Ralph Lauren

Providing another breath of fresh air, grey is the new black when it comes to dressing smart. These looks below restrict black to an accent colour in shoes and accessories, and combine textured grey trousers with longer length jackets which are becoming more easily available on the high street; keep an eye out for my top finds coming soon!

Jil Sander; Pringle; Roland Mouret



Anonymous said...

I love Ralph L. and especially the shiny silk trousers. Unfortunately they are really expensive, around £500. I tried them on in Harrods. At the moment I'm searching for a good pair of wide trousers. Any advice?

Anonymous said...

Love the Ralph Lauren clothes! Its modern with a classic touch. So sophisticated!

TOS said...

I'm loving the use of jewel tones this season. The brushed silvers, golds, bronze, and coppers are soooo gorgeous. I wish these were always in style! I love that emearld green suit and then the silver and lavendar one is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

i like your taste. very classy!

Maryam Hajar said...

Love them ...especially the bottom six, since they are classy, have unstated elegance, and because they are modest and cover where they should--ie: covering the legs to ankle and the 'bottom' area to the lower hip.

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