New Year Style Resolutions We Love!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Your New Year resolutions do not have to be so dramatic this year!   You don't need a new life, a completely new wardrobe or a new body. All you need this year is to be open to a new challenge!

That is why this year SoWorkWeekChic will be finding ways to challenge you sense of style, fun and adventure! Are you ready? Then lets begin with seven fun ways to make 2015 your best year ever:

  • Be Bold with Print and Pattern- Challenge yourself to try something new #patternplay- A new year doesn't mean you should throw out what you did last year and start over. A new year gives you a chance to try something new that will bring you great joy! Add a printed pant to an everyday look or grab a basic black dress and layer a bold blazer over it or a patterned shirt under it.  There are a million was to mix patterns and play with color, so get started and see what new looks you can create.

  • Step it up with Accessories- Take your look from #blahtobling this year by adding a statement piece to a generally plain look like a t-shirt or blouse.  You can add a statement necklace to everything from a t-shirt to a suit. Small changes can really make a difference.

  • Invest in a Work Pant- This is not just a pair of pants you just wear to work but a pair of pants that you will put to work during the year. This pair of #workpant should be comfortable and stylish enough to wear to work, the grocery store and out on the town. Make sure the fit is comfortable and the style is timeless.

  • Right Size Your Closet- This year I want you to go in your closet and #rightsize it.  Take out everything that is 2 sizes to small!  You don't have to get rid of it  (you should if you haven't worn it in over 2 years) but you should store it a nice location that is not in your room so that you can see what pieces you really have and what pieces you may need. You will be pleasantly surprised with how much more you can do with the items that you have left that fit you now that you can see what you have to work with!

  • Invest in a Few Foundational Pieces- Look over your everyday uniform and see which pieces that you wear the most, then invest in a few #essential pieces that will make them look even better.  If you are missing a few pieces that will tie your look together like a classic white shirt, versatile rain coat, patterned scarf or flat or a go-to blazer, invest in them!!! They will take you a long way and will make you feel 100 times better.

  • Try a Trend or Two- You can slowly branch out by grabbing a few foundational pieces from your closet that really make you feel fantastic like a great pencil skirt and a patterned blouse. Then add something a little more #trendy like a motorcycle jacket or a bold cardigan in this seasons top color palette. Trendy additions can be inexpensive and really update your look!

  • Pick up a Power Look- Every professionista should have a #powerlook! This is an outfit that they feel powerful in.  This power look is one that you can own a board room or a restaurant in!  You will feel great in it because you have successfully incorporated a trend or its suit that makes you feel like a million bucks, then that is the type of power you want to invest in!
We are really interested in your feedback so please comment below and share your favorite new years fashion resolutions!

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They Are Here: Warby Parker's Spring Collection has me beach and boardroom ready

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I was just telling one of my readers and friends on Facebook this week about one of my favorite eyeglass designers on the market.  I just adore Warby Parker's smart, edgy frames and their ease to use, socially conscious website.  They are a professionistas dream!  The way their company does business is just as trendy and forward thinking as their frames.  I have been a fan for years!  I recently found out that I may need to wear glasses again and the first company I chose to preview was Warby Parker.  I almost purchased a pair at the end of last year until I realized I still needed to get a updated prescription.  I almost cant wait to see the optometrist, just so that I can try on a pair.  I mean where else can you get a pair of stylish, quality frames with lenses for around $95 to $150?   If you are in the government and you have the $100 visual stipend a year for glasses though your health care plan, you couldn't find a better way to spend it.  As you can see, I am super excited about their product line and was even more excited to be selected to be one of the blogs that get to announce their Spring collection. The Warby Parker's spring collection is available for purchase today at this link.  I was lucky enough to review the frames prior to the launch and I am in love with so many of their styles.  As an eyeglass wearer you couldn't ask for more. Their classic lines and color choices have just enough flash to make them current without becoming too trendy. This season's subtle nautical influence make me yearn for spring break at Bethany Beach.  Believe me warm days and breezy nights filled with sand and saltwater in the air could not get here quick enough. These great saltwater, jellyfish and tortoise inspired frames will help you transcend the icy weather outside and help you focus on your spring trip planning. Not only are these great frames stylish but they are convenient!  You can try them on virtually like I have done below or you can select the frames you like and they will ship them to you so you can try them on in the comfort of your own home. Did your jaw just drop or what? How perfect!  If you are anything like me you have bought a pair of glasses at the store and then realized that the only outfit you have that will go with them was the one that you were wearing. So pick your favorite frames and try them all on with your favorite outfits in the comfort of your own home. I say its a win-win! My favorites are the:

Carnaby Blue Coral $145:

Carnaby Burnt Lemon Tortoise $145:

Daisy Aurela Tortoise $95:

Cass Whisky Tortoise $95:

Cass Blue Slate $95:

If it wasn't good enough, when you buy a pair Warby Parker frames they will donate a pair to a supporting, local non-profit in need. How cool is that? Comment below with which frames you like the best!

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Who, What, Wear: Sweater Style

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Looking for a way to dress up that sweater, then take a note from Dr. Debbie's NY & Company style and try these few tips:
  1. Bring on the Bling- Spice up your knit by adding a layer of statement jewelry.
  2. Lovely Layers- Add a layer of lovely warmth and style by adding a long sleeve shirt in a brilliant shade,
  3. Slide on the Stilettos- By adding some high heeled stilettos you elongate your legs and up your style.

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