Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Transitional Workwear Outfits and Post-Work Cocktails

Here at Fiorelli, we’re partial to the occasional after work tipple, but unfortunately the hectic working week gives us little time to prepare. As tempting as an impromptu Cosmopolitan or mid-week Margarita can be, all too often we feel underprepared for such occasions and wish we’d packed a go-to pair of heels or embellished cardigan to pull out of the bag!

So, we’re resolving to change our ways come September and have already planned some transitional outfits which can be styled up at the very last moment for whenever that, “what are you doing after work?...” question arises. Let's take a look at some women’s workwear inspiration and together we may never have to turn down a Sea Breeze at sundown again!

Oxblood was the colour to be seen in last A/W and this rich deep shade shows no signs of disappearing in 2013. During the day, a floaty smock dress can be styled with Chelsea boots and a classic shoulder bag, like the Lexus Ann, come the night however, add a slick of colour matching lipstick and a statement necklace for instant glam.

Monochrome is a timeless go-to look which is not only work-friendly but also has the potential to be dressed up with minimal effort required. A nautical striped top and skinnies can be easily accessorised with a bowler hat and statement handbag, like the Abbie Bowling Bag, and perhaps even a pair of sunglasses in the event of an Indian summer?!

And how about those cocktails? Which one is your mid-week saviour?

Cosmopolitan – Citrusy crushed limes, Cointreau, sizzled orange peel, ice cold vodka, grapefruit and cranberry juice make up a classic cocktail, which comes in a martini glass with a mini straw for sophisticated sipping.

Mojito – This versatile cocktail can be kept fuss-free with white rum, soda water, mint leaves and limes or you can add crushed fruits and juices for extra flavour. Served in a tall glass with crushed ice, there’s fewer drinks more refreshing.

Mai Tai – Topping this year’s cocktail chart, mai tai cocktails bring an extra little something to the table. Served in ceramic tropical themed tiki mugs, this rum flavoured cocktail will transport you back to summer days.

What do you think of our transitional day to night wear? Do you have a fail-safe accessory for those last minute drink invites?

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