Wear your work: Part II

Published: 21 December, 2013 08:18 IST | The Guide Team |

All you ladies out there -- here's your chance to give your personal style statement a fun, adventurous and cool edge in 2014. And, whoever said work and play can't be mixed!

Neysa Mendes, Music and Arts Publicist
You might have the gift of gab but a cutting-edge style definitely helps in leaving an impression.

Neysa Mendes

For those who need to attend several informal meetings in a day, the wool blazer and the no-nonsense shoes help balance the fun, floral pants. If you must dash off to an edgy Indie gig post work, ditch the blazer and heels, and slip into comfy high tops as you transform your satchel into a sling.

Neysa Mendes

Floral prints are still trending, so invest in a pair while metallic accents on the sleeves, which will make for all the shine you need.
Earcuffs: Forever 21, Rs 189
Blazer: Zara, Rs 5,990
Top: Vero Moda, Rs 1,595
Printed trousers: Mango, Rs 3,490 (Ginger at Lifestyle offers budget-friendly options)
Bag: Aldo, Rs 4,800
Heels: Zara, Rs 3,790
High tops: Steve Madden, Rs 8,999

Shruti Iyer, Emcee-Actor
Bohemian and relaxed does not need to be frumpy. Wide-legged pants being in trend is a big boon. Wear a printed pair if you are tall enough. Bring out the gypsy in you with tassel earrings or metal-and-thread neckpieces; pile them if you’d like to. Don’t be afraid to experiment with more than one colour.

Shruti Iyer

Earrings: Promod, Rs1,090
Top and neckpieces: Ginger at Lifestyle outlets, Rs 299, Rs 499 (short) and Rs 399
Palazzos: AND, Rs 2,199
Heels: Tresmode, Rs 5,000
Bag: Viari at Viviana Mall, Thane (W), Rs 2,500

Adamya Sharma, Media Professional
Stock on soft pastels in different forms such as jewellery, cropped blazers and pants to follow the girly trend this season

Adamya Sharma

Typically, workwear ends up being a boring ensemble (yes! there aren’t many options available). But, the trick is to make your accessories talk; you’ll see how even black and white can do the magic.

Here, the white blouse with an attached chunky neckpiece is a must-buy; the leather and chain obi belt helps add an edgy slant to your feminine look.
Top: Zara, Rs 4,990
Skirt: Zara, Rs 1,490
Belt: Zara, Rs 2,290
Heels: Charles and Keith, RS 6,299
Bag: Pieces at Vero Moda, Rs 3,495 

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