Makin' It (at) Work: Bows, Bows Everywhere!
Want to take your 9-to-5 outfit up a notch? No matter what your style, add a bow! This classic accessory is back in a big way, and can add a touch of prep, sophistication, or even funk to your work look. The lovely Meredith of Cubicle Chic shows us how to upgrade your outfit with this standout accessory.
Bows, while always a classic fashion choice, have been making an appearance on the runways lately. Designers Viktor & Rolf, Burberry, Jaeger London, and J.Crew show us that bows add polish to any look—a dress, a blouse, even a head wrap!
I’ve had this little gem sitting on my dresser for a few months now, after purchasing it from Kani in Australia, and I’m excited to finally have a reason to share it with you! The design is a feminized take on the traditionally male accessory. Wear it with a white button down and a simple Lands’ End sweater.
Often seen as a feminine touch to a look, bows in their various forms can also be bold, punky, cute, and even androgenous. I went the slightly andro route. I could see this preppy-chic outfit making the J. Crew catalogue—I’d just need a pair of cute glasses to get Jenna Lyons’ approval.
While this is a rather relaxed look for the office, the bow tie and bold trousers definitely take it from weekend casual to business casual. I’ll admit that it garnered some attention at my office, but it was a hit!
The trick to pulling it off: Keep the rest of the outfit simple, and, of course, wear it with confidence!
Photos courtesy of Cubicle Chic.
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