Roll neck: c/o ASOS
Jumper: c/o ASOS
Ring: c/o ASOS
Jeans: c/o ASOS
Shoes: New Look c/o ASOS
A few weeks ago, the lovely people at ASOS got in touch with me about their 'Be Yourself' workwear campaign, all about how to dress for work depending on your role and the industry you work in.
I'm the Editorial and Marketing Executive for luxury fashion sites Coggles and AllSole, which basically means I write about fashion and lifestyle all day (dream). For those of you who want to get into a similar job, I wouldn't say a fashion degree is a necessity; I studied English Language at Newcastle University - mainly because I wanted to focus on my writing - and built up my editorial experience at a news site in London for a couple of years.
My blog was my route into fashion, allowing me to do a bit of freelance work before landing my current job and now I absolutely love it. Getting a job in the fashion industry can be difficult but if you really want it and you're passionate about it, put the work in, persevere and don't be afraid of the (inevitable) rejection - it's totally worth it in the end.
My office style isn't really your typical tailored 'workwear' - in fact, most outfits you'll see on my blog I'll wear to work too - but I still like to look like I've made a bit of an effort. At the moment I'm loving cropped, slim boyfriend/mom jeans worn with block heel shoes (check out ASOS footwear for similar) and a great piece of knitwear.
I like to experiment with layers and now it's getting a bit colder I've started wearing a thin roll neck jumper under a chunky knit for an extra style detail (and warmth). I love that the cream jumper contrasts with the black, whilst the red and the burgundy shoes add a touch of colour to the look. I get up early, so hair is kept to a minimum (dry shampoo is my best friend), wearing it down or back in a low bun.