Hi guys, I hope your week has started very well and you are wrapped up from the cold! I've multiplied my layers and added jumpers to my work blouses, really feeling the harsh chill on my comute. Since working in a different industry to fashion, I have to dress smarter overall and have found my look can be more influential of my age and professionalism, rather than my fashion sense. It's less about wearing the latest trends or showcasing your sense of style, and more about using clothes to put across your work persona. I never considered I look particularly young before but after a few people asking if this is my first job out of university, which it certainly is not, I've been thinking about how I can look not necessarily older, but more serious and smart.
Wearing glasses is an easy way to appear more professional and My Optique offered for me to try out their new London Retro glasses collection, wonderful! Sartorial and metropolitan, with ounces of retro features, the shapes and colours of the frames add a little flare to an otherwise serious pair. Exactly the look I am going for. I had a free eye test with work and simply entered my prescription online and in a few days received my chosen Angel frames. Oval yet elongated shaped frames suit my square face and the gold metal accents add a little detail for a preppy feel. The matte black makes them feel higher quality than my usual plastic pairs, and the anti-reflective lenses are perfect for a screen-addict like me who has to wear glasses for computer use and reading, which is basically all I ever do during the week. Now I'm looking forward to the winter sales, hoping to find some structured arm candy and a chunky, masculine watch.