{The Fashion Nest} Business Casual: Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

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Business Casual: Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

There has always been a heated debate on how something can be called both ‘business’ and ‘casual’ at the same time; however, this dress code is definitely a real thing. Even though it’s a bit difficult to define, we still manage to pull off the most amazing clothing combos meant for both work and sipping some cocktails after it. If you would like to master this style, stay with us. Here are five wardrobe essentials you simply have to have!

Slim leg trousers with a little twist

Even though it’s business casual we’re talking about, the truth is that you probably won’t feel comfortable wearing a pair of skinny jeans to your work. Instead, you can always opt for slim leg trousers – these provide a similar visual effect, but are far more appropriate for business environment. The casual part, on the other hand, requires something a bit more unconventional, like a hint of color. Don’t go for black, navy or dark gray, but choose olive green or mustard yellow instead. You’ll love the way this piece matches with your other business essentials!Slim leg trousers with a little twist Collage.jpg

A silk top is always a good idea

Forget your boring button downs and opt for gorgeous silk tops that can provide a polished yet very trendy look. Fashion-forward girls swear by this piece which is a perfect fusion of casual and classy – exactly what you need for a long day at work! Apart from looking stunning, such pieces are extremely comfortable and pleasant to the touch. Even though you probably think that these must be expensive, it really doesn’t have to be like that at all. You can always find affordable pieces that’ll perfectly match the slim leg trousers mentioned above.

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Inevitable little black dress

The iconic LBD is an absolute must-have when it comes to business casual for so many reasons. First of all, it’s a classical piece that can be worn in literally any occasion, without having to worry that you’ll be underdressed. Secondly, such a dress is more than welcome if you have some after-work plans – it’s appropriate even for a cocktail hour with your friends or colleagues. You really need to have this versatile piece in your wardrobe as soon as possible!

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Keep prints to a minimum

Everyone knows that prints can transform any outfit and make it more stylish and fashionable. However, you should never go too far with the print game – it can sometimes be counterproductive, especially if you decide to combine a few of them. That’s exactly why your everyday business look shouldn’t be based only on prints, but more on monochromatic pieces. The exceptions are, of course, amazing floral dresses appropriate for corporate parties. Such garments are extremely appealing, and they will surely accentuate your femininity while showing that you really mean business.

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Less is more when it comes to jewelry

When talking about jewelry, business casual rules are much more flexible than strict business ones. You can always incorporate some delicate pieces of jewelry into your everyday outfits, and even think about some statement pieces here and there. One or two simple rings, matched with stud earrings and a long necklace that all follow the same style make a winning combo you can’t go wrong with. A luxurious watch is always a good idea (of course, it doesn’t have to be too expensive). It’ll give your overall outfit an elegant and sleek look.

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As you can see, there are so many ways to improve your business casual combos and give them more life. All of the aforementioned pieces are true must-haves in such an environment, so have them in mind the next time you go shopping. Get at least some of them and transform into the queen of business casual in the blink of an eye!
About the author: Elise is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary life that she shares with her 8 pets. She is a health and fashion fanatic who adores hiking, paragliding, fashion runways and trying out beauty products ( who doesn’t love a little pampering every now and then ) She loves writing about fashion, beauty, adventures, experiences and life in general.

 

 

{The Nest Wears} Excuses for Coats

Even the bastard cold has benefits, and those benefits are the brilliant coats that you have a wonderful excuse to wear.

Here is our favourite selections for this month.

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Country Road Shawl Waterfall Coat $399

City Chic Longline Wrap Coat $129.95

ForeverNew Adalyn Military Coat $189.99

Missguided Long Sleeve Maxi Duster Coat $56

Target Waterfall Jacket $49

Happy shopping Nesters x

{The Nest Style} Here’s your hint guide to the 2016 fashion trends

So, I know you are all cool, because if you weren’t you wouldn’t be nesters. In case you were a little bit worried and needed an update I gotcha backs babes.

Here are some tips for the Fashion Trends of 2016. Have a read, grab a cut out shoulder shirt and jump on the cool bandwagon.

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Or you know, don’t and I will still think you’re cool anyways xx

You’re welcome.

{Love Birds} The dress, it’s all about the dress

So many little girls spend a lot of time thinking about their big day.

A day filled with love, food and well, a spectacular dress. bride

Whether you like princess or mermaid, strapless or halter you can sit back and take some inspiration from Bridal Fashion Week Autumn 2016.

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Thanks Vogue, I love you HARD!

Happy wedding planning nesters x

{The Nest Loves} Here are our latest winter loves..

Winter is here and mother nature is PMSing something chronic!

So, like any reasonable 30-something I decided to warm myself with some online shopping.

Here are our newest loves:

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The Marc Jacobs from David Jones – Spliced Jerrie Rose Scarf – $195 is pure style, I love to wear this with jeans during the day and it slides perfectly into these cold winter nights.

The Forever New  – Lilliana Sleeveless Waterfall Jacket – $169 is what dreams are made of, warm, classy and timeless.

Since discovering the Trilogy Products – Certified Organic Rosehip Oil $35.95 my skin has never been better. Winter is horrendous on your skin and just a couple of tiny drops of this magic will make you smile for days.

How great is it that comfort finally looks cool? I am totally lusting over these Country Road – Kiera Suede Flatform shoes – $119

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins $32 is my latest book. I have just started, but already it is pulling me in. I will let you know how it goes!

If you love yourself at all you will head over and check out the Cocobel Body Food – Lip Balm. Talk about lush!

So what’s keeping you warm this winter?

Stay warm beautiful Nesters x

{The Nest Shops} You too can dress like the tv stars..

So, you know that feeling when you are sitting in your trackie-daks on a Monday night watching Revenge thinking why don’t I have a wardrobe like that? Well, except for the fact you’re not living in the Hamptons with billions of dollars..

I have found something to make you smile.

SpyLight is this REALLY cool website that lets you shop television shows and movies looks instantly. You can literally see the outfit that Olivia Pope is wearing in Scandal and have it sent to you!pope

Or maybe quirky Jess from New Girl is more your style?

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CHECK IT OUT!

I love this idea… now just to find enough casholi for Ms Pope’s Prada..

Happy shopping Nesters x

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