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5 Must-Have Accessories for the Working Woman

The minimalist chic look is all the rage especially with the very trendy “less is more” attidude, but sometimes there’s nothing like a statement necklace or a pair of diamond studs to kick a look up a notch. Women have been accessorising for centuries, with precious stones, beads and the like, all to impress the people they meet.

And where better to make an impression than at the workplace? A classic accessory or two makes an outfit look professional and pulled together. Accessorising for the office can be a tricky task – it’s a fine line between exuding a personality and looking professional, after all.

What are some must-have fashion accessories for the office? Read on!

1. Headband

If there’s any hair trend you are going to embrace this season, make it the headband. Functional and fashionable, the black headband is a classic hair accessory that is work-appropriate.

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The easy solution to a bad-hair day, the headband adds a cool Brigitte Bardot-esque twist to both casual and sophisticated styles alike. Just look to Lily Collins and Olivia Wilde’s voluminous up-dos for proof.

2. Rock ‘n’ roll bracelet

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Whether you’re working in a conservative or creative environment, a spiked bracelet adds just enough edge to your outfit without being too theatrical. It works for Katy Perry’s Grecian style top and Sofia Vergara’s black body-con dress, so you know it works for both smart casual and formal occasions. Opt for designs in silver or gold, and black diamond pave beads. Spikes optional.

3. Sleek Necklace

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Julianne Hough keeps it sleek and classy with a gold plated pendant necklace. Paired with a crisp white shirt, jeans, and a cross-body bag, a sleek necklace takes you from the office to the streets. Just finish with a clean and bright lip – red is always a great choice.

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If you are going with busier prints like Anna Kendrick, a simple necklace adds glimmer without stealing the show.

4. A tiny handbag

Who needs huge totes anymore, right? Small handbags do the job just as well – at least, where style is concerned.

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Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge does workplace chic with a Salvatore Ferragamo navy cropped jacket and matching navy trousers, a blue python-print crop top and python print pumps, topping it off with sleek hair and a small handbag. Swop the top for something more conservative, like a printed blouse, if a crop top draws too many eyeballs at the office.

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Emma Roberts’ look is easy enough to pull off. Her all-Fendi outfit, from dress to sandals and the Fendi mini peekaboo bag, is comfy yet sophisticated. A French knot, earrings and strappy heels is all you need to complete this look.

5. Sunglasses

This is for the executive on the go. Whether you’re making coffee runs or rushing to meetings, accessorise with protective eyewear.

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Jamie Chung’s does seventies meets urban chic in this flower power silk bomber jacket from Rebecca Minkoff and leather pants from Anine Bing. Amp up your look by working John Lennon-esque round sunglasses like Jamie.

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Miranda Kerr’s street style has always been laidback but classy. On Casual Fridays, throw a long cardigan over a classic t-shirt and jeans combo and slip into ballet flats. Sunglasses, a cross-body bag and red lipstick are enough to dress up your outfit.

What are YOUR must-have accessories for work?


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Fat-shionista #585

IMG_7953Today’s outfit is more about the accessories than anything else. I got this necklace in the mail a few days ago from my dear dear friend Ryddy (along with chopsticks, another pin and a lovely birthday card). And because I love it so much, I’m going to wear it for the next few days – it’s kitschy but it’s so versatile with my wardrobe!

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What I’m wearing today:

Top: Purple tank top with stripes from COTTON ON

Dress: Purple stretchy tank dress from TOPSHOP

Accessories: Rainbow-coloured felt button necklace from MIAOW & SQUEAK; Plastic PLAYMOBIL flower earrings from BITSCH KITCH; Pink bangle from SONIA RYKIEL POUR H&M

Bag: White pleather bag with pink bow and black accents from BETSEY JOHNSON

Footwear: Sparkly pink sneakers with elasticised laces from CONVERSE

 

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Fat-shionista #584

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As you would have figured by now (especially if you follow me on Instagram wastedfash10n), I’m kinda not in sync with my outfit posts. It takes me longer to cobble something here and upload. On instagram, everything is done on my phone so it’s easier and more timely while on the blog the details are clearer. Anyway, this was from my 36th birthday on the 13th! It was a nice lazy day. T made me a cake, we watched some TV and went out to eat (still on a budget so I brought along coupons to IHOP hahahaha).

What I’m wearing here:

Dress: Grey polka dotted strapless dress from H&M (this is a recent purchase so I’m sure it’s still in stores)

Outerwear: Blue/Red plaid shirt from L.O.G.G. H&M

Accessories: Black scarf with white stars from ACCESSORIZE; Brown cat-eye sunglasses from RAYBAN

Footwear: Blue rubber flipflops from OLD NAVY

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Fat-shionista #583

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I have no idea what I’m going for but I kinda like the neon yellow/green (I can never tell) accents.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black Marvin the Martian crop top from FOREVER21

Accessories: Neon yellow string earrings from FOREVER21; Multi-coloured shards necklace from LOUCHE ACCESSORIES; Set of 4 coloured bangles from PRIMARK; Large Pink bangle from SONIA RYKIEL POUR H&M

Bottom: Black swing skirt with smocked waist from FOREVER21 (this is a recent purchase so it’s probably still in stores)

Footwear: Brown Kandy Oxfords from Le Bunny Bleu

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Fat-shionista #582

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I was actually surprised at how comfortable this combination is. I’m rather fond of just throwing things on and winging it for the day unless I’m very uncomfortable – ladies, you understand the problems of stuff riding up and tugging right? This might be an ensemble I would wear again soon… then again *koffkoff* Sometimes I just plain forget.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey and white striped 3/4 knit top from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Blue/pink wooden bead necklace from Forever21 (a recent purchase); Pink stretchy bow belt from H&M

Bottom: Blue chambray skirt from OLD NAVY

Footwear: Black strappy heels from URBAN OUTFITTERS (Kimchi Blue)
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Fat-shionista #581

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It’s one of those days, you know? I always believe that even if you’re in a bad mood or have no mood for life at all, you still need to make effort to look decent. This is me trying to make it happen even though I just want to be in bed all day and do nothing.

What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Green “Louisa” mini dress from HELL BUNNY

Outerwear: Black long cardigan from COTTON ON

Accessories: Pink and purple flower hair barrettes (recent purchase, comes as a set of 2) from H&M

Footwear: Sparkly pink sneakers with elasticised laces from CONVERSE
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Fat-shionista #580

IMG_7639What I’m wearing today:

Top: Orange frilled strappy tank top with blue stars from TOPSHOP

Outerwear: Sheer mustard yellow jacket from some small shop in FAR EAST PLAZA

Accessories: Grey Chinese knot necklace from 2014happy5866 on eBay; Black bow headband from ASOS

Bottom: Grey knit mini skirt from COTTON ON

Footwear: Tan Bow-Tie Ballet Flats from OLD NAVY

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