The Ultimate Style Guide For Working Women

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Here at My Beauty Matches we’re all for making the most of your wardrobe as well as your makeup bag. Seasonal trends come and go but it’s the timeless classics that will carry through you through season to season. Our favourite wardrobe staples are a cream silk shirt and a pair of tailored black trousers, readily available at the first women’s only tailor in the history of Savile Row, Gormley & Gamble.

Gormley & Gamble recommend always opting for a soft, warm cream rather than white, as it is flattering on all skin tones. A pair of tailored black trousers will never go out of fashion; your G&G tailor can advise on the most flattering and comfortable fit for your figure and lifestyle. A high-waist nips in any figure while ‘darts’ down the front will flatter fuller hips.

To help you make the most of your ‘wardrobe staples’ G&G have outlined three different looks below, centered around the working day. Glam up with stilettos, or layer up for a morning commute with a cashmere coat.

A Morning in the Office

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Keep warm on your commute by wrapping up in a luxurious cashmere or wool coat, like the one pictured. Blue is always softer on the skin than black, and can be a welcome change from winter dreariness. Choose your length wisely, shorter frames should stick to knee length or above, while taller shoppers can go longer.

Keep hair and make-up fresh and minimal; a pop of YSL Creme de Blush, Lancer Volume Enhancing Lip Serum and lick of Sisley So Curl Mascara.

Lunch Meeting

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Tweed isn’t just for men and winter. Add a bit of texture to your look for a lunch meeting with a cropped tweed jacket. Tweed is an incredibly versatile fabric; look for patterns flecked with silver or rose gold for a feminine twist. Channel your inner Rosie H-W and wear off the shoulders.

A slick of Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick works with the natural pH in your lips to create a bespoke pink shade to complete any look.

Afternoon Presentation

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You need to look on point for a serious client pitch in the afternoon. On come the stilettos and a sharp black blazer. Opt for a style that nips at the waist for a universally flattering fit, and look for fabrics with a small amount of stretch for comfort and wearability. Wider lapels flatter broad shoulders, while smaller lapels are better for narrow shoulders.

A dab of Illamasqua Pressed Powder will help mattify any shine under harsh office lighting, and keep your hair out of the way by tying it in a sleek chignon.

[Read more: The Best Hair Trends You Need This Winter]

Gormley & Gamble is the first women’s only tailor in the history of Savile Row. The company was started by Phoebe Gormley, an entrepreneur who started interning on Savile Row at the age of 15. She soon began to realise that there was a gap in the market for bespoke womenswear; elegant, intelligent designs of Savile Row quality and fit. And so she took a ‘Gamble’ – quitting university and using what would have been her final year’s tuition fees to start her own business. G&G continues to break the mould with its fresh and contemporary designs, including cashmere coats with fur collars, suede skirts, silk shirts and evening tuxedos. Customers are able to choose from thousands of fabrics, with each piece being a complete one-off.