Glitter Geek


Taking workwear to the highest level of normcore possible here with an added touch of subtle glitter, comfy days call for sweaters and culottes, and what better way to dress it up than a little bit of sparkle? As soon as I saw this bell-sleeved beauty from ASOS in all of it’s glitter threaded glory, there was no way I couldn’t snap it up, it basically has ‘Laura’ written all over it – modern with a teeny nod to the 60’s/70’s. After all, my glitter boots from ASOS needed a new pairing. Match it with something a little retro like aviators or Oakley sunglasses and you’ll have the prefect every day, but just slightly retro tinged and rather cool, look.

Another new addition to my wardrobe was these pink clear lens glasses that I picked up from Glasses Direct… I’ve always been a bit of a glasses fan (and a secret nerd) so when I saw these retro style frames and in my usual colour of choice I jumped at the chance of owning them, who said geek chic was out?

Talking of distinctive fashion styles, it seems like military chic is coming back. This gives me bad memories of my uncomfortable teens, of oversized military jackets, but we’ll leave that story for another day. My wardrobe seems to have been taken over by office attire and I can’t help but keep updating my work wardrobe. Staple pieces that you can just throw on will always be my favourites, and trans-seasonal pieces are the life and soul of my wardrobe now I live in Manchester.

This military jacket is actually a blazer dress, however, makes for the perfect alternative to a blazer for a cool, longline look to keep it casual rather than corporate. Opting for a navy over black makes for a lighter substitute to what can be a boring, black wardrobe and works a treat on paler skin tones. What’s your workwear go-to?