“Here is your coffee Mr Smith, would you like me to finish that filing?”
OK, the traditional secretary doesnt exist anymore but the prim yet sexy look still can. I’m a great fan of the TV show Mad Men and this look as a Joan vibe to it (without the amazing bosom sadly!). Its a cute, preppy look thats often replicated by Kate Spade or J Crew too, favourites of mine and is perfect for a day in the office.
This is one of those looks that has been pulled together from existing pieces and doesnt require a shopping trip (hoorah says my bank manager!). Its really just based around a great vintage skirt I got for £3 in a charity shop – these type of skirts are easily found and look rubbish on the hanger – the type of skirt your Nana would of worn, but styled right look great.
I love the removable white bow I got from River Island after Christmas taking a plain white shirt from Matalan and making it both feminine and smart. A preppy slipover jumper and ankle boots keep the look from looking too vintage (which I hate)…
So next time you walk past a charity shop filled with 1960’s polyester skirts maybe its worth a second look, what do you think?
Bow – River Island
Blouse – Matalan
Jumper – Benetton
Skirt – Vintage
Shoes – New Look