Genny Iannucci dropped by the show today to answer your fashion questions!
Zoë works in the Steven and Chris office and usually wears a dress shirt, pant and cardigan and was looking for some ideas to spice up her office look!
If you're dressing business casual, remember business first and casual second. Check your company's dress code so you can be mindful of your professional image, but still have fun and express your personal style!
Cardigans are great layering pieces for the workplace - spice things up with one that features some subtle, but interesting details. You may also want to consider switching out your classic cotton shirt for a beautiful silk blouse to add some textural interest under your cardigan or jacket. Trousers and pencil skirts are always a safe choice for the office. If you're in a more casual environment - jeans are a great choice; just make sure they're well-tailored and have a dark wash. Finally, choose classic accessories to elevate a business casual look. Where to get it:
All clothing (including belt and scarf) from Banana Republic
Necklace and wedge heels from Banana Republic
Purse from Winners
Bangles Stylist's own
Barbara who is 5'2" wrote in saying she's always been told that as a shorter woman she should avoid prints and stick to wearing one colour head-to-toe. She's feeling bored and would love some help!
Petite generally refers to any woman shorter than 5'4" regardless of size.
It is true that wearing one colour head-to-toe creates a continuous column of colour, which is very flattering - but there are other ways to achieve the same effect with the use of prints!
Just remember, the larger the print the more area it needs so choose tunics, dresses and longer skirts when wearing larger prints. V-necks and other open necks draw the eye down your body making you appear longer and leaner. If you are layering, grab the eye by wearing a piece that is the lightest or brightest colour of the print on top.Where to get it:
Dress from Winners
Jacket from Banana Republic
Necklace Stella & Dot
Purse and shoes from Banana Republic
Enamel bangle Stylist's own
All other jewellery Stella & Dot
Krista wrote in asking about how to find stylish and versatile maternity clothes.
Many women do not need to wear maternity clothes until the second trimester so to maximize your value look for key pieces that will take you through your pregnancy. Create a mix-and-match wardrobe based on these five key pieces: a tailored jacket, interesting jersey tops, neutral coloured bottoms, fabulous accessories and shoes, and a comfortable dress.Where to get it:
Entire outfit from Old Navy
(dress from Old Navy maternity)
Jeans from Banana RepublicWhere to get it:
Entire outfit from H&M
(Jersey top and Jeans from H&M maternity)
Sandals from Old Navy
Tracey wrote into the show asking about figure flattering shirts and jackets that make her look stellar! The upper part of her body is a challenge because she has a larger bust line and shoulders. Any suggestions? She loves her legs!
If you're fuller through the top look for dresses, blouses and jackets with simple, clean shoulders - avoiding gathers, puff sleeves and shoulder pads. A wrap-style dress in a fluid fabric will nip you at your narrowest and drape your curves for a figure-flattering look.
When shopping for a jacket, look for those that shape through the waist and are free of details in the shoulder and chest to keep the attention close to the face. Where to get it:
Entire outfit from Addition-Elle
All jewellery from Stella & Dot
Shoes from Banana Republic