30-Minute Makeover: Office Glam

If your look is getting a little stale but you don't know where to start updating, take some inspiration from this a stunning makeover by hair stylist Kristjan Hayden and fashion expert Genny Iannucci. They teamed up to give a lucky viewer the ultimate makeover — in just 30 minutes!

 

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Meet Karen. She's a mom of two young children and hasn't really shopped for herself in the past three years — she's still wearing her maternity clothes! Now, she's heading back to work as a family doctor and wants to update her wardrobe to fit her post-baby figure.

She's a self-confessed glamour girl who says she used to wear a full face of makeup and heels everyday, so she asked Kristjan and Genny to help her rediscover her personal style and bring back her office glam.

Go to the next slide to see her transformation!

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Get The Look

1. Hooded wrap coat in bold pink

It's a flattering, invigorating, and fresh pop of colour and a fantastic transitional dressing staple! The wrap style easily adjusts to your changing shape. Wear it to work or on the weekend with jeans.  

Available at: Le Chateau

2. Floral print knit short sleeve layering piece

This is a modern take on florals with a dark background. The White short sleeve shirt keeps the look crisp while stretch fabric makes it easy to wear.

Available at: White House Black Market

3. Sport-inspired skirt

This piece is comfy and flattering because it has lots of stretch.  Skirt can also be worn with an easy T-shirt and cute flats for the weekend.

Available at: White House Black Market

4. Statement handbag and heels

The easiest way to add glam and a professional finish to a daytime look.

Handbag available at: Town Shoes

Heels available at: Nine West

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How to Update your Post-Baby Style

  • It obviously depends on the individual, but after giving birth, you may have acquired some beautiful new curves. So step one is to get acquainted with your new shape and to dress to flatter it.
  • Chances are you've also just spent several months in flowy, comfy clothing so move into something more tailored and fitted.
  • Before hitting the mall, go through your existing wardrobe — see what fits or what might need a minor alteration to fit. Belts are a wonderful way to repurpose and give shape to blousy tunic tops. Store or donate anything that is true maternity wear and overwhelms and hides your shape.

How to Rebuild Your Post-Baby Wardrobe

  • Items with stretch (blouses / trousers / skirts) offer comfort and an easy fit. Many tailored business pieces have stretch in the blend these days so you can look professional while feeling comfortable.
  • Define your shape with tailored blazers and cardigans. For flattering good looks and an easy fit, select items that sit neatly on the body even when worn unbuttoned.
  • Mid-rise pants and skirts that sit at the navel help contour the tummy.  For comfort select items either with an elastic waistband or no waistband (rather than a fitted waistband).
  • Wrap and A-line dresses in classic neutrals offer an easy fit and can mix and match with blazers, coats and cardigans.

How to Get Your Pre-Baby Glam Back

  • Add heels for work or date night!
  • Add uplifting and cosmetic colours and patterns to your wardrobe.
  • Accessories instantly update, add polish, and make a statement.
  • Dress to flatter your curves!
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