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Business chic with a twist (outfit post+ fashion illustrations) / Poslovan izgled s daškom razigranosti (odjevna kombinacija i modne ilustracije)

What to wear to the office? Today I have an outfit that will try to answer that question. Today I've tried to come up with something that would be elegant but with a fun twist. Business attire needn't be boring.  One good thing about fashion is that you can always play around with it. So, let's get down to business. How to add a bit of spark to your office wear? Well, one way to do it is to pair your classical suit with a graphic or printed tshirt. That is what I have done today. It is amazing how liberating wearing a printed tee can be. It is the ultimate statement tshirt and works surprisingly well with classical clothing items. However, printed tshirt is hardly the only way to make a fashion statement. You can try wearing a lovely scarf or a statement necklace. Often I'm surprised how much difference a well selected accessory can make.

Što nositi u ured? Danas imam odjevnu kombinaciju koja odgovara na to pitanje. Pokušala sam smisliti nešto što bi bilo elegantni odabir, ali s daškom zaigranosti. Poslovna odjeća ne mora biti dosadna. Dobra stvar kod mode je što se s njom uvijek može igrati. Pređimo na posao. Kako dodati malo duha vašoj poslovnoj odjeći? Jedan način je spojiti klasično odijelo s majicom sa slikom ili printom. To sam danas učinila. Zadivljujuće je koliko nošenje majice s printom može biti oslobađajuće. Takva majica je modni izričaj sama po sebi, a zanimljivo je koliko se dobro slaže s klasičnim odjevnim predmetima. No, majica s slikom nije jedini način da stvorite svoju modnu priču. Možete pokušati nositi divni šal ili upečatljivu ogrlicu. Često me iznenadi koliko razlike dobro odabrati modni detalj može napraviti.  







suit/odjelo: custom made ) šivano po mjeri
shoes/cipele: Peko
rest/ostalo: not branded/ nije markirano










To give you more business chic inspiration, I've also included two fashion illustrations of mine (well, on the second illustration there are 3 outfits, so in a way it's four illustrations). The first illustrations shows a women wearing a purple dress with green blazer. I think that colours are always a great way to make an outfit more interesting. In addition, I always loved seeing green and purple together. The lady in this illustration selected black pumps but they come with a bow, so that makes them eye-catching. What do you think of this outfit? Would you wear it?

Da bi vam dala još malo nadahnuća po pitanju poslovnoga odijevanja, uključila sam još dvije svoje modne ilustracije (dobro na drugoj ilustraciji su tri odjevne kombinacija, pa su na neki način tu zapravo četiri modne ilustracije). Uglavnom, na prvoj modnoj ilustraciji je žena koja nosi ljubičastu haljinu i zeleni sako. Mislim da su boje odličan način za napraviti neku odjevnu kombinaciju zanimljivom. Uz to, volim vidjeti zelenu i ljubičastu zajedno. Dama na ovoj ilustraciji je odabrala crne salonke ali s mašnom, pa ih to čini zamjetljivim. Što vam se čini od ove kombinacije? Biste li je nosili?

vodene boje i olovka


The second illustrations shows three ladies. The first one from the left wears a  simple pencil black dress with a pink jacket and heels. This seems like an elegant and feminine choice for office wear, don't you think?  The lady in the middle paired her blue shirt and shoes with a black asymmetrical skirt. In this case the skirt is the statement piece. The lady on the right choose a yellow turtleneck dress. Belt, shoes and bag are colour coordinated to make this look more elegant. That would be all fashion inspiration for today. Who says that we should hate Mondays?I'm determined to give this Monday a fair shot. 

Druga ilustracija pokazuje tri dame. Prva slijeva nosi jednostavnu crnu haljinicu olovka kroja s rozom jaknom i petama. To mi se čini kao elegantan i ženstven odabir za dan u uredu, što vi kažete? Dama u sredini uskladila plavu košulju i cipele s crnom asimetričnom suknjom na kojoj je zapravo i naglasak. Dama s desna je odabrala žutu dolčevita haljinu, a cipele, torba i remen su usklađeni bojom da bi kombinacija bila elegantnija. To bi bilo svo modne nadahnuće dana. Tko kaže da moramo mrziti ponedjeljke? Ja sam odlučna dati ovom ponedjeljku poštenu priliku. 


akvarel /watercolour





available here / dostupno ovdje


Comments

  1. Prekrasna kombinacija
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  2. Nikad mi je palo na pamet da bi te mogla vidjeti u poslovnoj kombinaciji, ali moram priznati da ti odlično stoji! :)

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    1. da, u zadnje vrijeme baš i nemam potrebe za poslovnim kombinacijama:)

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  3. Wow...it look super amazing...thx for sharing Ivana...:-)Have a great week! xx

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  4. Love that style on you :)

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  5. Great couple and casual look Ivana! Your draws are improving a lot! xo
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  6. You are looking so elegant and the illustrations are fantastic. I liked the black skirt illustration very much :)

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  7. Izgledaš odlično, zaista prelijep business style! :)

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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  8. Hello Ivana, hope you're having a lovely Monday by far :)

    This is such an interesting proposal, kind of risky but I like it because blazer and suit + t-shirt (or sometimes sneakers) is the most wonderful thing on earth, I tried it once and now I keep on repeat. You look powerful and effortless, and I really love the contrast with that location.

    By the way, lovely illustrations! I love that you mix art and fashion in one same blog post! The second one reminds me of Fashion Week, definitely: SO STYLISH!

    Have a great week!
    Pablo
    Fungi Express blog

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    1. thank you Pablo, I had a lovely Monday:)
      I like the risk element to this look. I will try it with sneakers too, like you did.

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  9. Thank you for this wonderful post!


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  10. Mi piace molto questo bussiness look, ti sta benissimo! Ottime anche le idee delle illustrazioni.

    SCARPE Primavera/Estate 2016
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  11. Dobro ti stoji crni kostim!

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  12. You're so right that business attire doesn't have to be boring if you don't let it be. I used to love wearing graphic tees under my work blazers and it just made me happy to know that I could inject a little more personality into my work outfit that way. Such a sweet photo of you and your husband :)

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    1. thank you dear. Yes, it is a great way to inject a bit of personality into a work outfit.

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  13. Absolutely amazing... Pretty, professional and perfect!!!!

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  14. Such a beautiful work outfit <3 Love the tee, adds a great pop of colour!
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  15. I love this business style! You look great like a boss!!!
    kisses from Spain <3 <3 <3
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  16. Beautiful look and pictures! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  17. Look preto é show amei as imagens croqui lindos,
    tenha uma semana Vitoriosa.
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  18. Fantastic post dear..your look is so elegant and cool...and also your drawings <3
    xx
    http://rockmyboots.blogspot.com.es/

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  19. Fashion for office wear has come a long way and it's no longer boring. These days you can wear pretty much anything and as long as you accessories your outfit right, you can look business like and chic at the same time.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. that is so true. Even a simple dress can be dressed up with the right shoes and accessories.

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  20. Stai veramente benissimo, super di classe!! :)

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  21. You look wonderful! The business chic suits you very well :)

    kisses

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  22. one of the best, I love it! And cool painings

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  23. Ivana, this suit fits you to a tee, it looks incredible on you and I like how you chose to wear a sweet printed tee. I have always wanted a suit and this is a classy and pretty one... the kind I would love to wear xox

    Thank you so much for you beautiful and thoughtful comment on my blog, that was so sweet of you... I hope you have a wonderful week xox

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    1. thank you for sharing:). I wish you a great week too!

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  24. I really like your chic outfit. :)

    www.sophias-fashion.de

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  25. These are all gorgeous looks and perfect for the office. You look amazing in your suit with the printed tee! And I love the purple and green combination in first illustration and the yellow turtleneck dress in the second one. These are all so beautiful!
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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    1. thank you so much for saying that:)!!!!!!!!

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  26. That shirt under the fancy suit is so fun and clever. And wow, such a leg show here, love those stockings on you, very old school. Takes me back to my early days of enjoying them ;) Lovely art too. I especially liked Charlie's Angels :) Kisses

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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    1. thanks:) Charlie Angels...yes, they were pretty cute, weren't day?

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  27. Oh very cute coordinate darling!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  28. Oh wow, what a brilliant look on you Ivana - you look so stylish! I love your styling idea of wearing a graphic printed t-shirt underneath the suit, injecting a bit of playfulness into the outfit. As always, I'm totally blown away by your illustrations too - it's so much fun watching you develop your talent :)


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    1. playfulness is always good.
      thank you, I'm working a lot on developing my own illustrating style.

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  29. Pretty, nice look!
    xoxo
    www.donkeycool.es

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  30. So clever Ivana. I am an useless painter, jajjaa.
    Thank you sooooooooooooooo much for your visit and for being always there

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  31. That suit jacket & the pencil skirt look sooooo lovely on you, Ivana! They really show off your lovely figure (those legs!!!!!), whilst looking very elegant and office-appropriate, indeed. :) You look so happy and radiant, I hope you're feeling better now after feeling a little under the weather last week? x x As for office wear, I'm lucky enough that the office where I work has no dress code - you can wear pretty much anything you like. I tend to just opt in for leggings and a comfy shirt/hoodie. I don't like to overdress for the office, although these lovely outfits would work for formal meetings also, not just daily work! Loving the fashion illustrations as always, of course. :) Thanks for sharing! Kisses. x x

    Kay
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    1. thank you, I was feeling pretty happy that day and yes I'm feeling better.

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  32. Great office look. I agree with the addition of statement accessories. It truly makes a big change in an outfit :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // New Post

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  33. I love your elegant and classic dress up
    kisses
    Thank you dear
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  34. I love this business chic outfit! You look lovely Ivana! Very elegant and chic :) xx

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  35. wow this is my favorite outfit:) You are so pretty girl! <3
    kisses

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  36. Wow, dear Ivana, believe me, there are rarely women in our company who are as chic than you! You have the perfect figure for your costume and I love the fun twist you have your look <3 Thanks for the inspiration!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. such a sweet compliment! thank you!

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  37. che bella che sei con questo completo, sembri proprio una business woman
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  38. Hello Ivana :) I totally agree with you that well selected accessories can make a differents, for example cheap dress with was styled with good quality shoes will be looking better and more stylish, so it's always good decision to invest in timeless pieces :) What about your outfit it's really elegant and just perfect to office, especially it's good for the ones, where dress code is required. And your illustrations are divine, especially I love these three ladies, what a great drawing! :)

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    1. I'm happy you like both the outfit and the illustrations!

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  39. I think this has to be one of my favorite outfits! It such an effortless chic look, Ivana. One of your very best so far. Beautiful pics and lovely illustration, girl. Happy Tuesday.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  40. Georgeous business outfit, dear Ivana! Very chic and classy. You look so beautiful!

    xoxo Nadine

    http://nadinecd.blogspot.co.at

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  41. Wow, you look stunning!! Wonderful idea to combine a classic business suit with a statement tee! Also love your illustrations...the yellow dress is so chic!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  42. Perfect look! My fave style.=)))

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  43. Ja bih rado ponela sve ove komade :-) A, i tvoj outfit mi se bas, bas svidja. Odlicno ti stoji poslovna elegancija sa daskom razigranosti. Stiklice su dale poseban smek. Jednom recju, odlicno!

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  44. You are so elegant with that outfit. Your illustrations are so good, love it! :)
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  45. My dear Ivana, I love the funny element added to your business outfit it definitely does a better day.
    Like you did to me with your illustration:
    https://www.facebook.com/270790806369535/photos/a.270858456362770.61506.270790806369535
    /959687237479885/?type=3

    Many thanks, much love!

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  46. Very feminine and elegant ! You are marvelous. Kisses beauty :)

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  47. "What to wear to the office?" - right what you wear!!! i like this business-style a lot! this looks so feminin and elegant. a combo of a skirt and blazer is always the prefect choice.

    Jennifer

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