Rosemary Mac Cabe

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A go-to working look: blazers and dresses

Last week, I was asked to go on Xposé to talk about iPhone and iPad covers (if you missed it, you can catch up, but don’t feel pressured!) – and one of the main issues I had was not about …

Inspiration!

Mon, Jan 10, 2011, 12:04

   

Last week, I was asked to go on Xposé to talk about iPhone and iPad covers (if you missed it, you can catch up, but don’t feel pressured!) – and one of the main issues I had was not about content, but rather about clothing. I consider myself fairly well versed in the iPhone, if not the iPad as I am (sadly) yet to become an owner of same, so I had no problem waxing lyrical about bumpers vs hard shell cases vs cardboard covers you can draw on, but when it came to deciding what to wear, I was stumped.

Do I go for cool ‘n’ casual – jeans and pumps, with some kind of floaty top? Or then do I risk looking upside-down-triangley (because we all know TV does no one any favours)? I called my friends to ask what I should wear. “How about that gorgeous green silk dress you got for Christmas?” says one. The silk is quickly frowned upon – won’t silk be very shiny on the television? “What about jeans and a blazer? Hmmmm, too boxy perhaps. Then we hit the jackpot: a printed dress, cut on the bias for ultimate flatterability, and a blazer. Very workwear-meets-fashion, I think.

Inspiration!

It’s not a look that I’ve worked too many times before, being as I am afraid of looking that little bit too Lauren Conrad, but it’s something that I will now be adapting for workwear-into-night style. It’s also a combination that I think many Irish girls, you know, the kind you see on Take Me Out (I really am obsessed), could really do with trying out.