TrendsMeet Sara K

Grazia shares how to stay office cool

TrendsMeet Sara K

It's hard to find Asian fashion looks and tips for everyday fashion such as, office wear so l decided to take a look at British Asian styles here in the UK. l decided to buy a magazine for inspiration because I wanted some casual fashion to tickle my taste buds, the type of fashion features you can’t find anywhere on the British Asian fashion market.

Most magazines have ads rather than features with everyday interesting fashion and more trends. One magazine stood out of all the others, Grazia. It had fashion & beauty features l thought you guys would be interested in such as, Chanel Dubai feature, office wear and everyday beauty tips.

One of my favourite features has to be how to look office cool as I’m sure some of you may feel like you have a boring work wardrobe and need come a point in the right direction. The summer dresses, summer jackets and midi skirts featured in the mag could easily brighten up the wardrobe. 

Jessica Alba’s chic look was beautiful, she was wearing a net or crochet top with a matching mid length skirt with a black pointy shoes and black shoulder bag. If you wear a hijab, you can always find clothing with longer sleeves and longer skirts to make a longer skirt. Then again, to be different you can wear make skirt just above the ankle (Asian style) but wear boots, try different boots to suit the style your looking for.

Try the Trend ‘Day Glow’ Skin

I particularly enjoyed the Try the Trend day glow which was very natural yet gave you a natural day glow. The type of beauty we don’t see in Asian publications, blogs or being promoted. I say natural all the way. Especially going to work, l wouldn’t recommend caked up make-up going to work, subtle and professional is key.

As seen on Victoria Beckham, Maxmara, Prada and Tommy Hilfiger Grazia recommends wearing foundation with SPF to leave the skin fresh and dewy. To create that dewy effect rather than greasy Grazia’s expert tip is to involves dabbing foundation on areas such as, cheekbones and sweeping lightly over the face. As they say less is more.

If you want to stand out just wear brighter colours, for example l wear blacks and whites a lot and when 'm bored l just change it up by adding some colour. Maybe even try cream or nude as the base and work on colours that will compliment the base tone. There are lots of colours that will go well with cream just try it on and if you think it works go for it.

A good read, great tips and fashion styles. Thanks Grazia!

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