Season 6 of Mad Men is back on our screens and we all know what that means: Don Draper getting through a bottle of whiskey a day (and probably several women too) brilliant insights into the world of advertising and fabulous retro fashion.
I'm trying to look a little more 'tidy' at work myself; so taking tips from Christina Hendricks and the lovely girls at Isme, we've put together a little guide.
1. Big hair
|Catherine Deneuve in Belle De Jour|
2. Statement earrings
Lare, dangly earrings are all the range this series. I've always loved a good pair of chandelier earrings - just make sure yours are more glamorous than 'Pat Butcher'. I think you can't go wrong by visiting Accessorize. Chandelier earrings are a lot more versatile than might be expected, lending excitement to casual outfits with your hair worn down, or for a little more 'wow' factor for an evening out.
3. Try red lipstick
Peggy's 'basket of kisses' from the Belle Jolie lipstick test back in Season 1 was one of the iconic moments of the series. Follow in the footsteps of the office girls by testing out several shades of red and pink. I believe there is a red for everyone - MAC or Daniel Sandler do brilliant red lippy, and in my (humble) opinion you can't really go wrong with Ruby Woo.
4. A bold, fitted dress
Go for a dress with bright block colours - teamed with a belt at the waist and structured shoulders, there's no need to fear vibrant shades. Pencil dresses, such as those available at Isme*, are a good place to start when creating an effortlessly elegant look: hems that finish just below the knee give your legs a great shape, especially with court shoes.
5. Point your toes
A good pair of heels will set off the dresses and skirts perfectly. Try a medium heel if you're a bit wobbly with high heels like me (I only ever go to 3 inch heels) or if you really can't handle the heels the secretaries in Mad Men wear every day, a pointed toe on a flat shoe will have the same effect.
Would you try Mad Men style at work? Til next time x