Week 49: LBD + Preppy Geisker shirt + DIY “cufflinks”

In Week 49 of the Little Black Dress project, I style my LBD for the formal office environment using a double French-Cuff shirt from geisker which I’ve secured using ribbon! 

I like an easy DIY project or trick to help add an element of difference to my workwear. So I can’t believe that it’s taken me so long to share this little tip that I picked up from my cousin, Jessica. Thanks Jess!

If you have a French-cuff shirt (i.e. that requires cufflinks) and don’t feel like wearing the full-sleeve down, follow these simple steps:

  1. Roll up your sleeve. I find just above the elbow is a good place to lock in this style.
  2. Utilise two pieces of ribbon;  25cm for each ribbon works for me. You might need to experiment first to see what length works for you. Ribbon texture is another variable you can play around with; I usually like grosgrain but played with some satin for this week’s look.
  3. Get a helper to thread through the piece of ribbon through the cufflinks, double-knot to secure sleeve firmly in place and tie excess ribbon into a bow.
Week 49: LBD + french cuff shirt (this one also has a Peter Pan collar) tied up with ribbon

Week 49: LBD + french cuff shirt (this one also has a Peter Pan collar) tied up with ribbon

Have a french-cuff business shirt that you'd like to wear in Summer? I like to roll up my sleeves and thread ribbon through. Be warned though, you'll need an assistant to help tie up the bows!

Have a french-cuff business shirt that you’d like to wear in Summer? I like to roll up my sleeves and thread ribbon through. Be warned though, you’ll need an assistant to help tie up the bows!

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When I wear crisp business shirts, I like to geek out with oversized glasses to complete the look. So I was pleased to read this piece on Fashionista’s Australia that geek chic is back! ha!

Many thanks to Jen  of geisker shirts  for this Preppy All Day cotton shirt that I’ve used in this week’s look.  If you are looking for business shirts that are made of 100% European cotton and are a little bit different, then do check out the range at geisker. I like the unusual Peter Pan collar on the number that I’m wearing today although I was also tempted by the versions in pink and the interestingly named zebra floral print!

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In Week 49 I’m wearing a LBD from BentoPreppy All Day Cottonshirt from geisker, glasses from the Lost & Found Market, belt I’ve stolen from my mum, stockings from a selection at Woolworths,  Juniper style ankle boots from ziera and ribbon from a selection at my local $2 shop!

 

Gosh after this week we’ve only 3 more looks to go! To see other ways that I’ve styled my LBD for work:  Click here!

 

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    1. I love the idea of combining the shirt and the outer dress. I never thought of it. lovely.

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