Today’s BusiChic stood out to me with her retro-inspired look.
It turns out that Joye, who works as a data analyst in the public sector, is inspired by Maggie Gyllenhaal’s office style in the film, Secretary. Great inspiration – Joye’s comment led me to start pinning workwear looks that Maggie has rocked in her films to date… and I think that I almost downloaded a virus in the process which goes to show that Maggie’s office style is so good it’s become linkbait!
My blouse was from Savers actually! I’m a keen op-shopper.Skirt was from Etsy, part of my favourite suit, which was made from an original 1940’s pattern.Shoes (which I’d just bought that morning!) were from Myer, their house brand Basque.Bag is Luxe Deville
Joye’s hair and make up make this ’40s/50’s inspired outfit, retro. These styles are office appropriate because the wearer is covered up with longer-length skirts and non-revealing blouses. That said it isn’t all frumpy as va-va-voom body shapes are celebrated through the snug fit, characteristic of that era.
Want to build your own retro styled wardrobe? Learn from Joye with her tips!