Business chic in a trench, red pants and polka dots!

In this BusiChic streetstyle post, I’m sharing the office style of Eva who works as a language adviser at the Goethe Institute.

Eva’s ensemble consists of a wardrobe classic – the trench coat – that has been cleverly accessorised to create a charming and smart business chic look:

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Business Chic polka dot trench red earrings

Eva’s Smart Casual outfit consists of:

 Sun glasses: Max Mara
Polka dot scarf: inherited from my mum
Trenchcoat: GAP
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Clarks
Bag: Sportscraft

5 minutes with Eva

Position: German Language Adviser at the Goethe Institute

Your favourite stores for workwear?
In [Eva’s native] Germany: H&M, COS, ZARA, and a brand called “Blutsgeschwister”, in Australia: Sportscraft, Country Road, Topshop, Apom, Tina Calivas

Your sources for office style inspiration?

Vogue Magazine, street style, friends, girls in Europe, films, new Australian design talent Kate Brook and her wonderful creative brand “Apom” (a part of me) see facebook

Can you recommend office skincare and cosmetics for BusiChics?

I like Shiseido skincare and cosmetics, Chanel lipstick, Kanebo blush, Clinique eyeshadow

Thank you, Eva!

How to wear a trench and polka dots to work:

Eva’s outfit is less formal than the Contemporary Business Wear (somtimes called “Business Casual) dresscode but much more polished than the average “Smart Casual” look. Here are some ways that you can get inspired by Eva’s business chic style:

Contemporary Business Wear (aka “Business Casual”)

BusiChics in workplaces who adopt this dresscode can pair the trench coat and personalised scarf with a more formal pair of work pants, skirt or dress and heel.

BusiChic gents might like to see how another BusiChic gent wears a trench and scarf to similarly charming effect.

Smart Casual

BusiChics in even more relaxed Smart Casual workplaces could try keeping the trench coat open to show a t-shirt, jeans and loafers.

What do you think of Eva’s work style? How do you add some personality to your own work outfits?

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  1. A great woman with a perfect outfit

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