How Nolcha Fashion Week F/W 2014 Brought Style Back for Corporate Business Women

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corporate fashion as seen at Nolcha Fashion Week F/W 2014

As models walked the runway at the L. Catherine London show during Nolcha Fashion Week, it became clear that fashion was ‘back to business’ as corporate looks were the central focus at her show. The event was the highlight of the New York Fall/Winter 2014 at Pier 59 first quarter of this year in New York City.

When it comes to figuring out fashionable work outfits, we can all attest to the fact that it can be incredibly difficult to make it all come together. Stores are often extremely limited in their inventory with ‘work friendly attire’ and clothing that is work appropriate is less than exciting.  Basic blazers and dress pants have finally been laid to rest this season , as several fashion designers at Nolcha Fashion Week F/W 2014 have focused their talents on corporate/business attire.

color and textures done right…

beige trench paired with brown ostrich clutchThankfully, Jungwon has created a slue of looks that have been received very well by the fashion community. One look in particular had the model dawned in a beige trench, with oversized buttons paired with a deep brown ostrich clutch. Stunning!

Shop the look:

Lauren Ralph Lauren Double-Breasted A-Line Trench Coat, $190.00 at macys.com

MG Collection FARAH 2 in 1 Ostrich Weekender Tote Handbag + Crossbody Bag, $37.50 at amazon.com

hooded trench paired with bold red ostrich toteAnother model with a second similar look rocked a beige, brown skirt and a bold, red ostrich tote. The color and textures when done right are not only trendy, but also acceptable as a part of any corporate look.

Shop the look:

London Fog All-Weather Hooded Trench Coat, Reg. $180.00 Sale $134.99 at macys.com

Scarleton Ostrich Tote, $69.99 $29.99 (save 57%) at amazon.com

go for black…

One thing that hasn’t changed is that black is still a go-to. You can never go wrong with a strong black. Coco famously was quoted as saying that:

 

Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”

Black is not only the most versatile and professional color in existence, but it is also incredibly slimming as well. It never goes out of style and is always on trend for season.

Related: Black Dresses Every Woman In Her 30s Should Have

black blazer and skirtJungwon featured another look with a matching blazer and skirt with lace detail, layered over a white blouse. Adding a bit of lux with a fur scarf and a matching black bag, a look like this can update your corporate while making it look très chic.

Shop the look (with a bit of twist):

Nasty Gal Moto Zip Crop Jacket, $88 at nastygal.com

Stretch Jersey Embroidered Top, $170.00 at karenmillen.comicon

Pleat Lace Skirt, $199.00 at karenmillen.comicon

Western Newly Fashionable Casual Style Pure Color Spacious Tassel Chain Designer Bag, $40.00 at jollychic.comicon

corporate attire, black half trench and trouserIf your work requires more mobility on a particular day (or every day), then another of Jungwon’s might be a better fit. With an athletic but totally work appropriate feel – a long sleeve short-trench and black straight leg pants are more travel-friendly and allow for freer and more comfortable movement. Paired with a black scarf with a hint of green detail and matching oversize black bag, you can show your fashionable side all while looking professional. This is the very meaning of making your fashion work for you.

Shop the look:

Longline Boyfriend Blazer And Peg Trousers, $98.00 for the outfit at dorothyperkins.comicon

Latest Elegant Stripe Delicate Embossing Warm Scarves, $19.99 at jollychic.comicon

Limited Edition – Studded Tote Bag, $550.00 at karenmillen.comicon

flats at work…

Kristin DavisWhen it comes to shows, it has come to the attention of designers and consumers alike that high heels and pumps are not only overrated, but can become uncomfortable when wearing them through a typical work day. Sex and the City’s own Kristin Davis, the actress who played the conservative Charlotte, has spoken out against the high heel obsession and has since apologized to fans for encouraging them to squeeze their feet into the highest of heels.

“I do feel guilt about the heels,” said the 49-year-old star. “It did seem we were trying to say to women, you should be wearing heels like these,” while speaking in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph.

With runway looks featuring flat footwear in Jungwon’s, Karl Lagerfeld’s, and Chanel’s recent shows, stylish flats have been embraced this season from the likes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Cara Delevigne.

New to love (if you haven’t yet): Yosi Samra‘s Ballet Flats.

Nolcha Fashion Week F/W 2014 has truly taught us that when done right, style has no bounds. With pieces likes these from Jungwon’s runway, working women of the corporate world can be anything BUT boring when working this season.

Get Dressed by Today’s Hottest Brands in Corporate Wear!

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Ana has always been passionate about Beauty and Fashion. After graduating from Miriam College with a degree in Communication Arts, she pursued her long-time dream to become a make-up artist. Ana completed Hi-Def (HD) Beauty & Fashion Makeup and Hi-Def Pro Airbursh Makeup training at HD Makeup Studio & Academy. With her background in PR and Marketing, Ana is also a Social Media Maven. Offline, Ana loves traveling, reading books, cooking, and anything related to beauty, fashion, technology, cars and entertainment.

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