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Cyran is the founder and editor-in-chief of Corporate Style Story. She loves good pyjamas, good food and good company.

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5 Things to Do in London This Weekend 5 & 6 August 2017

5 Things to Do in London This Weekend 5 & 6 August 2017

51st State Festival

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First on the list of our things to do in London this weekend list, is 51st State Festival. After a sold out debut last Summer, 51st State Festival is back this year to showcase the best in house music at London’s Trent Park. The event features one of the best line ups ever and includes Matt Jam Lamont, Basement Jaxx and the Artful Dodger – we can’t wait! There are literally a handful of tickets left here.

Saturday, Trent Country Park, Barnet

51ststatefestival.com 

London Craft Beer Festival

If something more chilled is your vibe this weekend, then the London Craft Beer Festival in Shoreditch  is celebrating its 5th year in the Capital. You can expect DJ sets from Hot Chip and Foals and lots of food. You can also try hundreds of beers to choose from. Why ever not?!

Shoreditch Electric Light Station, Hoxton Square

londoncraftbeerfestival.co.uk

 

ShoutOut Live! London’s First Podcast Festival

Third in our 5 things to do in London this weekend is ShoutOut Live, London’s first podcast festival. Podcasts are more popular than ever, so what better time for a festival celebrating them. ShoutOut Live! is set to introduce Londoners to the best of the US podcast scene as well as celebrating our own home grown talent. 

Saturday, Bedford Way, Russell Square

 

Underbelly Festival Southbank – one for all the family

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A multi-arts extravaganza on London’s South Bank, featuring affordable comedy, circus, cabaret and children’s shows, street food and one of the largest outdoor bars in London.

Saturday and Sunday, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

underbellyfestival.co.uk

 

Frieze Sculpture 2017, Regents Park

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Frieze’s first-ever summer display in the English Gardens of The Regent’s Park brings together 25 new and significant works by leading 20th-century and contemporary artists from around the world. Entry is free too.

English Garden, Regent’s Park

frieze.com

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5 Work Outfits to Copy From Instagram This Week

5 Work Outfits to Copy From Instagram This Week

5 Work Outfits Ideas You Need to Copy from Instagram this Week

I’m going to dive straight into it this week, the feedback I’ve received from you guys is that you really enjoy these posts and I really like collating them, so I’m going to make these posts a priority each week.

1. TWO CORPORATE GIRLS

I’ve been following these girls since I started blogging. I love their work outfits, they’re classic and stylish and there are lots of them. 

2. PAM HETLINGER

Pam is a lifestyle blogger with impeccable style, she not only does the on trend stuff amazingly well, but she also does the classic looks that translate into perfect work outfits.

I’d suggest making sure that the tie shirt is appropriate for your office before styling it like this. If not, you can wear this work outfit with a normal shirt and just tie it for apres-work drinks. 

 

3. ALWAYS MISS FANCY PANTS

I do love a fine knit top as a smart alternative to a good quality t-shirt or other simple top to pair with a pencil skirt. This work outfit works really well for Summer – loving these colours!

4. CHIC WORK CHICK

Loving wrap around skirts this season, especially textured ones like this in suede. This is quite a relaxed look with the slouchy cheesecloth shirt, so make sure it works for your environment. But this work outfit is another love of mine this week.

5. CORPORATE STYLE STORY

Jeans and any blazer is a yes from me on a Friday. A dressed down double-breasted blazer is one of my favourites, check out my post for my tips on this work outfit here. I talk about styling a double-breasted blazer as one of your work outfits but also for the weekend.

Have a great week!

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How to Wear a Double Breasted Blazer to Work

How to Wear a Double Breasted Blazer to Work

How to wear a double breasted blazer

Ah the double breasted blazer…this is actually my favourite kind of blazer to wear to the office or the occasional meetings. You feel instantly smart and put together and its an altogether more interesting look than its single-breasted cousin. Whilst they’re really on trend at the moment, they will also stand the test of time in your working wardrobe, so they’re a really good investment.

Double Breasted Blazers Work for Any Season

Double-breasted blazers work in any season and as I mentioned their popularity has been on the rise recently – the Balmain blazer can be seen on everyone from celebs to bloggers.

I’m yet to see the Balmain Blazer in the boardroom as I think it’s a little ostentatious for everyday business wear, but a double-breasted blazer is smart look that definitely translates to a smart off-duty look as seen on these guys:

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Double-breasted blazers for any season

Double-breasted blazers are, in my opinion, the easiest kind of suiting to wear. They look instantly smart and look super stylish. Here are 3 different ways to wear this look to work:

As a suit with trousers

To keep your double-breasted blazer on the smart end of the spectrum, wear it with matching trousers, as part of a suit with heels and a shirt (ignore the fact that these models are sans shirt!):

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With Jeans:

Somewhere in the middle but still a smart look, is a double breasted blazer with jeans a heels:

How to Wear a Double Breasted Blazer to Work

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With trainers:

A super casual way to wear a double-breasted blazer is with a t-shirt and fresh white trainers, which is how lots of celebs like to wear the Balmain blazer. If you intend to wear this to work, be sure that the environment you’re in is suitable for such a casual look.

Dress down Friday doesn’t automatically mean that you can wear trainers or sneakers, so unless you’re in the creative industry or a really laid back environment (like IT, possibly), be sure that this look is appropriate. 

If you’re wearing this look on the weekend then fresh white trainers it is!

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Double Breasted Blazers are Perfect in Summer

The rules about when to button a double breasted blazer are less strict than a single breasted blazer. So they’re perfect to wear in Summer because they can be worn unbuttoned without breaking any major fashion rules or suiting etiquette.

I love these double breasted blazers for warmer months as they come in lighter colours and lighter fabrics and have a less structured fit:

Cream Double Breasted Blazer

Next £75.00

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Double-Breasted Blazer in Italian Cotton

J.Crew, £152.00

(reduced from £218.00)

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Seersucker Double Breasted Blazer

Jour/Ne, £152.00

(Reduced from £380.00)

Double Breasted Blazer When it Gets Chilly

I particularly love wearing double breasted blazer when it’s chilly because you can wrap the blazer around you and do up the buttons to keep you a bit warmer. They’re usually made of heavier fabrics and here are a pick of some favs:

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Cameo Double Breasted Blazer

Reiss, £95.00

(Reduced from £295)

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Tiorna Double Breasted Blazer

Ted Baker, £114.00

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Double Breasted Wool Twill Blazer

Balmain £1355.00

Do you like double breasted blazers or do you think that they’re the reserve of Patrick Bateman in American Psycho? Let me know what you think!

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10 Summer Dresses that are Perfect for the Office

10 Summer Dresses that are Perfect for the Office

10 Summer Dresses that are Perfect for the Office

What to wear when it’s hot outside and air-conditioned inside? Light, natural fabrics with short sleeves or no sleeves, plus a linen jacket if you’re in a conservative environment that you can whip off the moment you step outside!

Here’s my pick of 10 dresses that are perfect for the office this Summer. They’re all under £100.00, but be quick some are in the sale!

 

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Sleeveless Wingle Dress

Whistles, £49.00

 

 

 

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Stripe Josie Dress

Whistles, £80.00 (reduced from £119.00)

 

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Navy Polka Dot Short Dress

HM, £24.99

 

 

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Broderie Angliase Blouse Dress

& Other Stories, £69.00

 

 

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Linen Lola Dress

Whistles, £85.00 (reduced from £110.00)

Floral Origami Dress

Topshop, £65.00

 

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Lula Stretch Midi Dress

French Connection, £25.00 (reduced from £85.00)

 

Dress with Silk Cuffs

Cos, £59.00

 

 

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Alba Waist Tie Multi Dress

£95.00 (reduced from £195.00)

 

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Crepe Jersey 3/4 Sleeve Shift Dress

£79.00 (Reduced from £135.00)

 

 

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Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day 17th June

I love Father’s Day. Mother’s Day definitely gets more attention (no complaining here!) but Dads’ need love too. Shopping for men – or perhaps just my husband – is frustratingly difficult. There is definitely less on the market for men, which is why I may have left it until the last minute *hides face*.

This curated list of modern gifts is designed to be those things he’d love but wouldn’t buy for himself and they’re available to pick up next day or or you can get next day delivery.

Happy Shopping!

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Phillips Sonicare Diamond Clean Toothbrush Set

Amazon, £119.99

Gotta love those pearly whites.

 

 

RIMOWA SALSA FOUR-WHEEL SUITCASE

Selfridges, £450.00

I think I’d actually be buying this for me, love it.

 


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North Face Resolve Waterproof Jacket,

John Lewis £80

Great to take camping on camping trips (no complaining about the rain)

 

 

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John Lewis, £220.00

It’s worth every penny.

 

 

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Tan Casual Weave Belt

Next, £20

The best kind of Summer belt.

 

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Plain White Tee, Maison Margiela

Mr Porter £110.00

You can’t go wrong with a plain white t-shirt.

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Biscuiteers I Love You Dad Card

Biscuiteers, £9.00

This way, Dad can share the gift!

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