|Working hard...or hardly working?|
|Good thing I didn't wear my Bridget Jones knickers today!|
One of the questions that I often ask my fellow Belles is "what are you wearing today?" We are a gang made up of a multitude of different occupations including; office babes, sales assistants, a warehouse sweetheart and a nurse. Just because a job is not the 'typical pinup' job doesn't mean us ladies can't look our best at work. You can be practical and comfortable and still look 110% babe-licious!
Office Wear - Formal
I'm going to start with the obvious choice for vintage work wear. I love the aesthetic of a girl hard at work in the office, running the business and showing the men who is boss... and if she can do it dressed like Diana Dors, then even better! Naturally, my top choices for office work wear is a pencil skirt and either a sweater or a blouse.
|Left: Collectif Hilda Skirt - £30 Right: Vivien of Holloway Black Cotton Pencil Skirt - £45|
|Left: Pinup Girl Clothing Lauren Top - $68 Right: Vivien of Holloway Sea Shell Raglan Blouse - £39|
|Left: Miss Fortune Lurex Sweater - £35.99 Right: Collectif Annie Bunny Sweater - £35|
For those of you gals who have more physical jobs or jobs that involve being outside in the colder weather, a tight pencil skirt and low cut top might not be suitable - both in practicality and comfort. Luckily, there are several options out there.
|Left: Freddies of Pinewood 1940s Button Jeans - £70 Right: Freddies of Pinewood Work Jeans - £70|
|Left: Collectif Siobhan Jeans - £40 Right: Freddies of Pinewood Rivet Jacket - £65|
If you are unable to wear your own clothes for health and safety reasons or your work policy, there are subtle changes you can make to represent the pinup brand. I am a student nurse (and soon to be registered), which requires me to wear a uniform, as do several different jobs. However, I have bought lanyards and other little accessories/utilities to express my love for vintage.
|Left: eBay Marilyn Monroe Lanyard - £2.99 Right: DotComGiftShop Spaceboy Lunch Box - £3.95|
|Left: Clumsy Kate Handmade Bag - £35 Right: Poodle Glasses Case - £10|