Some of us have been at work for a month now, settling back into routine and others are back to it this week with the new school term.
The New Year is now in full swing!
Sometimes, we need a bit of a style shake-up to feel motivated and with our time so precious, I thought I would share with you a great store that ranges from work wear, casual accessories and even shoes!
Portmans, or ‘Porties’ as its loyal followers know, is a one-stop shop for everything including smart casual, evening and work wear.
Undertaking a fresh new look and approach to style, the Portmans brand is not as you remember it years ago!
Why we love Portmans:
- Broad demographic for 18+ and classic pieces for more mature shoppers
- Fresh take on classic pieces
- Up to the minute trends
- Sizes ranging from 6-16
- Promotions – Portmans is more often than not running a promotion (25% off everything right now!!)
- One stop shop work wear, casual
- Accessories, shoes and clutches are all available in the one place in a perfect capsule selection!
I thought I would share with you the versatility of the store with some key pieces for work & casual wear perfect for picking up the kids!
Monday to Friday & After Dark
The brilliance of Portmans pieces are the affordability.
You can achieve the same look as some of my favourite labels such as Cue, at half the price.
You can also buy essential staple pieces such as culottes, leather skirts and jackets at an affordable price.
I love the below look, it features pink which will be HUGE this season! You will get a lot of wear out of this beautiful blazer.
Grey is a soft and versatile alternative to black, which can take over the wardrobe in winter!
Easily mix and matched with softer hues such as pink and with black and white.
There are a fabulous selection of shirts and tops in Portmans, including floral, off the shoulder and the upcoming neck tie and bow trend.
School Drop off & Pick Up
Many of my clients struggle with smart casual, especially when doing practical day to day activities wanting to look and feel great while on the run!
Jeans are so easy to wear and you can put practically any top or knit with them and are a comfortable alternative to gym pants!
High waisted Jeans are a great option for hourglasses & Pear shapes, they are comfortable and flattering.
Nearly all of my clients were wearing the wrong size jean before our session! The fit is just as important as the cut and can be tricky to get right!
A session with a Personal Stylist for the first time will always cover the perfect cut & fit of jean for those who love denim.
Light knits with cut outs are trans-seasonal and bring interest and style to an easy look.
A beautiful and fun blouse can really elevate your style while still appearing breezy and effortless.
Now for the final touches…
Shoes & Accessories have to be practical but can easily dress the look up or down.
Portmans features trend pieces such as chokers and tassel earrings.
Here is an example of how Portmans have clearly put together a capsule wardrobe for shoes!
Most of these shoes are easily mix and matched with all of the looks in stores and can be easily interchanged to go from day to night! Office to out and low to high heel. Very clever!!
I hope this blog has inspired you to check out a store that you had not thought to try!
I would love to hear the stores you are currently loving or have pleasantly surprised you!