Dressing from the playroom to the boardroom

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Career
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RR-London_logo_emailBy Tess Richards and Kat Radcliffe, Founders of Richards Radcliffe

As we all know if you mean business, you dress for business, but this can sometimes be the hardest part of the job! Over recent years the office dress code has evolved. The suit, once the go to item in any working wardrobe has been usurped. Our working wardrobes have now become an opportunity to show off personality, best assets, and intention, all within the remit of dressing appropriately for the job. Appearance matters, looking and feeling your best has never been more important

This is all well and good until you realise that thinking about what to wear to work is now feeling like a job itself. As a busy working mum, time is precious and energy by the end of the day is somewhat depleted. Spending hours planning outfits for the working day ahead is not on the agenda when the more pressing requirements of bath time and bedtime routines are staring you squarely in the face.

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailWe have worked as designers through to Creative Directors within the British fashion industry, designing for some of the most well known brands from the high street to high fashion, including Jaeger, Jaeger London, Mulberry, Ghost and Jigsaw. Being working mums ourselves we have tried and tested many a boardroom outfit and we believe that the secret to the perfect working wardrobe lies in the versatility, quality and cut of the pieces within it.

A wardrobe full of carefully selected staple pieces will provide you with a different outfit for work everyday of the week but will just as easily see you through your days off and nights out too. Thankfully the lines between our working and off duty wardrobes can seamlessly blur, saving both time and money in the process. Choose wisely and these staple pieces will become a go-to part of your wardrobe. Pounds per wear they can’t be argued with as they can be worn for multiple end uses and mixed up in a million different and innovative ways.

Forgo the old tee for a vintage inspired silk blouse to wear with your jeans. Swap your usual chuck-on jacket for a buttersoft leather investment piece to make any outfit feel special. Team your favourite winter knit with a stylish leather skirt (perfect for wet wiping the sticky fingers!), to feel instantly contemporary or alternatively wear a Richards Radcliffe Cross Body Esher Bag, leaving your hands free to hold your children’s or the trading figures you need to read en route to work post a night of settling nightmares!

Knowing the requirements of both a demanding work life and a busy home life we set about creating Richards Radcliffe. Launched in 2014 as a beautiful collection of clean, contemporary, luxury leather women’s clothing and accessories. Now a bridge level boutique brand with stunning Italian sheepskins, sharp tailoring, vintage inspired silk wovens, luxurious jersey and knitted fabrications, which layer back onto the luxury leather foundation. We believe Richards Radcliffe offers a beautiful collection of womenswear clothing and accessories, suitable for work and family days as we can give testament to ourselves!

We are delighted to exclusively offer a 30% discount to all of the Parental Choice network, across all of our collection available on our e-boutique

This offer is available until December 31st 2015. Simply type in the code FRIEND30 at checkout.

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