A Modern Work Romance

Romance is about femininity, softness, sensuality, confidence.

And romantic looks are made with lace, draping, florals, bows, embroidery, embellishments, silk, pink, red, black, diamantes, feathers.

I’ve curated sixteen different ways to add romance to your wardrobe and although I could have kept going, I eventually had to stop. Romance is not just about date night or special events. You’ll see that it’s possible to add romance in simple and elegant ways to a modern, work wardrobe.

A quick reminder that I have just relocated to Sydney for a few months where I am styling some fabulous women. I am flying around Australia to see clients but it’s never been easier for Sydney Sisters so grab me for an Autumn/Winter wardrobe update.

I hope you enjoy this romantic post and inject some love into your work wear.



Black pantsThis elegant red silk blouse with billowy sleeves and a drape is a beautiful piece to add to your work wardrobe, providing softness and style. Wear with flares and flower print shoes, a floral statement necklace finish this outfit off nicely.

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Pink pantsSpotted lace blouse that has a peplum touch is so romantic. Pin a vintage style brooch on the blouse and wear it with fuchsia trousers to truly stand out.

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lace skirtsYou really can’t go past lace for work romance. These two skirts are different yet equally stunning. Both easily transition from day to night.

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black skirtThe ruffle skirt says modern elegance, especially worn with a white lace blouse. As for the soft pink pencil skirt, although it’s a standard cut, the colour gives a modern romantic edge.  Again worn with a lace blouse … oh la la.

Outfit One –

Outfit Two-

  • Antique rose coloured pencil skirt from Stella McCartney on Net-a-porter
  • Black lace fitted blouse from Bardot
  • Snake skin print pumps from Nine West
  • Diamante cluster earrings from Colette Hayman
  • Floral handbag with bamboo handle from Gucci on Net-a-porter

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Floral skirtsBroderie anglaise is not standard shop fare, so wearing something as unique and sensual as this skirt to work is a real winner. A striking blouse like a ruffle top is a glamorous combination.

The floral skirt is colourful and vibrant. A fitted beaded navy cardigan and bow belt creates a confident, girly outfit.

Outfit One –

  • Broderie Anglaise duchess satin pencil skirt from Rochas on Matches
  • Striped ruffle top from Roksanda on Farfetch
  • Mesh paneled pumps from Bionda Castana on The Outnet
  • Black teardrop earrings from Bling Jewelry
  • White, blue and black striped handbag from Dolce and Gabbana on Farfetch

Outfit Two –

  • Printed silk floral skirt from MSGM on Net-a-porter
  • Navy and black embroidered cardigan from Alannah Hill
  • Bow buckle belt from Ted Baker
  • Patterned sandals from Tory Burch on Net-a-porter
  • Rose quartz and crystal earrings from Peter Lang
  • White, blue and black striped handbag from Dolce and Gabbana on Farfetch

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boho dressBe a boho romantic with this wrap style long flowing floral dress. Red jewels and strappy shoes add a touch of sexiness.

  • Floral flowing dress from Bardot
  • Red long crystal necklace from SoniaM Designs (SoniaM pieces are made to order, colours of your choice)
  • Multi coloured handbag from Paula Cademartori on Farfetch
  • Nude strap around sandals from Wittner

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Shift dressesA soft, fresh and youthful white shift dress. Stylish for a day in the office.

  • Floral print shift dress from Max Mara on Matches
  • Crystal earrings from Peter Lang
  • Flora and fauna print sandals from Monique Lhuillier on Farfetch
  • Soft green leather handbag from Valentino on Net-a-porter

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Wrap dressesAlthough most people would wear this kind of dress at night, a wrap with some lace detail is a lovely work outfit if worn with something structured, like this short jacket. Add some floral heels and va va voom.

  • Black wrap with lace detail dress from Bardot
  • White cropped fitted jacket from Saba
  • Striped handbag from Anya Hindmarch on Matches
  • Emerald crystal earrings from Peter Lang
  • Floral printed and crystal pumps from Dolce and Gabbana on Net-a-porter

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Red dressSensual, powerful and ultra elegant, this red dress doesn’t need any explanation. Soften all the red with touches of pink.

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Lace dressesArriving to work in this all lace dress with bell sleeves and scalloped hemline? A stand out. Head out for a cocktail after work.

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Night time: For the After Hours Event

Evening long black dressRomantic, stylish, simple, flattering.  Uber stunning!

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Floral Maxi skirtFloat around the room and turn heads in in this flared long floral skirt. Lace crop blouse suits this high-waisted skirt perfectly. Oh the pretty flamingo strappy heels are just so pretty.

  •  Rose satin maxi skirt from Chic Wish
  • Crop lace blouse from Martha Medeiros on Farfetch
  • Long drop earrings from Baublebar
  • Floral tulle and satin clutch from Alexander McQueen on Net-a-porter
  • Flamingo frill sandals from Sophia Webster on Net-a-porter

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Long tassle dressThis dress is dreamy. It whispers beauty and elegance. Add some feathers with a handbag and statement cuff and you’re the Grecian love goddess.

  • Coral colour fringe dress from Temperley of London
  • Gold platted earrings from Lara Bohinc on Farfetch
  • Gold and crystal cuff from Anton Heunis
  • Feather bag. Can be found online or in vintage shops
  • Nude sandals from Saint Laurent on Farfetch

I hope you have enjoyed this post and found some romantic tips in there.

You know where you can get me if you want to source a similar piece, but less expensive option.

I look forward to helping you shine.

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