Life & work tipsPassion 23 August 2017
Kim (Yara’s BFF) shares her 3 go-to work looks

Dress for success! Are you prepared to make that terrific fashion impression at work? Kim van Noord (aka Yara’s partner in crime, wine & style) works as a freelance art director and graphic designer for magazines like Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and Linda. She definitely knows the works when it comes to non-boring office fashion.

What do you need from a perfect work outfit?
Kim: ‘I’m a total sucker for the biggest cliche in the world: I want to dress French. I religiously submerge myself in croissants, whether it’s a tattoo, some croissant-style jewelry or the real deal. My credo? A day without croissants is a day wasted. My perfect work outfit needs a bit je ne sais quoi. You can hardly go wrong with a Breton striped shirt. I like to mix classic styles with funky elements, without looking too polished. It’s like stepping out of Chloé advert, but with messy hair.’

Do you have a go-to outfit for an important day at work?
Kim: ‘When in doubt, wear denim. That’s what I do. Whether it’s a skirt, jeans or dungarees. Add a crispy white t-shirt and some slingbacks and you’re ready to rock. Denim is always a winner.’

Have you ever rewarded yourself with a work look? And if that’s the case: why?
Kim: ‘My life is like a rewarding system that got out of hand quite badly. ‘Survived the dentist? It’s okay to buy a Balenciaga bag.’ I use this theory in my work life too. After 3 years of hard work as a freelance art director and graphic designer, I decided I couldn’t bring my laptop in canvas totes anymore. I bought myself a Mulberry Bayswater in ‘Camomile’ yellow. It was the ultimate reward for my work.’

How do you choose your work outfit?
Kim: ‘I’m a born shoe hoarder, so I start off with the shoes. I dress from bottom to top. My shoes reflect my personality: happy Dolce daisies, funky Gucci loafers, velvet and strass stones… Shine bright! I like to wear jeans on top and usually, I repeat a lot but have a lot of mix-and-match ability too. Sounds boring, but I love the blasé way of dressing.’

Any tips & tricks for women who are out of office outfit ideas?
Kim: ‘Be playful. Don’t take yourself too seriously and don’t put too much pressure on a ‘perfect’ work look. Also: gain inspiration from the greats. Go on Pinterest and add cool styles on your boards. Jane Birkin & Alexa Chung are greatly represented on my boards!’

What Kim wears look #1
T-shirt (Iro), jeans (Sandro), blazer (Zara), shoes (Dolce & Gabbana), necklace (Jukserei & Vanrycke), earring (Wouters & Hendrix)

What Kim wears look #2
Top (Maison Labiche), skirt (Zara), shoes (Zara), sunglasses (Miu Miu), rings (Wouters & Hendrix, Bonbon Boutique)

What Kim wears look #3
Jumpsuit (Topshop), shoes (Gucci), bag (Mulberry)

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    I am happy to know that makes you get free twitter folowers

    Kim is echt wel een knappe madam!

    Vind haar stijl ook echt geweldig, die Franse looks vind ik echt geweldig! Dus ik ga zeker wat van haar tips toepassen.

    Leuk artikel Yara! x

    Veel liefs,
    Sofie van

    I really like all of these! X

    Love the first look! Those jeans are fire <3

    Haute Sauce


    Wat een leuke looks. Nummer 1 is echt lievelings. Kim heeft zo’n verfijnd gevoel voor mode. Super inspirerend. Heel leuk artikel dit :-)

    That jumpsuit is gorgeous! I work for myself, so I love that I don’t need to worry about conforming to the requirements that jobs in certain industries have!

    What cute outfits for work! I love the first and second one – a blazer always works for more formal occasions!

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