Business Casual

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What does Business Causal means to you? Well as per google, business casual means relating to or denoting a style of clothing that is less formal than traditional business wear, but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression.   For FabFour Fashion Business Casual means casually dressed with style and flare. LOL if you don’t believe it scroll down and see for yourself.GRP IMG_9862

Gail’s Look

Although I work in a rather corporate environment, thankfully we do have casual fridays where we employees have the pleasure of dressing down while still looking pulled together.GT IMG_0273

 

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The basis of my business casual look were these white jeans and the royal blue waterfall collar vest.  I find that the vest smartens up the outfit making the whole look seem very pulled together.GT IMG_0337

 

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I added my favourite made to measure check shirt from Sumissura.  I love where it hits me so that I don’t have to tuck it in but still look boardroom chic!  The finishing touch is my beloved Kate Spade bag.

Vest: eBay (sold out) similar here // Shirt: Sumissura // Jeans: Forever 21 Plus // Shoes: Zara (old) similar here //Bag: Kate Spade (old) similar here //

For my tall glamazons: A great made to measure shirt options are available at Sumissura// Jeans //

Nancy’s Look

ND IMG_0033I work in a corporate environment, so when we have meetings I definitely need to suit it up. But in general, our office dress code is very relaxed. Of course, regardless of the setting, I still have to do me and come correct!ND IMG_0219

I scored these amazing crop pants on J. Crew. The fit is just perfect and I just love the leather trim. I have to say a big thank you to the good folks at J. Crew for offering some tall options! This means that these pants were indeed meant to be crop… Tall women everywhere will understand LOL. Also, I don’t have the dreaded gaping at the waist, so no tailoring necessary!ND IMG_0191

Then I added this leather jacket that I am wearing as a top – by now, you all know that I live for multi purpose clothing! The jacket comes with hooks to allow you to secure the lapel and wear it as a top. I finished my look with my fuchsia pumps.

This look easily translates to after work play, but before then, gotta take care of bid-nass!ND IMG_9993

Pants: J. Crew (sold out); similar here // Blazer (worn as a top): Wilson Leather // Shoes: Aldo (sold out); similar here

And for the plus size perfect ladies who are interested in recreating my look, check out these pants (or those) and along with that jacket (or that one).

 

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I have been fortunate to work in a place that allows their employees to wear business casual on Fridays but you already know your girl Judy still brings it LOL. I love that business casual attire allows you to still be dressy-professional but more laid back.JS IMG_9836

For me business casual is more of a khaki, polo or jeans, for my business casual look I opted for a simple stripey grey, blue, and orange shirt with my pleated black leather at the knee skirt. This look is still professional and quite cute for an after work outing with my Fab Four Fashion ladies.JS IMG_9770

To emphasize my stripe shirt I wore my suede dark Ivanka Trump pumps with my mix leather and suede dark wine clutch.JS IMG_9668

To finish my look I wore my camel wool winter Olivia Pop-ish coat and it looks like I’m ready to take care of business.

Skirt: Eloquii and here // Top: Old Navy find similar here // Coat: ASOS find similar // Pumps: Ivanka Trump // clutch: Aldo // Earrings: H&M find similar here

For my tall babes:  Top // Skirt // Coat

Leslie’s Look

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The infamous phrase “You should dress for the job you want, not the job you have” is a rule I like to live by.  So even when I’m doing casual looks, I still try to dress it up a notch. That’s definitely not to say that you won’t catch me in jeans, I love my dungarees, but I like a good business casual look.

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I’m still feeling that vintage vibe so I wanted to rock a look that made me feel it from head to toe. So I went with a look that makes me feel like I’d fit right into a modern day episode of the Jefferson’s! The tie neck blouse is perfect for the office and can give off that sexy secretary look and works well with a ton of other pieces in my wardrobe.

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For this look, I opted to pair my tie neck blouse with rust coloured culottes further emphasizing the throwback feel and these beige coloured boots that are in line with the simple colour palette and the overall look.

I kept the accessories to a minimum by wearing simple earrings and with that I’m ready for the office!

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Blouse: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Cullottes: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Boots: ALDO (sold out), Similar here or here or simple leopard print pumps would work very well, like these!//

For my curvy women, I did not forget you!: Blouse or Blouse // Cullottes //

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Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four xo

 

We Wear Short Shorts

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The temperature is rising and so are the hemlines!  The ladies of Fab Four Fashion could not wait to break out their summer best and the “best” includes shorts.  Watch as they don their favourite pairs of shorts and remix them to suit their unique styles and bodies.

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Gail’s Look

When I laid eyes on this geo print crochet trimmed roper I thought to myself, “Maybe this is the time to revisit shorts.”  I haven’t worn shorts in about 10-15 years so as you can imagine that I was a little hesitant in donning a pair.

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One of the things that drew me to this romper was its boho feeling.  Songs like Magic Carpet Ride or California Dreaming swirled around in my head….it was totally far out man! LOL

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The only thing I would change with this romper is the sleeves.  On a really hot summer day long sleeves are the last thing I want.  Otherwise this romper is gnarly!

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To complete my look, I paired my boho romper with orange espadrilles and my Mum’s funky leather hobo bag.

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Romper: Forever 21 Plus // Espadrilles: Zara (old) Similar here here or here //Handbag: My Mommy! Similar here or here // Sunglasses: DVF (old) Similar here

Options for the Tall ladies out there are the following: Shorts: TopShop Playsuit or TopShop Romper or Zara Playsuit// Wedge Sandals in Extended Shoes Sizes: Sperry

Judy’s Look

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I love rocking my shorts and I believe that there is pair of shorts that can fit every body. For myself I love rocking shorts that are more flair and not too tight at the bottom. For this short look, I wore tropical patterned shorts which I got from ASOS last December on sale for $10. Can I get a Hell Yeah!  I love that they fit my curvy frame very well. The only thing I did to them is I had my tailor unroll the big border at the bottom to make them longer. I wanted my shorts to be appropriate and not “Batty Riders” LOL all my Caribbean queens outs there know what I’m talking about!

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To top my shorts look, I wore a light blue jeans shirt with my wooden yellow and green bracelets which I scored at H&M.  With my fedora hat and my lovey Straw Miss Sixty purse which I inherited from my Fab Four Partner Leslie yeah yeah, I’m ready for a nice roof top BBQ party!

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Shorts: Asos (old) Similar here or here // Jeans Shirt: Old Navy (old) Similar here // Wooded Bracelet: H&M here// Fedora Hat: from Winners (Similar to Marshall) find similar here // Sandals: DSW (old) Similar here // Necklace: H&M here // Straw Purse (Old from Leslie’s closet) Similar here

For My Tall Sisters:

Shorts: ASOS here // Shorts: River Island here// Jeans Shirts: Asos here

Leslie’s Look

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When the heat of summer can be felt in the breeze and temperatures begin  to rise toward that magical point; 30 degrees Celsius, I can’t wait to jump into my short shorts (sorry mommy:-)!  I scooped these shorts up on sale at Zara earlier this year and  though I knew they would need some alterations when I bought them, knew equally that they would fit perfectly once tailored.  The problem I sometimes have with shorts is that they often stick out on either side at the hem.   As I am not well endowed in the hind quarters, I end up looking a bit triangular. So, I had my trusted tailor take in the side and hem a bit and voila, they fit like a dream!

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I also picked up the blouse from Zara (ya, I know, it’s obvious I can’t get enough of this store), and it too needed a bit of a nip and tuck. Since I simply ADORED the dramatic print, I figured with a little snip here and a bit of creativity I could make it work.

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I had my fabu tailor take the sleeves from not quite full length (these long arms of mine) to three-quarter length and chose to wear the blouse backwards. This was easily done, needing only a small fastening added to the original front of the blouse to refine the look.  I then paired the whole look with some Michael Kors snake-print platform sandals and my trusty shades and I’m ready for some Sangria on a terrace with friends or brunch with the girls!

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Shorts: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Blouse: Zara (sold out), Similar here // Shoes: Michael Kors (old), Similar here

For my plus size perfect chicas: Shorts: ASOS // Top: Eloquii

 

 

Nancy’s Look

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It’s that time of the year ladies: get your waxing appointments because it’s time to show our toned gams! There’s no better way to do that then with our short shorts! Now, us tall ladies have to be careful with our short selections. While shorts are a great option for us since we have legs for days (bonus 123,232 to being tall!), short shorts can look scandalous real quick, especially if you’re like me and rock your shorts with heels.

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When I get my shorts from “regular” stores, I tend to go for shorts with a cuff, then I simply undo it to add a couple of inches. This allows me to have more control over how much leg I want to show.  The other alternative is the same as we already do with pants: if you fall in love with shorts that are just too short for your liking, look at the hemline to see if you can take it down. I got these black shorts from Zara a couple of seasons ago and I love them because they fit perfectly and are so versatile.

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I paired my shorts with this awesome printed kimono. Since my shorts were on the quite short side, I decided to balance it off with a top that offered more coverage. Lately, I’ve been a fan of wearing shorts with longer tops, like blazers, shirts or like here, with kimonos. I feel that it offers some sophistication to the look. With that said, as the mercury continues to rise, you will definitely see me with shorts and a camisole! But I promise that I will keep it classy… or I’ll try! lol

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Shorts: Zara (old); similar here // Kimono: Forever 21 (currently on sale!!) // Shoes: old; similar here // Cuff: H&M

My plus size cuties can recreate my look with this awesome kimono and these shorts.

Show us how you rock your shorts! And make sure to check out our other spaces for additional pictures!

Signed,

~The Fab Four