Wearing work dresses in three easy steps

Hi everyone, it’s Ikue from kay me’s online team in Tokyo!

Did you know that before working with kay me, I was a member of a major international IT company here in Japan? I often wore kay me dresses and jackets in the office, and now I get to bring my skills to one of my favourite fashion companies.

Today I’d like to share with you some tips for dressing for business…

So, do you often wear print dresses? “Of course, I love them!” I hear you say! But for those working in a more conservative industry, it takes a little more courage to wear something bold (I felt the same way too).

kay me dresses are so easy to wear and such a time-saver when working long hours, so it’s a shame not to wear your favourite dresses every day…

Today’s theme is: stepping up your work dresses!

Step 1: Start with neutral solid colours

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First of all, try basic neutral colours such as white, grey, navy and black. (Why not try filtering by colour on our dresses page…)

I also recommend wearing these colours in our daily and Venus drape dress styles. With our I-line dresses, the silhouette is so crisp, it’s easy and comfortable to wear in a suit-like way.

All our dresses pair beautifully with kay me suit jackets – choose from matching or contrasting colours.

Step 2: Play with colour and shape

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When you get used to your new dress style, try branching out with different colours and shapes.

For example, our popular new blue-grey shade is so pretty and flattering. It’s not as strong or sombre as navy or black, but it’s soft with a sense of neatness, a great alternative for the office.

Here I’ve chosen to highlight our Marilyn short-sleeve dresses with cache-coeur bust and flared hem – this style adds just a touch of grown-up femininity.

Step 3: Two-colour print challenge

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Even for “print beginners”, a classic combination such as black and off-white is easy to wear and coordinate. Just pick one colour to highlight from the print, in the case of our Tassel Flower print off-white, and use this as the main colour for your jacket.

This dress also looks wonderful with black, or even bringing out the hints of grey in the print.

Also, by wearing a jacket it constrains the print a little, just in case you’re still nervous!

So, what do you think? Instant elegance, with lots of styling ideas for you try this week at work!

Ikue.

Knitwear Outfits for the Holiday Season

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from kay me!

Here in Japan, rather than taking a day off work, Christmas is a time for spending time with your beloved partner, and many couples choose to dine out together and enjoy the festive illuminations around the city, all with an eye on style, naturally.

At kay me we’ve put together a few winter outfit suggestions featuring our beautifully soft and washable Japan-made knitwear:

In the Office

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For those of us at work, try layering our subtle shimmering turtleneck with our rich wool suit in grey with feature button for a look that’s office appropriate with a nod to the snowy holiday season.

Brunch with Friends

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Wear a classic kay me A-line cache-coeur dress in forest green with our matching cache-coeur top in off-white, perfect for brunch with friends in the city, and catching up on a spot of shopping.

Walking the Dog

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Fido still loves walking outside, no matter the weather… Our turtleneck dress in navy blue provides the perfect base layer when paired with contrasting kay me Select cashmere scarf in turquoise. Don’t forget your gloves!

Holiday Date

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An elegant choice for dates and evening events, our white bolero is made from an extra thick knit making a great coverup for when the temperature drops in the evening. Pair with our navy leopard dress to increase the glamour factor!

See all kay me knitwear here, including suits, dresses, cardigans and more.