Last week, The Fold were invited to join the super stylish members of Boutique Sport for their Sport with Style evening. The event, which took place at the ultra-glam Bureau Club in Soho saw an evening of talks and brand showcasing relating to health, fitness, fashion and style!
The evening was kicked off with some funky VnC Cocktails and tasty Mizuna salads. Benefit Make-up were providing indulgent pampering sessions, while CoppaFeel, talked about the importance of getting to know your breasts and the potential signs of cancer.
Ruth Field, or more commonly known as ‘The Grit Doctor’, spoke about her comical relationship with running. From Barrister, to Mum, to author, Ruth has never compromised on a run, and has let it transform many aspects of her life. She wrote the book ‘Run Fat Bitch, Run’ to motivate others to find the same joy in running she does. We left the evening armed with signed copies of her book, and hope to soon apply some of her techniques to our running regime!
Polly McMaster, Co-Founder of The Fold, was on hand to answer some of your questions and niggles about what to wear to work. Here are some of the questions you asked!
1. Hi Polly, as summer is approaching I was wondering how to make my office outfit a bit more exciting, what would you suggest?
Polly: Summer is definitely more tricky – you want to look fresh and summery but still OK for the office. I would go for a bold colour if you want to make a statement. A red dress teamed with a dark blazer would be a good way to go. You can accessorise with some bold jewellery and the brightness of the dress will stand out – but in a good way.
2. What would you say is a great alternative to a dress in order to create that casual/smart work wear look?
Polly: To go a bit more smart / casual, you have a few options. If you do want to stick with a dress, you can make it more casual with ballet flats and a leather jacket. A much more low-key look. A jersey dress would work really well for that. Alternatively a chic pencil skirt or cropped skinny trousers with a silk top and blazer would also look chic but not over the top. I think using different accessories and flat shoes can make an outfit more casual but still keep you looking stylish.
3. I’m struggling to find a good pair of heels that i can wear to client meetings, and that won’t kill my feet from walking in them on all day long. Any suggestions?
Polly: Easy to walk in heels is such a great thing to find. I’ve found some good ones in the past at LK Bennett, Russell and Bromley – I would invest in a really great high quality 2” – 3” heel, it will be worth it. There is also a great brand called Upper Street where you can design your own beautiful designer shoes with any heel height!
Thanks to all those who participated in the Q and A Web Chat and Boutique Sport with Style Event! We had a great night and can’t wait for the next one!
Polly McMaster answering some of your questions
Ruth Field (left), author of ‘Run Fat Bitch, Run’, and Mollie Millington, Personal Trainer
Hila Rawet Karni Jewellrey