INTRODUCING The SAUCE STYLE DIARIES | 5 days, 5 workwear outfits
It's quite simple, really. Within these series, we will be sharing 5 work-wear outfits from our friends based in New Zealand, and internationally. Starting with our friend Annalise Sharma, the Brand Manager for RUBY. Here, she shares her style ethos, how she seamlessly blends tailored pieces with feminine styles (which we happily took onboard) and five work-wear outfits that are comfortable, multifarious and incredibly cool. Take it away, honey!
Hi, I am Annalise. As a proud Aries girl, it’s safe to say that I possess many of the impatient, passionate & fiery traits that the beloved ram is well known. My personal style is best described in one word: eclectic.
I recently returned from London where I worked for a fashion distribution agency and loved being immersed in the European design world. Exploring new cities, I loved getting a feel for the way different people dress and have a new-found love for winter dressing - it was so fun being able to wear beautiful coats and knitwear to snug up for the eight-month long winter! I also fell in love with a few vintage haunts in East London that I would obsessively frequent looking for the latest treasures.
"My wardrobe has undergone a red transformation. It has become one of my fav shades and reminds me a lot of my late Grandmother. I love this merino turtleneck from London-based designer King & Tuckfield and bomber that add a pop of colour to a dreary day."
"Turtlenecks are my best friend during winter and I love layering them under anything and everything. Seen here with my mother’s VERY 90’s beaded top that I have resurrected."
MY STYLE MOTTO
Stick to your own look and don’t get carried away by trends. I’m all about buying few pieces that you really love and will wear again and again. I avoid occasion shopping at all costs. Outerwear (jackets, coats & blazers) – they perfectly finish off any look. My beautiful black leather jacket will be my trusty sidekick for years to come.
"I’m a bit of a girly girl and love a floral print, whether it’s winter or summer. I love this RUBY dark floral for the winter months paired with wide leg pinstripe trousers."
"This black satin Liam trench is the perfect companion when it’s four seasons in one day."
ON MAKE-UP & SKINCARE
I’m much more of a natural makeup girl and like to focus on getting the basics right in terms of my skincare routine. I became addicted to finding new brands in Paris’ infamous pharmacies and fell in love with Caudalie’s skincare products. I use their Gentle Cleansing Milk, Premieres Vendanges Moisturiser (mixed in with rosehip & manuka face oil from Isla & Olive) and Resveratrol Eye Cream daily followed by Glossier’s Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen.
"I love a super light foundation so I can’t look past Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser in nude and like to have a bit of a summer glow so use Nars Bronzer in Laguna"
I love a super light foundation so I can’t look past Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser in nude and like to have a bit of a summer glow so use Nars Bronzer in Laguna. Anyone that knows me knows I’m a total Glossier convert and use their Cloud Paint in Beam for a bit of colour on my cheeks (and sometimes use it on my lids, too!) and their Stretch Concealer.
"A sunny day calls for a matching camo set!"
1 – Trademark Bomber, King & Tuckfield Skivvy, RUBY Skirt, RUBY Heels & Samsoe Samsoe Bag
2 – Vintage Top, Liam Skivvy, Liam Skirt & Veja Sneakers
3 – RUBY Blouse, Trousers, Shoes & Vintage Earrings
4 – Liam Trench, RUBY Blouse, Homage Earrings & Champion Sneakers (although you can’t see them!)
5 – RUBY Jacket & Skirt
Thank you Annalise. Follow Annalise on Instagram here.
Photographed by Liam Sharma on film
Thanks Liam xx