Reut Shechter from "Working Nine to Five", on hard core & light elegant clothing

Reut Shechter runs a very interesting blog from Israel, called “working nine to five”. Dedicated to women with average closets, Reut knows how to sublime daily outfits…

When and why did you start blogging?

I launched my blog at the end of March 2013 after a year of “contemplation”. I started my blog because I wanted to share my passion for fashion. I want to share my outfits and help other women, like me, who are looking for inspiration.

“Fashion can change the world”: what do you think about that?

I think it’s true. After all we don’t go around naked? (well at least not most of the time :)). Most of us are influenced in one way or another by the fashion industry and by the fact that we wear clothes that symbolize us in many ways to others.

Can you define an “Israeli” fashion identity?

Israeli fashion is very modern and chic but because we have warm weather most of the year, our clothes should be appropriate for that. We don’t have a strong winter like in Europe so I will say that our warm clothes are different and not necessarily like in other countries. Also, I think that not many people wear elegant clothing here, in contrast to Europe and other countries. I think it’s because of the weather. It’s hard to be in a suit when it’s almost 40 degrees Celsius outside.

© photography: Liron Weissman, Hair & Makeup: Shay Erez


What is elegance?

Elegance for me is my favorite style. It’s a style that leaves a strong impression. Style that screams sophisticated and glamor although I think that like in anything in life there is a limit, so you can wear “hard core” elegant clothing (such as a suit) or “light elegant” clothing (such as jeans, blouse and a blazer).

What can we wish you?

That my blog will be an inspiration for women all over the world to find their inner-chic.


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