Showing posts with label ruffles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ruffles. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Color Me Corporate!

Just because you work in an office or a corporate environment, doesn't mean you need to avoid color. Sure, a black pencil skirt is a great base, but why not add some personality into the look by introducing color?!

There are several ways to do this, for example:

1) Add a bright accessory to your neutral look. Wearing a gray suit? Spice it up with a bold fuchsia necklace!

2) Layer patterns and colors underneath the outer shell. You don't always need to wear a white oxford under your favorite blazer. Try brightening it up with a crisp teal tank, or a fun, feminine top in a deep purple.

3) Shoes are made for walking, but also for making a statement! If you're rocking an all black office ensemble, try swapping out your matching heels for something with a little more spunk-- a red pump, perhaps!

Here's how I worked some of these tips into a work appropriate, colorful outfit!

A thought: I highly encourage all of you women readers to own (at minimum) one top with a ruffled neckline. I own several, probably 9. (Ok maybe 11... details...) Anyway, in my opinion, these tops add spunk, femininity and flare to any outfit. You can pair them with jeans or a pencil skirt, or whatever else you want, and they look great under cardigans and blazers alike.

Ok back to the outfit-- I had a lot of fun pairing this turquoise bib necklace with my ruffled silk top! It was 65 degrees today and in honor of the warmth (in January!) I wanted to celebrate with bright colors! I wore a black corded lace pencil skirt and a fitted black suit jacket on top.

Do you add pops of color into your every work wear? I'd love to see how you incorporate these style elements!

Make It Your Own
Skirt: Talbots $51.99
Necklace: H&M
Jacket: Banana Republic $158 *This is actually my suit jacket, paired with a different bottom!
Shirt: J. Crew $88 (Similar)
Heels: Guess (from DSW) $44.95
Watch: Michael Kors $225

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Today's Style: Mash it Up

Today's outfit doesn't have one particular inspiration photo. It's a compilation of many of my favorite style elements- Color blocking, patterned pants, ruffles, the colorful skinny belt, & the nude flat. I like to call this: Mash it Up!

This type of look can be modified to fit anyone's personal style and aesthetic. Pants can be mixed and matched with skirts, tanks can be swapped with tee's, and the flats can be dropped for heels. This sort of outfit presents an opportunity to take risks with your everyday style and try something new-- something I'm always encouraging!

Make it your own:
Pants: Talbot's Outlet (Similar) $38.99
Top: J.Crew (Similar) $88
Belt: Target, about $12
Flats: Urban Outfitters