It's not that I'm opposed to outfits that are business-like, but when they start to veer too conservative, I make little tweaks to keep them from feeling stuffy. At my first office job, I didn't understand that kind of a balance, so I ended up in mismatched suits that never quite worked. Since I never added any personal touches, things ended up looking dated and unflattering. Undoing the last button of a blouse (I finally sprung for this jeweled one now that it's on sale) and tying it in a knot helps balance out a coordinating pencil skirt and trench. A swingy ponytail and a bright pink lip makes pointy toe pumps feel fresh and playful. I no longer work in a typical office environment, but the thought of business attire no longer intimidates me.
Fields of Blue
My uniform for the cold mornings and warm afternoons has consisted of thin knits (I just bought this one by Free People) and breezy skirts. This skirt in particular has been on constant rotation, since its sheerness requires a slip underneath, a layering trick I most frequently ...read more