I'm quite pleased with the outcome of this combination. I always challenge myself to think outside the box when I'm styling outfits for each Lookbook, but I always up the ante when it's time to style looks for the office. I think this is due to the fact that so many of us can get in stuck in a rut when dressing for work, so I like to spend the extra time styling outfits that really inspire you all to try something new. Isn't it nice when you're excited to get dressed in the morning instead of dreading what to wear?
As I've mentioned before, I love getting away with a crop top at the office. The silhouette of high-waisted bottoms with a cropped top is one I will always love for its retro/chic vibes, but it's actually the comfort I feel when wearing this combination that makes it a winner to me; moveable separates so you don't have to bother with re-tucking your shirt or an additional layer of "panty lines" from having a shirt tucked in. Win, win!
Little did I know this black button-up with floral detailing was a perfect match for my satin olive pencil skirt. As soon as I put it on, everything else fell into place: pink pumps to pick up on the flowers, my pom-pom purse to reiterate the pink+black combination, and a rust coloured moto jacket instead of classic black to keep the look on the bright and funky side rather than the dark side.
$25 Costa Blanca Top (Similar) / $50 Winners Jacket (Similar) / $10 (sale) H&M Skirt (Similar) / $35 H&M Purse (Similar) / $50 (sale) Aldo Shoes (Similar)
Dressing for work doesn't have to be boring. You can start slow by adding a little pattern in your top or colour on your bottoms. You can plan a shopping trip to find a bright new mate for your favourite white blouse. You can even call me up and have me over to see how I can inject a little more fun into your work wardrobe! As long as you start somewhere, you'll style yourself out of that outfit-rut in no time.