Category Archives: Work Wear Wednesday
//The little blue dress can be just as classic and look just as effortless as its more well-known counterpart. I love this dress and it’s figure flattering without being inappropriate for the workplace. For those of you who work in more conservative work environments, play up darker colors with elegant silver jewelry. I’m wearing two Traci Lynn pieces that can take you from the office to the happy hour spot with ease!
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Dress//Express; Shoes//Christian Siriano for Payless; Necklace ($36) & Watch ($38)//Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
//Animal print is SO in this fall. It’s everywhere you turn and I’m happy to join in on the trend. And it’s one that has made a comeback because I definitely wore an animal print dress for my 21st birthday and it was big that fall season as well!
Sidenote: Check out my article I wrote for Fashionably Houston recapping the finale night of runway shows for Fashion Houston! Click HERE.
//I purchased this dress a few months back and wore it without a sweater to an event, and decided to pair it with a bright cardigan and wear it to work. I purchased the cardigan at Express on the way to an event (ok…bingo at my grandma’s church!) because I always tend to get cold when indoors. I have plenty of black and white sweaters, and now I’m trying to get some more color ones in my closet. (Building My Wardrobe!)
Cardigan//Express; Dress//Dillard’s; Shoes//Bandolino; Purse//Brahmin; Necklace//Macy’s; Belt//Forever 21
//Here is a look for those of you in more “fashion conscious” or laid back work environments. The blouse, skirt, and purse are thrift finds, paired with fab black and blue two-toned Steve Madden Luxe pumps. I’ve worn these shoes to work before and it’s not bad if you’re at a desk for most of the day! 🙂
//Here is my own work wear look. I’ll show some that I’ve worn in the past and others that I’ve put together for inspiration. And I will try and show a range of looks for various work environments. Enjoy!
*Disclaimer – This look was not worn to a courthouse. Darker and neutral colors are more appropriate for that environment. 🙂
//Here is part 2 of the Work Wear Wednesday. You can check out the original post here.
This post focuses on work wear pants and blazers. Both of which are options that many modern day women love to wear daily. As I stated in the last post, some work environments are more conservative than others. So make sure you know whether or not it’s appropriate for you to wear pants/slacks. Here are a few tidbits to keep in mind when wearing pants and/or blazers:
- Fit is everything. – Nothing looks worse than ill-fitting clothes. A blazer that is too big on your frame and pants that are either too long, tight, or short will only bring unwanted attention to your outfit. And at the workplace, that is the last thing you want. Invest in a good tailor and make sure your pants and blazers fit properly. When I go shopping, I either have to buy petite pants (shout out to Express and others who carry those styles) or regular length and wear heels. Know your shape and work it out!
- Know which prints are work appropriate for large pieces. – A houndstooth blazer is a classic look, and should work well in most work environments. A cheetah print blazer…not so sure! However, cheetah print pumps or a purse may be just fine. Therefore, the prints that work for accessories, may not be ideal for your main outfit pieces. If there is a print that you are unsure about, see if it comes in black and white. Taking the color away from some prints will tone it down, while still showing your style.
- Mix and match. – If you buy a pantsuit, you don’t always need to wear the jacket and pants together! Take the blazer, pair it with a different bottom, and do the same for the pants. This works if you see a pantsuit that may be too much going on together (read=plaid suit), but separately each piece has promise. This also gets more wear out of your outfits, and in this economy…that’s always a plus!
Check out my Polyvore looks for ideas and inspiration.
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