I have always believed that you can express yourself through clothing even in the most conservative environment. I work in an industry that's ultra conservative (banking) though because I live in Southern California, the dress code is a bit more relaxed than wearing a black suit everyday. This outfit is a good example of how I still have some fun with dressing though it is a pretty conservative outfit.
I start with some classic elements in this outfit:
1. Red and leopard
2. Simple blazer
3. Pencil Skirt
4. Black Heels
5. Timeless watch
My twist to the classics:
1. A leopard sweater that is sheer with a cami underneath
2. Blazer that has a subtle polka dot print which adds to pattern mixing with the sweater
3. Pencil skirt in faux leather in a not too short length
4. Black Heels with gold zippers in the heel
5. A timeless watch with an unexpected pink stripe
And viola! I have an outfit that's office ready.
Vince Camuto Animal Burnout Crewneck Sweater Same on Clearance
The Limited Polka Dot Blazer Similar
Ann Taylor Faux Leather Pencil Skirt Same
DVF Small Tote Colorblock Stud Leather Purse Similar
Ann Taylor Modern Classic Pave Necklace Same in Silver
Ann Taylor Liz Zipper Leather Heels Same
Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Lady Watch c/o Similar
J Crew Bracelet Similar
Unknown Bracelet Same Style via Etsys
Banana Republic Stackable Rings Similar
The Limited Pave Loops Ring Same on Clearance
Ann Taylor Linear Ring Same
Speaking of classic, how stunning is this Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Lady Watch! I used to wear watches all the time and got away with wearing them since having a cellphone. I guess it's been a long time ago. Daniel Wellington graciously gifted this to me and it reminded me what a great accessory a watch can be to an outfit. Watches make a perfect gift for yourself or that special someone. From now until December 31st, you get 15% of your purchase at Daniel Wellington using the discount code: holiday_midlifehappiness.
If you wear a watch, do you have several and accessorize it to your outfit?
Here's a look back at how I wore my red polka dot blazer in the summer.