We’ve completed the first week of outfits for the Work Your Work Wear Challenge. If you’ve never done a challenge with me before, this is how it works. Participants get a shopping list of wardrobe basics (for this challenge, business casual basics) and ten days to get all of their pieces in place. Then every day for the next three weeks, they get a new outfit combo created from the pieces delivered to their inbox every day.
For the next three Fridays during the Work Wear Challenge, I’ll be featuring an outfit from the challenge along with some of my favorite interpretations by the participants.
This week’s easy outfit combo is perfect for a business casual environment but works just as well for lunch with friends. The key to this outfit is coordinating the colors of the blouse with the cardigan and flats. You can repeat the formula over and over again with different pieces to create completely different outfits.
Easy Outfit Formula
Cardigan + Printed Blouse + Neutral Pants + Bright Shoes
Cardigan – A colorful cardigan brightens up your office days. You can never have enough cardigans!
Floral Blouse – The colors on this floral blouse are even prettier in person. They make it perfect to transition into fall. A simple graphic pattern also works great.
Earrings – These simple statement earrings in a trellis design will be your new go-to.
Over Sized Watch – Forget the fussiness of stacks of bracelets for the office, an over sized gold watch makes a big enough impact for your every day.
Pants – A slim fitting ankle pant gives this outfit a more modern silhouette. You could also opt for a stretch trouser or pencil skirt for a dressier look.
Flats – These cute bow flats keep feet comfortable and happy all day. Or try swapping them for a bright heel to elevate the look.
Here are some of my favorite interpretations of this outfit by real members of the style challenge.
If you’d like to join us for the Work Wear Challenge, it’s not too late. Sign up now to get immediate access to the shopping list and outfits. Getting my pretty on with Fashion Friday.
Today’s blog post is a testament to my self control. Or lack thereof. I’m really not sure.
On one hand, I told myself I wasn’t going to shop the 3.1 Philip Lim for Target collection. But then I did. On the other hand, I only bought two pieces from it.
Self control? Yes and no.
There were WAY more pieces that I wanted but I managed to limit it to just two – the blouse and the tote.
[Blouse: Philip Lim for Target/Moto Zip Ankle Pants: Loft/Tote: Philip Lim for Target/Watch: Michael Kors/Sunnies: Ray Ban/Necklace: c/o Bijoux Box/Bracelet: c/o Bijoux Box/Color Block Heels: Zigi Soho]
This outfit is also what I wore for a lunch “blate” with Sheaffer on Monday. What could possibly be more appropriate to wear on a blogger date than a Target designer collab? 🙂
Avery Lane Boutique Giveaway
Although it’s not quite cool enough yet, later in the season I’ll be taking the chill off this outfit by adding this houndstooth hooded jacket from Avery Lane Boutique. It’s just the right weight and I love how the bold pattern mixes with florals. It will also look cute with colored denim and ankle boots.
[Houndstooth Jacket: Avery Lane Boutique]
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I Feel Pretty
It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!Link up your outfits or anything else that makes you feel pretty. There are just a few simple rules:
1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘) 2. Link up your pretty post. 3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link). 4. Visit other pretty peeps. That’s it! Let the fun begin. ‘);
Getting my pretty on with Tres Chic Thursday, Fashion Informant, Monday Bloom, The Pleated Poppy, Shanna, Style Sessions, Monday Mingle, Real Girl Style, Tucker Up.