Wear to Work: Ladylike Lace

Wear to Work Ladylike Lace


Key Pieces: Top, $55; Bag, $448; Outfit One: Jeans, $168; Heels, $35; Earrings, $14; Outfit Two: Pants, $41; Flats, $23; Earrings, $42

This outfit is right.up.my.alley.

So many of us work in a casual office.  Maybe you’re in tech or IT, where if you show up in anything resembling a skirt, or God forbid a blazer people wonder out loud if you’re interviewing. But just because your work buddies lean towards the über casual, doesn’t mean you have to dumb down your style.

There is a way to be casual and still humor your inner lady.  The star of this outfit is this lace top from LOFT.  It’s gorgeous. I love the neckline, the 3/4 sleeve and how it fits the body. Think of it as one step dressing; it’s a straightforward piece that only works with pants.

The two outfits are similar but give a different vibe. For the first outfit, I paired the blouse with my favorite pair of jeans by DL 1961. I cannot recommend them enough they are ridiculously comfortable.  Because they have a straight leg, they feel a little more professional than a skinny. How cute are these tartan plaid pumps? They add some personality and a wink to the season for, wait for it, $35. Thank you Old Navy.

I love both of the earrings we featured, so they are interchangeable within the looks. I’m on board anytime you can take a classic and give it a modern twist, especially with jewelry or accessories.

In the second outfit, I used the crazy popular J Crew factory pull on pant that so many of you picked up earlier this season. The lace top will sit perfectly on the top of the pants, creating a cohesive line to your body. It’s dressy, but not overdressed. To keep the look on the casual side, I used these pointed flats from Target instead of a pump.

For both looks, you want a handbag that brings out the ladylike quality. I picked this bag by Tory Burch because it’s simple, classic and feminine. It’s more for inspiration than a recommendation to go out and buy it.

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

  1. Love these pants – super comfortable- where should these pants hit on your leg?

    What shoes should you wear with these? Thanks for recommendations with the pieces you have already showcased!

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  • It doesn’t get any cuter. 8 is my favorite. ❤️

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