Uniforms are my jam. I attended Catholic school for 12 years. Despite my early love of fashion, I never had any deep-seated interested in expressing my personal style during the school day. Now, with a busy family of my own, I thank the heavens every morning that my girls wear a uniform. It gets us out the door almost always on time, except when they can’t find their tights, then all the wheels fall off the wagon.
Over the years I’ve developed a uniform of my own. Long time friends and readers know my go-to is a striped shirt, sometimes I break out my chambray button down, and of course, there is my comfortable tee shirt and blazer, all paired with dark or distressed skinny jeans. When I feel like dressing up, I wear a wrap dress, and when I work with our corporate clients, I either wear a black Theory suit or a slim sheath dress. Getting dressed in the morning and packing for trips is always super easy.
Recently, I decided to add a few more separates to my work wardrobe. In thinking about what I could add that would create some much-needed variety, and still be in alignment with my classic style, I found inspiration in the above photo. A classic yet modern blouse and a pencil skirt not only work beautifully together but pair back to my existing wardrobe.
If you find yourself wearing a lot of button down cotton shirts to the office, consider swapping it out for a faux wrap blouse. It serves the same purpose but is a more updated take on a professional shirt. In this look, a classic pencil skirt is made a bit sexier with a side slit. I could get away with it for an after work event, but I would go more conservative working with corporate clients during the day. Use your best judgement.
Accessories are really simple, just an elegant pair of pearl studs, and simple, and wearable ankle strap heels. Perhaps my favorite item in the look is the python embossed monogram clutch by GiGi New York. It’s currently on sale at Saks with their friends and family event. I featured the navy but ended up ordering the pink, which is a lovely, trend-right blush, for myself.
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