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An Unexpected Workwear Combination

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Today’s Workwear may be a little out of your comfort zone but I hope you can at least find a sliver of inspiration in it, whether it’s the combination of textures, colors or the

I love it for creatives or small business owners who can have a little more fun with their outfits. It’s an unexpected look that balances feminine and tailored pieces nicely.

Again, I’m using the Item of the Week to show how you can take a piece and weave it throughout your wardrobe. By getting in the habit of thinking about how to wear things two – three different ways, you’ll maximize your options while keeping your budget in check. 

Cable-Knit and Charmeuse

How to wear a silk skirt for FallSweater, $60 | Skirt, $80 | Heels, $180 | Bracelet, $87 | Earrings, $60 | Clutch, $45 

Midi length skirts and dresses are everywhere. They are easier to wear then you might think, the hem just has to hit you at the right spot and you have to wear heels if you are on the shorter side. 

I love the color of this charmeuse skirt by J.Crew on Net-a-Porter. The beauty of it is in how simple it is and the rich, saturated color. (Available in sizes xxs- xl). 

Chunky cable-knit not your style? An alternative is this gorgeous cashmere blend on sale at Bloomingdales , or this equally pretty option from Banana Republic

Matching the skirt to the heels does two things: (1) it creates a cohesive look, and (2) helps make it feel monochromatic. These are by Cole Haan. They are a real workhorse if you need a better professional heel that isn’t exorbitantly priced, they are comfortable and come in a ton of colors. 

Finally, easy-peasy accessories, like this slim clutch (great price if you need something new for the upcoming holidays), square studs (love these) and an airy cuff

Outfit Details 

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An Unexpected Workwear Combination

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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.

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Thursday 31st of October 2019



Wednesday 30th of October 2019

I am seeing midi length skirts everywhere too! As a 5'3" person, how long should they be to look right? Thank you!

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 30th of October 2019

Hi Michele! I good rule of thumb is to keep the length either above or below the widest part of your calf. Typically above is best. If the hem cuts across the widest part, it will cut you off at an unflattering point. Instead, raise it and show the shape of your calf, it will make you look longer and leaner ;)

Marianne Rohde

Wednesday 30th of October 2019

Beautiful !