Dressing up for a design office can be interpreted in many ways. I like to dress like a lady sometimes; put on a skirt and a feminine blouse. Although when a coworker commented that I look like a “sexy secretary”, that’s the last thing I want to be identify as. Not like there’s anything wrong with it, but I want to look original and have my own flair. To be fair, she didn’t see that I had a chunky boyfriend cardigan on, as I had set it on a chair. Well, here’s my complete outfit! I would probably call this look the “The Unconventional Lady”
Feminine blouses are back on the Fall 2016 runway again. I’ve had mine from Marc by Marc Jacob for few years. I’m glad I kept it, as the style is relevant again. It’s made in beautiful silk with a polka dot print. Last year I had wanted to purchase a leather pleated skirt, but it was way out of my budget. I found an alternative to leather, from Topshop made in high quality faux leather. From afar, you can’t tell that it’s faux leather and it was fraction of the cost than real leather. My third piece, as the industry calls it, is a cashmere slouchy boyfriend cardigan from Nordstrom Signature x Caroline Issa, a collaboration with Nordstrom. With this piece, it changes the “lady” look completely by giving it a relax casualness to the outfit. A bit less stereotypical office lady wear, for lack of better words.
Accessories are my way favorite way to complete the outfit. I have on mesh booties from Phillip Lim, I purchased on a luxury consignment website RealReal. It’s a great way to shop if you’re looking for designer pieces at a discounted price. As for the Dior Tribales earrings, my husband bought me these for our 8th year wedding anniversary. Doesn’t it look like a number 8? It’s simple design and modern shape makes easy to dress up any outfit. I wear it every chance I get!
Tip: Breaking the norm is key to having your own style. Make it your own.
I’d like to hear how you like to style your own outfits. Please leave me comments below.
Photo credit: Instagram Coworker Eunice