conservative office style Sep 23, 2013

Pastels and Pleats

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Believe it or not, this year’s biggest coup d’etat is not characterized by challenged political systems or failed international diplomacy.  It’s about the fall fashion color palette.  

Move over Spring, your monopoly on pastel hues is officially over.  

As indicated by the Fall 2013 runways, these pale shades are huge for Fall, so you better get while the getting is good.  Today I’m featuring a panoply (yes, PANOPLY) of fall trends: crop top, monochrome, menswear-inspired pumps, pleats and pastels.

Boom.


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pastel pleated skirt crop sweater top karen walker super duper tory burch pumps fall fashion pastels pleats menswear pleated midi skirt cropped angora sweater karen walker super duper tortoise tory burch pumps heels pearl pearls gorjana the classy cubicle fashion blog for young professional women females woman girls 20s 30s 40s appropriate work wear office attire outfits professional corporate suit dos and donts crimes top ten day to night transition interview preppy office style dress for success step up lean in
pastel pleated skirt crop sweater top karen walker super duper tory burch pumps fall fashion pastels pleats menswear pleated midi skirt cropped angora sweater karen walker super duper tortoise tory burch pumps heels pearl pearls gorjana the classy cubicle fashion blog for young professional women females woman girls 20s 30s 40s appropriate work wear office attire outfits professional corporate suit dos and donts crimes top ten day to night transition interview preppy office style dress for success step up lean in
pastel pleated skirt crop sweater top karen walker super duper tory burch pumps fall fashion pastels pleats menswear pleated midi skirt cropped angora sweater karen walker super duper tortoise tory burch pumps heels pearl pearls gorjana the classy cubicle fashion blog for young professional women females woman girls 20s 30s 40s appropriate work wear office attire outfits professional corporate suit dos and donts crimes top ten day to night transition interview preppy office style dress for success step up lean in
pastel pleated skirt crop sweater top karen walker super duper tory burch pumps
pastel pleated skirt crop sweater top karen walker super duper tory burch pumps fall fashion pastels pleats menswear pleated midi skirt cropped angora sweater karen walker super duper tortoise tory burch pumps heels pearl pearls gorjana the classy cubicle fashion blog for young professional women females woman girls 20s 30s 40s appropriate work wear office attire outfits professional corporate suit dos and donts crimes top ten day to night transition interview preppy office style dress for success step up lean in
pastel pleated skirt crop sweater top karen walker super duper tory burch pumps fall fashion pastels pleats menswear pleated midi skirt cropped angora sweater karen walker super duper tortoise tory burch pumps heels pearl pearls gorjana the classy cubicle fashion blog for young professional women females woman girls 20s 30s 40s appropriate work wear office attire outfits professional corporate suit dos and donts crimes top ten day to night transition interview preppy office style dress for success step up lean in

Skirt: Corey Lynn Calter via Haute Look (similar here) | Sweater: Corey Lynn Calter via Haute Look (similar herehere, and here) | Shoes: Tory Burch (love these) | Rings: Gorjana (similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength | Necklace (similar here) | Earrings: Vintage | Polish: Essie (Berry Naughty

Photos by Jeff Thibodeau

As we saw in this post, mastering the crop trend at work is not an insurmountable challenge.  Today I’ve paired it with a high-waisted skirt, effectively creating that cropped silhouette with out risking any midriff exposure in the office.  Also, to avoid midriff exposure that could result from sitting, bending, doing lunges, or, I don’t know, the occasional arabesque at your desk (yes! rhyming!) I would recommend wearing a camisole underneath.  In case you need a refresher, read my homage to the camisole here.  Spoiler alert: the camisole may cure cancer.

Happy Monday!!


P.S. My ensemble today is thanks to HauteLook.  Whether it’s HauteLook, RueLaLa or Gilt, flash sale sites are both a blessing and a curse.  You can find incredible deals on your favorite designers, however those great finds are often not available in stores, making it difficult for me to link to the exact merchandise.  However, through the links I’ve provided above, you can recreate my look today by pairing this Asos skirt that comes in a variety of amazing colors, with one of these sweaters (herehere, and here).  


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17 Responses to Pastels and Pleats

  1. such a pretty look! I love your skirt!

  2. Anonymous says:

    These pictures are breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful! I’m obsessed with this outfit!

  3. BL Lee says:

    OMG thank you for this post! I love pastel’s and am so glad I can wear them this Fall. Also I have been battling with the Crop! I can’t wear them at work, which is where I spend most of my time. So pairing it with a high waisted skirt and cami is perfect!!
    xoxo
    Lee
    Everyday Fashion

  4. Annick says:

    Absolutely in love with the color palette in this look. Soft pinks, white and burgundy? Yes please! Absolutely stunning and love your take on the cropped sweater!

    Bold Subtlety

  5. Heidi says:

    This whole outfit is just perfect.xo Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

  6. Anna Jeffery says:

    Loving the panoply(!!) of fall trends!
    xo Anna @ http://fitnessalaanna.blogspot.ca

  7. Patrícia M. says:

    So pretty and delicate! This color is a delight and i’m craving for your skirt!

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

  8. Kaitlyn says:

    This is seriously so incredibly breathtaking and feminine. I love absolutely every aspect!

  9. So sophisticated and feminine:) And even though the colours are pastel this outfit is perfectly Fallish.
    TheCasualDress

  10. Gorgeous as always, dear! Can’t wait to see more pastel palate during fall 🙂

    xo, elle | Living in Color.

  11. Rashida says:

    So delicate & beautiful.Price please!

  12. Rashida says:

    So delicate& beautiful! Price please!

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  14. Ida Pahus says:

    Love the look and the pink color! SO beautiful and feminine!! #Wantit

    livinglifefullyalive.wordpress.com

  15. Michelle says:

    Soooooo cute and feminine….love and want that skirt. I must have it! What is your lipstick shade?

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