Monthly Archives: January 2014

conservative office style Jan 31, 2014

Get Loose

Blouse: Tibi (similar here, here, here, and here)  |  Pants: Zara (similar here, here, herehere and here)  |  Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (similar here, here and here)  |  Belt: Cole Haan (similar here)  |  Polish: Essie (Merino Cool)

 

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casual office style Jan 27, 2014

Pre-Fall Palette

Jacket: Brooks Brothers  |  Shirt: Brooks Brothers  |  Pants: Theory  |  Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here)  |  Belt: J. Crew  |  Gloves: Coach  |  Rings: Gorjana  |  Polish: Essie (Merino Cool)  |  Sunglasses: Stella McCartney (similar here)  |  Earrings: House of Harlow
Today’s color scheme was inspired by some of the amazing Pre-Fall collections, especially that of Michael Kors which you can check out here.  Happy Monday!
Photos by Kaitlin Rebesco

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creative office style Jan 24, 2014

Forest + Fur

Dress: Asos  |  Vest: ABS (old but similar here and here)  |  Shoes: Ralph Lauren  |  Polish: Essie (Merino Cool)  |  Sunglasses: Nina Ricci


Photos by Kayleigh Smith

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casual office style Jan 22, 2014

Untucked

Sweater: Topshop  |  Blouse: ADAM (similar here)  |  Pants: Theyskens’ Theory (similar herehere and here)  |  Shoes: Kate Spade (similar here and here)  |  Necklace: Pure Pearls c/o  |  Sunglasses: Nina Ricci  |  Polish: Essie (Merino Cool)
Photos by Kaitlin Rebesco

To tuck or not to tuck, that is the… ok I’ll spare you the cliché.

As pictured above, an untucked blouse offers another way to rock the crop top trend (last seen here) in a work environment where exposing your stomach is less than optimal.  The length of the shirt balances the proportions offset by the cropped silhouette, yet forces us to confront the “untucked” issue at the office.

For those of you in very formal and conservative work environments, this trend may not be on the docket for you.  However, in a lot of business casual, creative, or entirely casual professional settings, the untucked look can be a good one—if executed properly.

A couple rules of the road: (1) the shirt needs to be finished on the bottom; and (2) the visible bottom of the shirt needs to be ironed and wrinkle-free.  The point of these two guidelines?  To make your life miserable.  To ensure that the ensemble looks like a deliberate style decision rather than a sloppy mistake.  If you’re not careful, it can end up looking like the collateral damage of a doozy hangover.

(Not that I know what it’s like.  It’s… what I understand it’s like from 20/20.)

As with all ensembles, this look isn’t for every work environment, and probably is best worn on a “business as usual” day at the office rather than the day you have an important client meeting or are meeting with the CEO.  


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conservative office style Jan 17, 2014

Sunburst

Coat: Tracy Reese via Amazon  |  Pants: Theyskens’ Theory (similar here, here and here) |  Top: Jones New York  |  Shoes: Ralph Lauren  |  Earrings: House of Harlow  |  Polish: Essie (Merino Cool)


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conservative office style Jan 15, 2014

Suit + Stripes

Blazer: Tracey Reese (see additional similar blazers below)  |  Skirt: Ann Taylor c/o  |  Shirt: Gina Tricot (old but similar below)  |  Necklace: Gorjana  |  Rings: Gorjana  |  Shoes: Asos  |  Tights: DKNY  |  Scarf: knit by me ; ) (similar below)

Photos by Claire O’Boyle


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