conservative office style Sep 22, 2014

In Flux

All clothing c/o Reiss:  Jacket  |  Sweater  |  Pants  |  Shoes  |  Hat  |  Backpack
Polish: Essie  |  Rings: c/o Visible Interest, Gorjana

These might be the best high-waisted pants I’ve ever owned.  They’re actually full-length trousers, but today, I’m wearing them cuffed as the weather is in flux and I’m not ready for a full-fledged fall/winter get-up.  This super lightweight knit is also a great transition piece, and it’s surprising how much the subtle stitch detailing around the neckline and down the front adds.  Especially as the weather cools down, I’m also a big proponent of commuting with a hat.  Not only does it provide the mother-appeasing heat-retention factor, but it also protects your hair and keeps it in place as you brave the wind, rain and other rage-inducing elements.  And, unless you have an offensively long commute, you won’t be wearing it long enough to worry about flattening your hair or awkward forehead creases when you show up to the office.  Happy Monday!

P.S. The Brooks Brothers 25% off Friends and Family Sale ends today!  Check out my sale picks here and use code ‘FF25.’



30 Responses to In Flux

  1. SOTA SOTA says:


    You look incredible. Love everything about this outfit!

  2. Julia says:

    Such a whimsical look! Great way to cheer up everyone in the office on a Monday hah!

    Julia || Closet de Jules
    Recent Post: Workwear – Playful Yet Professional

  3. Right on point to the smallest detail. Love the texture of your coat and those pants look amazing!
    Red Reticule

  4. Ashley says:

    I love the two leopards you paired together! I would've never done that but it looks awesome!

  5. Love the print of the jacket!

  6. Sara Barnes says:

    So fun! I'd wear that jacket to death!


  7. Natali says:

    This outfit is everything!! You look flawless, super classy and chic!

  8. Gorgeous look! Those trousers are just perfect!

  9. Nina Kobi says:

    This style is adorable. and the bag is to die for.

  10. Jane E. says:

    Wow this outfit is BEAUTIFUL. I need that hat and those SHOES!

  11. Julie says:

    I'm not big on the hat, but I love the coat and the pumps!

    Style by Joules

  12. Mrs. Franzos says:

    I love how you cuffed the pants to show some ankle.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Looks good. How do you keep cuffed pants from rolling back down? Do you use tape to keep them in place?

  14. That coat is gorgeous. I have always wondered about pulling off a hat. You're inspiring me to try it…

    Also, can you PLEASE do a hair tutorial?! It always looks perfect…


  15. That bag and that coat are gorgeous! Great outfit!

  16. Orlando says:

    Classy '15! A new defenition of class! Loving the jacket!

  17. Love this high-waisted pants! You look so chic!

  18. Lauren says:

    Mary, your jacket is absolutely amazing. And you sure know how to rock a turtle neck! Great look. Love it all.

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

  19. GCM says:

    Wow this look is true perfection. Every detail is amazing!

  20. Lady Jessop says:

    The cuffed trousers are a great look! Must remember to try it sometime. I work in a casual office in a mild climate to boot so cuffed pants will work almost year round for me.

  21. Anonymous says:

    SPEC-TAC-U-LAR! Hat is a MUST! The whole thing is perfection!!! Bravo!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *