conservative office style Jan 13, 2016

Navy Maxi Coat + Nude Accessories

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COAT: Andrew Marc  |  SHIRT: J. Crew (on sale! also, love this one)  |  PANTS: Theory (old similar HERE, HERE and HERE)  |  SKINNY SCARF / CHOKER: vintage (similar HERE & HERE)  |  SHOES: Kate Spade  |  BAG: Dolce & Gabbana (also similar nude bags HERE, HERE & HERE) |  LIP: Makeup Forever (#28)

Neutrals are always great investments.  Grey slacks, navy coat, white tee, nude pumps, nude bag.  They’re safe.  You’re not going to get tired of them.  They go with everything.

But, sometimes I look at the more neutral-heavy sections of my closet and wonder, where’s the oomph?  The surprise?  The sartorial excitement?  Where’s the Lucy to my Ethel?  The Joey to my Ross?

Just before I throw my hands up and/or decide to overnight a pair of neon gauchos to my apartment to give myself the much-needed sartorial kick in the pants (pun intended?), I sometimes manage to conjure up an unlikely medley of neutral hues like the ones today that quietly surprise me.

I love the effect that these tensioned-filled pairings create: warm nudes and cool greys, navy blues and jet blacks, ivories and bright whites.  These actors that typically win in the “best supporting” category, taking center stage and hitting it out of the park by foiling and amplifying the other.

For me, the result is some sweet fashion feels that are anything but neutral.

Happy Wednesday!

P.S. Does anyone say “slacks” anymore?  Like, other than my grandmother?

P.P.S. By popular demand, I’m sharing all the details on my beauty routine here tomorrow!  See you then!

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14 Responses to Navy Maxi Coat + Nude Accessories

  1. Natali says:

    Looking so elegant and stylish! Real lady in every way! 🙂

  2. Lisa says:

    Lovely! I still say slacks (in my head) but change it to “pants” before it comes out of my mouth. I once heard some young women laughing at someone who said “slacks”. LOL

  3. Love that navy coat with the neutral tones of your outfit. Such a classy look!

  4. Liv says:

    Loving the coat. So elegant!


  5. Alice says:

    Love how you balanced the lengths in this outfit! Beautiful post.

    xo, Alice || Alice + TYPENU Co

  6. Kim says:

    I call some pants slacks and I’m 29. But I don’t wear pants called “slacks” unless I’m wearing a suit or going to a very conservative situation. Since the world is causual these days “slacks” are rarely needed.

  7. pia says:

    gorgeous outfit, love the chic elegant pants and the coat is amazing!
    Lunjasky bloglovin

  8. Flo says:

    I say slacks and feel equally tired of the effective but safe neutrals. Great pairing in this review.

    Let’s say you decided to have the neon gauchos expressed to the house… do let us know!

  9. Ashley says:

    Love this look! So classy. ♥Ash
    The Yellow Petunia

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