Wardrobe Q&A: Basic to Bold Work Wear

Basic to Bold Work Wear with Separates
Stella McCartney dress / Yves Saint Laurent yves saint-laurent pumps / Zara blazer / Beautiful People Tropical Slacks / Kenzo pleated high waisted skirt / Tassel Flat shoes / Iris & Ink bow neck blouse / Frye boots  /  Balmain  blazer/ Lula tailored Pencil skirt / Charlotte Olympia high heel shoes /  TIBI short dress / Zara high heel shoes
 
It’s so easy to throw on a 2 piece suit. It’s also very boring. While the design and cut of women’s traditional power pieces have become more form fitting and “interesting.” Here are three ways for turning your traditional work wardrobe everyday style:

 

1. Separates – rather than buying a suit jacket and pants that only go together, invest in pieces that go with more than one other piece in your wardrobe – a blouse that can go with pants and a skirt, and a blazer that can go over a dress or a skirt, for example.

2. Mix basic and bold – Unless you work for a fashion magazine, you should still want to maintain a level of conservatism. Therefore, I suggest pairing traditional work pieces with less traditional ones.

3. The real secret is in the shoes – Even on those days when you just don’t have the time or energy to mix and match, a traditional suit paired with quirky pair of shoes, socks, or tights can spice things up.

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4 Responses to Wardrobe Q&A: Basic to Bold Work Wear

  1. Mezzerli says:

    Love the boots!!!

  2. KG says:

    You can’t go wrong with Zara shoes!!
    Haute!!

  3. Great post, Lauren! Really well done! I love these pieces too–I NEVER wear suits to work.

    • Lauren says:

      Thank you so much, Krystal! I have and wear more than I would like to admit…they’re just so easy!! Once I realized how boring I was being, I started buying separates, and I notice a lot of other girls around my job doing the same.

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