Reinvent Your Workwear

August 17, 2015

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. We really enjoyed spending some quality time with my family on my parents’ farm. I shared a snap on Instagram if you follow me there. Lots of fishing, playing with my adorable niece and nephew, eating my mom’s amazing food, and generally having a good time. It’s fun to trade my heels in for boots occasionally.

Today’s look is a totally recycled one. I love this gingham top. You last saw it here styled for a date night look. It’s one of my favorite pieces, but I’ll be honest, it feels a little one dimensional. I really wanted to get some additional wear out of it before the summer season closed, so I challenged myself to come up with another, more wearable outfit. Since work is where I spend most of my time, I added it to one of my all-time favorite pencil skirts and topped it with a jean jacket to make it office appropriate. I try to get creative with my workwear because it’s easy for it to get boring. It made me realize it’s easy to reinvent your workwear by styling a nontraditional work piece with more classic workwear for a polished and professional but non-stuffy look. How do you restyle pieces to make totally different looks or reinvent your workwear?

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Shoes: Gianni Bini // Skirt: J.Crew (similar below) // Top: Zara (similar below) // Jean Jacket: Gap Outlet (almost exact) // Sunglasses: Prada via Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program – use code STRAIGHTASTYLE for your first month FREE

Pieces Previously Seen

gingham top, zara black culottes, pink heelsOTK Boots, bow shirt, polka dot pencil skirt 1

Linking Up With: Michelle & AnaJenna & Carylee / Lauren / Molly & Carly / Rhea / Whitney / Rachelle & Charnele / Laura / Jess / Kileen & SandyErin & Laura / Elizabeth / Pumps & Push Ups / Rachel/ GraceLindsey / Liz / Alice / Danielle / Sydney / Tara / Jill & Carrie / Lauren / Jacqueline & Elle / JoLynne / Rachel / Dawn Lucy / Heather / Christine // Adri & Jessica – As always, see a full listing here.

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  • Reply Jessica C August 26, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Love love love these outfits!!! TOta trend setter workwears… I am so obsessing over your blog now as this is exactly the topic I blog about – office outfits. I am becoming a follower I already know!


  • Reply Happinessatmidlife August 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I love both pieces and together it looks fab!!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


  • Reply Ana Luiza August 21, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Love all the pieces of this look! That shirt is amazing and I love how you mixed up the patterns.Thanks for linking up with up on Start The Week Stylish!
    xo – Ana Luiza
    The Northwest Blonde

  • Reply jess August 21, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I love both looks, espeially the skirt and gingham top! Such a great mix, and the look is so flattering!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday

    jess xx

  • Reply Robin G. August 20, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I love how you mixed the patterns! I’m always so nervous to do so, but you made it look incredible! You are absolutely gorgeous!

    Penn&Quill || Robin

  • Reply Jeans and a Teacup August 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Super cute! I would have never thought to pair those two pieces together but it works!


    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom August 20, 2015 at 11:27 am

    That chambray top works so well with the polka dot skirt. I love how you share previously seen pieces and you look so different with darker hair!


  • Reply Anna D Kart August 20, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Love your fearless mix of textures and prints!

    Happy Medley

  • Reply Jecelle August 19, 2015 at 11:10 pm


  • Reply Paulina August 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Obsessed with that cute little gingham top!!!


  • Reply Lindsey August 19, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    so cute! I love this eclectic mix!

    Thrift & Shout

  • Reply rachael August 19, 2015 at 10:27 am

    love this and totally agree!! I love how you styled your gingham top! I recently wrote a post on how to wear “dressy” stuff to the office by adding some more professional looking pieces to tone down the look. I’d love it if you’d check it out!! Thank you!

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