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

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  • Reply RedTagChicLA August 17, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Can’t get enough of that peplum-y top and the polka dot skirt!


  • Reply Laura August 17, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Wow! What a fantastic combo! The jean jacket adds a casual touch while the skirt glams it up! Love the juxtaposition of it!

  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds August 17, 2015 at 9:21 am

    A great way to make work-wear fun! Sounds like a great weekend.

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  • Reply Kimberly Ann August 17, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I love this outfit! Pencil skirts are always a good way to go

    Kim .. Day to NIGHT!

  • Reply Winfred August 17, 2015 at 9:19 am

    You have definitely set the trend on reinventing work wear

    loving the versatility Xxx

    Go you!!

  • Reply Rachel Garay August 17, 2015 at 8:52 am

    What a fun remix. I love the added denim.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  • Reply Alyssa Thomas August 17, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I love how you mixed prints!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

  • Reply Threads for Thomas August 17, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I’m still in love with the blouse! I remember when you first wore it and loved that look, but this remix is great! Love it with the skirt and denim jacket.

  • Reply Jill August 17, 2015 at 8:20 am

    This is such an adorable look! Love the gingham and polka dots! You look so chic!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Cymone | The Block is Haute August 17, 2015 at 8:20 am

    We might have a similar style. I have this skirt too! Haven’t worn it yet but I love how you put it together here!
    xoxo, -c.

  • Reply Megan August 17, 2015 at 8:15 am

    This look is amazing! I love that adorable peplum tank and that skirt is so fun too!

  • Reply Duchess of Fashion August 17, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Loving this daring outfit, combining two prints! Love your Prada sunnies too!

  • Reply Jennifer Jayne August 17, 2015 at 7:19 am

    I love the clash of prints. I love finding ways to re-style pieces.

    Jenn |

  • Reply Red Reticule August 17, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Beautiful! I love the mix of prints and how you paired two pieces from two different seasons to create a fresh look!

    Red Reticule

  • Reply racheldinh August 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Love how you re-worked your pieces to refresh them for work! This will help the ‘new pieces’ feel a new a little longer. You look great.

  • Reply sonia de macedo August 17, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I love the polka dot and gingham pairing. The denim jacket is perfection on top of them both.


  • Reply Rachelle August 17, 2015 at 4:28 am

    you look so cute, I am loving the print mixing here.


  • Reply Zarrah Jane August 17, 2015 at 1:33 am

    I love this gingham top

    So pretty!

    I love how you styled it on 2 different ways =)

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  • Reply Natali August 17, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Oh wow!! The way how you’ve styled this outfit and matched different patterns together is wonderful!! You look amazing from head to toe. 🙂

  • Reply Bella B @ xoxoBella August 17, 2015 at 12:40 am

    That gingham top is great. I can see why you like it! I try to take summer pieces into the fall and winter (it doesn’t get too cold where I live) by adding layers. This works quite well with a lot of pieces.

    xoxoBella |

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