Monday, 1 July 2013

What I Wore: Office Friendly

On certain days, there's nothing more challenging than picking out a head-turnin', thought provokin' ensemble. Anyone can put on a pair of pants and top, but most trendsetters do not want to be compared to everyone else. So we become sartorial savages: we feverishly re-pin, create look boards by  tearing out pages from our favorite glossies and watch just about every retro film we can get our hands on. And then one day, usually when you least expect it, you put together an outfit that you are genuinely proud of. 

"Hooray," you silently cheer to yourself, "Heads are turning! Thoughts are being provoked! Where is Bill Cunningham to photograph my latest success?" 

Alas, the fame photographer is nowhere in sight (not to mention he may not be as smitten with your outfit as you may be, but let's just ignore that tiny detail because you look awesome). Consequently, you have to resort to the next best thing: forcing someone to take a picture of you. Self-centered? Of course. However, it's important to document your favorite ensembles-- it keeps the motivation to create that stellar ensemble alive. 

Top: Topshop. Necklace: Zara. Skirt: Tibi. Flatforms: Calvin Klein.
A few days ago, I sported this very eclectic look to the office. With the help of my amazing friend Erica, I was able to take some pictures.  Honestly, the silhouette is nothing new. A button-up and a miniskirt? Groundbreaking. However, I love this outfit because the details join forces and create something that feels innovative: the two-toned flatform, the skirt's fierce print and the scarce pearls that blend into the gold collared necklace, just to name a few. Even though it's important to dress professionally at work, I think it's imperative to never sacrifice your style. Whether you add funky accessories or opt for a jacket with a subtle peplum, feeling good in what your wear to your job will instantly turn you into a power woman.

Okay... I don't have the science to back that up just yet, but stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Bill Cunningham definitely should have been there for this fashion moment! It's not self-centered at all to document a great look. I love how you made a simple button-up and miniskirt into something unique, but still office-appropriate.