My friend: "I'd like to wear fashiony stuff to work, but everyone else is so casual, or the opposite - they wear traditional stuff"
Me: "Just go ahead and do your thing!"
Friend: "I don't know, I'd be the only one, it's weird."
Me: "Girl, don't let everyone else's story be yours. You could single-handedly bring everyone from basic to bad ass."
Easier said than done I know. And every office is different, so take this outfit post as an example of what COULD be done. Not what SHOULD be done. And keep in mind, I work in a creative field.
What you're looking at is a men's striped button up shirt paired with Isabel Marant printed shorts and a Zara camel blazer.
First the shirt: men's with a mix of blues, tans and a pop of red. When shopping for button ups, you should score your basics BUT start thinking about pieces with more playfulness. Check out the deets including the striped loop in the back! Fun.
SHOP STRIPED BUTTON UPS
The shorts: If you had seen these printed shorts on the rack while shopping - would you think that they're too specific to add to your wardrobe? Not versatile enough? Some pieces require a little imagination. But I've never run into a print that could be worked into my wardrobe. Truth.
Print mix: I say it all the time, if your separates are in the same color family, they can be worn together. Even risky looks like this - they work. Check out the relationship between the two!
SHOP PRINTED SHORTS
Did a sloppy tuck: tighter in the front with loose shirt in the back.
Neutral wedge kicks (i'm a producer, child - on my feet all day) BUT could have worn a simple nude pump with this look NO problemo.
Anchor: do you have a camel blazer yet? Surely you do! If you don't, please do your wardrobe the favor and grab one. This blazer has become the go to option for interviews, meetings, etc
SHOP CAMEL COLORED SNEAKS
When you have a camel blazer, you'll surprise yourself with how much you go for it over the black one!
SHOP CAMEL BLAZERS
I remind my friends who are dipping their toes into print mixing for work to - 1) stick to neutral colors with a pop of bright 2) Stick to 2 prints max 3) anchor the print with a solid blazer and shoes. Dunzo Malunzo!