I’m calling this a new typical work outfit because it’s not something I had ever worn together before but it makes a great typical work outfit for me! It was actually inspired by Kelly at Alterations Needed when she “deconstructed” her go-to outfit. I loved this idea of breaking an outfit down into elements. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a lot of vision when it comes to putting together an outfit. When I see something I immediate know if I’m drawn to it but often times the vision I see in my own head does not work out so well when I’m standing in front of a mirror! I appreciated Kelly breaking it down a bit so I could see why it worked and instead of copying the look exactly, figuring out which elements I had in my own closet to pull off the overall look.
This is what I came up with:
Kelly had 4 basic guidelines I was trying to follow:
1) A fun top. I don’t have too many of those so I just went with an “interesting” top with the pattern and added the bold necklace.
2) 1/2 buttoned cardigan to give an “x-shape”. I did this but the cardigan itself is a little boxy and I don’t have a really defined waist so to add further emphasis I added the belt.
3) Dark Denim. Check
4) 3/4 sleeves. Check
I also like the flower embellishment on the cardigan to add more elements of “fun” to the look 😉
So…how did I do?