You know those days at the office that feel like a crazy, messy jungle? Well, I suggest dressing quite literally for the occasion in an army jacket and camo. Show 'em you mean war. ;-) Okay maybe that's taking a bit far, but I do feel ready to take on the world (office) in this outfit!
Why this works: This outfit follows the general rule "volume on top, slim on bottom." The pencil skirt balances out the jacket in both shape and in style (jacket is masculine, skirt is feminine). The opposite also works: a skirt with volume works with a slim shirt, and masculine bottoms work well with a feminine, ruffled top!
Inspiration photo: LOFT mannequin (I snapped the photo with my phone)
Jacket: Gap, $25
Shirt: Banana Republic, $18
Belt: American Eagle, $5
Skirt: Limited, $50
Earrings: Forever 21, $8
Watch: Michael Kors, Christmas present