Today's Everyday Fashion: Guest Post

This is a guest post while J is away. Everyone please give Lauren a warm welcome!

With the start of August comes many things: the beginning of summer’s end (tear), a new school year and, most importantly, the excitement and thrill that football season is almost upon us! Living in the South where football reigns king, you can find me at work on any given Monday or Friday proudly wearing my alma mater’s colors (go Seminoles!) either in celebration of a weekend victory or in anticipation of an upcoming game. With NFL pre-season games beginning in just a couple of weeks and college football kicking off in about a month, I thought that now would be the perfect time to demonstrate a couple of ways you can show your team spirit at the office while still maintaining a look that is professional and work-appropriate. I decided to use a few color combinations that are representative of both NFL and college teams. You can go bold by contrasting both colors on your top and bottom, or you can take the subtle route by using your team’s primary color in your accessories (outfit one). Several of these looks incorporate layers, so you can easily transition them from work to a happy hour by simply shedding the cardigan and/or swapping out the purse with a smaller clutch. How do you show your team spirit at work?

Outfit 1
Inspiration photo:
Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft, $55
Tank: Banana Republic Factory Store, $12
Skirt: Ann Taylor, $54
Belt: Target, $11
Shoes: Nine West Outlet, $39
Purse: Coach, family gift
Scarf: Old Navy, $13

Outfit 2
Inspiration photo:
Dress: Antonio Melani/Dillard’s, $64
Belt: Target, $17
Shoes: Nine West Outlet, $39
Purse: Nine West Outlet, $24
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift

Outfit 3
Inspiration photo:
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory Store, $36
Shirt: Forever 21, $14
Pants: Banana Republic Factory Store, $33
Belt: Target, $11
Shoes: Guess c/o TJ Maxx, $35
Flower Pin: Old Navy, $3