Today's Everyday Fashion: Colorful Office Look

Red coat, pencil skirt
Colorful office outfit
Colorful office outfit
Red coat, pencil skirt
Inspiration:  Ann Taylor

Inspiration: Ann Taylor


Last year, I was inspired by Reese Witherspoon to wear this top with jeans, a navy boucle jacket and the same orange heels. It was one of my favorite outfits IRL, and I'm sure I'll be repeating again. I wanted to see what else this shirt could do, so I pulled out a purple-ish pencil skirt I've had for 9 years (!), and a bright red coat. The coat and shoes don't vibe very well together, which is a common predicament in cooler weather. Without the coat, the outfit needs the orange shoes, but they are admittedly a bit much when paired with the coat. So you either bite the bullet and wear the less-cute shoes, or just say oh well with the color overload. Or, wear comfy shoes on your commute and change to heels when you arrive at the office - that's what I used to do when I lived in Boston!

Top: JCPenney, $15 (similar below)
Coat: J.Crew Factory, $58 (similar, similar, similar)
Skirt: Limited, $35 (similar below)
Shoes: Saks Off Fifth, $60 (similar, similar)
Purse: Aldo c/o Amazon, $40 (similarsimilar
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Approx. dates: Skirt is 9 years ago. Shoes are 3 years ago. Top, purse and coat are 1 year ago.

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