I issued myself a little challenge: five office looks over the next five days, using only old items from my closet. And I can't wait to share the results with you! Although... I'm exceedingly aware that "work" means such different things to different people, depending on your geography (each region of our vast nation not to mention the world have very different codes of dress!), your occupation and your specific workplace. I don't necessarily imagine a scenario where all five looks would work for any one person or office. But I did have an awful lot of fun putting them together! AND I would love to hear how each look would or would not work for your office. So, first up: a navy double-breasted blazer with a floral pencil skirt. The inspiration photo offers a great cold-weather option with boots and a coat in place of the blazer (you could even add tights). Would you wear either version? Why or why not?
Blazer: Banana Republic c/o thredUP, $48 (similar, similar, similar)
Top: H&M, $10 (similar, similar, similar)
Skirt: HSN c/o, old (similar below)
Shoes: The Fix c/o Amazon, $85
Purse: Aldo/Amazon, $40 (similar, similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe, $4 (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Skirt is 3 years ago. Top and purse are 2 years ago. Blazer and shoes are 6 months ago.