From the Left, Bracelet: Green Bangle Bracelet ($9) Handbag: J.Crew Edie Purse ($238) Shoe: Kors Glitter Patent Pump ($195) Earrings: Filigree Earrings ($35) Belt: Isabella Oliver Belt ($84) Skirt: Superfine Cotton Pencil Skirt ($98)
From the Right, Earrings: Kors Turquoise Hoops ($95) Bracelet: Wide Geometric Cuff ($12) Handbag: Tignanello Cross Body ($115) Shoes: Nine West Berhta ($79) Shirt: AE Chambray Shirt ($40) Jeans: J.Crew Toothpick Jeans ($125)
For Casual Monday. This look is one step above Casual Friday, one step below office attire. If you added a belted cardigan or a white blazer, however, you could wear it on a regular warm weather work day. I’d also choose stud earrings at switch out the purse for something more neutral.
Mixing a colored-pencil skirt with a floral blouse is a crisp and feminine look for spring. Add nude pumps to lengthen the leg line, and a bright bag for a little something extra. This outfit would also be good for a day when you had a post-work date.
For the makeup, I would resist the temptation to add more color to your face. A light blush and a neutral eye will be more than enough. And for the hair, I would wear it down and loosely waved with a bit of volume at the crown.
For a Spring Trip. As you know, I like to travel in style. Nothing irks me more than the huddled airport masses clad in sweatpants and Uggs and 2pm in the afternoon. Getting on an airplane does not mean that I have to check my sense of style and self-respect with my luggage.
Here, I paired a chambray shirt with the floral blouse to take a bit of the frilly out of the print. Then, I took it up a notch with colored denim. I actually prefer this berry color from Target ($23), but a word of advice, they run small. I usually take a juniors 7 (sz 4), but I ended up needing a juniors 9.
If you’re opposed to the color, you can wear dark wash denim with the lighter chambray shirt and still not be faux pas. Or you could switch it out for a skinny ankle trouser and wear this as a Casual Friday look.
For the hair, I would recommend up in a fun, bouncy pony tail or half up-half down. For the makeup, a berry lip stain and pale pink nails.