Three Ways: Chic Separates

Jun 28, 2012

If you want to purchase an item from this set, refer to this morning’s post. The only item not there will be the handbags, the Ivanka Trump Crystal Satchel ($150).

While I usually wear dresses when I travel for work, I like to bring a skirt and separates to create a few more outfits.  Since most of my work trips last three or four days, I usually need two more outfits.

The outfit on the left pairs a crisp chambray shirt with sweet little dots with a bold aqua necklace and a pencil skirt.  I also chose the flats for this look, but you could easily substitute a pair of heels.  I’d also wear my collar up in the back with the corners turned down in the front, and I’d definitely tuck in the skirt.  You could add the tan belt that from the navy dress outfit if you needed something a little extra. 

This outfit is a bit more casual than the outfit on the right.  I’d wear this look on the final day of a conference, which is usually a half day.  I would also wear it if I were touring a facility in the District or attending a town hall.  It’s put together but not too dressy.

For the hair, I would wear it down or in a bouncy, lightly teased ponytail.  I’d keep the makeup natural, but add a pop of lipgloss in a bright pink or berry-red.

The outfit on the right layers the bright yellow cardi over the dotted blouse.  I added the brown belt, which I would wear over the cardigan at the natural waist, with one or two buttons on the cardigan buttoned. I added the green earrings for balance, the rings and the flesh-toned pumps to make the look a bit more dressy. 

For the hair, I would wear it up in a low, side bun.  I’d wear a sheer red lip and a hint of bronzer to make sure I didn’t fade away next to the yellow cardigan.

Three Ways

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