Dress: Crepe Seam Shift Dress ($92)
From Left, Sunglasses: Max Studio Sunglasses ($90) Bag: Zara Office City Bag ($90)Coat: Mango Trench Coat ($80) Earrings: Tom Binns Bolt Earrings ($88) Bracelet: Tortoise Link Bracelet ($68) Belt: Sofie D’Hoore Belt ($151) Shoes: Armani Cutout Slingbacks ($570)
For the Office. While your first instinct might be to mix orange and black, but that can be a little harsh and Halloween-like Instead, choose a softer neutral like tan, grey or navy. It’s a more subtle look.
I paired this bright orange sheath with a pair of awesome navy slingbacks and a skinny brown belt (don’t want to hide that seam detail!). Yes, these shoes are pricey, but I wanted a pair that would really stand out. I also liked these ankle strap pumps, but if you want something simpler, try these $50 Jones New York pumps.
I chose a simple trench for this in-between weather we’re having. This Mango trench is a good price, but if you have a bit more to spend, this Madewell trench has some stylish details and a great cut.
As for the accessories, I adore these Tom Binns hoops. I also love this knotted pair from Giles & Brother. The cuff is substantial enough to be worn alone but not overwhelming. This solid tortoise cuff from Bauble Bar is also chic. The sunglasses are an interesting shape for aviators. I like the slightly more square frame, and you can’t beat the price. And the bag, oh the bag, such a great office tote for under-$100. It’s also 17″ long, so there’s a chance it could hold a laptop (and the working girls cheer!).
For the hair, I would wear it curly, pulled into a low ponytail with teasing at the crown and some texturizing spray. For the makeup, I would choose a pale nail color, a taupe shadow, a plum blush and a nude lip with a hint of pink.
For Casual Monday. Pulled together but relaxed was what I was going for with this look. This is the primary reason I chose an open-toe flat in a tan shade and a small cross body bag. (I also like these patent flats for under-$40.)
I wanted to pair this dress with a scarf. I was searching for something with a hint of orange but not a lot of orange. This scarf is crazy expensive, but I just fell in love with the blue color. I also like this Bindya scarf and this Jonathan Adler scarf. I added a pair of druzy earrings and a large simple ring. I also like this chain link ring and this under-$5 gold square ring.
For the hair, I would pull it up in a low, messy bun. Thank to Kate at the Small Things Blog for this tutorial. For the makeup, a slightly winged charcoal liner and a lightly shaded lip stain should do the trick.