From Left, Sunglasses: Kate Spade Tortoise Sunnies ($158) Ring: KORS Slice Ring ($95) Bracelet: 3-Row Beaded Bracelet ($71) Handbag: Malababa Medium Bag ($325) Shoes: Cole Haan Ballet Flat ($198) Dress: Tara Jarmon Sheath ($330)
From Right, Earrings: Lucky Brand Hoops ($25) Bracelet: VC Textured Bangle ($58) Bag: Brahmin Hobo ($295) Shoes: J.CREW Miri Pump ($198) Jacket: Wallis White Jacket ($78) Top: Contrast Shell Top ($59) Skirt: Reiss Pencil Skirt ($160)
For Casual Monday. A simple sheath, structured flats and a scarf is an outfit for not-too-casual spring days. And if you’re not sure how busy your day will be, you can bring a navy blazer just in case.
I chose this white Tara Jarmon dress for the crisp fabric and the clean, structured shape. If you need something less expensive, this $139 Ralph Lauren dress is a great substitute. Petite? Try this Banana Republic dress. Plus size? I like this Tahari ASL sheath with the split neckline.
The accessories help bring in some color and make the look professional. I love the look of turquoise and gold with the pinky-coral color of the scarf, so I chose this bracelet. (I also found this inexpensive alternative.) I added a sleek bag (I also like this messenger satchel) and some open-toe ballet flats.
For the Office. Wearing black in warm weather months can be tricky. Here, I paired a black pencil with a printed top in a summery shade of pink and a white blazer. It lightens up the skirt a bit.
I like the shape of this white blazer. The lapel is the good width, and I always like a one-button blazer. Need a petite option? Try this Halogen blazer. Plus size? Give this Jones of New York blazer a look.
As for the accessories, these open-work hoops are versatile and adorable. A bit boho, a bit chic. And I chose this bangle for the light color and the textured material. If you’d like something a bit sleeker, try this woven cuff or this hammered silver cuff from Nest.
Let’s talk about these shoes for a moment. They’re a great height, but they have no foot bed padding. So if you want to buy them, I recommend it, but don’t forget the insole.