From Left, Earrings: Bing Bang Bow Studs ($42) Bracelet: Max & Chloe Station Bangles ($42) Bag: Michael Kors Saffiano Tote ($378) Cardigan: Jackie Cardigan ($65 some colors on sale) Dress: Tara Jarmon White Sheath ($231)
From Right, Earrings: Rebecca Minkoff Heart Stone Drops ($58) Ring: Bernini Silver Band ($100) Belt: MMM 11 Belt ($115) Bag: Coach Legacy Harper ($798) Shirt: Max Mara Alinda Blouse ($386) Pants: 1035 Stretch Wool ($188)
For the Office. I prefer to pair colored shoes with neutral separates. However, if you’d like to pair these shoes with a colored dress, may I suggest eggplant purple?
If it’s a white sheath you’re after, the eyelet trim on this under-$100 Dillard’s dress is lovely. If you’re plus-size, this piped sheath is a good choice. And if you’re petite, check out this Calvin Klein belted dress.
I added a plain navy cardigan, but you could choose pale blue or aqua. I contrasted the navy with turquoise-colored bangles, which pair nicely with the sharper edges of these fun bow earrings. I also like these mother-of-pearl and gold bow studs from Kate Spade.
Lastly, I added my favorite simple tote, the Saffiano Selma tote from Michael Kors. If you’re looking for something less expensive, this top handle satchel with strap is a nice under-$100 choice.
For the Office. I love to mix different shades of the same color. Grey is the easiest color to do this with, I think. This Max Mara blouse is a bit out of my price range, so I would probably choose this still-a-bit-pricey Theory blouse.
I’ve written about these pants before. The 1035 trouser is the only non-denim pant I own. I love them. They have an easy fit and smooth-finish fabric. My only complaint is that they’re not lined. But since J.Crew hasn’t lined a pant in ten years, there’s no use in hoping. If you’d like something less expensive, Express makes a decent pant for the money.
I decided to add a bit of teal with these art deco earrings from Rebecca Minkoff. If deco isn’t your thing, I really like these faceted teal and silver hoops for $18. And since it was tough finding a ring that wouldn’t clash with the earrings, I decided to go with a simple band.