Two Ways: Ankle Strap Flats
Jul 30, 2013
From Left, Bracelets: Blu Bijoux Large Link Bracelet ($30) and Banana Republic Glamour Link Bracelet ($50) Belt: Brass Link Bracelet ($24) Bag: Padlock Leather Shopper ($150) Dress: J.Crew Half-Placket Dress ($168)
From Right, Sunglasses: Gucci Metal Aviators ($385) Ring: House of Harlow Crosshatched Ring ($60) Bag: Rachel Zoe Eve Tote ($295) Jacket: AE Vegan Moto Jacket ($100) Top: BGN Tie Neck Blouse ($149) Denim: Paige Skyline Skinny ($189)
For August. This dress and shoe combination is perfect for a casual workday in the late summer. I love the vibrant green and the mix of textures on the shoes. For the early fall, I would switch the kelly green dress out for a peacock teal or a forest green.
To jazz up this frock, I chose to layer two chain bracelets, one with blue and green resin. I like the pop of color the resin bangle brings. You could also wear a wood bangle if you’re looking for something simpler.
I also added a belt because the dress needs a little something at the waist. I like this skinny belt, but you could go for something wider like this braided Vince Camuto belt. I chose tan for this outfit, but you could also choose a grey bag and a grey belt.
For the hair, I would either wear it down or up in a bouncy ponytail placed higher on the head. For the makeup, I would choose a dark berry nail color, like Lippman Good Girls Gone Bad, and a rosy lip like Estee Lauder Pose Rose.
For October. I spotted this faux leather jacket on Jaclyn Day’s blog and thought it was a pretty cool style for an inexpensive faux-leather jacket. I also like this Kenneth Cole wide collar faux leather jacket for $110. But if you’re looking for something in real leather, I’m partial to this Helmut Lang oyster jacket.
I love the interplay between the satin, berry tie-neck blouse and the leather jacket. And how great is the banded bottom on this blouse? It is perfect for wearing over this black midi-pencil skirt from Vince Camuto. So chic.
On second look, I am not as crazy about these dark accessories. I love the slouchy Rachel Zoe tote and the crosshatch ring as a combo, but I think I would try it with a lighter gray Follie Follie bag and a labrodorite or druzy ring instead (love the flecks of purple with the blouse).
Also, I’m still on my aviators kick, but these ones are black so it’s totally different (*wink*). If you’re looking for a cheaper pair, try these under-$100 ones from Armani Exchange.