1. Theory Stretch Cotton Shirt ($215) // 2. Blu Bijoux Gold Collar ($34) // 3. Nadri Pave Studs ($80) // 4. J.Crew Bristol Slim Leg Pants ($168) // 5. Tommy Hilfiger Trench ($92) // 6. Wallis Platform Pump ($52) // 7. Fossil Erin Satchel ($149) // 8. Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick ($32)
One. A fitted cotton shirt is a must-have. The secret to looking great in a white shirt is tailoring. I buy one size bigger than I need and then have it cut and sewn to fit. If you’re looking for a less-expensive version, J.Crew’s Boy Shirt is a good choice. And you can’t go wrong with a Gap boyfriend-cut oxford shirt.
Two. I like the airiness of this geometric collar necklace. It would look great under a collared shirt or over a crewneck top. If you want something a bit closer to the example, try this leaf collar necklace from Blu Bijoux.
Three. I couldn’t tell exactly what these earrings looked like, but they appeared to be large and sparkly. Want something a bit less shiny? These inexpensive three-stone studs from Bonnie Jonas should do the trick.
Four. The skinny trouser is great for a casual workplace, but more conservative spaces require a wider leg opening. If you like the skinny trouser, try the J.Crew Paley pant. For the rest of us, these slim-cut Bristol trouser above is a good alternative.
Five. The original photo needed something extra, so I accessorized it with the pieces I would have chosen from my own wardrobe. A trench coat completes any outfit. If you’re looking for a reliable, quality coat in a mid-price range, try London Fog in regular & petite and plus-size.
Six. I like to keep my work heels on the lower side of 4″, both for my comfort and the conservative tastes of my colleagues. These court shoes from Wallis have a modest platform that brings them in just over 4″.
Seven. Nothing pull together a neutral outfit like a red bag. This Fossil Erin satchel is a simple, functional choice. I also like this Marc Jacobs top handle satchel. Also check out this Rebecca Minkoff tote discounted to $99.
Eight. A “nude” lip is a bit severe for me, so I like a muted rose or mauve shade. This Edward Bess lipstick is one that I lust over but can’t commit to buy. Instead, try Kate Moss’s Rimmel line in shade 08 (under-$3).