From Left, Sunglasses: Black Ray-Ban Aviators ($140) Bracelet: Camuto Nailhead Bangle ($58) Watch: Michael Kors Chronograph ($250) Bag: Pierre Darre Satchel ($198) Coat: Forever21 Marled Trench ($48) Shirt: Proenza Striped Top ($280) Pants: Minnie Twill Pant ($90)
From Rights, Earrings: Minkoff V-Hoops ($38) Scarf: Ron Herman Hearts Scarf ($138) Bag: Camuto Leila Tote ($140) Coat: Gap Classic Trench ($128) Shirt: VS Essential Tees ($25) Jeans: Frame Denim Jeanne Skinnies ($210)
For Casual Friday. Depending on your office, this may or may not qualify as casual attire. I chose these skinny Minnie pants because I know a LOT of readers own them, and I’m always getting questions about how to wear them. However, if these are too snug for your office, you have two options:
You can replace them with a slim-fitting chino, like these ankle-length Copper Key chinos from Dillard’s. Or you can add a blazer or cardigan to cover the rear-view. In a cardigan, I would suggest black. In a jacket, a white blazer.
I love a black and white stripe shirt, but this one is a bit out of my price range. Instead, try this NYDJ Wide Stripe Tee or this Petit Bateau classic French tee. Plus-size? This half-sleeve tee from Sejour is nice.
I adore this coat, and it is such a steal at under-$50. The style is perfect for the weekends, or even over cocktail dresses for a night out.
As for the accessories, the inspiration for this look came from Pinterest. So I chose a red bag and gold jewelry. And we all know that aviators are my sunnies-style of choice, so these black ones were a no brainer.
For the Weekend. I’m still deeply in love with navy and black as a color combination, so pairing this navy trench with the black sneakers was a must. To bring it all together, I added the black and blue scarf to the mix. However, if you want one sans heart-print, try this Marc Jacobs leopard scarf or this delicate floral print from Club Monaco.
If you plan to buy the Gap trench, know that it runs a little big. I tried on the small and ended up with the XS. And if you want it to be well-fitted to your body, it’s going to need some tailoring.
Distressed jeans can be made at home or bought in a store. I found mine at Old Navy. I’m fairly happy with the fit, though the pocket placement isn’t the greatest, or maybe I just need to do a few more leg lifts after a winter spent on the couch.
Scoopneck tees are my favorite, but they can be tough to find. I ordered one of these Victoria’s Secret tees to try. If it doesn’t work out though, it’s no big deal. I still love my $15 Everlane tee.
Silver accessories were the flavor of the day. I had to have these v-shaped hoops for a casual earring with punch. As for the bag, if you’d like a silver tote for less, try this BCBG Cory Tote.