Career Style: An Outfit for Daylight Savings Monday

Mar 12, 2018

I hate daylight savings time.  Spring forward, fall back.  Translation, we’re hear to steal an hour of your weekend, and we are not the least bit sorry about it.  And before you know it, it’s Monday and you have to get dressed for work as if you’re not exhausted.

How can one hour make such a huge difference?  Here’s an outfit for the Monday that came too soon.

Jacket T Tahari Blazer ($105) // Blouse BR Clip-Dot Tank ($68) // Pants T Tahari Marlena Pant ($78) // Sunglasses Quay My Girl Sunnies ($55) // Watch Timex Chrono Mesh Watch ($119)  // Bracelet Gorjana Cersi Cuff ($31) // Bag Furla Magnolia Satchel ($425)

White blazers are kind of my signature.  A basic one like this Tahari has a place in any wardrobe.  For something different, try this double-breasted M&S blazer.  Plus-size or Petite?  Try this Talbot’s blazer.

The photo isn’t tremendously clear, but this Banana Republic blouse has the loveliest dotted print on it.  It’s an updated basic that’s just the right amount of extra.  Looking for something with sleeves? Try this wrapped panel t-shirt or this Cuyana silk tee.

Pair these white separates with a simple black trouser.  Looking for something under-$50?  Talbot’s has their Chatham pant on deep discount.

The accessories are simple but with punch.  Pair a shapely pair of cat-eye sunglasses with sleek gold accessories for that cool-girl look.  Then, eschew basic black for a sleek taupe satchel.  If this Furla bag is a bit pricey, try this Steve Madden satchel or this Vince Camuto satchel with a unique shape.

For the hair and makeup, I’m keeping it simple.  Since daylight savings stole my sleep cycle from me, I’ll need good concealer.  I’ll add my new favorite lipstick in Pillow Talk.  And for the hair, it’s probably dry shampoo and a Beachwaver on day old hair.

Sounds like a hell of a Monday.

{image from Fashion Jackson found here; featured image here; this post contains affiliate links that earn commission for the author}

Style, Work

share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Oh I love this outfit! I have a white jewel-neck blazer I’ve been wearing a lot, now just need to find a white top that doesn’t make me sweaty! For my casual startup office, I’d wear the top items with black jeans and ankle boots. My go-to handbag is light grey, and I think it will go nicely!

  2. Diane says:

    Bought both the blazer and the top on Monday, received them yesterday. Outfit looks great, but be warned that the top is see-your-belly-button-through-the-shirt sheer and will require a cami. And despite the descriptions of both on the vendors’ websites as “white,” they are both somewhat off-white. But, I can recommend it!

Join The List

Stay up to date on the latest from Capitol Hill Style!

sUBSCRIBE

Anniversary Sale 2024: The Best of What’s Left

After a week of looting and pillaging by cardholders, influencers, and frequent shoppers, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally open to the public. Here are the best pieces chosen from the remaining selection.

11

READ MORE 

Recent Posts

The Range: A Saturday Night Look

Sometimes you just need an outfit that works as is. No hunting the closet for pieces that match. No wondering if the proportions of this skirt are right with that top. Here is an outfit that is great for a girls’ night out, a conference dinner, or a casual date.

2

READ MORE 

How to Survive the Blistering Heat

We had a wet spring, followed by a mild May and June. So I was not at all prepared for the triple digit heat that hit the Pacific Northwest like a freight train this week. Instead, I just feel lucky that we had any nice weather at all. But existing when it’s this hot is […]

14

READ MORE 

VIEW ALL POSTS

Features, Top Posts | July 15, 2024

Anniversary Sale 2024: The Best of What’s Left

After a week of looting and pillaging by cardholders, influencers, and frequent shoppers, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally open to the public. Here are the best pieces chosen from the remaining selection.

11

READ MORE 

Features, Posts, The Range | July 12, 2024

The Range: A Saturday Night Look

Sometimes you just need an outfit that works as is. No hunting the closet for pieces that match. No wondering if the proportions of this skirt are right with that top. Here is an outfit that is great for a girls’ night out, a conference dinner, or a casual date.

2

READ MORE 

After Hours, Posts, Style | July 11, 2024

How to Survive the Blistering Heat

We had a wet spring, followed by a mild May and June. So I was not at all prepared for the triple digit heat that hit the Pacific Northwest like a freight train this week. Instead, I just feel lucky that we had any nice weather at all. But existing when it’s this hot is […]

14

READ MORE 

Posts, Style | July 11, 2024

My Picks from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

Buckle up, ladies. It’s that time of year — the Anniversary Sale is here. Soon your inbox and your social feeds will be awash with influencer posts about Nordstrom’s once-a-year sale extravaganza. But, you know my rule: one post today, one post when the sale opens to the public.

9

READ MORE 

RECENT POSTS

©2023 CAPITOL HILL STYLE | SITE BY LEIGH THE STUDIO