Monday, September 2, 2013

Office Outfit of the Day

Faux Leather Jacket: W118 by Walter Baker
Skirt: Vanessa Bruno
Watch: Kate Spade
Bag: Burberry
Sandals: Francesco Milano

I feel like this is a back-to-school outfit.  I loved planning for that first day when I was a kid.  Since my daughter has always worn uniforms to school, she's never had the experience of putting together her first day outfit.  When she was pulling together her school supplies and picking her new backpack this year, we talked about creating your own new beginnings.  I love the fall, making New Year's resolutions, and the beginning of spring because all of those times of the year seem like an opportunity for fresh starts and auto-correcting the things in your life you might want to make a little different.  You don't have to wait for those times of the year though; you can celebrate new starts any day of the week, so why not do it with an outfit like this?  I really like the monochromatic color blocking of this outfit and how it's carried out in almost every piece.  The jacket, the skirt, and the bag all carry out the colors in a mix of fabrics and textures.  The entire outfit is made up of soft fabrics, but they have a certain edginess.  To add more edge, you could wear some booties instead of the sandals, or if you need a pump for work, go ahead and switch the shoes out.  Speaking of switching, the sleeves zip off of the jacket.  I'm always excited to find pieces that have some built in conversion factor allowing you to modify the piece and get even more ways of wearing it.