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New Series! Workin’ It Wednesday: A Nautical Approach

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Anything goes for a regular day at my office, but my job often requires me to dress business or business casual. I got great feedback from my recent post about making business attire not so boring, so I’ve decided to make a regular column on incorporating color, patterns, textures, and jewelry into a business professional wardrobe. I think these outfits can get you through most work scenarios, but would also work well for brunch with family, wedding/baby showers, church, or any other day when you want to step it up a notch. Look forward to frequent “Workin’ It Wednesday” features! 🙂

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The navy striped top and azure blue blazer gave this look a nautical feel, but the tweed and nude pumps anchored it (pun intended!). I splashed in color with my pink bag and orange bracelet. You could make this more neutral with a brown or black bag, a solid-colored blouse, or pearls. Or if you wanted to make it bolder, you could add a leopard print shoe and more bracelets! Depending on where I was going or who I was going to meet, I would make those types of adjustments. But the underlying concept–tweed, stripes, and a colorful blazer–is just as work appropriate as a black pencil skirt and button down shirt, but a lot more fun 🙂

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Blazer: J. Crew (similar, last seen here) // Top: J. Crew (old, similar) // Skirt: J. Crew (old, last seen here) // Shoes: Cole Haan (old, similar) // Necklace: Stella & Dot (on sale!) // Bracelet: JewelMint // Bag: Longchamp (pink no longer available)

I also threw on this scarf to play up the pink and orange since it was quite chilly this morning!

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4 responses »

  1. Great look!! I love anything that is nautical inspired! Your skirt is so great!
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  2. I have the same exact Cole Haan nude heels. LOVE THEM and love the outfit. The pink bag is fun and love the cobalt blue jacket

    Not Going Out Like That

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  3. Agreed, color is totally fun at work! Love your pairing here 🙂

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  4. Love this for work! I have a grey skirt similar to this, but I wasn’t sure what to wear with it! Thanks!

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