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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!

A Look Back at 2012

I only started Christine In Color in October, but it seems like so much has happened already! I’m looking forward to sharing outfits with you in 2013! Here’s a look back at some of my favorite looks of 2012. Thank you for reading!

End of Year Recap

Tweed + Stripes

I don’t usually do cropped jackets because I don’t think the boxy cut or cut-off length is flattering on me. But I loved this tweed pattern, and I don’t think it’s too boxy so I went for it. I added a top with longer sleeves and torso so I wouldn’t visually appear so cut off. I kept my accessories lady-like, but the relaxed fit jeans and casual striped cotton turtleneck keep the outfit from being too stuffy. The oatmeal color in both the turtleneck and the jacket pull the look together.

How do you wear tweed?

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Turtleneck: J. Crew (old, similar here) // Blazer: J. Crew (recent sale find, similar here) // Jeans: Target // Shoes: Me Too via Marshall’s (similar here) // Bag: Kate Spade (similar) // Bracelets: J. Crew and Stella & Dot // Watch: Michael Kors

Tartan + Tweed

This might be my new favorite outfit. I wish I could wear it every day, but I think people would notice. It combines so many things I love–classic, tailored shapes with bold jewelry and fancy shoes 🙂

If you’re new to mixing prints and you’re not sure how to get your feet wet, start with classics like tartan, tweed, leather, lace, denim, etc. Leave the neon stripes with busy florals for your second try 😉

Conveniently the weather has turned colder (wasn’t I just complaining it was 80?) so I could break out my Target tartan blazer. I love the detailing of the orange underside of the collar and the striped lining (which you can’t see because of my shirt). I’ll be bringing this blazer back for a “how to wear 3 ways” series in the future! I haven’t forgotten about my pink shoes from my first post. Those will be returning for their second installment shortly.

Speaking of Target, stay tuned for my next post–great holidays finds from that wonderful store!

Blazer: Target // Chambray: J. Crew Factory (old). Similar here // Skirt: J. Crew (old). Similar here // Shoes: Zara // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Bracelets 1, 2, 3