At every office, there’s at least one fashionista who inspires you to step up your workweek attire. Her ensembles are always on trend, put together, and Instagram-worthy. In a perfect world, I could match her style factor by purchasing endless outfits (and what a world that would be). However, financial responsibility calls. Because of this, I stopped one of our office’s best dressed to teach me how to build a work wardrobe.
mix and match staple pieces
Certain things never go out of style: solid knit tops, slip-on shoes, and trusty denim, to name a few. Here, our office fashionista rocks all of the above, putting a twist on the look with an unexpected vest. A statement lip completes her outfit, tying everything together with a touch of bold glam.
Recreate this casual Friday look with our Hannah Skinny Jeggings, Signature Studio Top, and Romeo + Juliet Couture Faux Suede Vest. Love the green? (me too!) Put a boho spin on the outfit with this It’s Our Time Green Knit Vest.
Finish either look with a pair of Skechers BOBS Wedges — comfortable kicks with a hint of height.
There are multiple ways to wear a standout piece. In fact, oftentimes I find that my go-to staples become favorites because they lend considerable versatility to my closet. Sometimes, a fresh look is as easy as seeing your existing wardrobe in a new light. Case in point, our office fashionista was spotted rocking her vest in a totally different way below.
When learning how to build a work wardrobe, getting creative is crucial. Here, she presents an alternate styling option by pairing the same vest with a dress. The Lennie Plus Size Shift Dress or Wishful Park Dress are perfect choices to snag this style. A series of layering necklaces and edgy ear jacket earrings radiate posh vibes that elevate this ensemble to the next level.
To finish your look, add a pair of summery espadrilles, like these similar Spring Step Endina wedges. By utilizing the vest in fun and fashionable ways, my style savvy colleague effortlessly transitions between various temperatures and dress codes. Now, that’s smart business sense.