Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Coffee Break

Photos courtesy of Sung Shin

Blouse-Old Navy
Sweater-Ann Taylor Loft 
Pendant-John Hardy
Shoes-Taryn Rose
Sunglasses-Stella McCartney

Living near the nation's capitol means there will be lots of government workers and Hill staffers in power suits or pencil skirts which somehow translates to a sea of gray and black suits during rush hour. One can still look professional and stylish by not limiting yourself to those mundane colors. A simple way to break away from that mold is to introduce color to your outfit.

If you haven't noticed already I'm a huge fan of the color red and this skirt is no different as it's obviously been worn many times in previous posts. I know that the color red is bold but a splash of red can wake up those neutrals in your closet all through winter and beyond. It's such a chic color and an easy and inexpensive way to give your wardrobe that little jolt it needs.

Do you have any other interesting ways to dress up a work appropriate outfit?


  1. I love to add pizzazz to simple work outfits with color, scarves and interesting jewelry.
    Love your outfit and especially the red. I didn't have much in my wardrobe in that color besides a pair of jeans, but I just added a sweater and would love a red skirt and blazer. :)

  2. Oh cute!
    BTW, I love how opaque your tights are, where are they from?

  3. I love the color of the skirt...and the print peeking out on the blouse! Perfect way to be stylish and office ready...LOVE!


    ps. I'm a new follower!

  4. Love the pop of print from the blouse! The sunnies are great too.

  5. Thank you ladies!<3
    @fshnonmymind-a girl after my own heart, interesting jewelry is a weakness of mine;)
    @Rosa-I bought them last year at Filenes basement but I don't recall the brand...
    @Courtney-Hi! Welcome:)

  6. You are definitely the cutest dressed washingtonian out there :) love the entire outfit