It’s Monday, so I’m back to the office, hence I need to look a little professional.
Today I’m showing how something as simple as changing the style of your pant leg can totally change your look.
I’ve had these white jeans (on the right) for a couple years now, and while I love them, the bootleg cut seems a little dated.
I’d been putting off buying new ones thinking; ‘I already own white pants, why should I spend money on another pair?”
The picture on the left should answer that question. This slimmer cut, cropped leg is simply more stylish- and perfect for work (even in the winter)!
On top I’ve got on this cute cableknit gray turtleneck sweater that I got on sale at J Crew! If you are a regular reader, you know how much I LOVE my black turtleneck, and I have a feeling this one is going to become a new favorite as well.
For shoes I’m wearing my snakeskin heels. The snakeskin acts as a neutral, and looks great paired with the white and gray.
If I were going to be on my feet all day, there is NO WAY I’d wear these heels- but I know I’ll be sitting all day, so for the quick walk from the car to my desk, don’t they look fabulous?!
Here is a review of all my outfits for the month! Click on any of them and it will take you to the slideshow (sorry mobile users- the slide show doesn’t work on phones- you have to actually go to my site!). Thanks! 🙂
For today’s post I’m showing an outfit that I am basically copying (I like to say inspired) by something I saw somewhere… I honestly can’t remember where- I should have written it down. I love the effortless glamour of this gal on the right. She just exudes ‘cool’.
I thought, ‘well, I can do that’! I paired my Paige jeans with a plain white button down- tucked in- and added a belt. I am wearing my snakeskin heels and then to add that element of cool, I’ve got on my trench coat. Unlike the gal on the right, I am actually wearing my coat- I love how she has it draped over her shoulders- but that’s just not practical!
For the lack of a better, more catchy title I’m simply calling this post ‘purple cardigan’. On the right I’m showing blue jeans, dull shoes, a white tank and a purple cardigan. There’s nothing wrong with this outfit- but it just doesn’t do much for me. To be honest, it makes me look a little dated.
On the left I am showing a more modern version, as seen here. I have replaced my faded jeans with a pair of skinny jeans in a darker denim. I’ve put on a cream tank that has a cute frayed neckline- and I’ve replaced the purple cardigan for this more unique version. This has interesting sleeves and a very cool ribbed texture. As usual, I added a necklace that reflects the purple and threw on my snakeskin heels. Truthfully, if I weren’t going to work I’d probably just wear cute flats- but I wanted to show a dressy version!
I’ve learned that taking photos outside is great, except when I’m wearing white or cream. You can’t even see the details of this tank- the light is reflecting too much. Sorry! Since my photographer is a 10 year old- this is the best we can do! If anyone has a tip to help with this, please let me know!
Jeans: Nordstrom Rack, Tank: Ann Taylor Loft, Cardigan: Nordstrom, Belt: White House, Black Market, Necklace: Jewel Kade, Heels: DSW