Happy day, reader dear!
It feels like time to revisit the Styled for Work and Play post theme! I’ve done a few of these in the past, and they are one of my favorite kind of posts. Writing them requires me to look at my clothes in a different way and stretches my style muscles. (And hopefully inspires you to do the same!) Yes, even someone who works as a stylist can get into a rut, styling the same piece in basically the same way. You know how that goes, right? The dark jeans with the white tee, dark jeans with the blue tee, dark jeans with the pink tee, ad infinitum…
I’d venture to say that’s not styling, that’s simply variations on a theme. You might argue that’s what styling is: Variations on a theme. But let’s try and stretch the variations! Sort of like you would do to get the most out of a piece you would pack with for a trip. You remember trips, right? You pack a bag and go somewhere that isn’t your home and see and do things you wouldn’t at home. Maybe even meet people? It’s one of my most favoritest (I’m making up words as I go, peeps!) things to do and I’m getting desperate. It’s probably time for another Staycation, since actual travel isn’t yet on my horizon…
Granted, my work is pretty relaxed. But then again, isn’t work attire for many of us at this point?
You could also wear this with a grey blazer belted over the top for a Pinterest-worthy style steal… (That might be on my Copycat Style Board!)
Denim, a tee, or both takes the pleated skirt from work to a more relaxed vibe. No, you’re not cleaning the garage in this outfit, but you could certainly go to brunch (Still hoping…), to the grocery store, or hang out at home. I don’t know why some people seem to feel that the only clothing worthy for hanging out at home in are the same clothes you’d clean out the garage in… If I’m relaxing at home, I don’t want to be dressed to clean out the garage; that would make me feel like I should go do it!
I’d swap the pumps in the look above for flats though… Or maybe booties! Like this…
For Party (Someday?)
This time, let’s wear a silky cami with the pleated skirt and pop on a pair of gunmetal peeptoe pumps. Yes, right now this would be a bit chilly the way it is, so a grey wrap thrown over the shoulders refers back to the pumps and the silver jewelry.
How About You?
Do you like to travel? How do you feel about a staycation? Where would you “go” on your next staycay? Where do you want to go on your next vacation? Do you feel comfortable in a skirt? Or are skirts only for dress-up in your world? (Yes, I am a Nosy Parker!) Could you see yourself wearing any of the styles above? Do tell… I love to hear from you. Ooooh! What would you like to see me Style for Work and Play next month?