Monday, October 19, 2009

Preppy Officewear

So I got this great skirt at Target last week - it definitely looks more expensive than Target ($26.99) - it's a really nice fabric and its lined - the color in this picture is a little misleading, it looks more orangey to me in the picture than it is in person, it's actually a really nice camel-brown.  Clothing from target tends to run a little big; this skirt seemed big too, so I would order a size smaller than you normally wear.  This is a great neutral that could work in many outfits in your fall and winter wardrobe with a pair of tights and heels or boots.
Paperbag Skirt in Hazelnut,, $26.99

I would pair this skirt with this preppy double-breasted navy sweater vest from J.Crew (on sale for $59.99).  The vest isn't sewn closed, so you could wear it open for a more relaxed look or button it for a more structured look.  This vest also comes in grey, which I also like, but for this outfit, I would pick the navy. 
Dream Campton Vest in Navy., $59.99

This dress shirt below is a "Fab find" on Forever 21's site, and I couldn't agree more, especially for $12.50.  The cut of the neck is a lot more flattering on women than the usually dress shirt that buttons all the way up to the neck.  Since the neck on this dress shirt comes to a V, it elongates the neck, making you look more feminine, and making you look taller!  This would look so crisp tucked into the skirt with the navy vest overtop. 
Fab Pinstriped Woven Shirt in Navy/White $12.50

In order to add some femininity to this outfit since a lot of the pieces look "menswear-ish", I really love the necklace below from Anthropologie.  The flowers add a little flare to the normal strand of pearls, and give the outfit a girly feeling.
Bonheur Necklace, Anthropologie, $58

Since it is getting cooler out, I couldn't pass up the addition of a hat with this outfit.. and when I saw this Cloche style hat (popular circa late 1920's), I had to add it to this outfit.  It is the perfect final touch.  This hat looks black in the picture, but it is navy, and would look really classic and sophisticated with the pearls and the vest.  I love the bow because it kind of blends into the hat, but up close it is a nice detail.
Ring and Peal Cloche Hat, Navy,, $48

Lastly, pair the outfit with some sheer brown tights and these shoes that I featured a few weeks ago and you've got yourself a classic and preppy outfit, with hint of old world glamour.
Nadia Shoe, Nine West, $79

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh I have been awaiting a new post and I was not dissappointed! Gorgeous outfit and I LOVE THE HAT. Oh and the vest...and the shirt. Hmm the whole thing in spectacular!