Office Outfits for the Real World

Office Outfits for the Real World Call me a stick in the mud, but I just can’t jump on board with some of the “trends” that designers are pushing this fall/winter — wide cropped trousers in winter, banana yellow jackets, androgynous looks, dominatrix-inspired leather – really? What if you are a 2nd grade teacher, or a pharmaceutical sales rep, or just a 47 year old housewife that runs the carpool? The trends that I can really understand are the ones that make sense for the season and the way real women live. Although they may look smashing on a 107-lb. 19 year old fashion model, I am simply not interested in wearing beaded corsets, oversized prints, or micro minis, especially when shopping for office outfits.

My ensemble today may not end up on a Paris runway, but I’ll bet it will look professional and very lovely in your office.

  • 3 1 Phillip Lim silk top (€97 – youheshe.com)
  • Rag Bone black blazer ($450 – barneys.com)
  • Wool pencil skirt (£75 – lkbennett.com)
  • Carvela black high heels (£230 – debenhams.com)
  • Kenneth Jay Lane chain necklace (£271 – kabiri.co.uk)
  • Alcozer J pearl ring ($225 – forzieri.com)
  • PIERRE HARDY Briefcase ($450 – thecorner.com)

Happy Monday morning!

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Susan Said… WHAT?! is your guide to a life filled with style and was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com. From fashion and accessories, to gorgeous gardens, stunning interiors and DIY projects, plus the latest ideas for parties, weddings, and events of all kinds. Susan Conforte McNeill is an author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait

PHOTOS: Used with permission; this Office Outfits collage was created via Polyvore.

DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this Office Outfits post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will be good for my readers.

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