They say the only thing that stays constant is change. Metamorphosis. Rebirth. Stepping out to new grounds & bidding adieu to what you’ve grappled with that’s no longer existent.
Very much like seasonal trends popularized by runway shows from Paris to New York, we are perpetually introduced to new, avant-garde designs that push the boundaries of haute couture. Alexander Wang’s silk windbreakers with jacquards of mountain scenes at the hem? Not your average cover-up. Burberry Prorsum’s sheer organdy wrap? A touch of frilly joie de vivre minus an extravagant wedding to go with a designer look.
Though sporting a $1500 color block check poncho like Cara Delevingne and Olivia Palermo during Fashion Week created a legion of budget-friendly options that followed suit, it was a style that (despite its delicate texture and jacquard-woven design) was fashion-forward for the runway but not befitting for daily wear. For those working in the corporate realm, our choice of clothing oftentimes resonate with a constant scheme — cotton pants, A-line skirts, crisp button down shirts, etc. Checkered prints, maybe. Lambswool and cashmere blend, not quite so. So what are some fashion-cordial items that you can add to your 9 to 5 attires without handing over 4-digit greenbacks?
1.) Printed pants: Whether it’d be baroque, floral, or any remnant of artistic bearings, printed pants are great paired with monochromatic shirts in your closet. Feeling a bit festive? Then play up a snippet of color blocking with a top that picks up a color on your lower half. Voila, your outfit’s bound to be a conversation-starter at the water fountain!
2.) Bright pumps: All black and white and no play? Even spreadsheets have filters that allow you to highlight certain cell values pink (or any bright color of your choice). Brighten up your neutral palette with some sole support in cherry, fuchsia, and coral. Burgundy and suede would be a great option for more conservative playgrounds..I mean offices..
3.) Fitted blazer: Defined shoulders, cinched waist, lean stature. Need I say more? A fitted blazer would add a chic, contemporary edge to floral ensembles and a polish look to a basic T and jeans. Accent with bold accessories like a gold menswear watch and high-heeled leather mules. Take it from the je ne sais quoi quality of French women – less is more, and it’s all about that well-fitted tailored look 🙂
Xoxo~ Lena 🙂
Top: Francesca’s// Blazer: H&M// Pants: Francesca’s// Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs// Shades: Prada// Shoes: Ivanka Trump