Work Wear Wednesday – Work to Play Edition

10 January |

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Happy Wednesday! I received such a positive response on my work wear post from last week and I’m so excited to share another look with you today. For this week’s post, I wanted to share two ways to style a striped blouse. This blouse is perfect for work but can easily be transitioned for  after work activities too.

For work, I’ve paired this striped blouse with a black pencil skirt. I personally think that adding a black pencil skirt to your wardrobe is a must! When I was working in the corporate world, I rotated between 3 different black pencil skirts all the time. They are a work wear staple!! This one is from Express. I love the fit because it has a little stretch to it and it’s really easy to walk in. I would say the skirt runs true to size and I have on a 00. The top of the skirt is going to hit at your belly button so think about it being that high around you waist for sizing.

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Now back to the blouse. If you haven’t noticed, I am loving all things pink right now. This striped city shirt is no different! I love the pocket detail on the front. The material is a polyester/viscose blend making it silky to touch. If you are looking for versatile pieces, this blouse is great! It runs true to size. I’m wearing XS.

I have styled this blouse with a skirt for work, but then I’m also sharing it with flared jeans to show you that what looks like a work blouse, doesn’t have to be worn for solely just work.

Anther staple item from this post that would be a great purchase are my flare jeans. They are from Gap and are incredibly flattering and priced at under $100. I’m wearing my normal size in jeans (25) in these and they fit like a dream.

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I’ve added my Sam Edelman nude pumps to complete both of these looks. I cannot sing the praises of these pumps enough. They are the best shoes for work or play and I promise they will not go unused in your closet this season!

I’m going to keep my work wear posts going! I have a few requests on how to style flats for the workplace so I will be sharing those tips over the next few weeks. Thanks for stopping by!


Photos by KVC Photography

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  1. Would love some work wear with cute and comfy flats that don’t make you look dowdy. I’m a teacher, and I love fashion, but I cannot teach in heels all day . . . My feet would fall off!!

  2. Love this look with the jeans! I am 5’5″…did you buy these in the regular length? I hate when my jeans are super long 🙁

  3. Both of these looks are adorable. I’m transitioning to a job that’s a little more casual so either of these outfits would be perfect for me. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love this look! You have caused me to fall in love with pink all over again! Is that an Anne Klein watch? I have an AK watch that looks just like that. I need to get a new battery for it. Time (ha) to get it out!

    Thank w! I look forward to your daily inspiration….