This completely work appropriate outfit actually came together in the midst of my devising yet another otherwise scandalous look. The temperature outside was projected to reach 100 degrees, which it most certainly did. As such, I wanted to wear shorts so bad (yes, shorts to work...lol). So I started out with a dressy pair of Bermuda shorts that came to my knees. I reasoned that they were no different than a knee length skirt and I'd make it work with a good blazer, shoe and all the conservative bells and whistles I could find. However, I couldn't even get my rebellious self to do it. I came to my senses and I decided to save the shorts for a Friday or Saturday and keep my job and dignity. Lol. Despite of, I wasn't completely done with the idea of shorts which totally brought me to these cropped pants, which by the way are super old... I'd say circa 2003 or maybe older. Anyways, cropped pants are hardly the same as shorts but sort of along the same vein, yet totally work appropriate. BINGO!!! This particular pair also happen to be super fun girly because of the color, cut and light weight material. I paired them with this tie neck shirt I was dying to give a second go since I purchased it.... And this is where my rebellious side got some satisfaction. It's a tie neck shirt, yet I refused to tie the neck and it's actually a long sleeve shirt but I cuffed the sleeves instead and most importantly, it's actually a little sheer! My rebellious old me got my kicks totally off anyway!! :-) I added the grey pointy shoes to add a layer of conservativeness and stick with the muted color palette. So there you have it. Conservative (at least a little) yet super fun and not so uptight. What do you guys think? Did I finally find the balance in showing a little bit of conservative while still having a lot of fun??
Tip: Play with colors, fabrics, lengths and colors to add a little fun in your wardrobe, and don't be afraid to make a piece your own. Just because it's designed to be worn a certain way, doesn't mean you have to wear it that way. Just because a piece comes with a certain accessory (a belt or pin for instance) doesn't mean you have to wear it that way either.
|Blouse: L.K. Bennett London; Cropped Pant: Old Navy (super old); Bag: L.A.M.B.; Pumps: Nine West (old); Leather and Metal Bracelet: H&M (old); Earrings: Urban Outfitters (old); Watch: Gucci|