I love being inspired by my clients. I spent time in a new client's closet a few weeks back, and we focused on the versatility of specific pieces in her wardrobe. We took items she normally wears during off-duty hours, and I showed her how to wear them to work. A different jacket here, a change of shoes there, and presto! These styles were now office-appropriate.
Versatility is key in any modern wardrobe. You can ignore any outdated classifications of 'workwear' and 'weekend-only' clothes, and instead think about how you can wear work styles on the weekend, and how you can wear weekend styles at work. With this client, I showed her how to wear her 'summer Saturday' red dress, her 'date night' animal print skirt, and her 'lazy Sunday' drapey pants anytime of the week.
RED DRESS: WEEKEND
A sleeveless knit dress is a wardrobe staple, and - depending on the weight of the knit - it works almost year-round. It's all about what you wear it with and the layers you choose. For late summer weekends - pair your red dress with slip-on sneakers, a printed bag, and a white denim jacket for when the evenings turn chilly.
RED DRESS: AT WORK
Take your amazingly versatile dress to work and no one will know you wore it all weekend. A more serious (but still casual) jacket is destined for a relaxed office dress code. Earth-toned accessories and a stunning pendant complete the look.
ANIMAL PRINT SKIRT: WEEKEND
An attention-getting skirt is a go-to for date night. All this one needs is a simple cami, your favorite fitted leather jacket and some killer heels. A cheeky clutch shows that you're not all about the sex appeal, and detailed earrings bring attention back up to your face.
ANIMAL PRINT SKIRT: AT WORK
Yes, you can wear a skirt like this to work - just tone down everything else. A color blocked cropped sweater balances the all-over animal print, and subtler accessories support the 'I'm here to work and I can look great doing it' vibe.
DRAPEY PANTS: WEEKEND
Lazy Sundays were made for relaxed pants, and a tight color palette makes getting dressed a snap. Metallic accessories and a neutral striped T and cardigan are weekend workhorses - they'll go with almost any color.
DRAPEY PANTS: AT WORK
If you didn't think you could take pants this drapey to the office - think again. What makes them work is a structured jacket (and a not-too-conservative work environment).