From work to play

Trying to balance a wardrobe is a hard thing. When you get into the professional working field, you need to find a way to locate and purchase more reasonable pieces made for work and play.

When I shop now, I always think about if this piece is versatile enough to purchase. We live in a time where fast fashion is taking over, so I think its important to be a responsible shopper. Instead of having a work wardrobe and a weekend wardrobe, I am finding pieces that can double up for both.

A great way to do that is find work clothes with colours or patterns. It’s a way to make work clothes fun but also save yourself on a Saturday night when you have “nothing to wear” out.

I love an open blazer, it is always a solid piece that can be worn so many different ways. With dress pants, this outfit could easily be work appropriate, or with a LBD you are set for a night on the town.

Another way to style this is with different types of accessories. A watch always can create a more professional look, but earrings can add some flare to it. It is all based on which look you are going for.

Lastly, the shoes. A pair of heels can give a whole different look to this outfit. I am someone who loves sneakers and when they became fashionable I praised Nike, Adidas and Fila filled closet. I rocked a pair of vans this time because I will forever be a fan of mixing in sporty pieces. My favourite thing about fashion is partnering different styles to create unique looks that work.

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