Even in the stuffiest of office environments, you can get away with a subtle touch of sparkle. Add a ladylike printed blouse, the perfect pair of black trousers, and menswear-inspired oxfords, and you've got the ultimate working-girl getup. Polish off the look with a rich burgundy tote and a pretty, neutral lip. Hello, corner office!
Mango Embellished Cardigan, $59.99, available at Mango; Dorothy Perkins Square Print Pussybow Blouse, $49, available at Dorothy Perkins; Giambattista Valli Tailored Wool Trousers, $1,030, available at Matches; Laura Geller; Madewell Camden Tote, $218, available at Madewell; Zara Patent Leather Bluchers, $89.90, available at Zara.
Friday Night Cocktails
Thought a sweet pale-pink cardigan couldn't have a sassy side? Think again. Paired with a bold orange sheath (trust — it's a great color combo IRL) and standout heels, the delicate sweater looks downright fashion-forward. Add a chunky ring and an unexpected clutch, tie it all together with a pastel belt, and you're ready for a martini (or two).
Mango Embellished Cardigan, $59.99, available at Mango; French Connection Tex Viva Fitted Dress, $168, available at French Connection; Nasty Gal Chroma Cube Box Clutch, $50, available at Nasty Gal; Forever 21 Clear Cut Ring, $3.80, available at Forever 21; Boutique 9 Justine Pointed Toe Pumps, $140, available at Bloomingdale's; J. Crew Slim Patent Belt, $39.50, available at J.Crew stores.
One thing we're constantly seeking in our sartorial pursuits? Balance — that perfect harmony of feminine and masculine, interesting and effortless, comfy and cute. And this weekend-ready look pretty much nails it, in our opinion. The cozy flannel shirt gets a dose of sweetness from the cardi, while a rugged bootie plays nicely with a city-girl-approved bucket bag. Top it off with some super-cool shades, and head out for brunch, shopping, and anything else your Saturday might hold.
Mango Embellished Cardigan, $59.99, available at Mango; H&M Flannel Shirt, $24.95, available at H&M; Lookmatic Andy Sunglasses, $95, available at Lookmatic; Frame Denim Le Garcon Boyfriend Jean, $210, available at Intermix; Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag, $875, available at Bergdorf Goodman; Sam Edelman Lucca Boot, $130, available at Piperlime.