Lucky for you, we love a good style challenge. So, we concocted not one, but three perfect outfits with a chic go-to — outfits that can take you from a staff meeting to a cocktail party to a lazy Sunday brunch. (Truth: We can't decide which we like best!) Click through for the how-to for each look, and prepare yourself to look at this sartorial standby in a whole new light.
Everyone agrees that a navy blazer is office-appropriate, right? But how about we make it office-awesome? A pretty lace A-line skirt in a coordinating hue creates the seamless appeal of a suit without the stuffy factor and a retro-chic bow blouse holds its own when you take off the jacket. A classic pump in a bright coral hue livens up an otherwise minimalist color palette, while a roomy satchel holds all your 9-to-5 essentials. So easy!
Coach Sue Pumps, $188, available at Bloomingdale's; Collette by Collette Dinnigan Floral Cotton-Lace Skirt, $245, available at Net-a-Porter; H&M Blazer, $39.95, available at H&M; Dorothy Perkins Ivory Short Sleeve Blouse, $45, available at Dorothy Perkins; Fossil Vintage Revival Frame Bag, $168, available at Fossil, Oasis Battered Hoop Earrings, $10.22, available at ASOS.
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