This is the next challenge that I got from the Jane by Design crew:
Take the white shirt out of your trunk and put it on your dress form. Using accessories from your own collection (or anything else you can think of), show how you would style the shirt for a day at the office. Then, change the look entirely and show me how you would style the same shirt for a dressy cocktail party.
This was a really fun one!
I was given a plain white oxford shirt (do you have one? Every woman should. Snag an affordable one here or here) and styled it two ways:
For the Office:
A pencil skirt is a classic career silhouette, but when it's done in a bright green lace, it's untraditional and fun yet still professional. A simple black cardi, a structured bag in a black and white stripe, detailed pumps and a slim pop of leopard at the waist strike the perfect balance between polished and playful.
Paired with: Cardigan - Nordstrom (similar here) // Necklace - Gift (similar here) // Belt - Target (similar here) // Bag - Kate Spade (similar here) // Skirt - Beth Bowley via Anthropologie (similar here) // Shoes - Missoni for Target (similar here)
For the Cocktail Party:
A classic white shirt can work at a fancy party if you add glimmer, glitz and bling (and, of course, that ever-present bit of leopard).
Paired with: Top - J. Crew // Necklace - Target (similar here), Skirt - Thrifted (similar here), Belt - Target (see above) - Clutch - Kenneth Jay Lane (similar here) // Heart Pin - ban.do // Shoes - Target
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