If you look at my Worker V posts, there is no denying:
- My office basics—trousers and skirts, especially—are black.
- I have an outfit formula. My outfit formula = my uniform.
I’ve always been up front about the fact that black is my default color, for everything. Clothes, shoes, bags, belts, technology, car interiors—pretty much everything except home decor, curiously. So it is no surprise that it’s the foundation of my wardrobe.
Shirt: Banana Republic • Cami: Ann Taylor • Belt: Ann Taylor • Skirt: BCBG
Vest (in hand): Witchery • Boots: Miss Sixty • Tights: Target • Watch: Michael Kors • Bracelets: Tory Burch
But there are other wardrobe staples (and the way I put them together) that define my look and my work uniform. I may mix things up on occasion, but mostly, this is what I revert to when it comes to office wear.
My Uniform, Take 2
This is another work ensemble, worn a week later. Nothing fancy, I admit it, but it follows my typical M.O.:
- Black base: Classic pencil skirt…I have them in several lengths and styles.
- Wide belt: Cinching even a simple button-down shirt defines the waist and is kind of unexpected. I wish more ladies cinched.
- Statement accessories: In this case, bold leather cuff(s). The belt actually counts here too.
- Texture: The studded belt adds visual texture.
- Heels: Always. Here, I opted for neutral-toned, lace-up gladiators. I’m kinda totally smitten with these shoes.
Shirt: Banana Republic • Belt: unknown • Skirt: Ann Taylor • Heels: BCBG • Watch: Michael Kors • Bracelets: Tory Burch
What are the elements of your style? Do you have a uniform? What’s your office wear formula?