Worker V

Worker V: 2.8 Red Rule Breaker

More (faux) leather for the office. And in RED. Uh, I think I just broke my own rule.


About rules for office wear…the only one I stick to without fail is to wear one unexpected piece, one piece that whispers nonconformist. Like a leather shirt, a spiked bracelet, or an OTK boot with a classic silhouette. It’s how I keep my mojo in Corporate America.


Coat: Zara • Shirt: BCBGMAXAZRIA• Pants: Classiques Entier (similar)
Heels: Christian Louboutin • Necklace: Tory Burch (similar) • Bracelets: C Wonder

The Author



V is the founding editor of GRIT & GLAMOUR, a professional content developer by day, and a die-hard Southerner. When she's not writing or trolling Instagram, she's spending time with her other loves: her Aussie husband and dog Macy.

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  1. February 22, 2013 at 2:03 am — Reply

    I wear my leather skirt to the office. It became a habit actually when I realized that no one said anything. I guess the key in wearing these “non-conformist” pieces is to select something that looks like a piece that you would normally wear, like your red leather shirt above. Fab!!!

  2. Luba
    February 22, 2013 at 3:22 am — Reply

    Love your flared jeans ! Gorgeous !

    XX Luba

    White Blazer & Ombre jeans in my look today

  3. February 22, 2013 at 5:43 am — Reply

    This is the perfect work outfit. The red faux leather goes perfectly with those iconic red soles of the Louboutins!

  4. February 22, 2013 at 8:20 am — Reply

    FRESH OUT: Worker V: 2.8 Red Rule Breaker

  5. February 22, 2013 at 8:30 am — Reply

    I would like one of each, please. Who needs rule when you look that good?

  6. February 22, 2013 at 9:18 am — Reply

    I love the flash of red from the Louboutin’s and how they echo the shirt (though I was expecting the Valentino’s)!

  7. February 23, 2013 at 10:52 am — Reply

    You look fabulous as usual! Love your red leather shirt. I think it’s totally appropriate, especially styled with the grey work trousers.

  8. February 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm — Reply

    Beautiful pants!!!
    I love that cut.

  9. February 24, 2013 at 2:38 am — Reply

    Ahhh! Love the red, V! I also love how the shirt is echoed in the bottom of your Louboutins. Classic.

    I’m like you, I love to wear unexpected pieces, and in my case it’s always my shoes. I finally got a job (yay!) and in my first 2 weeks, I’ve become known as “the shoe girl”.


  10. February 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm — Reply

    I love the last shot with the flash of the red sole, that’s a really great photo.

    Rules are there to be broken, your looks is perfect for the corporate environment and the flash of red on top and on the soles gives it just enough spice to stick out from the mundane.

  11. February 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    Thank you for the lovely comments, everyone!

  12. February 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm — Reply

    I love that rule! Definitely one I am going to incorporate when I have office days.

    • February 28, 2013 at 9:21 am — Reply

      Go for it!

  13. February 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm — Reply

    Those pants are so gorgeous on you! What a refreshing change from typical work wear!

    • February 28, 2013 at 9:20 am — Reply

      Thanks, lovely!

  14. February 28, 2013 at 6:46 pm — Reply

    This is a very sharp look and I LOVE that red leather tee! Wish I could get away with something like a leather tee or skirt at work but no can do 🙁

    • March 1, 2013 at 4:07 pm — Reply

      Thanks, love! Yes, I’m lucky I don’t work in an ultraconservative office. I’d die.

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