There was a period in my life when I was wearing exclusively black outfits. Don’t take me wrong: I was not depressed or tried to hide my weight (luckily, none of it happened to me). I was just fascinated how elegant the black fabric could be. Nowadays, when my color vocabulary is much bigger and I am not afraid to experiment with different tones and textures, black color is still my favorite. I love to combine it with white and red — just like in the outfit that you see on these photos — as well as with other contrast tones.
One of the tricks that I use all the time is to match my lipstick with the color of the bag. Of course, we are not talking about blue or green bag tones — such color combination would be inappropriate in the office — but rather pink, orange, and red tones that look so refreshing and chic. My rule of thumb is to wear a monochromatic outfit with matching lipstick and the bag. Sometimes I also like to light up the look with contrast shoes. As you may see, I am wearing strictly black, white, and red in this look but I will post more photos where you can see the trick in action.
Personally, I think that a blouse tucked into a pencil skirt and some ladylike pumps are the most comfortable outfit to wear at the office. I like the fact that you can wear a nice classic skirt in many different ways by varying accessories. Many girls say the exact thing about a nice pair of trousers, but I prefer to wear skirts at work, especially in the summer
As I mentioned before (here), I never wear my red lipstick at work and stick with neutral colors in the office makeup. The pictures that you see over here have been taken after I left the office and was ready for some after work fun. Also, inspired by Emily Shuman from Cupcakes and Cashmere, I decided to put my hair in a low ponytail. But instead of keeping my hair straight, I curled my hair first and then secured with the rubber band hair elastic by Goody. For nails, I used my new favorite color of the nail polish by Essie called After School Boy Blazer.
I hope you guys had fun reading about my office outfit and look forward to hear about your 9 to 5 outfit tricks and ideas.
Top: H&M (similar here) | Skirt: similar here | Shoes: Christian Louboutin Filo Leather Red Sole Pump | Bag: similar here and here | Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure 104 | Nails: After School Boy Blazer by Essie | Photo by Vital Agibalow