My first attempt at wearing co-ordinates and I am ready to make the confession that " I am guilty of committing the sartorial crime of not trying this trend before, a trend that has been everywhere and me alone never cared to give it a shot " .............sigh !!!
But thanks to my stylish readers for the eye-opening recommendation, which completely changed my perspective about co-ordinating sets. Had it not been for your advice, I would have never tried this matchy-matchy look. Saying that " I am in love with this matching top and bottom trend " would be an understatement. Come on: what's not to like about this trend ???? : It is easy-peasy, throw-on and be ready-in-seconds kind of outfit. It definitely takes the brainstorming element out.
For the starters, I chose a simple set from Banana Republic ( both on sale now ). Actually, they were available as separates, but owing to their cutout pattern, I could make them work as co-ords. With so many possibilities of skirt, shorts, minis and trouser combos, it was a safe bet on my part to choose something simple and summery. I could have tried a printed version in a more playful combo, but this look doesn't disappoint at all. So if you are in doubt, go with white or may be black co-ords. When a lil adventurous, try prints and patterns, I am telling you, this trend will not fail you.
Since I have never worked in a corporate environment, picking out office-appropriate outfits, has never been my field of interest. Not that it would be difficult, but if asked to recreate looks appropriate for work: I know I will come up with something but that something will definitely reflect the fashionably-forward state of my mind.
Inadvertent that this look today, could work for some offices, I wore this outfit for an impromptu photo-shoot. But when my friend commented on how great this look would be for work, I knew right away that this look was my second of the three office-looks that my follower had requested for. Just a reminder: the first of the three looks was thisone.
Now coming back to the outfit: every office has it's own dress code, and this one might ethically make you blend in or just throw you off as a loud dresser. If the bolder colors are a hitch, then tone it down to more neutrals like grey, brown and blue. Go monochromatic with your clothing, and if you wish to stay ahead of the game, wear a stretch belt over your jacket. Not only will this show-off your tiny waist, but will give you that sense of edginess and cool at work, without being too obnoxious. Choose the width of the belt carefully though. Finish off the look with some pumps, dainty accessories and a chic leather tote and you are good to go.
If your work environment allows for bolder colors, then pick a brighter color and pair it with a muted color. For instance: I chose a brighter bottom and paired it with a neutral top: you could do the same or go with a brighter top and neutral bottom, either way works. Again the belt is optional and the necklace can be replaced with a silk scarf. For that edgy vibe, choose printed pumps and a classy bag and voila!!!