Welcome to the second week in this series. If you remember, we are showcasing one piece and styling it different ways. To recap, the piece is a teal chiffon pull over top from Torrid. In part one of the series I showed you how to style this piece for casual wear. Today I am going to style the piece for work wear and the best part, this outfit can easily transition from office wear to dinner wear!
To make this piece fit in easily in an office, I decided to pair it with a skirt. Immediately I chose a black pencil skirt. A black pencil is absolutely a classic and easy way to go, but after looking at all of my outfits laid out, I opted to go for more color. Back in the closet went the pencil skirt! In its place, I went with this A line print skirt. This skirt is actually the Madison skirt from LulaRoe. If you don’t know what LulaRose is ask a couple friends. I am sure one of them is a member of a couple different Facebook groups.
The Madison skirt is full skirted and features hand-set box pleats and hidden pockets. Yes, I said POCKETS!! I love the print on this skirt. I don’t know about you, but I get excited when I find a skirt or dress that has pockets. The skirt has a waistband of roughly an inch and a half. This particular one is made of polyester and spandex. Like all LulaRoe products, one style can come in different colors, patterns and materials.
I opted for a solid black pair of tights to wear with the skirt. I purchased these tights a couple years ago from Lane Bryant. This particular pair has rhinestones that go up the back of the legs. I am a big fan of patterned tights. However, since the skirt has a bold pattern I didn’t want it to battle with the tights. This outfit would also be really nice for fall. Change the tights to a tan or beige color and top it off with brown boots or booties. Voila!
To accessorize this piece I again went for items in the maroon color family. I actually got the necklace and earrings the same time I purchased the top. I like to go to stores like Charming Charlies or Versona. These stores carry tons of different styles and pieces of jewelry in numerous colors. That way you can see how it looks right away. The necklace is a beaded chain with a tassel on the end. The earrings are a tear drop shape in the same color as the necklace.
I kept my makeup on the more neutral side. My go to shades are in the brown and pink family. I am a huge fan of matte lipstick! The neutral and pink shades are great for the office. If you are going to a dinner after work, you can easily switch up your makeup with either a glossy lipstick, or a brighter shade.
Well beauties, we have made it through or second round of pairing this piece. I challenge you to go through your closet, find a piece you only strictly wear for casual looks and try to pair it with an item you can wear to the office. If you don’t work in an office, try to style it for a nice dinner with some friends. Happy styling!