Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Creative Closet / Pattern on the Bottom

I'm excited to be linking up today for my first Creative Closet linkup challenge! This week's theme was "Pattern on the Bottom". 


The Creative Closet
Also linking up with Trendspin.

For this prompt I decided to style an outfit that would be appropriate for work while also incorporating the fun patterned bottom. I got way too many laughs (from myself) using the mullet "business on the top, party pattern on the bottom" slogan to describe my look. 


purple floral skirt

Most of the time I feel so bored with my work wardrobe. I mean how many days a week can one wear black slacks? I push the limit. It was fun to mix in classic work staples like this button up with a trendier skirt. This skirt is from Marshalls but you can get a similar feel with this lace skirt or leather midi. 


floral skirt for work outfit

Styling a work wardrobe for a professional office atmosphere can be tough because you want to portray a "business" like persona but also be able to show off your own style and have fun with your clothes. I mean lets face it...unfortunately we spend way more time in work clothes than we do weekend or "fun outfits". Don't let yourself get stuck in a black pants/white shirt rut. Your job may be boring but your outfit doesn't have to be :) 

floral skirt for work


My rule of thumb is your work wardrobe should be 75% classic staples and 25% statement or fun pieces. As long as you balance the fun with more professional pieces you can look respectable while still showing off your style. This outfit straddles that line perfectly! 

How do you incorporate your style into your work wardrobe?






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50 comments:

  1. This skirt is fun! I can totally see how it is perfect for going out or in the office. Such a great transitional piece!

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  2. That skirt is soooo gorgeous and I love how you paired it with a classic work staple for a business look, genius!

    xo Mary-Katherine
    gold-hatted lover

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  3. I LOVE floral anything so this is right up my alley! This definitely mixes in some fun color - love it!

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  4. Cute outfit! Loving the pattern of that skirt. Beautiful!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

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  5. LOVE this outfit - this skirt and button down top combo is perfection for the office or for fun. You are gorgeous, lady!

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  6. I love seeing this styled for work! Yes fun pieces are an absolute necessity, but sometimes I can get nervous about where the fun line ends and professional line says- you're crazy!

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  7. I love this entire look. The cuff on your blouse are amazing and it's the perfect color to flow into your skirt. Just perfection!

    (Visiting from the Creative Closet link up!)

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  8. You look amazing! I love that the color scheme of this outfit is pretty monochromatic, but the pattern on the skirt makes it so beautiful and interesting. Totally classy for the office, but still a fun way to show off your style. NAILED IT!!! :)

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  9. Very cute outfit! Classic for the workplace but still with a fun pop of pattern!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  10. What a fun, classy outfit to wear to work! Fun to spice it up with a pattern. The bright colors are great as well!

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  11. I really love this skirt both the silhouette and the pattern! I really want to try to add more patterns to my wardrobe!
    ~Saprina
    www.SaprinaSay.blogspot.com

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  12. What a cute look Brittany! I am loving the bright colors and the nude heels. Are the heels comfortable?

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  13. I've been focusing on getting wardrobe staples this past year, but I'm starting to keep my eyes peeled for fun statement pieces.

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  14. I'm the same way! Have you looked into the french wardrobe concept? It's an idea that focuses on this exact issue..incorporating select "fun" pieces with staples. If you just google "french wardrobe" tons of articles will come up :)

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  15. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this look! I kind of wish I had to dress more business appropriate for work so I could rock something like this. Working in the "barn" is more of a jeans and boots look. That skirt would be perfect for bridal showers and such too though!

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  16. LOL! I think you could rock a skirt with boots, no problem! :)

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  17. I love your outfit. I Pinterest 24/7 on how to be cute without wearing the same black slacks all the time. So glad I came across your blog! ❤️

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  18. Thanks so much! Pinterest is my favorite for finding outfit inspiration too!

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  19. Super cute! Love that skirt!

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  20. Jamie WhittendaleMay 19, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    I tend to be preppy casual at work. And I ALWAYS pack/wear a sweater or long sleeves. Doesn't matter what time of the year, I'm always cold in the office.

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  21. Oh a sweater in my office is a must too! They blow the ac like crazy all year long. Thanks for reading :)

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  22. Such a pretty skirt! I love the blue on you. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  23. Lovely midi skirt, very lovely for work. Thanks for coming by my blog and for your Birthday wish and comment.

    http://garaytreasures.com">Garay Treasures

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  24. This is such a perfect work look! That skirt is marvelous!

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  25. AHH love, love, love this look and your whole blog! I am so glad you stopped by my blog last week so that I could "meet" you! Following you now <3

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    LegalLee Blonde

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  26. I love the skirt!! I wish i was confident enough to wear one but I don't think I am there.. I can do dresses no problem but skirts scare me lol

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  27. Thanks so much Jessica! I like this skirt because it's long enough to not show off too much.

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  28. It's so nice to find other lawyer bloggers--we are far and few between!

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  29. I love the mullet slogan and this totally fits the bill! I can't get enough of this skirt, it's gorgeous! So glad you linked up with us, you nailed it. I hope you'll join us again!

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  30. I will definitely be back I had so much fun with you ladies!

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  31. Perfect! I love the skirt and solid shirt pairing!

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  32. That skirt is fabulous! I'm kind of thankful that I don't work in the traditional firm environment so that I can have more fun with my outfits, but every now and then I have to break out my black slacks!haha


    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  33. Aditi Oberoi MalhotraMay 20, 2015 at 2:11 AM

    Love the skirt and how you styled it :)

    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com/

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  34. Exactly! We're not as conservative as some places but still easy to get in a rut

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  35. Thanks! It's nice to mix it up sometimes :)

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  36. Dana Brillante-PellerMay 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    I agree with your percentages of 75/25 when it comes to your wardrobe.

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  37. I love that skirt! So fun--I would definitely wear this to work!

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  38. Thanks! It's going to get lots of mileage!

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  39. That skirt is so pretty and those colors look great on you!

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  40. Thanks so much! I love when I can find a great piece for a great deal!

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  41. This outfit is SO CUTE! I love the monochromatic look for work.

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  42. I agree! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  43. As a lawyer, I feel you on the back slacks every day! Love this look!

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  44. I think the majority of black slacks sold are from women lawyers lol! Nice to change it up ever now and then

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