Thursday, March 30, 2017

Elevated Separates

Many of you have been asking for more office-friendly looks so I'm sharing two outfits with you today - one that is work-ready and one that is casual & classic.  I tend to gravitate towards more polished pieces, mainly because it suits my personal style, but also because I find that when I wear them, I instantly feel put-together...even if I'm just working from home all day.   There are so many versatile styles at Nordstrom that you can wear to work & beyond. Some of my favorites include this lace pencil skirtthis floral sheath & this ruffled blouse.   Read on below to find out a few ways that I like to update my wardrobe & give it a fresh modern feel! 

1) Mix textures
Nothing instantly elevates an outfit like mixing together different textures - think tweed, silk, fringe & crochet.  This white lace top is the perfect counterpoint to a structured skirt and the contrast of these materials creates a sophisticated luxe look (even though both pieces are affordably priced!).  Other combinations to try are this striped sweater (love the detail in back!) with this scalloped skirt or this ruffled top with this mesh midi skirt.

What I'm wearing:
c/o Hinge Lace Top (wearing an XS), c/o Halogen Tweed Skirt (wearing size 2), 
c/o Halogen Amelia Sandals, c/o BP Colorblock ToteNails: Essie Lounge Lover

2) Personalize it
Getting creative with the way you style your separates injects your personality into the look & it's a great way to "make it your own".  This striped off-the-shoulder top is sure to be a spring classic & looks chic worn as is.  But, I decided to roll up the sleeves & knot it at the waist to add a little bit of flair.  I'd also wear this tucked into a denim skirt with simple sandals & a pastel neck scarf.

3) Try out trends
Adding of-the-moment footwear completes your look - don't be afraid to venture away from the classic pump & try something new.  Instead, opt for a metallic block heel (these go with everything), fringe suede sandals (so comfortable!) or a sleek neutral slide.

What I'm wearing:
c/o Halogen Off-The-Shoulder Top (wearing an XS), 
c/o Halogen Crop Pants (wearing size 2; also in pink), 
c/o BP Lula Sandalsc/o BP Colorblock Totec/o Cluse Watch
Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Lips: Trish McEvoy (Nude)

Sizing tip: I found that I needed to go down a size from what I normally wear to get a perfect fit for all of these pieces.  The good news is that almost everything here also comes in petite + they offer free shipping and returns so you can order multiple sizes if you're in between & simply send back what doesn't fit.


Thank you to Nordstrom & ShopStyle for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.


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