office ootd; office style; J. Crew snowcat shirt
Blazer, J. Crew; shirt, J. Crew (via consignment); pants, Banana Republic; belt, Tommy Hilfiger; shoes, Jimmy Choo (thrifted); bag, mbMJ

I’m by no means suggesting this is anywhere near as revolutionary or iconic as Dior’s New Look. Au contraire: it’s traditional and unremarkable. But, I think it shows my commitment to adulting my work wardrobe. And the fact that I am, on occasion, capable of restraint. Also, I didn’t hate this outfit; in fact, I thought it was positively cute. But, like, grown-up cute. I allowed myself one print, and because the print was black-and-white, I threw in a hint of colour. I’ve learned my lesson trying to pair accessories with this shirt (answer: don’t), so I kept everything else simple. And then went and flooffed up my hair, because my restraint has limits, y’all.

office ootd; office style; J. Crew snowcat shirt

I loved how the three layers looked this morning. (My camel coat makes everything look classy, though.) Maybe there is something in minimalism after all.


office ootd; office style; J. Crew snowcat shirt
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6 Comments on The New Look

  1. love everything about this. i feel like THIS is how you do you in your job. there’s a print, but it takes a backseat to your professionalism and talent. your hair looks fantastic, as do your nails. also really into the neutral palette in the detail gram!

    xo nicole

  2. Looks good! Love the classic combo of red, white, and black – but modernized with the print and cropped pants. It’s classic with a twist!