6/9/14

SCUBA FLARE



Photos by: Larry Wong

Top: Zara Striped Tie Shirt / Skirt: J.Crew Surf Skirt (on sale!!)  / Shoes: Nine West (old)  
 Handbag: Milly Crossbody Astor / Earrings: J.Crew (similar here)

Happy Monday! The weekend is over but it's not so bad since we've finally been getting summer weather! There's nothing more pleasing than waking up, looking outside and seeing the Bay Bridge free of a blanket of fog! This also makes styling a summer work look super simple!

For a work summer look, I think fun mix of colors, mix of match of fabric and trending prints. What's more classic than a stripped white and navy shirt?! Stripes are one of the most easy prints to pair for summer style! There are a number of directions you can go...for this look, I went with florals. And not just any floral, a floral flare scuba skirt! This skirt is everything! With the number of colors there isn't a color you can wear with it and go wrong. That's exactly why this skirt allows you to get away with wearing a neon yellow bag and red shoe. Even better, the length is slightly above your knee so it passes the "long enough to wear in the office" test! A few rules I go by with work fashions:

1) Fit: is there enough room in the outfit to allow you to walk and sit freely? Stay away from super fitted or hugging clothes. And if it is tight enough to see the lining of your body, layer with a long cardi or scarf.

2) Length: does the length of the shirt long enough to reach the top of the bottoms or skirt/dress go slightly above your knees. The test I like to do is stand straight with your arms on your side. The skirt or dress should go past the longest point your fingers reach. If it's slightly shorter, wear an opaque tight so there won't appear to be much skin showing.

3) Fabric: always take a good look at the complete look and make sure there is no transparency. If you can almost see the lining of your bra through your shirt, throw on a tank under. It's okay to wear a shear shirt as long as there's another top underneath.

4) Graphics: I sometimes like to wear tee's with trousers or even with jeans on casual Friday. I'd stay away from any racey images and offensive text. This could be an obvious one but you'd be surprised what I've seen in my office! Eeek!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day today and hope my little tips help you bring out your personality when putting together your summer work style! Enjoy the rest of your week loves!!

24 comments :

  1. Good work tip rules!(: and I LOVEEE that top,so cute and so flattering!(: I'm a little bit obsessed with those earrings as well,they're gorgeous(:
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    1. Hi Courtney! Thanks so much! I think the top is my new fav striped tee :-)

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  2. Love the stripes and florals! This look is perfection!

    Style by Joules

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    1. Thanks so much Julie! Pairing stripes and florals always adds a dose of fun!

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  3. How well you mixed those prints. Loving every thing about this outfit!
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    1. Aw, thank you Tatiana! So nice of you :-)

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  4. love your skirt
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  5. What a cute look! I love the mixing of patterns!
    Cheers
    Casually Chic by Monique
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    1. Thank you Monique! I'll check you out :-)

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  6. I love how bold this look is! The mix of prints and pops of color are so great! :D

    xox
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    1. Thanks Megan! Mixing prints for summer is a must! =-)

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  7. The skirt is beautiful
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  8. I wouldn't think about putting these prints together, but they look great! Thank you for inspiration. You have a great sense of style.
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    1. Thank you! That means a lot Olga! My job is done if I'm able to give a little inspo :-)

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  9. This is gorgeous- I love it! I really love how you paired the floral skirt with stripes. A fabulous summer outfit!!

    XO,
    Amy
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  10. I love the mix of prints here you look amaze!
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  11. such a pretty combination ....you got a beautiful face and you got legs for days !

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  12. You Looks very stylish!!!

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  13. Wowsers! Stunning look! That trumpet skirt is everything I want to rock this summer- so.dang.chic!

    Thank you for visiting my blog doll, would love to get your thoughts on my latest design!

    xo-Julie
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  14. Another one of my favorite looks. You rocked the skirt far better than the J Crew catalog model. The red shoes really seem to make the outfit.

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