Casual Work Attire

I’ve always worked in fields that didn’t have strict dress codes.  Of course, my preferred uniform would probably comprise a form-fitting sheath dress.  But, on occasion, I just feel like slumming it.  On those days, I rely on casual, comfy, but chic pieces to pull a look together.

An oversized, red stripe sweater is paired with denim trousers for a slouchy chic look.  I purchased the sweater during the recent Friends and Family sale (40% off) at the Gap.  Python print wedges and purple agate earrings complete the casual work outfit.

Sweater—Gap (buy)
Pants—c/o Liz Claiborne for jcpenney (buy similar)
Shoes—Ellen Tracey via Marshalls (buy similar)
Earrings—Kendra Scott Danielle in purple agate (buy)


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  1. November 14, 2011 / 3:28 pm

    I love your outfit!! Question what lip color are you wearing? I was at the mall all weekend trying to find colors for my lips and left without finding a color i just think color looks weird on my I guess that's mostly because i NEVER wear color on my lips!! lol

  2. November 14, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    @Sandie: Thanks! I'm wearing Mac 'Rebel' lipstick paired with Mac 'currant' lip pencil. I used to be intimidated by lip color, but something happened over the last couple of years 🙂 I now love a bold lip! My favorite shades are purples and fuchsias. Good luck finding a color that you just love!

  3. Anonymous
    November 14, 2011 / 6:39 pm

    LOL! I wore this same outfit last monday sans the earrings. Dare I say that I think this is a fab look!!!

  4. November 14, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    Your hair is really growing!

  5. November 14, 2011 / 8:18 pm

    A really nice casual outfit.

  6. November 15, 2011 / 3:46 am

    I also work in a casual environment, and to be honest, sometimes I just feel lazy and don't want to make the effort lol. On those days, I turn to my trouser or flared denim, heels, and a cute top. That sweater looks really comfy and cute. I especially like that you paired it with the denim trousers to keep it office chic!


  7. November 15, 2011 / 3:05 pm

    @Anon: How cool! This color combination and look is so classic, right?

    @ShoeBell(i)e: Thanks! Good old red, white, and blue 🙂

    @Manecoarse: Yes. I grew out my cut a bit. My plan is to keep the tapered shape, but with more length. It looks longer here because my hair is stretched–>twist-out on blown out hair.

    @Kinga: Thanks for stopping in!

    @Janell: Thanks! I can understand feeling lazy on some days. In academia, there isn't a whole lot of motivation to get dressed up either. Sometimes I'm motivated by the question, "is this outfit good enough to show on the blog?" Lol!

  8. November 15, 2011 / 4:02 pm

    I love this with the shoes, you always pair things so well that most people wouldn't try! Love it!

  9. November 21, 2011 / 4:44 am

    This made me remember the python ballet flats that I've never worn that I can wear before it gets too cold! Not that GA gets super cold anyway, lol!

  10. November 21, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    I am LOVING this outfit!! Purple and red look amazing together. Thanks for the love!


  11. November 21, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    @LocalCeleb: Thanks! I'm so inspired by all the print mixing this season.

    @Caramelnaps25: For sure! Those python shoes must see the light of the day! They sounds fabulous!

    @Kendra Scott: Thanks!! Discovering your line has expanded my jewelry-wearing possibilities. I'm thinking about graduating to the necklaces next…