Monday, October 26, 2009

Guest Blog: Don't Skirt the Issues

This guest post was written by Jennifer and Melissa of Workchic.com. Workchic helps dress women for work by offering suggested outfits, fit guidelines, tips and tricks on how to look professional, feminine and chic. Check out the Workchic blog for tips and trends!

Having a great neutral skirt in your basic work wardrobe is important. Notice we didn't say black, this skirt should be in a solid color that will mix and match into your existing closet. Some neutral colors to consider are tan, brown, navy, charcoal, and of course black. We have discussed in other blog posts the best skirts to fit your figure. You should also consider the types of tops you have on hand when you pick out your basic. To get you inspired we have put together some outfits.


We went with a pencil skirt for a black option and glamed it up with an asymmetrical ruffled cardigan. All these pieces were found at Jcrew and have a soft yet structured feel. Ruffles continue into peep toe pumps while pleats update a slouchy bag. The look is finished off with jeweled earrings and necklace. From basic black skirt to Hollywood glam perfect for the office.


For a true neutral we found a taupe A-line skirt with soft pleats and belted waist. Tuck in a simple knit top and layer on the accessories. The tapestry necklace nicely offsets crystal and bronze bracelet and flats. Plus details on handbag and wallet continue to update this casual outfit.


To achieve a soft and feminine look try a navy skirt and lavender tied neck cardigan. We hid a graphic tee underneath for a quick change in the evening. Ballet inspired pumps are a unique twist along with Victorian enameled pocket watch. None of which we consider basic, but grounding the look with a simple skirt makes the other pieces stand out.

Stay tuned to learn more about updating your basics and keeping your work wardrobe fresh with Workchic.com.

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