I hadn't planned on blogging again, but after a conversation with a friend of mine last night - I really couldn't resist. My friend and I have very different styles, but yet they some how are also very similar. We both work in business casual atmosphere [ie; you have to dress work appropriate with no tanks, tube tops or really short skirts] I have a little more leniency though, I am able to wear jeans when I want but I only own one pair of jeans so I mostly wear dress pants.
With this nice weather coming, I have been doing some shopping to amp up my style. Last year I wore a lot of skirts, but really I only had 3 I wore on a loop plus 2 dresses. At the end of last year, I had to give away one skirt so I was down to 2 skirts. A navy skirt from Aerie nd a bandeau styled black one from Garage. [both photos below]
Black bandeau skirt - I've obviously worn it lots.
Same idea as what I have.
So after last year's clothing issue [I also had a few issues with shirts] I didn't want to go through that this year. For Christmas I got quite a few giftcards [total of 250$ for one mall, 100$ for another mall nd 100$ cash] I mentioned in a Christmas haul video
I mention about tiered skirts, faux leather jacket and heels.
When I say tiered skirts, I mean these
They're simple, cute and flowy. I now have 3 of them. One plain black, one black and white and one is black, white, yellow and blue. The one bonus is that they're easily paired with simple tank tops. When I went to the mall recently, they were on sale. I got a few shirts [which I'll be showing in a video!] - white, grey and olive green [because they had no navy!] - that would mostly go with my skirts.
I feel that if you start hunting early, you're bound to find what you want. I started hunting for tank tops probably back in January. I knew they'd come around. I'm really picky about clothes once I know what I want. The tops to go with all the skirts I bought plus what I already had, I knew they had to be solid [prints aren't exactly work alright]
But how do you wear a tank top to work? Without being overly showy?
I get this a lot actually.
What I did last year - because I wore a lot of tank tops and one day I wore a black and grey tube top to work. It was too hot for much clothing! - was I had bought a nice boyfriend-style jacket [ideally, this is just a 3/4 length sleeve jacket usually without a button and neutral colour]
The jacket above isn't like mine, but it's the same idea. Mine is a light grey, no button and the body part of the jacket [the part that covers your torso] is shorter to give the illusion I'm taller. If you're taller, you can get away with a regular length jacket. These jackets are generally lighter than a sweater, so they keep you warm in AC buildings.
Anyways, I'll probably go into more detail in the video I'm planning out shortly. But if anyone has questions, lemme know!