Let’s be real, we don’t have “spring” in Miami. We have hot, hotter, and muy caliente. Luckily, this gives us the functional option to rock neutrals all year round, including my beloved color, winter white. That’s why living in Miami rocks!
As a young professional, I’ve learned some tips and tricks to incorporating the latest trends while still looking office appropritate. I used to work in ultra conservative offices, which for me was exciting because I love a good suit. Seriously, give me Jessica Pearson style all day err day!
However, at conservative offices there are few forgiving fashion pieces that work. One of my favorite outfits this time of the year is a solid winter white ensemble with a pop of color. It’s an easy and elegant way to transform your work wardrobe and show off a pair of your favorite pumps.
Start with a Good Base: A Chic Pencil Skirt and Silky Blouse
For example, the blouse I’m rocking in the photo is from Express ($20) and the skirt is from a local boutique in Miami ($60). The linen blazer is from Aqua at Bloomingdales and was under $100. These pieces can be worn with other pieces, like jeans and shorts!
Winter whites look chic when done correctly.
The Work Satchel
I’m a big fan of satchels for work because they fit EVERYTHING! My bag is like an extra appendage – ladies raise your hand if you feel the same!
I love my Henri Bendel (RIP!) satchel and it’s lasted me through the years. It’s proven to be a handy travel companion for a day trip flight. Trust me when I say, you want to invest in a good bag that will last TSA inspections and coffee spillage.
Since Henri Bendel is no longer in business — I’m coveting a few bags from Rebecca Minkoff. I’ll like a few for you below.
Pop of Bling!
If colorful shoes are not your thing, another great way to add a statement piece is with bling bling earrings. Okay they aren’t called “bling bling” but this is one of the few places I can say “bling bling” and get away with it. Ha! Statement earrings are a great way to transition your look from work to cocktail hour. J.Crew has incredible options at an affordable price.
Winter White Pencil Skirt // Linen Blazer //Silky V-Neck (Ivory) currently buy one get one 50% off! // Mint Pumps // Beige Satchel (similar) or Splurge // Sunglasses // Pink Nail Polish // Lipstick (Without Your Love) // Ellie Goulding for M·A·C Plushglass (Goodness Gracious) // Earrings
A winter white ensemble with a pop of color is the perfect way to transform your work wardrobe.
If you’re doing a spring refresh for your work wardrobe I highly suggest investing in these two staples, so you can incorporate with various outfits.
A few of you have been asking about my nail polish on my Instagram Stories, this super soft pink nail color is perfect for the office. It comes in gel too! The best part – it’s Hello Kitty how cute is that?!