I’m so excited to be sharing this new fashion series, The 9-5 Edit! Once a month, I’ll share a work inspired ensemble for all you working ladies. My wardrobe has to be very versatile since I work three days a week in public relations and then stay at home two days a week. Even on my days at home, I like to get dressed and look put together, so I try to buy pieces that will work for both work and my casual days off.
The first outfit in this series is focused on sleek separates. So let’s get down to business, shall we?
Purchasing separates allows you to mix and match all day long. Investing in two to three cardigans, four to five stylish blouses, two to three button ups, a blazer, a skirt, and two pairs of classic pants or trousers will provide you with a closet full of chic and easy outfits to choose from. You can really get creative with pairing different items together, which makes getting ready for work (or at least I think so).
When shopping for separates, look for pieces that are tailored, structured, and comfortable. In my opinion, it’s better to splurge on classic and timeless styles that will last for years. If you love trends, you can still look have fun through your use of color, pattern, and accessories.
HOW I STYLED SEPARATES:
A classic navy or black cropped pant in stretch twill or ponte is a must have for me. This style will always stand the test of time and having a pair of navy and black gives you unlimited styling options. (No joke I’ve had these navy pants for six years!)
I chose a monochromatic look (back on this trend again) by pairing my navy cropped pants with a navy gingham button up. I opted for no fuss pearls, my Kiel James Patrick bracelets, nude flats, and a classic, 1960’s inspired hair style to complete the look. Oh and I can’t forget the belt! The belt breaks up the navy and the anchor detail adds a little extra prep. This is such a simple, clean and polished look, perfect for the work day.
Investing in classic separates is the easiest way to have a clean and refined wardrobe for work. I’ve included a few of my spring favorites below.
SPRING SEPARATES IDEAS: