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Work Friendly Style

work style detailsBefore I get to the meat of this post, let me just complain about the weather right quick:

You guys, it is getting cold. I always curse myself for choosing to live on the east coast and be a fashion blogger (which requires outdoor shooting) in the winter. I see all these west coast bloggers traipsing around with bare legs and a light jacket, and I am over here like — ‘I want that life, ma’am’. Ugh, the sads.

Moving along — I was talking on the phone with a stylist friend of mine and we were talking about the rut women often find themselves in when choosing appropriate work garb. It’s so easy to always go to Ann Taylor Loft and buy black trousers and a button down. Now, y’all — I love me some Loft and you know I love a good button down (ahem, I wear chambray weekly), but after a while that look gets boring. My friend’s advice was to simply stop going to the stores that are diluting your style when you feel bored with your wardrobe. By choosing to shop at a new place you are forced to freshen up your look! For me, when I feel like my go-to, J.Crew, is getting a little mundane, I always switch to either an edgier store like Express or Asos or I shop at small boutiques and Etsy shops. Switching up my shopping destination helps me to get unique, fresh pieces that freshen up my whole look.

Easy AND genius.

work style

work outfit details

work outfitShoes: Cole Haan | Pants: J.Crew | Shirt: J.Crew | Necklace: J.Crew Factory (all necklaces on sale) | Sunglasses: old (similar)

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  • Reply Liz - Shopping My Closet January 19, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Love the colorful pants!

    Liz @

  • Reply Jasmine January 20, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Clare, I feel the same way about being an east coast blogger. I am ready to pack m bags and escape the cold too! I adore this look! The pants are lovely!

    Jasmine @

    • Reply Clare January 20, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Thank you, Jasmine!

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