Fashion

Spring Fashion: Work to Wear

For spring this year, my whole ideal outfit for the office started with the shoes.  I had this image in my mind of the perfect pair of caramely-colored, pointed toe pumps. This image was derived from Prada cut-out pumps, massacred, by stepping in purple icing at a bridal shower, combined with “vintage” Steve Madden’s, that developed a very patinaed look from being on the receiving end of one too many Cosmos.  I searched high and low for this hero piece I needed for this season’s wardrobe, but as it turns out, no one’s designing shoes with these methods.  So, I had to settle for a very new looking pair of Steve Madden’s that I’m sure I will patina in no time with all the coffee I drink at the office.

Once I found the shoe, I based the entire remainder of the outfit around it.  I wanted a very new take on a lady-like “suit” look.

Short-Sleeve Jacket: I can’t think of anything more genius than a short-sleeved, structured, textured jacket for spring.  It’s so new and fresh looking, as well as functional.  yoox.ly/1Roa3dZ

3/4 Sleeve Blouse: To keep the proportions of the short-sleeve jacket chic, we must layer a 3/4 sleeve blouse underneath it.  bit.ly/1RJkFja

A-Line Lace Skirt: The perfect juxtaposition to our structured jacket is a softly-draped, lace A-line skirt.  bit.ly/1VQOqog

Caramel Pointed-Toe Pumps: And here they are!  The perfect neutral heel for spring.  amzn.to/1LVKdh1

Cognac Relaxed Leather Tote: When it comes to selecting a bag, the goal is to make sure it coordinates with our entire outfit.  For many years in fashion, it was a law that your shoes had to match your bag exactly.  Then it became “cool” to ensure that your bag and shoes did NOT match at all.  I don’t buy into either of those philosphies.  I always say, just pick a bag that goes with the vibe of your outfit.  The vibe of this outfit is a playful take on a very lady-like office look.  To make it modern, we’re adding a twist of  laid-back professional, which is exactly what this bag will do for us.  High: bit.ly/1oiio77 / Mid: bit.ly/1MOyjAv / Low: bit.ly/1qcFUnM

Gold Short Chunky Necklace: This season, my favorite way to wear jewelry is to mix delicate gold pieces with chunky gold pieces. To wear just one style would be utterly boring!  bit.ly/1OlK41c

Gold Long Delicate Chevron Necklace: etsy.me/1MOH2mf (28″)

Gold Cocktail Ring: bit.ly/1qcJA8Z

I hope spring has sprung where all of you ladies live. Have fun embracing our new spring fashion, and let it make going to work more fun!

XOXOXO :)

Andrea Graye