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Friday, February 3, 2017

Wear to Work: Inexpensive Ruffle Sweater

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Ruffle Sweater (under $50, comes in other colors)// White Shirt
Corduroy Pants (on sale)// Heels// Sunglasses 
This is such an easy wear-to-work look, don't you think? I've said this time and time again, but I'll say it again: neutral basics are workwear staples- especially a classic, crisp white shirt. Whether you wear it on its own or layer it, you can't go wrong with a crisp white button down. I personally love wearing mine even on weekends with casual jeans and sneakers! 

I'm also sharing this affordable ruffled sweater. I know a lot of you ask for me to share more affordable pieces and I really try. However, I also won't post something that is downright bad quality, so it's hard to come across cute pieces that are inexpensive and the quality isn't terrible.

But, with this sweater, the quality for the price is good and it's so cute! It's a polyester mix but the fabric has a nice hand to it, so it doesn't look 'cheap'. I wanted to style it for workwear because when I first got it, I immediately thought to wear it with skinny jeans and flats for a weekend outfit, but wanted to show how you can usually make most things work appropriate! I also think this is a good look because you could run to the bathroom after work and change out of the white shirt and just wear the ruffled top for a more fun, casual outfit that is perfect for drinks or dinner! It runs a little big so I would suggest sizing down. It's slightly cropped in the front (but totally covers your stomach entirely) and then is longer in the back. 

Another closet staple? A trench coat. I've had this one for years and it's been a trusty coat for all the weird weather we have here in Pittsburgh. I love that it has a removable liner inside so it's great for all seasons. When you're shopping for a trench coat, there are a million shades of 'khaki' to choose from, but I recommend choosing something on the lighter side because then it pairs nicely with all colors!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree that a light trench is best. The one you linked is NOT light. I purchased it last year and had to return it because it is very dark khaki. I was bummed because it is a great price, quality and fit. My sales girl said that Brooks Brothers does not sell it in a lighter khaki.

Katie M said...

This sweater is so cute and I love how it pairs with your trench coat for such a chic and classy look!

xoxo,
Katie
chicincarolina.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

That sweater is so cute!

Lauren,
http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com