Welcome back to 23 Days of Spring Fashion! Today I’m styling a simple work wear look with a teal turtleneck tee and black skinny pants.
wearing: Everlane The Cotton-Merino Turtleneck Tee // Spanx The Perfect Back Seam Skinny Pants // similar mules / similar mules // Michael Kors crossbody // Victoria Emerson Chartres boho cuff c/o // gold hoops
These pictures crack me up. If you’re wondering if I was cold, yes. Yes, I was! But probably not as cold as I look. It was a sunny day without much wind, but there was quite a bit of snow on the ground left over from the back-to-back snowstorms we had the week before.
And no, I’m not wearing this spring work wear look just yet, but hopefully I’ll be able to wear it soon!
I shared this turtleneck tee in a Try-On Haul a few weeks back, and some of you weren’t a fan of the short-sleeved turtleneck, but I really like it. I think it makes a polished work-wear look when paired with classic black pants, and it also levels up a pair of white or black jeans for casual wear.
This sweater has a relaxed fit that skims the body without clinging, and I really like the subtle textural details on the sleeves and hem. It’s made of a breathable blend of cotton and merino wool that feels soft against the skin.
I think this shade of blue is so pretty, but it also comes in a classic black as well as rust and sesame. This sweater runs true to size; I have the small.
It makes a really nice transition piece, as you can wear it alone or layer it under a jacket or blazer. I actually have a really cute black blazer, and I wish I’d thought to show it with this look. It would have completed this outfit perfectly.
I could have also thrown a trench coat over top to make it look more complete. The things I see when I go to put these posts together…
If you aren’t a fan of the short-sleeve turtleneck, you could achieve the same look with a regular crewneck sweater tee. Ann Taylor has a nice one that comes in a bold pink and a bright lime green, and Everlane has a cashmere sweater tee that comes in several nice neutrals.
These are the Spanx perfect back seam skinny pants that I’ve styled a few times before. They make me feel a little bit like Audrey Hepburn. I wonder what she would have to say about the shacket… ha!
These pants are a pull-on style, and they hold everything in, just as you would expect from a pair of pants with Spanx on the label. They have faux front pockets and back welt pockets, and I love the tailored back seams and notched hem. So chic!
They come in regular, petite, plus, and petite plus sizes at Nordstrom, and you can also find them in tall sizes on the Spanx website. They also come in navy blue. These pants run true to size, according to the size charts; I have the M=6-8.
And these Everlane loafer mules aren’t new to any of you regulars. Unfortunately, they have completely sold out, but Clarks and Madewell both make a pair that are similar. I also like this Franco Sarto pair at Macy’s.
Menswear-inspired styles are definitely trending right now, and I think a loafer mule is the perfect transition shoe for spring, or a regular loafer works as well. If you’re not a fan, you could always wear ballet flats or pumps with this outfit.
The Victoria Emerson Chartres cuff adds sparkle and shine to this work wear look, and it’s comfortable to wear when typing and doing other work-related tasks. It’s also part of her site-wide 40% off sale, going on right now!
As I mentioned above, a classic trench would make the perfect topper for this spring work wear look. You could also wear a black blazer or even a dark wash denim jacket for more casual work environments. That said, I’m a Plain Jane, and I’ll probably wear it as-is to church this spring when the weather warms up, or out to dinner with friends.
Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
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photos: Alison Cornell